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SEND IN THE CLOWNS
NOISES OFF
at American Airlines Theatre

SEND IN THE CLOWNS
This farce within a farce is particularly effective when the cast plays it truthfully, as it does here.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
THE YEAR OF HAMILTON
2015 YEAR IN REVIEW
THE YEAR OF HAMILTON
There was plenty on offer on Broadway this past year, but one musical took the cake.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
STANDING ON TRADITION
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
at Broadway Theater

STANDING ON TRADITION

Bartlett Sher turns in an evocative production without using stars.

Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
FIGHTING FOR LIFE
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
at Lyceum Theater

FIGHTING FOR LIFE
Ivo van Hove's revelatory production raises this Miller classic to new heights.
Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
ADOLESCENT ALIENATION
SPRING AWAKENING
at Brooks Atkinson Theatre

ADOLESCENT ALIENATION
This stunning production features a number of deaf performers, with hearing actors providing their singing voices.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE


OPPOSITES ATTRACT
THE END OF LONGING
at Playhouse Theatre

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

In a play that he wrote, Matthew Perry brings out new shades of his acting ability.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FIGHT FOR THE STAGE
RED VELVET
at Garrick Theatre

FIGHT FOR THE STAGE

Adrian Lester puts in an excellent performance as a 19th-century actor who persevered in the face of racism.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
LOOMING DISASTER
ESCAPED ALONE
at Royal Court Theatre

LOOMING DISASTER

Caryl Churchill's 50-minute play features four women discussing everyday things while apocalypse lurks in the shadows.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FROM SHAKESPEARE TO SONG
2015 YEAR IN REVIEW
FROM SHAKESPEARE TO SONG

There were many great performances, as well as gutsy artistic decisions, to behold in this past year of theatre.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
MOTHER OF THE BLUES
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
at the National (Lyttelton)

MOTHER OF THE BLUES

August Wilson’s excellent play thrives on the tension in both an enclosed environment and the racially divided society beyond.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
NOT SO SLICK
WONDER.LAND
at the National (Olivier)

NOT SO SLICK

A shape-shifting musical falls flat in music, story and design.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
BLACK STAR
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
at the National (Lyttelton)

BLACK STAR

Dominc Cooke's cast is electrifying in what is bound to be one of the great productions of the year.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
ROMANTIC REDEMPTION
GUYS AND DOLLS
at Savoy Theatre

ROMANTIC REDEMPTION

Hitches aside, this classic American musical sends hearts soaring upwards.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
INTO THE FOREST
AS YOU LIKE IT
at the National (Olivier)

INTO THE FOREST

Polly Findlay is a high-concept director, and she works her wonders here in reimagining Shakespeare.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
PAST TORMENTS
THE HOMECOMING
at Trafalgar Studios

PAST TORMENTS

Jamie Lloyd makes explicit all the between-the-lines violence in Harold Pinter's play.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
DANCE OF DESIRE
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
at Donmar Warehouse

DANCE OF DESIRE

Men and women engage in high-stakes, savage passion in this intoxicating production.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
TIME POORLY SPENT
WASTE
at the National (Lyttelton)

TIME POORLY SPENT

This revival of Harley Granville Barker’s 1907 political drama fails to live up to the play's reputation.

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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