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Adagio Teas


RATINGS ARE POWER
NETWORK
at Belasco Theatre

RATINGS ARE POWER
Despite great acting, this techno-savvy adaptation is strangely out of step with some of the more searing themes in the original film.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GODDESS OF POP
THE CHER SHOW
at Neil Simon Theatre

GODDESS OF POP
Cher fans will be singing the praises of Stephanie J. Block, who leads three great actresses in this spectacular musical.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
MAD AS HELL AND STILL TAKING IT
NETWORK
at Belasco Theatre

MAD AS HELL AND STILL TAKING IT
Bryan Cranston gives a towering performance in Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of the 1976 film.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
MOMENTARY PEACE
ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
at Sheen Center

MOMENTARY PEACE
This a capella musical celebrates when British and German troops observed an informal ceasefire in WWI.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
ANSWER THE CALL
THE HELLO GIRLS
at 59E59 Theaters

ANSWER THE CALL
Bilingual American women worked as telephone operators in World War I, and their story is turned into a stirring musical here.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
BUDDING ROMANCES
TWO BY FRIEL
at Irish Repertory Theatre

BUDDING ROMANCES
Two one-acts by Brian Friel get a welcome revival, though the chemistry between the two leads leaves something to be desired.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
STUNTED DEVELOPMENT
BERNIE AND MIKEY’S TRIP TO THE MOON
at 59E59 Theaters

STUNTED DEVELOPMENT
Excellent acting pays off in this domestic drama.

 

Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
GANGSTER HITLER
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
at Classic Stage Company

GANGSTER HITLER
Parallels are drawn between Trump and Hitler in John Doyle's production of this rarely seen 1941 political allegory.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
COSMIC JOKE
WAITING FOR GODOT
at Gerald W. Lynch Theater

COSMIC JOKE
Every time you see Beckett’s work can be a new experience, and this production is no exception.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
BROADWAY NIGHTMARE
KING KONG
at Broadway Theatre

BROADWAY NIGHTMARE
The giant state-of-the-art animatronics are undercut by how bad this musical is on all other fronts. 
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
CRACKING THE CODE
THE HARD PROBLEM
at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

CRACKING THE CODE
A smart script and fine performances drive this drama about human consciousness.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA
THE PROM
at Longacre Theatre

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA
Though the story isn't perfect, this new Broadway musical is a bit of breezy fun with a peppy score.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
CHANGE OF HEART
THE NEW ONE
at Cort Theatre

CHANGE OF HEART
In his hilarious solo show, Mike Birbiglia tells the story of how he overcame his lifelong objection to parenthood.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
SUPERSIZED FLOP
KING KONG
at Broadway Theatre

SUPERSIZED FLOP
After the dazzle of the special effects wears off, this behemoth musical feels pretty small.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
RELUCTANT DAD
THE NEW ONE
at Cort Theatre

RELUCTANT DAD
Mike Birbiglia puts his self-deprecating wit to work in his solo Broadway show about becoming a father.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
BLACK, WHITE AND BLUE
AMERICAN SON
at Booth Theatre

BLACK, WHITE AND BLUE
Although Christopher Demos-Brown's play covers important issues of race, the story and characters are two-dimensional.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
LOVE AND GRIEF
TORCH SONG
at Helen Hayes Theater

LOVE AND GRIEF
In Moisés Kaufman’s uneven but moving production, the cast doesn't quite measure up to the original.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
INTO THE ABYSS
THE WAVERLY GALLERY
at Golden Theatre

INTO THE ABYSS
At age 86, Elaine May turns in an electrifying performance as a woman whose mind is slipping away.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
HARVEST TIME
THE FERRYMAN
at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

HARVEST TIME
Grief and joy alike suffuse a play that is a triumph through and through.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE


UPLIFT AND HEARTBREAK ALIKE
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
at Menier Chocolate Factory

UPLIFT AND HEARTBREAK ALIKE

After a shaky start, this well-crafted production achieves big moments in a small space.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CHRONICALLY IMPOSSIBLE
SWITZERLAND
at Ambassadors Theatre

CHRONICALLY IMPOSSIBLE

Joanna Murray-Smith’s engaging play features an imaginary encounter with a real-life crime writer.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
GHOST WRITERS
A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER
at Bridge Theatre

GHOST WRITERS

Martin McDonagh's satirical play expresses something that only those in-the-know can fully appreciate.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
IMBALANCE OF POWER
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
at Donmar Warehouse

IMBALANCE OF POWER

Josie Rourke’s innovative production is full of fine performances and provocation.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
A WOMAN'S EXASPERATION
COMPANY
at Gielgud Theatre

A WOMAN'S EXASPERATION

Marianne Elliott has triumphantly reinvented and reframed this 1970 musical into a 21st-century fable of female singledom.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
AN UNSETTLING MIX
A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER
at Bridge Theatre

AN UNSETTLING MIX

Martin McDonagh's latest work is a disjointed, dispiriting, sloppily structured, deeply disappointing farrago.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HARD-FOUGHT INDEPENDENCE
COMPANY
at Gielgud Theatre

HARD-FOUGHT INDEPENDENCE

An updated version brings this musical into the 21st century, where being single in your 30s is a woman's choice.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DISTORTIONS OF DEMENTIA
THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM
at Wyndham's Theatre

DISTORTIONS OF DEMENTIA

This perplexing play's meaning will vary from viewer to viewer depending on one's experiences of life, death and everything in between.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HOSPITALS AND SPIN DOCTORS
I'M NOT RUNNING
at the National (Lyttelton)

HOSPITALS AND SPIN DOCTORS

David Hare's play asks a lot of questions about the Labour Party without providing substantive answers or connecting the story to today.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
EAST MEETS WEST
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
at the National (Olivier)

EAST MEETS WEST

Director Simon Godwin handles the sprawling expanse of Shakespeare’s challenging play with cinematic effect.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
TEEN ANXIETY
HEATHERS
at Theatre Royal Haymarket

TEEN ANXIETY

Despite the school shootings that have happened since the film, the musical continues to land in multiple cities.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
GUTS AND GLORY
TINA
at Aldwych Theatre

GUTS AND GLORY

Adrienne Warren inhabits the power, pain and sensuality of Tina Turner in captivating fashion.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE

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