Marguerite is a real mess. It's one thing to remove the comedy from musical-comedy. But the creative team hasn't found anything to replace it with.
Eileen Atkins to star in Joanna Murray-Smith's comedy The Female of the Species.
Neil LaBute's 2004 off-Broadway hit Fat Pig has finally made it across the pond...and it still packs an emotional wallop. It underscores how easy it is to inflict pain on another person.
This revival of Pygmalion is served up in a pleasant if not especially demanding staging...call it Shaw Lite.
The passgae of time has rendered The Common Pursuit, Simon Gray's 1984 play, into a poshly spoken soap opera.
Never Forget may be a brainless jukebox musical-but it's all rather endearing-and delivered without a trace of cynicism.
Ibsen's rarely seen Rosmersholm is receiving a top-drawer Almeida Theatre revival from Tony winner Anthony Page (A Doll's House)
This dull version of The Good Soul of Szechuan may prompt uninitiates of Brecht's work to flee in self-defense.
Hardly, if ever seen in revival, this production of Funny Girl is efficient enough to engage your attention. Its star, Samantha Spiro is no you know who (who could be another Barbra Streisand?), but she's good enough to make the role her own.
Even now, 50 years after its premiere, Harold Pinter's career-making The Birthday Party marches to its own dread-inducing drum.