All stories by Frank Rich on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K. by Frank Rich

A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:23PM
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Losing Neil Simon, a Writer from a Lost Time by Frank Rich

It is probably impossible for those theatergoers who didn’t grow up with Neil Simon’s plays to understand how big a deal he was in his prime, both to the theater and American pop culture…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:57PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Frank Rich on Patricia Highsmith’s Carol and the Enduring Invisibility of Lesbian Culture in America by Frank Rich

In early December 1948, Patricia Highsmith took a Christmas-season temp job as a shopgirl in the children’s toy department at Bloomingdale’s. Highsmith, a 27-year-old native of Fort…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:30AM
Sunday, November 30, 2014

Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby, and What ‘Racial Progress’ Really Means by Frank Rich

The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panel…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Frank Rich Remembers Mike Nichols by Frank Rich

In February 1965, Mike Nichols was a rising stage-director best known as half of the comedy team of Nichols & May, the riotous byproduct of his and Elaine May’s collision as early memb…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:29PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Greatest Showbiz Book Ever Written by Frank Rich

Act One is an infectious evocation of a vibrant world written, it turns out, by a chronic depressive who also found the business "pure hell."

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 02:57PM
Monday, December 2, 2013

The Sondheim Puzzle by Frank Rich

A lifetime making sense of the extraordinary songwriter-as young fan; critic and "enemy"; and, by now, old friend.

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 01:20PM
Monday, May 21, 2012

Post-racial Farce by Frank Rich

New York Magazine Frank Rich: Post-Racial Farce

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 06:21PM
Sunday, September 18, 2011

Theatre The Last Musical | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson by Frank Rich

Frank Rich's 1971 review of the Boston tryout of Follies for the Harvard Crimson.

SOURCE: The Harvard Crimson at 09:34AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards