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LONELY SOULS
EVERYTHING IS SUPER GREAT
at 59E59 Theaters

LONELY SOULS
Beneath that teen rebel façade quivers a heart of gold.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
SHELTER FULL OF STORM
HALFWAY BITCHES GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN
at Atlantic Theater Company

SHELTER FULL OF STORM
Stephen Adly Guirgis' new work is messy, crude and puts the characters through hell – in all the best ways.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
WITCH-HUNT
THE CRUCIBLE
at Connelly Theater

WITCH-HUNT
This is a strong and stimulating rendering of Arthur Miller’s stunning drama.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
SECOND CHANCES
GREATER CLEMENTS
at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

SECOND CHANCES
This thoughtful but downbeat drama struggles to get traction.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
CRASH LANDING
ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE
at 59E59 Theaters

CRASH LANDING
Joshua Ravetch’s new work takes flight and lands with a thud in practically equal measure.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
SIDE EFFECTS
JAGGED LITTLE PILL
at Broadhurst Theatre

SIDE EFFECTS

The Alanis Morissette jukebox musical features vibrant performances, but other issues drag it down. 

Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
CALM THE ANGRY VOICE
JAGGED LITTLE PILL
at Broadhurst Theatre

CALM THE ANGRY VOICE
Diablo Cody has framed her first musical around Alanis Morrissette’s 1995 album of the same name.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
CATCH THE HUMBUG
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
at Lyceum Theatre

CATCH THE HUMBUG
The West End import is a hit for kids and theater buffs alike.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
A SIT-DOWN WITH SCROOGE
INTERVIEW WITH CAMPBELL SCOTT
A SIT-DOWN WITH SCROOGE
Campbell Scott talks about A Christmas Carol as well as the influence of his actor parents.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
at Lyceum Theatre

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS
The London import settles into the Lyceum Theatre through New Year’s.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
HARD-WON HOPE
THE INHERITANCE
at Barrymore Theatre

HARD-WON HOPE
Matthew Lopez’s miraculous play tells the story of AIDS in New York in the 80s in an elegiac and expansive way.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
SAVING GRACE
TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

SAVING GRACE
Adrienne Warren is extraordinary in a rather ordinary jukebox musical.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
TORMENT TO TRIUMPH
TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

TORMENT TO TRIUMPH
Adrienne Warren is exhilarating as Tina Turner in this biomusical.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
FLASH OVER FUNDAMENTALS
THE WRONG MAN
at MCC Theater

FLASH OVER FUNDAMENTALS
All the ingredients for this musical looked promising, but the result is underwhelming.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE


PURE AND TRUE
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
at the Old Vic

PURE AND TRUE

Sharpened and streamlined, this production goes straight to the heart of Christmas spirit.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
INSIDE THE DECADENCE
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
at 5-15 Sun Street

INSIDE THE DECADENCE

Andrew Wright's new immersive theatre experience puts you right in the hedonistic world captured in the movie.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
SHAKESPEARE ELECTRIFIED
HENRY VI/RICHARD III
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe

SHAKESPEARE ELECTRIFIED

This gripping, inventive production will make you see these works in an entirely new light.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
HIGHLY DERIVATIVE
THE BOY IN THE DRESS
at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

HIGHLY DERIVATIVE

Although there are plenty of positive elements to focus on, you may feel like this show is a mash-up of things you have seen before.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
TAPPING ON THE GLASS
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
at Noel Coward Theatre

TAPPING ON THE GLASS

This is a sharp, sensitive work about family, mental health, loneliness and the two-faced frenemy that is social media.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
FRIGHTENINGLY FASCINATING
THE ANTIPODES
at the National (Dorfman)

FRIGHTENINGLY FASCINATING

Annie Baker's new play weaves mystery and magic from the delicate stuff of our existence.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
A GOOD-HEARTED LIE
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
at Noel Coward Theatre

A GOOD-HEARTED LIE

Sam Tutty soars in the title role of this original, state-of-the-art musical.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SURROGATE FATHER
MASTER HAROLD ... AND THE BOYS
at the National (Lyttelton)

SURROGATE FATHER

Athol Fugard’s play remains one of the most powerful dramas written about the iniquities of racism and apartheid.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FRAGMENTS OF A WHOLE
[BLANK]
at Donmar Warehouse

FRAGMENTS OF A WHOLE

Alice Birch’s experimental construct-it-yourself play breaks new ground, but without very satisfying results.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WAYS TO COPE
A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
at Trafalgar Studios

WAYS TO COPE

While heartbreak underpins the play, laughter is always present in Peter Nichols’ autobiographical work.

 

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MYTHOLOGY REINVENTED
GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP.
at Royal Court Theatre

MYTHOLOGY REINVENTED

Caryl Churchill continues to push the envelope with these four one-act plays.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
IMBALANCE OF POWER
TWO LADIES
at Bridge Theatre

IMBALANCE OF POWER

The plot is implausible, but Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitesic give excellent performances as the wives of two presidents.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
BROKEN CHILD
THE SON
at Duke of York's

BROKEN CHILD

Florian Zeller's last play made a strong impression in London, but this one is unfortunately more of a one-note drama. 

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
TWO HALVES
FALSETTOS
at The Other Palace

TWO HALVES

The shift from act one to act two feels unnatural, as it comes with a change in period and change in tone.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE

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