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RHYTHMS OF THE HEART
LOVE STORIES
at Theatre Row

RHYTHMS OF THE HEART
Two one-acts based on stories by Chekhov and Tolstoy are presented together, thought they have little to do with each other.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
STORY SONGS
BETTY BUCKLEY
at Café Carlyle

STORY SONGS
Betty Buckley uses her beautiful voice to create dreamscapes that will send you home on a cloud.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
DREAMERS IN A DARK NIGHT
72 MILES TO GO…
at Laura Pels Theatre

DREAMERS IN A DARK NIGHT
This is a timely new play from a promising writer, with a fine, committed cast.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
DEPRESSING DYLAN
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
at Belasco Theatre

DEPRESSING DYLAN
This Bob Dylan jukebox musical is an interesting experiment in historical mood-setting, but it suffers from too many characters and plot lines.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GENERATIONS OF TORMENT
ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE
at Linda Gross Theater

GENERATIONS OF TORMENT
The U.S. premiere of this award-winning play is highlighted by a haunting performance from Carla Gugino.
Reviewed by: DIANE SNYDER READ MORE
SHAPELESS DRAMA
THE PERPLEXED
at Manhattan Theatre Club

SHAPELESS DRAMA
Underneath its pretty packaging, this wearying family saga is in need of a rewrite.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
PRIMITIVE CREATION
FRANKENSTEIN
at Classic Stage Company

PRIMITIVE CREATION
Classic Stage Company presents a condensed, bewildering adaptation that may put you to sleep.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
TAPESTRY OF GRIEF
COAL COUNTRY
at Anspacher Theater

TAPESTRY OF GRIEF
As the best folk songs often do, this powerful show may make you both sad and elated.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
NOT WORTH THE TRIP
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
at Abrons Arts Center

NOT WORTH THE TRIP
Neither a new musical nor a revival, this odd revisal is an unwieldy, plot-heavy mess.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
PATRON OF THE ARTS
LADY G: PLAYS AND WHISPERINGS OF LADY GREGORY
at Irish Repertory Theatre

PATRON OF THE ARTS
The portrait of this bio-play wouldn't have liked the way it makes sport of the shenanigans of ignorant peasants.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
BIG MONEY, BIG HEART
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
at Abrons Arts Center

BIG MONEY, BIG HEART
If Beth Malone weren't such a fine actress, this modest musical would definitely be less fun.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
GUIDING STAR
ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS
at MCC Theater

GUIDING STAR
Despite vibrant acting and intimate scenes, the narrative threads sag in the second half of this coming-of-age drama.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
FALLEN LEAVES
CHEKHOV/TOLSTOY: LOVE STORIES
at Theatre Row

FALLEN LEAVES

The Mint Theater Company presents two short stories dealing with love and spirituality by two great Russian writers.

 

Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
HEARING IS BELIEVING?
DANA H.
at Vineyard Theatre

HEARING IS BELIEVING?
Deirdre O’Connell stars in a fascinating solo play that asks, can you ever really know a person?
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
NOT THE TIME,NOT THE PLACE
WEST SIDE STORY
at Broadway Theatre

NOT THE TIME,NOT THE PLACE
Ivo van Hove's revival attempts to reimagine the classic show but nearly shreds it to pieces.
Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
RECKLESS REVIVAL
WEST SIDE STORY
at Broadway Theatre

RECKLESS REVIVAL
Missteps in this production include cutting the show too short and using giant video projections that overwhelm the action onstage.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE


NEEDED COMFORT
I AND YOU
at Hampstead Theatre's Instagram

NEEDED COMFORT

While you're reaching out for alternative ways to connect, check out this sweet, sensitive two-hander on Instagram.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
COM, NO ROM
BLITHE SPIRIT
at Duke of York's

COM, NO ROM

Jennifer Saunders brings a fresh new take to the eccentric role that has been played by several icons before her.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
WRETCHED DEVILMENT
ON BLUEBERRY HILL
at Trafalgar Studios

WRETCHED DEVILMENT

Two actors succeed in making a far-fetched narrative work.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
ANXIETY DREAM
SHOE LADY
at Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre

ANXIETY DREAM

A lively production can't disguise the fact that this story is largely plotless and pointless.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WILL TO ENDURE
ENDGAME
at the Old Vic

WILL TO ENDURE

Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming lead a fine revival of a demanding work.

Reviewed by: NICK CURTIS READ MORE
PARTING THE SEA
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
at Dominion Theatre

PARTING THE SEA

Despite grand ambitions, this show fails to convince on almost every level.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MONEY FOR REVENGE
THE VISIT
at the National (Olivier)

MONEY FOR REVENGE

Lesley Manville's performance is squandered in a production that is unnecessarily sprawling and verbose.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
THE CLONELY ONE
A NUMBER
at Bridge Theatre

THE CLONELY ONE

Caryl Churchill's play imagines the consequences if cloning technology were used on humans without moral consideration.

Reviewed by: NICK CURTIS READ MORE
DYSTOPIAN NIGHTMARE
FAR AWAY
at Donmar Warehouse

DYSTOPIAN NIGHTMARE

Caryl Churchill's apocalyptic 45-minute miniature isn't for everyone, but it should resonate with audiences more now than when it premiered 20 years ago.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MARCH OF HISTORY
LEOPOLDSTADT
at Wyndham's Theatre

MARCH OF HISTORY

Tom Stoppard keeps one foot in the dizzying Stoppardian landscape we know so well while venturing into new territory.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
BARBS AT THE BARD
THE UPSTART CROW
at Geilgud Theatre

BARBS AT THE BARD

Transferring a TV comedy series to the stage rarely goes well, but this one has lots of laugh-out-loud moments.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
NEVER FORGET
LEOPOLDSTADT
at Wyndham's Theatre

NEVER FORGET

The most eagerly anticipated new play of the current London season is Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
TIMELESS AND TRAGIC
UNCLE VANYA
at Harold Pinter Theatre

TIMELESS AND TRAGIC

Chekhov’s rueful ode to lost love and fading hopes has rarely been so luminous and piercing.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
AGELESS WONDERS
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW
AGELESS WONDERS

This was a year in London theatre that gave seniors and maverick directors pride of place.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
MATTER OF SURVIVAL
THREE SISTERS
at the National (Lyttelton)

MATTER OF SURVIVAL

This version transforms the Chekhovian drama into something both faithful to the original and utterly fresh.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE

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