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PERVASIVE DEBAUCHERY
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

PERVASIVE DEBAUCHERY
Simon Godwin puts some new touches on some old revelry.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
TO KILL A PRESIDENT
ASSASSINS
at New York City Center

TO KILL A PRESIDENT
The groundbreaking 1990 musical humanizes the troubled souls who try to change history with a gun.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
BROKEN FAMILY
HAMLET
at Public Theater

BROKEN FAMILY
Sam Gold’s staging is unique, eloquent and at times very funny.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
1984
at Hudson Theatre

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
The Trump administration inspires another production that imagines how grim our future could become.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
PIE SHOP OF HORRORS
SWEENEY TODD
at Barrow Street Theatre

PIE SHOP OF HORRORS
Though the performances are superb, this production sacrifices the storytelling and score for the sake of a gimmick.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
MISTAKEN IDENTITY
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
at The Duke on 42nd

MISTAKEN IDENTITY
Jeffrey Hatcher presents awildly pleasing adaptation of a play that was long overdue for a revival.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
NORA RETURNS
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
at John Golden Theatre

NORA RETURNS
Lucas Hnath picks up where Henrik Ibsen left off in 1879.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
MANGLED MAGIC
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

MANGLED MAGIC

The tender, fanciful story is turned into a complete train wreck.

Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
CHRONICLE OF OBSENITY
INDECENT
at Cort Theatre

CHRONICLE OF OBSENITY
Paula Vogel's poignant play explores the history of the controversial 1923 melodrama God of Vengeance.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
LOOP DE LOOP
GROUNDHOG DAY
at August Wilson Theatre

LOOP DE LOOP
The tone of this musical adaption is gratingly cartoonish, replacing the dry whimsy of the movie with overwrought clownishness.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


PASSING JUDGMENT
THE MENTOR
at Vaudeville Theatre

PASSING JUDGMENT

Daniel Kehlmann has written a play about writing plays, and the plot leaves something to be desired.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MESSAGE OF LOVE
TWELFTH NIGHT
at Shakespeare's Globe

MESSAGE OF LOVE

Emma Rice's production is a glittery and joyous crowd-pleaser.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
IRISH TROUBLES
THE FERRYMAN
at Gielgud Theatre

IRISH TROUBLES

Jez Butterworth’s ambitious three-act boasts stellar direction and performances all the way through.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
REINTERPRETING MYTH
SALOMÉ
at the National (Olivier)

REINTERPRETING MYTH

Yaël Farber’s radical reinterpretation sees Salomé as a proto-feminist revolutionary.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
ACROSS GENERATIONS
ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE
at Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre

ACROSS GENERATIONS

We follow the misfortunes of three women as a trio of plays is performed simultaneously.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
VIRTUAL VIOLENCE
KILLOLOGY
at Royal Court Theatre

VIRTUAL VIOLENCE

A play about the nature of violence and dislocating family dynamics unravels by the end.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
THE VOCATION OF HEDONISM
DON JUAN IN SOHO
at Wyndham's Theatre

THE VOCATION OF HEDONISM

David Tenant is somewhat miscast as the most prolific lover in the world.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
SENSE MEMORY
DARIUS
at Théâtre des Mathurins (Paris)

SENSE MEMORY

In this unique one-act, smell acts as a window into the past for a young man whose body is failing.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
BLURRING OF HISTORY
SALOME
at the National (Olivier)

BLURRING OF HISTORY

While meant to give voice to voiceless women of history, Yael Farber’s fails to leave any impression.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DICTATOR IN CHIEF
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
at Comédie-Française (Paris)

DICTATOR IN CHIEF

Bertolt Brecht’s tale of a Hitler-like mobster rings out in more ways than one.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
SICK NATION
ANGELS IN AMERICA
at the National (Lyttelton)

SICK NATION

Tony Kushner’s epic two-part play still packs a punch, even though the turn of the millennium has come and gone.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
LETTER FROM PARIS
HOW TO BECOME PARISIAN IN ONE HOUR?
at Theatre des Nouveautés, Paris

LETTER FROM PARIS

Parisians have their own way of doing things. Olivier Giraud helps decode their behavior through humor.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE

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