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John Simon

April 21, 2008 | The Theater Review
Extremities

"...Quartermaine's Terms is a treasure only a fool would miss. The imbecile Moose Murders was an all-time low..."

May 23, 2005 | Theater Review
Curtain Call

The backstage drama aside, Sweet Charity is winsome if terribly slight. PLUS: A critic hangs out his closing notice.

May 16, 2005 | Theater Review
A Bad Business

David Mamet and his audience adore the horrid men of Glengarry Glen Ross. This can’t be a good thing.

July 7, 1997 | Theater Review
Dirtyish Dancing

A sexy dance but a cheesy production, ‘Forever Tango’ loses its tang after a few minutes.

May 9, 2005 | Theater Review
A Streetcar Named Desire

Who’d think that the day would come when one would ache to escape from a performance of Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece?

May 9, 2005 | Theater Review
Truly Scrumptious

The delightful Chitty Chitty Bang Bang proves that children’s theater need not be intolerable to adults.

May 2, 2005 | Theater Review
Everything is Illuminated

The Light in the Piazza sparks at least a hope for the future of the Broadway musical.

April 25, 2005 | Theater Review
Exquisite Corpses

The Pillowman revels a bit too much in its own brilliance and repulsiveness.

April 18, 2005 | Theater Review
Going to St. Ives

Here the chief concern is what I’ll call the Cold Peace, whereby the West, including ophthalmologists, is blind to Third World genocide.

April 18, 2005 | Theater Review
Character Assassination

Miscast and misdirected, Denzel Washington is a poor Brutus in a worse 'Julius Caesar.'

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