- February 27, 2006 | The Theater Review
- Straight Outta Broadway
A quarter century on, hip-hop has barely cracked the theater. But it could be its salvation.
- February 13, 2006 | The Theater Review
- Offstage Drama
Rabbit Hole would have made a fine screenplay—so why bother putting it on Broadway?
- February 6, 2006 | The Theater Review
- One Is Just Enough
In Bridge & Tunnel, Sarah Jones avoids the solo-show death trap by brilliantly conveying more than multitudes.
- January 9, 2006 | Theater
- Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life
The Dancer's Life turns the story of Chita Rivera's life and career into a kind of meta-musical, with biography giving way to a mix of new and revived songs.
- January 9, 2006 | Theater Review
- ’Tis Understandable She’s a Whore
Mrs. Warren’s Profession makes one wonder: Why aren’t New Yorkers crazy for George Bernard Shaw?
- December 26, 2005 | Theater Review
- You Can't Handle the Truth
O’Neill’s 'A Touch of the Poet' examines our ability to delude ourselves— and what we do when we can’t.
- December 19, 2005 | Culture Awards
Sondheim killed as Broadway showed a taste for butchery—not to mention molestation. Cherry Jones flew high as a nun, while Ethan Hawke wallowed in self-destruction. Amid revivals and nostalgic musicals, some playwrights proved they could smartly tackle current events. And Doug Hughes directed everything.
- December 12, 2005 | Theater Review
- Metropolitan Oprah
The Color Purple, polished too smooth, has nothing left but heartfelt uplift.
- December 5, 2005 | Theater
- Seascape/Mr. Marmalade
The couples' relationships generate no emotional appeal, and the weighty subjects they throw around tell us little we don't know.
- December 5, 2005 | Theater Review
- Less Than Zero
The Woman in White proves that minimalist Lloyd Webber is as problematic as overblown Lloyd Webber.