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TWISTED PLANS
THE MAIDS
at New York City Center

TWISTED PLANS
Benedict Andrews' adaptation of this 1947 psychodrama makes bold choices, and most of them pay off. 
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
NO KINGDOM FOR OLD MEN
KING LEAR
at Delacorte Theater

NO KINGDOM FOR OLD MEN
Lear brings the weight of tragedy back to Shakespeare in the Park.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
SAFE HOUSE
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
at New York City Center

SAFE HOUSE
Cherry Jones leads a great cast in Sarah Treem's new play about women in the 70s discovering feminism.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
DO I REALLY KNOW YOU?
SEX WITH STRANGERS
at Second Stage Theatre

DO I REALLY KNOW YOU?
Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen are excellent in Laura Eason’s compelling new play.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
at The Majestic Theatre

IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO
Norm Lewis, for all his talent, doesn't fit in the role of the Phantom.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
TEN YEARS LATER
THE LONG SHRIFT
at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

TEN YEARS LATER
Robert Boswell’s undercooked play takes 80 minutes to get to the good stuff.
Reviewed by: DIANE SNYDER READ MORE
PLAY IT AGAIN
CAST ALBUMS 2014
PLAY IT AGAIN
Cast albums from the past year capture some of the magical musical moments from Broadway.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
PARTIAL AMENDS
THE LONG SHRIFT
at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

PARTIAL AMENDS
The more facts the audience learns about the encounter at the center of the play, the more the meaning eludes them.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE


IN THE BARD'S DAY
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
at the Noel Coward

IN THE BARD'S DAY

While made for the screen, this ode to the stage works best, well, on the stage.

Reviewed by: KATE BASSETT READ MORE
POINTLESS TINKERING
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
at the Harold Pinter

POINTLESS TINKERING

Creating a premise that allows for a cast of all older actors doesn't add anything to Oscar Wilde's masterpiece.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
NO COMPARISON
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
at the Noel Coward

NO COMPARISON

There were several reasons not to turn this Oscar-winning film into a play, and yet they did it anyway.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WRONG KIND OF REVOLUTION
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
at the Young Vic

WRONG KIND OF REVOLUTION

In trying to make a contemporary version of Streetcar, Benedict Andrews' production falls apart.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
STUCK BETWEEN GENRES
PORGY AND BESS
at Regent’s Park Open Air Theater

STUCK BETWEEN GENRES

This new adaptation is something of a hybrid of productions past.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
COMPETING GENIUS
AMADEUS
at the Chichester Festival Theatre

COMPETING GENIUS

Chichester has another hit on its hands, with Rupert Everett and Joshua McGuire squaring off as rivals.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HEAD FULL OF NIGHTMARE
THE CRUCIBLE
at the Old Vic

HEAD FULL OF NIGHTMARE

Yael Farber's production grips and terrifies, executed by a cast that delivers unforgettable ferocity.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
BURIED TRANSGRESSIONS
DAYTONA
at the Haymarket

BURIED TRANSGRESSIONS

With a more experienced playwright, this might have been a much more gripping play.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MURDER WITH A SHRUG
TITUS ANDRONICUS
at Shakespeare's Globe

MURDER WITH A SHRUG

The mood is tense in Lucy Bailey's bloody and barbarian production.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
OLD HABITS
SKYLIGHT
at Wyndhams

OLD HABITS

David Hare's 1995 play has aged nicely, and Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy serve it well.

Reviewed by: KATE BASSETT READ MORE
DOOMED ROMANCE
MISS SAIGON
at the Prince Edward

DOOMED ROMANCE

The story of love won and lost amidst the maelstrom of the fall of Saigon returns to the London stage.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
SOCIAL DIVIDES
SKYLIGHT
at Wyndham's

SOCIAL DIVIDES

David Hare’s 1995 drama, though not without its flaws, still speaks to us with clarity.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE

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SCHEDULE UPDATES -
Yes, Prime Minister contracts its run, while A Chorus Line expands its own.
POWERHOUSE OF THEATRE - After 11 years as the Almeida Theatre's artistic director, Michael Attenborough is stepping down to focus on directing. 

SONGS FROM THE HEART - Once the Tony-Award winning musical is set to hit London in January.


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