- February 17, 2003 | Theater Review
- War Was Hell
Lanford Wilson’s Vietnam-ruined Talley clan seems a little dated in an imperfect revival of Fifth of July; David Lindsay-Abaire’s glibness runs riot in Kimberly Akimbo.
- October 11, 1999 | Theater Review
- Upstairs, Downstairs
"The Country Club" is a deft, sad tale of twentysomething blue bloods at loose ends; "Mud" and "Drowning" give you the feeling of drowning in mud.
- February 21, 2005 | Theater Review
- Good Vibrations
How, I wonder, could one salvage the presently disastrous musical Good Vibrations, which is based on the preexistent songs of the Beach Boys?
- February 14, 2000 | Theater Review
- Clever Merchandising
At the National Theatre, Trevor Nunn updates Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" with ingenious panache (despite a few lapses).
- December 18, 2000 | Theater Review
Seussical; Old Money
- June 9, 2003 | Theater Review
- Dance With Me
In “Master Harold” . . . and the boys, Athol Fugard turns a fox-trot into a haunting allegory of racial equality; Humble Boy has bees in its stylish bonnet.
- April 11, 2005 | Theater Review
- Sure Thing
John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, a nearly flawless work, suffers not a bit in the transfer to Broadway.
- January 5, 1998 | Theater Review
- The Old Couple
Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys," with Klugman and Randall, scores by hitting the comic basics -- insults, old age, New Jersey.
- March 10, 2003 | Theater Review
- In Brief: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
Critic John Simon reviews Frank McGuinness' new play: "The American actors were so good at their Irish that I often lagged behind. The bigger problem, though, was what the play was trying to say."
- November 22, 1999 | Theater Review
- "Book of Days"