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THROUGH EYES OF THE UNLOVED
TRISTAN & YSEULT
at St. Ann’s Warehouse

THROUGH EYES OF THE UNLOVED
A sturdy thread of storytelling underlies a circus of hilarious shenanigans.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
SIAMESE DREAM
SIDE SHOW
at the St. James

SIAMESE DREAM
With new dialogue and songs added, the emotionally intense pop opera about conjoined twins returns to Broadway.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
BURSTING WITH EMPTINESS
A DELICATE BALANCE
at the Golden

BURSTING WITH EMPTINESS
Edward Albee's parlor puzzler is meant to be difficult, but there is depth and sophistication if you're willing to look for it.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
LIVING WAGE
MAJOR BARBARA
at the Pearl

LIVING WAGE
George Bernard Shaw's 1905 exploration of capitalism and charity is still very much relevant today.
Reviewed by: DIANE SNYDER READ MORE
NOT A KEEPER
THE RIVER
at Circle in the Square

NOT A KEEPER
The characters are ciphers, and the story is a head-scratcher. Not even Hugh Jackman can save this one.
Reviewed by: JOANNE KAUFMAN READ MORE
FROM HEAVY TO LIGHT
BROADWAY ROUNDUP
FROM HEAVY TO LIGHT
With the array of plays on offer in New York right now, some are more worth your time and money than others.
Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FISH IN THE SEA
THE RIVER
at Circle in the Square

FISH IN THE SEA
Jez Butterworth’s murky play doesn't make it easy for the audience, but it is not without its rewards.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
BENEATH THE SURFACE
STICKS AND BONES
at Pershing Square Signature Center

BENEATH THE SURFACE
In the wake of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, David Rabe’s powerful 1971 anti-war drama still hits home.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE


BONDED IN WAR
NOT ABOUT HEROES
at Trafalgar Studios

BONDED IN WAR

Among 2014’s salutes to those who fought the Great War, this production is quietly affecting.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
SLUMS OF MUMBAI
BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS
at the National (Olivier)

SLUMS OF MUMBAI

The characters of Katherine Boo's bestselling book are drawn with just as much detail and personality on stage.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
BOX OF CHOCOLATES
WHITE CHRISTMAS
at the Dominion

BOX OF CHOCOLATES

As long as you don't expect anything original or inventive, Irving Berlin’s 1954 musical is built to please.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
RELENTLESSLY GRIM
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
at the Young Vic

RELENTLESSLY GRIM

Katie Mitchell and Simon Stephens team up to present Chekhov in such an uncompromising form that you will feel the winter's cold.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
NATIONAL ARCHITECT
OLIVIER
NATIONAL ARCHITECT

Philip Ziegler’s biography of Laurence Olivier makes for a compact and lively portrait of the famed actor-director and the National Theatre's founding director.

Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
TOUGHENED AND TENDER
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
at Chichester Festival Theatre

TOUGHENED AND TENDER

This beautifully acted production gets back to the roots of the play, with an ordinary man and an ordinary woman in a room together.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
RADIO REVOLUTION
MEMPHIS, THE MUSICAL
at the Shaftesbury

RADIO REVOLUTION

The high-octane musical pays homage to the black music that launched the careers of white musicians.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MUDDY MORALITY
’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

MUDDY MORALITY

Light and dark play against each other brilliantly in Michael Longhurst's erotic production.

Reviewed by: RACHEL HALLIBURTON READ MORE
MUCH ABOUT NOTHING
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST/ LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON
at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

MUCH ABOUT NOTHING

Christopher Luscombe directs a double-bill of word-drunk comedies straddling the Great War.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
PRISON DRAMA
HENRY IV
at the Donmar

PRISON DRAMA

Phyllida Lloyd presents this swift, compressed dose of Shakespeare as an all-female prison drama.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY 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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