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MASHUP THEATER
UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET
at A.R.T./New York Theatres Mezzanine Theatre

MASHUP THEATER
Bedlam, in a move fitting of its name, combines these two plays into a side-by-side experimental mashup.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
GENDER AND POWER
BERNHARDT/HAMLET
at American Airlines Theatre

GENDER AND POWER
Theresa Rebeck’s latest play takes on an interesting premise but fails to stick the landing.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
THROUGH A NEW LENS
OKLAHOMA!
at St. Ann’s Warehouse

THROUGH A NEW LENS
This innovative production finds all kinds of ways to breathe new life into this Golden Age musical.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
HUMOR AND HEARTBREAK
UNCLE VANYA
at Frederick Loewe Theatre

HUMOR AND HEARTBREAK
Richard Nelson has solved the Chekhovian riddle of getting the right balance between laughter and the heavy ache of the human heart.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GHOSTS BLOWIN' IN THE WIND
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
at Newman Theater

GHOSTS BLOWIN' IN THE WIND
Characters and songs collide in Conor McPherson's ode to Dylan and the Depression.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
GET SNOOKERED
THE NAP
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

GET SNOOKERED
Richard Bean’s new play provides a kind of tear-inducing laughter that is in short supply on Broadway.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
GENDER ROLES
BERNHARDT/HAMLET
at American Airlines Theatre

GENDER ROLES
In Theresa Rebeck’s clever and entertaining comedy, actress Sarah Bernhardt is determined to play Hamlet.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
FAITH ERODES
I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU
at Playwrights Horizons

FAITH ERODES
Craig Lucas' latest play takes on a cluttered mess of themes – with two sets of actors to make it extra complicated.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
at 59E59

GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Felder's one-man show portrays Berlin's restless intensity and fervent patriotism in the style of a jukebox musical.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
POLITICS AS USUAL
THE TRUE
at Pershing Square Signature Center

POLITICS AS USUAL
Sharr White's political drama never quite catches fire, but Edie Falco is strong in the lead role.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
ENDURING LIGHT
MARIN MAZZIE
ENDURING LIGHT
With her life's work, Mazzie's gift to theatergoers and colleagues alike was happiness in its purest state.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
TUNING OUT THE WAR
HEARTBREAK HOUSE
at Lion Theatre

TUNING OUT THE WAR
Bernard Shaw's 1919 dramedy remains a multi-dimensional portrait of human nature.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
UNIFYING CONVICTIONS
THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS
at Delacorte Theater

UNIFYING CONVICTIONS
A short run of this revelatory 1983 musical marks a homecoming of a show that has entered theater history.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
STRIKE BREAKERS
DAYS TO COME
at Mint Theater

STRIKE BREAKERS
Lillian Hellman's play gets off to a slow start, but it really comes alive in the second act.

 

Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
NO ROMANCE, NO COMEDY
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
at Nederlander Theatre

NO ROMANCE, NO COMEDY
There's not a shred of originality in this repurposing of the 1990 film.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
HITS AND MISSES
CAST ALBUMS OF CAROUSEL AND MY FAIR LADY
HITS AND MISSES
While the cast album of Carousel is as disappointing as the revival, My Fair Lady is one of the albums of the last 60 years.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
KEEPING WITH TRADITION
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

KEEPING WITH TRADITION
The schmaltz goes down more easily in Joel Grey's deft production.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
MOVIE MUSICAL
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
at Nederlander Theatre

MOVIE MUSICAL
Quality music, acting and stage production help sell this nostalgia vehicle.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
LIGHTWEIGHT TRANSGRESSION
HEAD OVER HEELS
at Hudson Theatre

LIGHTWEIGHT TRANSGRESSION
Good intentions and terrific songs don’t add up to a good rock musical.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE


DISTORTIONS OF DEMENTIA
THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM
at Wyndham's Theatre

DISTORTIONS OF DEMENTIA

This perplexing play's meaning will vary from viewer to viewer depending on one's experiences of life, death and everything in between.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HOSPITALS AND SPIN DOCTORS
I'M NOT RUNNING
at the National (Lyttelton)

HOSPITALS AND SPIN DOCTORS

David Hare's play asks a lot of questions about the Labour Party without providing substantive answers or connecting the story to today.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
EAST MEETS WEST
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
at the National (Olivier)

EAST MEETS WEST

Director Simon Godwin handles the sprawling expanse of Shakespeare’s challenging play with cinematic effect.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CHORUS GIRLS
42ND STREET
at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

CHORUS GIRLS

Bonnie Langford shines in the best musical in London right now.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
TEEN ANXIETY
HEATHERS
at Theatre Royal Haymarket

TEEN ANXIETY

Despite the school shootings that have happened since the film, the musical continues to land in multiple cities.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MUSIC IN TECHNICOLOR
UNMASKED: A MEMOIR
MUSIC IN TECHNICOLOR

Despite the gratuitous self-indulgence and unnecessary digressions, Andrew Lloyd Webber's memoir offers some valuable insight into his musicals.

Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
RIGHTEOUS RAMPAGE
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
at Noel Coward Theatre

RIGHTEOUS RAMPAGE

Martin McDonagh’s 1994 blood-fest blends violence and comedy into a unique cocktail.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
RETURN OF THE KING
KING LEAR
at Duke of York's

RETURN OF THE KING

A decade later, Ian McKellen returns to the titular role, as compelling as ever.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
GUTS AND GLORY
TINA
at Aldwych Theatre

GUTS AND GLORY

Adrienne Warren inhabits the power, pain and sensuality of Tina Turner in captivating fashion.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
FLAWED SYSTEM
CONSENT
at Harold Pinter Theatre

FLAWED SYSTEM

Nina Raine's timely drama about sexual politics can be hard to watch, but it's also important, fascinating and viciously funny.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
MODERNIZING THE OLD
ALLELUJAH!
at Bridge Theatre

MODERNIZING THE OLD

Alan Bennett delivers some funny and touching moments in this story about patients in a geriatric ward.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DYNASTIC GREED
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
at the National (Lyttelton)

DYNASTIC GREED

Three hours fly by watching this stunningly acted, impeccably directed and visually extraordinary production.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WHETHER THE WEATHER ALLOWS
PRESSURE
at Ambassadors Theatre

WHETHER THE WEATHER ALLOWS

David Haig has written an excellent play about the important role that weather played in the D-Day invasion.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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