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WHALE OF A TALE
NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE
at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

WHALE OF A TALE
John Guare’s befuddling new memory play chases a lot of themes without really catching any of them.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
WAR AT HOME
AFTER
at 59E59 Theaters

WAR AT HOME
Escalation is the name of the game in this story of two families on either side of high school bullying.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
PYRAMID SCHEME
IMAGINING MADOFF
at 59E59 Theaters

PYRAMID SCHEME
Unfortunately, this low-key production about Bernie Madoff is more interested in debating morality than providing engaging drama.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
TAP-HAPPY
KISS ME, KATE
at Studio 54

TAP-HAPPY

Despite some miscasting, this is a solid production of one of the great musicals.

Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
GIRLISH RIVALRY
IF PRETTY HURTS UGLY MUST BE A MUHFUCKA
at Playwrights Horizons

GIRLISH RIVALRY
You’re likely to come away both chastened and cheered by Tori Sampson's tale of girls caught in the beauty trap.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
INSTANT COOL
BE MORE CHILL
at Lyceum Theatre

INSTANT COOL
Adding another high school musical to the mix, this one is loud and lively but lacking in surprises. 
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
GETTING IT RIGHT
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
at Laura Pels Theatre

GETTING IT RIGHT
Finally we have a production that does this musical justice.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
THE NOT-SO-LIGHT FANTASTIC
THE PRICE OF THOMAS SCOTT
at Theatre Row

THE NOT-SO-LIGHT FANTASTIC
This is a compelling portrayal of an honest, caring man working through a painstaking moral process.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
BRUTALITY ENDURED
BOESMAN AND LENA
at Signature Theatre

BRUTALITY ENDURED
Strong performances carry this heartbreaking revival about two South Africans fighting to survive Apartheid.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
UNGODLY BUSINESS
THE PRICE OF THOMAS SCOTT
at Theatre Row

UNGODLY BUSINESS
This modest yet engaging revival boasts period detail and a tightknit ensemble.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
MISTAKEN IDENTITY
THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN
at Irish Repertory Theatre

MISTAKEN IDENTITY
Mistaken identity turns tragic in Sean O’Casey's rarely seen 1923 comic drama.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
WEIGHTY THEMES
SEA WALL / A LIFE
at Newman Theater

WEIGHTY THEMES

These two solo shows offer meditations on big topics but don't make much of an impact.

Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
WONDERFUL AS EVER
MY FAIR LADY
at Beaumont Theater

WONDERFUL AS EVER
Laura Benanti's performance should silence any critics who say she's too old for the lead role.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS
THEATER YEAR IN REVIEW 2018
ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS
Many of the productions of the past year were tinged with a political aura.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


INTIMATE CRUELTY
BETRAYAL
at Harold Pinter Theatre

INTIMATE CRUELTY

In Pinter’s tale of an affair played out in reverse, the characters are elegant in their savagery.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
ETHNIC DIVERSITY
ADMISSIONS
at Trafalgar Studios

ETHNIC DIVERSITY

After a successful run in New York, Joshua Harmon's compelling new satire comes to the West End.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SKIN DEEP
ALL ABOUT EVE
at Noel Coward Theatre

SKIN DEEP

Ivo van Hove’s adaptation is visually striking, but it doesn't add anything to what's already been captured on film.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
BLISTERING PACE
TARTUFFE
at the National (Lyttelton)

BLISTERING PACE

Few comedies have been revived and reshaped as many times as this work from 1664.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SCATTERSHOT CONVERSATION
SHIPWRECK
at Almeida Theatre

SCATTERSHOT CONVERSATION

Three hours of meandering conversation about Donald Trump could really use more structure.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
LESSON NEVER LEARNED
THE AMERICAN CLOCK
at the Old Vic

LESSON NEVER LEARNED

Arthur Miller's Depression-era piece makes more of an impact when it focuses on the deprivations of a single household.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
A BUMPY NIGHT
ALL ABOUT EVE
at Noel Coward Theatre

A BUMPY NIGHT

This heavily flawed adaptation shows that some classic movies do not need to be brought to the stage.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
AHEAD OF HIS TIME
PINTER SEVEN
at Harold Pinter Theatre

AHEAD OF HIS TIME

The series of Pinter shorts ends strong with this final installment.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
A QUESTION OF CONSENT
WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER
at the National (Dorfman)

A QUESTION OF CONSENT

The imagery in Martin Crimp’s provocative new work is likely to stick with you, whether you want it to or not.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
SAVAGE CRUELTIES
WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER
at the National (Dorfman)

SAVAGE CRUELTIES

After all the hype about a show fueled by sex and violence with Cate Blanchett as its star, this production doesn't add up to much.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
RULING CLASSES
PINTER SIX
at Harold Pinter Theatre

RULING CLASSES

The latest presentation of Pinter’s overlooked works is remarkably relevant to today's Britain.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
A WRITER'S DEVELOPMENT
PINTER FIVE
at Harold Pinter Theatre

A WRITER'S DEVELOPMENT

Not all of Pinter's early works need to be dug up, but these two are worth it.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
WEST END HIGHLIGHTS
LONDON YEAR IN REVIEW 2018
WEST END HIGHLIGHTS

London playhouses looked to American voices to fill the gaps in a year where good new writing was a little sparse.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF 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. 

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