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Gorgeous production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Alcott novel gets feminist touch
This new Broadway revival has two
extraordinary actors simply having a good time romp
Signature Theatre revival of Sam Shepard's ground-breaking 1978 play
York Theatre Company revival of "Enter Laughing."
Donnell E. Smith as Bowzie.
Although I previously saw this award-winning (2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award) play a year ago in New York, it made a lasting impression on me, one that ma…
Maryann Plunkett, Sarah Street and Ed Malone Photo credit: Carol RoseggIt would be very easy to be under the delusion that I was not, in fact, at the Irish Repertory Theater in NYC but ra…
A review of musical stage version of 1993 film
A review of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Roundabout Theater
Tracy Letts and Annette Bening (photo credit: Joan Marcus)
What irony there is having productions of Arthur Miller’s excellent emotions-extracting drama “All My Sons” emerge with a…
Review of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" on Broadway
Ruth Wilson and Glenda Jackson (photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe)
It is to be expected that a seasoned critic would have seen William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” more than once, perhaps…
Review of play at Vineyard Theater
hilarious/often chilling play that moves gainfully from silly to serious to surreal
review of "ain't too proud"
Maryann Plunkett and Ciaran O'Reilly (photo credit: Carol Rosegg) What Sean O’Casey’s political tragicomedy “Juno and the Paycock” lacks in plot, it makes up for in characterizatio…
an immigrant saga that still resonates . .
Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase (photo credit: Joan Marcus)Another opening, another revival of “Kiss Me, Kate” or perhaps re- titled “Kick Me, Kate,” as this is what…
Overall, this musical has quite a few nice moments but they are just not quite super enough to insure its success.
A powerfully directed and performed new production of Athol Fugard's play
Courtesy of Joan Marcus
From left: Manu Narayan, Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld in 'Merrily We Roll Along'
It has become a pleasure for me to look forward to performances by The Fi…
excellent text, eminently reflective of its characters
Christina Gorman has picked a thorny, topical and timely subject on which to build a dramatic story American soul.
Ethan Hawke and Paul DanoPhoto credit: Joan Marcus What is it about Sam Shepard's “True West” that packs a wallop each and every time I see it -- and that is four times if memory serves?…
Colin Quinn's observations on the chaotic state of our Union
all three plays are calculated to sting, surprise and stir up the kind of feelings you might otherwise not care to acknowledge.
a short play buoyed by riveting performances
On Blueberry Hill
Jeremy Pope and members of the cast Photo credit: Matthew MurphyTarell Alvin McCraney's “Choir Boy” premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stage II in 2013. It is now in revival wit…
Members of the supporting castphoto credit: Caitlin McNaneyOkay, so you missed this terrific show during its brief Off-Broadway run in 2012 and then perhaps missed it again when it showed up…
Jeff Daniels and Gbenga Akinnagbe (photo: Julieta Cervantes)The good news is that Jeff Daniels is a terrific Atticus Finch -- without diminishing the memory of the sterling Academy Award-win…
Jon Barker and Erin Partin (photo: Jerry Dalia)You can really feel the chill of winter in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of Shakespeare partly morose, partly magical “A…