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John Simon

August 25, 2003 | Theater Review
Some of That Jazz

She may not offer much in the singing and dancing departments, but Melanie Griffith does inject a certain breathy star power into Chicago.

August 2, 1999 | Theater Review
October 29, 2001 | Theater Review
Greek to Me

Mamma Mia!

November 10, 2003 | Theater Review

Wicked tells the backstory of the witches of Oz, but it’s lifeless; Golda’s Balcony is the perfect merging of playwright, actress, and character.

April 21, 2008 | The Theater Review

"...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.

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