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SPEAKING HER MIND
YES! REFLECTIONS OF MOLLY BLOOM
at Irish Repertory Theatre

SPEAKING HER MIND
This monologue brings to life one of James Joyce’s most indelible and interesting characters.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
COMPLEX IDENTITY
A STRANGE LOOP
at Playwrights Horizons

COMPLEX IDENTITY
Michael R. Jackson’s musical quickly gathers steam and doesn't let up for any of its 100 minutes.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
IT TAKES BALLS
TONI STONE
at Laura Pels Theatre

IT TAKES BALLS
April Matthis is magic as Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
HEAVY CHILDHOOD
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
at Atlantic Theater Company

HEAVY CHILDHOOD
This wasn't the most natural novel to turn into a musical, but the cast and music are top notch.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
COMEDY OF MANNERS
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (TWO WAYS)
at Multiple venues

COMEDY OF MANNERS
With two versions playing on alternating nights, the gender-reversed version is not just entertaining but surprisingly fitting and enlightening.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
WAR OF WITS
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
at Delacorte Theater

WAR OF WITS
Shakespeare in Central Park opens with a fresh, witty production with an African American cast.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
TWO QUEENS, ONE HIVE
HANDBAGGED
at 59E59 Theaters

TWO QUEENS, ONE HIVE
Although it drags a bit, this piece about Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher boasts humor, excellent acting and staging, and some impressive wigs.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
PLENTY OF SOMETHING
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
at Delacorte Theater

PLENTY OF SOMETHING
Though the setting is changed, much of the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy shines through in this imaginative production.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
TONY AWARD WINNERS 2019
AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
Hadestown and The Ferryman were among the big winners, with each taking home multiple awards.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
MULTI-DIMENSIONAL
PUBLIC SERVANT
at Theatre Row

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL
The characters in Bekah Brunstetter’s gripping play are more than what they first appear to be.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
SPILLED SECRETS
LONG LOST
at Manhattan Theatre Club

SPILLED SECRETS

Even when chaos kicks in, Donald Margulies’ drama is predictable.

Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
MAKING IT HER OWN
LITTLE WOMEN
at Cherry Lane Theatre

MAKING IT HER OWN
Kate Hamill takes liberties in adapting this classic work, to mixed results.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
THE WITCHING HOUR
MAC BETH
at Red Bull Theater

THE WITCHING HOUR
Young women in Catholic schoolgirl garb take to the cursed play, diving deep into the shifting alliances and bloody frenzy.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
THE KIDS AREN'T ALL RIGHT
NOMAD MOTEL
at Atlantic Stage 2

THE KIDS AREN'T ALL RIGHT
Although Carla Ching’s script is uneven, her subject and characters are intriguing. 
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
MATING DANCE
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
at Broadhurst Theatre

MATING DANCE
Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon star in this revival that perplexes as much as it delights.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
WHAT A FARCE
ENTER LAUGHING
at York Theatre

WHAT A FARCE
You may go in grumpy, but a stupid-grin exit is assured.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
THE ARTIST AND THE MAN
ALL IS TRUE
THE ARTIST AND THE MAN
Kenneth Branagh's film portrait of Shakespeare features fine performances and striking cinematography.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
POWER OF THE QUESTION
SOCRATES
at Public Theater

POWER OF THE QUESTION
This play needs some trimming, but the inquiring mind at the heart of it makes for an intriguing character.
Reviewed by: DAVID LEFKOWITZ READ MORE
A VIOLENT TIME
DUBLIN TRILOGY
at Irish Repertory Theatre

A VIOLENT TIME
The three plays in Sean O’Casey’s trilogy take place during a period of violence and unrest in Ireland. 
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
SCREEN ADDICTION
OCTET
at Pershing Square Signature Center

SCREEN ADDICTION
Dave Malloy's a cappella musical features eight people struggling with 21st-century techno-problems.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
STAGED MOTHER
HAPPY TALK
at Pershing Square Signature Center

STAGED MOTHER
Jesse Eisenberg’s slow-boiling new work layers cringe comedy with moments of pathos.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
BELLIES UNFILLED
CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
at Pershing Square Signature Center

BELLIES UNFILLED
Sam Shepard’s bleak family saga is handled capably by this ensemble.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
EASTER RISING
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
at Irish Repertory Theatre

EASTER RISING

The Irish Rep presents the final piece of its ambitious Sean O’Casey Season.

Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
SONG, DANCE AND POLITICS
BROADWAY ROUNDUP
SONG, DANCE AND POLITICS
The Prom and Tootsie are among the highlights on offer for anyone visiting the Great White Way.
Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN 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


TOXIC RANT
BITTER WHEAT
at Garrick Theatre

TOXIC RANT

Despite having John Malkovich in the starring role, David Mamet's Harvey Weinstein-inspired play is a total misfire.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CRY FOR JUSTICE
KING HEDLEY II
at Theatre Royal Stratford

CRY FOR JUSTICE

The flawed hero burns with anger as the color of his skin acts as a barrier at every turn.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MIND OF A CHILD
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
at Royal Festival Hall

MIND OF A CHILD

A talented cast helps make up for a problematic book and underwhelming score.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
IN ANOTHER MAN'S SHOES
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
at the Young Vic

IN ANOTHER MAN'S SHOES

This isn't the first time we've seen a black Willy Loman, but it's the first time we've seen it work.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
SMALL MAN, BIG GALAXY
THE STARRY MESSENGER
at Wyndham's Theatre

SMALL MAN, BIG GALAXY

Matthew Broderick manages to lend charisma to the most boring character in the universe.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MORTAL KINGS
HENRY IV PARTS I AND II AND HENRY V
at Shakespeare's Globe

MORTAL KINGS

A cross-casting approach offers a thrilling alternative way to tell our national history, but what's missing is a link to today's Britain.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
THE FAMILY NAME
RUTHERFORD AND SON
at the National (Lyttelton)

THE FAMILY NAME

Githa Sowerby's 1912 play features female characters who show a remarkable amount of strength.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
BOUNDARY-BUSTING WOMEN
TOP GIRLS
at the National (Lyttelton)

BOUNDARY-BUSTING WOMEN

Lyndsey Turner's production of this landmark drama is at once up-to-the-minute and historically accurate, sparkling with brilliance throughout.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
REDEFINING CHARITY
SWEET CHARITY
at Donmar Warehouse

REDEFINING CHARITY

Josie Rourke has reworked this musical for the modern age in the most thrilling fashion.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
HOPES FOR A BETTER LIFE
SMALL ISLAND
at the National (Olivier)

HOPES FOR A BETTER LIFE

The visual effects and the performances are the highlights of this long, ambitious production.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DEMONS IN HIS HEAD
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
at the Young Vic

DEMONS IN HIS HEAD

Although a black Willy Loman seems incongruous with his character, the performances here are exceptionally moving.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WALK THROUGH WALLS
AMOUR
at Charing Cross Theatre

WALK THROUGH WALLS

This lightweight, highly enjoyable version is sure to fare better than past productions.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN 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

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