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FEEL THE LOVE
THE LION KING
FEEL THE LOVE
You've seen this story before, but the new film version looks and sounds tremendous.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
IMITATION GOODS
ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY
at Colonial Theatre (Pittsfield, Mass.)

IMITATION GOODS
The show aims to conjure the joyous energy of rock 'n roll legends, but it falls short of the real thing.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
CHILDHOOD CUT SHORT
WE’RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME
at Public Theater

CHILDHOOD CUT SHORT
David Cale’s autobiographical solo show recounts a boyhood marked by upheaval.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
THE BRIDE WORE BLACK
THE MOUNTAINS LOOK DIFFERENT
at Theatre Row

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK
The Mint Theatre Company outdoes itself with this production of Micheál Mac Liammóir’s little-known 1948 Irish drama.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
IT TAKES BALLS
TONI STONE
at Laura Pels Theatre

IT TAKES BALLS
April Matthis is magic as Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


STATING THE OBVIOUS
BITTER WHEAT
at Garrick Theatre

STATING THE OBVIOUS

David Mamet’s latest play attempts to satirise Harvey Weinstein, but comes off flat.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
RADICAL BELIEFS
THE END OF HISTORY…
at Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre

RADICAL BELIEFS

Jack Thorne's play spans two decades in the life of a family, but makes little impression along the way.

 

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DISTORTED IDEALS
EUROPE
at Donmar Warehouse

DISTORTED IDEALS

With this revival, Michael Longhurst is off to an explosive start as the Donmar's new artistic director.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
TOXIC RANT
BITTER WHEAT
at Garrick Theatre

TOXIC RANT

Despite having John Malkovich in the starring role, David Mamet's Harvey Weinstein-inspired play is a total misfire.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CRY FOR JUSTICE
KING HEDLEY II
at Theatre Royal Stratford

CRY FOR JUSTICE

The flawed hero burns with anger as the color of his skin acts as a barrier at every turn.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MIND OF A CHILD
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
at Royal Festival Hall

MIND OF A CHILD

A talented cast helps make up for a problematic book and underwhelming score.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SMALL MAN, BIG GALAXY
THE STARRY MESSENGER
at Wyndham's Theatre

SMALL MAN, BIG GALAXY

Matthew Broderick manages to lend charisma to the most boring character in the universe.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MORTAL KINGS
HENRY IV PARTS I AND II AND HENRY V
at Shakespeare's Globe

MORTAL KINGS

A cross-casting approach offers a thrilling alternative way to tell our national history, but what's missing is a link to today's Britain.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
THE FAMILY NAME
RUTHERFORD AND SON
at the National (Lyttelton)

THE FAMILY NAME

Githa Sowerby's 1912 play features female characters who show a remarkable amount of strength.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
REDEFINING CHARITY
SWEET CHARITY
at Donmar Warehouse

REDEFINING CHARITY

Josie Rourke has reworked this musical for the modern age in the most thrilling fashion.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
DEMONS IN HIS HEAD
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
at the Young Vic

DEMONS IN HIS HEAD

Although a black Willy Loman seems incongruous with his character, the performances here are exceptionally moving.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SELECTIVE MEMORY
A GERMAN LIFE
at Bridge Theatre

SELECTIVE MEMORY

Maggie Smith gives a mesmerizing performance as a real-life woman who turned a blind eye to the Nazis' crimes.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WAVES OF GRIEF
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS
at Barbican Theatre

WAVES OF GRIEF

This fragmented, unconventional piece is tough to pull off on stage, and it is mishandled here.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE 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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