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AVENGING ANGEL
BLUE RIDGE
at Linda Gross Theater

AVENGING ANGEL
A promising young playwright plumbs the vicissitudes of recovery.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
MORE THAN A PLAY
GLORIA: A LIFE
at Daryl Roth Theatre

MORE THAN A PLAY
Emily Mann’s play paints a vivid portrait of the pioneering journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
ADRIANA LECOUVREUER
at Metropolitan Opera

EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
This is an opera so beautifully played, sung and designed that one can forgive any hollowness in the story.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
FINDING IDENTITY
CHOIR BOY
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

FINDING IDENTITY
The Moonlight writer offers a big-hearted portrait of young African Americans navigating class and sexual differences in private school.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
OPERATIC HEIGHTS
OTELLO
at Metropolitan Opera

OPERATIC HEIGHTS
While the orchestra performance and set design are amazing, Bartlett Sher’s staging has a few kinks to work out. 
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
POETIC REALISM
CHOIR BOY
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

POETIC REALISM
Director Trip Cullman conjures a gorgeous conspiracy of elements with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s memory play.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
BIG IRISH FAMILY
THE FERRYMAN
at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

BIG IRISH FAMILY
Each of the many characters in Jez Butterworth's remarkable drama is drawn with distinct detail.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
PROVOCATIVE TRAUMA
SLAVE PLAY
at New York Theatre Workshop

PROVOCATIVE TRAUMA
Jeremy O. Harris' experimental play is sure to make many people uncomfortable, as intended.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
HOLLYWOOD ATTICUS
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
at Shubert Theatre

HOLLYWOOD ATTICUS
Jeff Daniels puts in a great performance, but there's an element missing here that was essential to the book and film.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE
at Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
Cherise Boothe gives an excellent performance in this story of a woman breaking apart and trying to put it all back together again.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
MISPLACED QUIPS
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
at Shubert Theatre

MISPLACED QUIPS
Aaron Sorkin has left his fingerprints all over this stage adaptation, to mixed results.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
DOCUMENT OF A DOCUMENT
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
at Greenwich House Theater

DOCUMENT OF A DOCUMENT
Heidi Schreck’s engaging play may stick with you long after you've left the theater.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
RATINGS ARE POWER
NETWORK
at Belasco Theatre

RATINGS ARE POWER
Despite great acting, this techno-savvy adaptation is strangely out of step with some of the more searing themes in the original film.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GODDESS OF POP
THE CHER SHOW
at Neil Simon Theatre

GODDESS OF POP
Cher fans will be singing the praises of Stephanie J. Block, who leads three great actresses in this spectacular musical.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
MAD AS HELL AND STILL TAKING IT
NETWORK
at Belasco Theatre

MAD AS HELL AND STILL TAKING IT
Bryan Cranston gives a towering performance in Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of the 1976 film.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
BROADWAY NIGHTMARE
KING KONG
at Broadway Theatre

BROADWAY NIGHTMARE
The giant state-of-the-art animatronics are undercut by how bad this musical is on all other fronts. 
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
SUPERSIZED FLOP
KING KONG
at Broadway Theatre

SUPERSIZED FLOP
After the dazzle of the special effects wears off, this behemoth musical feels pretty small.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
INTO THE ABYSS
THE WAVERLY GALLERY
at Golden Theatre

INTO THE ABYSS
At age 86, Elaine May turns in an electrifying performance as a woman whose mind is slipping away.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE


GODS AND MORTALS
HADESTOWN
at the National (Olivier)

GODS AND MORTALS

Set in a in a post-apocalyptic speakeasy, Anais Mitchell's folk opera is quirky, fiery and invigorating.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
RULING CLASSES
PINTER SIX
at Harold Pinter Theatre

RULING CLASSES

The latest presentation of Pinter’s overlooked works is remarkably relevant to today's Britain.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
A WRITER'S DEVELOPMENT
PINTER FIVE
at Harold Pinter Theatre

A WRITER'S DEVELOPMENT

Not all of Pinter's early works need to be dug up, but these two are worth it.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN 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
DARKENING MIND
MACBETH
at Shakespeare's Globe

DARKENING MIND

Paul Ready is excellent in this spooky, shadowy production.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
THE CANE
at Royal Court Theatre

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

By not fully explaining his characters' motivations, Mark Ravenhill leaves audience members scratching their heads.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
A GHOULISH FARRAGO
THE TELL-TALE HEART
at the National (Dorfman)

A GHOULISH FARRAGO

Anthony Neilson has stretched a short story into a mish-mashed mess of a theater dramatisation.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CHRONICALLY IMPOSSIBLE
SWITZERLAND
at Ambassadors Theatre

CHRONICALLY IMPOSSIBLE

Joanna Murray-Smith’s engaging play features an imaginary encounter with a real-life crime writer.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
A WOMAN'S EXASPERATION
COMPANY
at Gielgud Theatre

A WOMAN'S EXASPERATION

Marianne Elliott has triumphantly reinvented and reframed this 1970 musical into a 21st-century fable of female singledom.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
HARD-FOUGHT INDEPENDENCE
COMPANY
at Gielgud Theatre

HARD-FOUGHT INDEPENDENCE

An updated version brings this musical into the 21st century, where being single in your 30s is a woman's choice.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HOSPITALS AND SPIN DOCTORS
I'M NOT RUNNING
at the National (Lyttelton)

HOSPITALS AND SPIN DOCTORS

David Hare's play asks a lot of questions about the Labour Party without providing substantive answers or connecting the story to today.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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