- October 11, 2004 | Theater Review
- They're Still Here
Paula Vogel’s elderly prostitutes talk too fancy, String of Pearls falls apart, and Hedda Gabler is crazy. But Kitty Carlisle Hart’s a fabulous old dame.
- October 4, 2004 | Theater Review
- Meat Is Murder
A gory, all-male Shakespeare production slices and dices three plays, with mixed results; Tina Howe’s translation of Ionesco is half full.
- September 1, 2004 | Theater Review
- Recovered Memory Syndrome
Guantánamo—a documentary dramatization of government abuse—is static, earnest, and beautifully performed. Plus: A miscast Susannah York.
- September 6, 2004 | Theater Review
- Bloody Hell
Frank Wildhorn’s Dracula sucks. Plus: Mickey Rooney, winsome against all odds in a cabaret performed with his eighth wife, Jan.
- August 23, 2004 | Theater Review
- Shavian Cream
A hyperkinetic Pygmalion and a virtuoso performance in Man and Superman rise to the top at another memorable Shaw Festival.
- August 16, 2004 | Theater Review
- American Bridal
Horton Foote's latest tells a poignant tale of a wedding gone wrong.
- August 9, 2004 | Theater Review
- Croak Classic
The Frogs fails to make a splash. Plus a neatly trimmed After the Fall, some too-clever Fiction, and a lively adaptation of an Isaac Bashevis Singer story.
- July 26, 2004 | Theater Review
- Farce Time
A splashy, trashy, unsubtle—but audience-pleasing— Shakespeare in the Park; Baryshnikov as a man who believes he’s a car.
- July 19, 2004 | Theater Review
- Regime Change
A refreshing new cast for Hairspray—especially sweet, innocent Carly Jibson and Michael McKean as a credible Edna.
- June 28, 2004 | Theater Review
- Going Postal
Address Unknown has Jim Dale, but doesn’t deliver. Plus mangled Molière; lesser Lynn Nottage; Norwegian whining.