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POST-SOVIET CHEKHOV
THE PRESENT
at Ethel Barrymore Theatre

POST-SOVIET CHEKHOV
If Cate Blanchett weren't in this production, few people would be going to see it.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
FATHER FIGURES
A BRONX TALE
at Longacre Theatre

FATHER FIGURES
By taking A Bronx Tale to the next level, some of its original charm has been left behind.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
MAN OF TWO FACES
OTHELLO
at New York Theatre Workshop

MAN OF TWO FACES
Daniel Craig hands in a career-defining performance as the malevolent and malicious Iago.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
PRETTY GOOD YEAR
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
at Broadway Theater

PRETTY GOOD YEAR
The current revival has had a good run, and who knows when Fiddler will return to Broadway.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
THE OUTSIDERS
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
at Music Box Theater

THE OUTSIDERS
This extraordinary new musical deals honestly with complex characters going through emotional turmoil.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
ZOO YORK
IN TRANSIT
at Circle in the Square

ZOO YORK
This new musical uses the frenetic environment of New York to tell a story of life in motion.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
INTO THE INK
THE FRONT PAGE
at Broadhurst Theatre

INTO THE INK

Nathan Lane leads a talented ensemble in a frantic 1927 newsroom.

Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
BLENDED FAMILIES
FALSETTOS
at Walter Kerr Theatre

BLENDED FAMILIES
William Finn’s 1992 portrait of an unconventional clan proves its staying power.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
UNSINKABLE OPTIMISM
SWEET CHARITY
at Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

UNSINKABLE OPTIMISM

Sutton Foster shines in this striking, thoughtful, stripped-down production.

Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
at Imperial Theatre

TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
Dave Malloy has put together one of the most original new musicals Broadway has seen this decade.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
A LIFE OF EUGENE O'NEILL
BY WOMEN POSSESSED
A LIFE OF EUGENE O'NEILL
Viewed through the lens of his relationships with women, this biography presents a complete and detailed portrait of Eugene O’Neill.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE


FOR YOU A THOUSAND TIMES OVER
THE KITE RUNNER
at Wyndham's Theatre

FOR YOU A THOUSAND TIMES OVER

Giles Croft’s agile production does well in handling the novel's vast expanse of time and geography.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FRIENDSHIP AND JEALOUSY
ART
at the Old Vic

FRIENDSHIP AND JEALOUSY

The premise of this three-man play is delightfully simple, which works both for it and against it.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
LANDSCAPES TRANSFORMED
THE KITE RUNNER
at Wyndham's Theatre

LANDSCAPES TRANSFORMED

A stage production can never capture the detail of a novel, but Ben Turner does an excellent job in bringing to life the emotion of the protagonist.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
CLASSICS MADE ANEW
2016 IN REVIEW
CLASSICS MADE ANEW

Highlights include a Lear for the ages, Ruth Wilson's hurtling Hedda, and Stephen Rea in a small-scale Irish play that stood very tall.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
SUPREME TALENT
DREAMGIRLS
at Savoy Theatre

SUPREME TALENT

A thinly written book doesn't stop Amber Riley from flying high and bursting with brightness.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
TRAPPED INSIDE HERSELF
HEDDA GABLER
at the National (Lyttelton)

TRAPPED INSIDE HERSELF

Ivo van Hove's modernized production injects new life into this exploration of the darker recesses of a woman's psyche.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
ART IN THE TIME OF WAR
THE DRESSER
at Duke of York's

ART IN THE TIME OF WAR

This can be a magnificent play when done right, but this production fails to strike the right note.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
CHASING THE CHARTS
DREAMGIRLS
at Savoy Theatre

CHASING THE CHARTS

Amber Riley and company turn in passionate performances, but this show is more surface than heart.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HOLLYWOOD OPULENCE
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
at the Young Vic

HOLLYWOOD OPULENCE

Richard Jones’ ravishing revival revisits the glitz of 1920s Hollywood.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
A WOMAN'S REIGN
KING LEAR
at the Old Vic

A WOMAN'S REIGN

Everything you've come to expect from this play is ripped open and turned on its head in this innovative production.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
THE SILENT MAJORITY
BURIED CHILD
at Trafalgar Studios

THE SILENT MAJORITY

Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer-winning play takes on new meaning in a new context.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
LIVING UNDER CLOUD
THE CHILDREN
at Royal Court Jerwood Theatre

LIVING UNDER CLOUD

Lucy Kirkwood's excellent new play organically peels off layers of its three characters as the story unfolds.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DIVINE AUTHORITY
KING LEAR
at RSC's Barbican

DIVINE AUTHORITY

Antony Sher channels the wrath of the cosmos as Lear.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
LIFE ON MARS
LAZARUS
at King’s Cross Theatre

LIFE ON MARS

Not a conventional musical, this tribute to Bowie takes you on a freewheeling, hypnotic ride.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
HILARITY AND HEARTBREAK
DEAD FUNNY
at Vaudeville Theatre

HILARITY AND HEARTBREAK

Terry Johnson gets spot-on performances from the cast in this excellent revival.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
STORM OF JEALOUSY
THE RED BARN
at the National (Lyttelton)

STORM OF JEALOUSY

The characters' relationships are changed by one accidental moment in this noir thriller.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN 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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