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BITS AND PIECES
HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
at New York City Center

BITS AND PIECES
By presenting parts of a handful of musicals, Encores! has created a clunky and disorienting show.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
GIVING UP THE NOOSE
HANGMEN
at Linda Gross Theater

GIVING UP THE NOOSE
Martin McDonagh brilliantly executed plot gets the gold-star treatment by this director and ensemble cast.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
THE ORIGINAL FEMINIST
HINDLE WAKES
at Clurman Theatre

THE ORIGINAL FEMINIST
Stanley Houghton1912 three-act drama plays surprisingly well today, thanks to this deft production.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
AN EMPTY STAGE
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART
at American Airlines Theatre

AN EMPTY STAGE
John Lithgow (ineffectively) performs two short stories by himself.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
BROADWAY SCORES BIG
BROADWAY WRAP-UP 2017
BROADWAY SCORES BIG
From musicals to dramas to big star turns, there was plenty to celebrate on Broadway this past year.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
HIGH NOTES
2017 CAST ALBUM ROUND-UP
HIGH NOTES
For fans of cast albums, Bandstand and The Band’s Visit were among the standouts of this past year.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
THE FALLOUT ZONE
THE CHILDREN
at Manhattan Theatre Club

THE FALLOUT ZONE
Lucy Kirkwood’s latest examines the decades-old relationship between three old friends.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
THE MAD KING
FARINELLI AND THE KING
at Belasco Theatre

THE MAD KING
Mark Rylance takes on a full spectrum of emotion in this impressive performance.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
at Palace Theatre

SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM
From the music to the costumes to the four-legged tap-dance, SpongeBob is a hit.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
UNLIKELY CONNECTIONS
THE BAND’S VISIT
at Barrymore Theatre

UNLIKELY CONNECTIONS
This touching tale about universal longings offers musical-theater fans a refreshing taste of something different.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
THE BRUUUUCE-ICAL
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY
at Walter Kerr Theatre

THE BRUUUUCE-ICAL

While it may not be high on drama, an evening with the Boss is always special.

Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


MULLILOGUE
BOYS AND GIRLS
at Royal Court, Downstairs

MULLILOGUE

Carey Mulligan needs no help in holding the stage.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
REAL CHEMISTRY
THE YORK REALIST
at Donmar Warehouse

REAL CHEMISTRY

The chemistry between Ben Batt and Jonathan Bailey makes this play special.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PRIVATE DEMONS
JOHN
at the National (Dorfman)

PRIVATE DEMONS

There is a lot more happening than meets the eye in Annie Baker's unique, brilliant script.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WIT AND BON MOTS
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN
at Vaudeville Theatre

WIT AND BON MOTS

Wilde's work is in good hands with director Kathy Burke and star Jennifer Saunders.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
GIFT OF THE SUBLIME
AMADEUS
at the National (Olivier)

GIFT OF THE SUBLIME

Michael Longhurst's revival is a ravishing fusion of music and drama.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
AMERICAN HISTORY
HAMILTON
at Victoria Palace

AMERICAN HISTORY

The hit American musical finds resonance across the pond.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
COMMON MYSTERIES
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
at Harold Pinter Theatre

COMMON MYSTERIES

Ian Rickson’s naturalistic production leaves many questions hanging, as Pinter intended.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
BEST OF THE WEST END
LONDON THEATRE YEAR IN REVIEW 2017
BEST OF THE WEST END

It was another dizzying year for theatre in London, with hits and misses all over the board.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
SKIN DEEP
THE GRINNING MAN
at Trafalgar Studios

SKIN DEEP

Director Tom Morris incorporates puppetry into this adapted musical about a man whose mouth has been slashed.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PAINT BY NUMBER
JULIUS CAESAR AND ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
at Barbican Theatre

PAINT BY NUMBER

There is little to surprise you in these two productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
TANGLED STRINGS
PINOCCHIO
at the National (Lyttelton)

TANGLED STRINGS

Nearly all the magic of this iconic story gets lost in this unfocused production.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PROM QUEEN
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
at Apollo Theatre

PROM QUEEN

This story of a 16-year-old who wants to be a drag queen is heavily derivative of other recent musicals.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MAD AS HELL
NETWORK
at the National (Lyttelton)

MAD AS HELL

The National makes the rare move of bringing a movie to the stage, with Bryan Cranston excellent in the lead role.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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