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POLITICAL FANFIC
HILLARY AND CLINTON
at John Golden Theatre

POLITICAL FANFIC
Lucas Hnath's fictionalized account of behind-the-scenes maneuvering during the 2008 presidential campaign is tightly written, but it pulls too many punches.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
UNHAPPY GATHERINGS
LIFE SUCKS
at The Wild Project

UNHAPPY GATHERINGS
This adaptation of Uncle Vanya struggles as it straddles two worlds without committing to either.
Reviewed by: DAVID LEFKOWITZ READ MORE
SIMMERING TENSION
THE FERRYMAN
at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

SIMMERING TENSION
Jez Butterworth’s epic family drama is in excellent hands here, delivering plenty of shocks and surprises.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
BLACK EXODUS
AIN’T NO MO
at Public Theater

BLACK EXODUS
Promising new playwright Jordan E. Cooper gives a high-speed crash course in race relations.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
SHAME OF THRONES
KING LEAR
at Cort Theatre

SHAME OF THRONES
Between Sam Gold's staging and Glenda Jackson's performance, this production unfortunately falls flat.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
RADICAL REBOOT
OKLAHOMA!
at Circle in the Square Theatre

RADICAL REBOOT
While not every choice lands, you can be sure that this revival is swinging for the fences.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL LEAR
KING LEAR
at Cort Theatre

NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL LEAR
With Glenda Jackson starring and Sam Gold directing, here is a rewarding production that breaks the mold.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
A WOMAN'S CONSTITUTION
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
at Hayes Theater

A WOMAN'S CONSTITUTION
Heidi Schreck’s deeply felt play is sure to get audiences pondering important questions.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
MONEY TALKS … AND TALKS
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
at Park Avenue Armory

MONEY TALKS … AND TALKS
Although the piece runs runs a bit long, talented actors and a savvy director get you to care about a clan of cold-blooded capitalists.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
HOUSE OF GREED
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
at Park Avenue Armory

HOUSE OF GREED
The creative team has transformed Massini’s family biodrama about the House of Lehman into a tragedy.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
MOTOWN 2.0
AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS
at Imperial Theatre

MOTOWN 2.0
This superb jukebox musical about The Temptations churns out one hit after the next.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
WHALE OF A TALE
NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE
at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

WHALE OF A TALE
John Guare’s befuddling new memory play chases a lot of themes without really catching any of them.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
TAP-HAPPY
KISS ME, KATE
at Studio 54

TAP-HAPPY

Despite some miscasting, this is a solid production of one of the great musicals.

Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
INSTANT COOL
BE MORE CHILL
at Lyceum Theatre

INSTANT COOL
Adding another high school musical to the mix, this one is loud and lively but lacking in surprises. 
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS
THEATER YEAR IN REVIEW 2018
ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS
Many of the productions of the past year were tinged with a political aura.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


SELECTIVE MEMORY
A GERMAN LIFE
at Bridge Theatre

SELECTIVE MEMORY

Maggie Smith gives a mesmerizing performance as a real-life woman who turned a blind eye to the Nazis' crimes.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WAVES OF GRIEF
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS
at Barbican Theatre

WAVES OF GRIEF

This fragmented, unconventional piece is tough to pull off on stage, and it is mishandled here.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
TWO LIVES
THE PRICE
at Wyndham's Theatre

TWO LIVES

Two brothers try to make peace with the past in Arthur Miller’s 1968 play.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
INTIMATE CRUELTY
BETRAYAL
at Harold Pinter Theatre

INTIMATE CRUELTY

In Pinter’s tale of an affair played out in reverse, the characters are elegant in their savagery.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
ETHNIC DIVERSITY
ADMISSIONS
at Trafalgar Studios

ETHNIC DIVERSITY

After a successful run in New York, Joshua Harmon's compelling new satire comes to the West End.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SKIN DEEP
ALL ABOUT EVE
at Noel Coward Theatre

SKIN DEEP

Ivo van Hove’s adaptation is visually striking, but it doesn't add anything to what's already been captured on film.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
A BUMPY NIGHT
ALL ABOUT EVE
at Noel Coward Theatre

A BUMPY NIGHT

This heavily flawed adaptation shows that some classic movies do not need to be brought to the stage.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WEST END HIGHLIGHTS
LONDON YEAR IN REVIEW 2018
WEST END HIGHLIGHTS

London playhouses looked to American voices to fill the gaps in a year where good new writing was a little sparse.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE

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