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Should actors be paid for their contribution to shows that go on to be hits? I’ve been going to the theater regularly since I turned 10 (1962, the Martin Beck, Jerry Herman’s “Milk and…
This is an opera so beautifully played, sung and designed that one can forgive any hollowness in the story.
While the orchestra performance and set design are amazing, Bartlett Sher’s staging has a few kinks to work out.
Director Trip Cullman conjures a gorgeous conspiracy of elements with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s memory play.
In the midst of the usual year-end rash of “Best Of” lists and seasonal jolliness came news that a spring revival of Arthur Miller’s first Broadway success, “All My Sons,” had hit …
Jeff Daniels puts in a great performance, but there s an element missing here that was essential to the book and film.
Heidi Schreck’s engaging play may stick with you long after you ve left the theater.
Bryan Cranston gives a towering performance in Ivo van Hove s stage adaptation of the 1976 film.
Cher fans will be singing the praises of Stephanie J. Block, who leads three great actresses in this spectacular musical.
Bobby Cannavale and Daniel Radcliffe go up against each other in this true story of a writer and fact checker fighting to get a story right.
Heading into the holidays, the Broadway season so far has been remarkable for the breadth of its appeal and the range of subjects. Along with the usual spate of film-to-musical adaptations (…
After the dazzle of the special effects wears off, this behemoth musical feels pretty small.
In Moisés Kaufman’s uneven but moving production, the cast doesn t quite measure up to the original.
At age 86, Elaine May turns in an electrifying performance as a woman whose mind is slipping away.
Grief and joy alike suffuse a play that is a triumph through and through.
Glenn Close stars as Joan of Arc’s mother, who must wrestle with her daughter s visions.
As this musical production takes to the road, Betty Buckley radiates joy from center stage.
“Will it move?” If you’re in the theater business, you know what that question is about. When a new show opens anywhere outside the Broadway theater district, whether it’s SoHo or Sa…
Characters and songs collide in Conor McPherson s ode to Dylan and the Depression.
Richard Bean’s new play provides a kind of tear-inducing laughter that is in short supply on Broadway.
Every Broadway season boasts a show or two that promises big-screen thrills delivered on record-busting budgets. Back in 1987, the Shubert Organization swallowed the cost of structural reinf…
With her life s work, Mazzie s gift to theatergoers and colleagues alike was happiness in its purest state.
As he accepted the fifth, and most important, Creative Emmy award for “Jesus Christ Superstar” last Sunday, executive producer Neil Meron said, “This is for Craig. Craig Zadan’s miss…
A short run of this revelatory 1983 musical marks a homecoming of a show that has entered theater history.
There s not a shred of originality in this repurposing of the 1990 film.
“The Play That Goes Wrong” has recouped its $4 million capitalization, 17 months after it began performances on Broadway. The play originally announced it would be closing on Au…
This musical is so full of cheesiness and clichés that anyone who buys a ticket will come to regret it.
As the Best Musical continues to soar, Sasson Gabay brings a different take to the role of Tewfiq.
Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub s musicalized adaptation is a celebration that brings all five boroughs of New York together.
Rarely has the phrase “900-pound gorilla” seemed as apt as the dilemma facing Broadway producers and creatives this season — especially those who are adapting iconic films from the pas…
Good intentions and terrific songs don’t add up to a good rock musical.