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SLALOM WITHOUT BRAKES
EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
at Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

SLALOM WITHOUT BRAKES
The conversation flows uninterrupted for 100 minutes in Wallace Shawn’spolished production.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
RETURN TO THE SPOTLIGHT
SUNSET BOULEVARD
at Palace Theatre

RETURN TO THE SPOTLIGHT
After two decades, Glenn Close returns to the role of Norma, bringing a 40-piece orchestra with her.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
THE PRICE OF FREE LOVE
YOURS UNFAITHFULLY
at Beckett Theatre

THE PRICE OF FREE LOVE
This reclaimed relic from 1933 can still raise some eyebrows.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
LIAR LIAR, FRANCE ON FIRE
THE LIAR
at Classic Stage Company

LIAR LIAR, FRANCE ON FIRE
An excellent cast adds layers of nuance to this boisterous comedy.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
MOTLEY CREW
THE TEMPEST
at St. Ann’s Warehouse

MOTLEY CREW
Justice is served in this out-of-the-box rendering of Shakespeare.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
TAXICAB CONFESSIONS
JITNEY
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

TAXICAB CONFESSIONS
Long overdue on Broadway, Jitney is a soul-sustaining, symphonic piece by a late, great master of language.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
BARD BEHIND BARS
THE TEMPEST
at St. Ann’s Warehouse

BARD BEHIND BARS
This all-female production completes Phyllida Lloyd’s trilogy of Shakespeare plays set in a women’s prison and performed with a punk aesthetic.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
KING HAMILTON
BROADWAY CAST ALBUMS
KING HAMILTON
While 2016 featured several notable cast albums, Hamilton continues to hog the musical spotlight.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
FATHER FIGURES
A BRONX TALE
at Longacre Theatre

FATHER FIGURES
By taking A Bronx Tale to the next level, some of its original charm has been left behind.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
POST-SOVIET CHEKHOV
THE PRESENT
at Ethel Barrymore Theatre

POST-SOVIET CHEKHOV
If Cate Blanchett weren't in this production, few people would be going to see it.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
THE OUTSIDERS
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
at Music Box Theater

THE OUTSIDERS
This extraordinary new musical deals honestly with complex characters going through emotional turmoil.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
ZOO YORK
IN TRANSIT
at Circle in the Square

ZOO YORK
This new musical uses the frenetic environment of New York to tell a story of life in motion.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE


PRIZED UNICORN
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
at Duke of York's

PRIZED UNICORN

You've seen it before, but here is reason to see it anew.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
A DANCE WITH THE LIVING
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
at Charing Cross Theatre

A DANCE WITH THE LIVING

An excellent score cannot save a messy book.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SHATTERED GLASS
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
at Duke of York's

SHATTERED GLASS

There is magic in this revival of Tennessee Williams’ 1944 classic.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
FOR YOU A THOUSAND TIMES OVER
THE KITE RUNNER
at Wyndham's Theatre

FOR YOU A THOUSAND TIMES OVER

Giles Croft’s agile production does well in handling the novel's vast expanse of time and geography.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FRIENDSHIP AND JEALOUSY
ART
at the Old Vic

FRIENDSHIP AND JEALOUSY

The premise of this three-man play is delightfully simple, which works both for it and against it.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
LANDSCAPES TRANSFORMED
THE KITE RUNNER
at Wyndham's Theatre

LANDSCAPES TRANSFORMED

A stage production can never capture the detail of a novel, but Ben Turner does an excellent job in bringing to life the emotion of the protagonist.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
CLASSICS MADE ANEW
2016 IN REVIEW
CLASSICS MADE ANEW

Highlights include a Lear for the ages, Ruth Wilson's hurtling Hedda, and Stephen Rea in a small-scale Irish play that stood very tall.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
SUPREME TALENT
DREAMGIRLS
at Savoy Theatre

SUPREME TALENT

A thinly written book doesn't stop Amber Riley from flying high and bursting with brightness.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
TRAPPED INSIDE HERSELF
HEDDA GABLER
at the National (Lyttelton)

TRAPPED INSIDE HERSELF

Ivo van Hove's modernized production injects new life into this exploration of the darker recesses of a woman's psyche.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CHASING THE CHARTS
DREAMGIRLS
at Savoy Theatre

CHASING THE CHARTS

Amber Riley and company turn in passionate performances, but this show is more surface than heart.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN 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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