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OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
at Classic Stage Company

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
Although the performances are good, the stage version doesn't give you anything you can't get from the film.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN 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
TALKING 'BOUT MY GENERATION
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
at Laura Pels Theatre

TALKING 'BOUT MY GENERATION

Mike Bartlett's play takes a jaundiced look at the Baby Boomers through two characters with plenty to learn.

Reviewed by: DIANE SNYDER READ MORE
SEIZE THE DAY
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
at Classic Stage Company

SEIZE THE DAY
Jason Sudeikis takes on the role that Robin Williams played so memorably in the film.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
UNDERWHELMING CHEMISTRY
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
at Booth Theatre

UNDERWHELMING CHEMISTRY
This well-written drama is marred by bad casting and design choices.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN 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
DIVIDED AMERICA
SWEAT
at the Public Theater

DIVIDED AMERICA
While not Lynn Nottage's best work, Sweat takes on political discord with sincerity.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
THE SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION
HEISENBERG
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

THE SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION
Simon Stephen’s drama begins with an intriguing premise but offers little to back it up.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER
“MASTER HAROLD” … AND THE BOYS
at Pershing Square Signature Center

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER

Athol Fugard’s beautiful play breaks your heart and then offers hope.

Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
TRIALS OF RE-ENTRY
PLENTY
at Newman Theater

TRIALS OF RE-ENTRY
Rachel Weisz plays a character struggling to adjust to the mundane aspects of society after the intensity of war.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
ROMANTIC ENTANGLEMENTS
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
at TACT Studio

ROMANTIC ENTANGLEMENTS
The action is light and lively in this production of Oliver Goldsmith’s classic comedy.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
BREAKING THE NEWS
THE FRONT PAGE
at Broadhurst Theatre

BREAKING THE NEWS
This fast-paced production is bursting at the seams with acting talent.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GLORIFIED PODCAST
THE ENCOUNTER
at John Golden Theatre

GLORIFIED PODCAST
This bizarre experience resembles an interactive take on an old-fashioned radio play.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
HUMAN FOIBLES
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
at American Airlines Theatre

HUMAN FOIBLES
Chekhov’s great play has always been a tricky one, but an opportunity to get it right is wasted here.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
MOTHER-DAUGHTER SURVIVAL
A TASTE OF HONEY
at Pearl Theatre

MOTHER-DAUGHTER SURVIVAL

Shelagh Delaney’s heartfelt play gets the fine revival it deserves.

Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
GUIDING LIGHT
ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
at MCC Theater

GUIDING LIGHT

A confessional hour-long monologue draws you in but leaves you wanting more.

Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
POLS AND DOLLS
FIORELLO!
at East 13th Street Theater

POLS AND DOLLS

While this may be a musical from another era, the songs still ring true.

Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
SECOND CHANCES
A DAY BY THE SEA
at Beckett Theatre

SECOND CHANCES
This production makes a strong case that N.C. Hunter's 1953 drama should have been given a new life long ago.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN 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
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
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
KID ROCK
SCHOOL OF ROCK
at New London Theatre

KID ROCK

The energetic musical is a jubilant and infectious crowd-pleaser.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN 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
BURNING BRIGHT
OIL
at Almeida Theatre

BURNING BRIGHT

Ella Hickson's brilliant, emotional play is sure to be one of the year's best.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
THE SWINGING 1660S
THE LIBERTINE
at Theatre Royal Haymarket

THE SWINGING 1660S

With another leading man, this production might better convey the nihilism and recklessness of its subject.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CONCRETE JUNGLE
IMOGEN
at Shakespeare's Globe

CONCRETE JUNGLE

A dark, erratic take on Shakespeare pulses with new blood.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
TRUTH THROUGH ARTIFICE
THE LIBERTINE
at Theatre Royal Haymarket

TRUTH THROUGH ARTIFICE

This rollicking romp through the short but spectacular existence of a real Restoration rake should be juicier than it is.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
TRAPPINGS OF FREEDOM
FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
at Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre

TRAPPINGS OF FREEDOM

Suzan-Lori Parks ambitious play takes a long time to make its point.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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