- April 12, 2004 | Theater Review
Larry Gelbart’s freewheeling Sly Fox seems starless without George C. Scott, but Barbara Cook’s concert provides all the charisma one needs.
- April 5, 2004 | Theater Review
- Out of Steam
The Great Depression bequeathed us screwball comedy, a genre beyond the stars’ grasp in this train wreck of a revival.
- March 22, 2004 | Theater Review
- America the Blind
In Small Tragedy, an amateurish acting company rehearses Oedipus Rex, and it gradually emerges that America is as blind as the self-blinded Oedipus, and its people as purblind as the self-deluded Jocasta.
- March 15, 2004 | Theater Review
- Fool's Errand
Director Jonathan Miller and his star, Christopher Plummer, conspire to cut Shakespeare’s towering tragic hero down to size.
- March 8, 2004 | Theater Review
- Up on the Roof
A revival of Fiddler strikes a universal note; a tennis legend, warts and all; Roulette fires blanks, but bridge & tunnel is a winner.
- March 1, 2004 | Theater Review
- The Tell-Tale Art
Confronted with divine works, the characters in Terrence McNally’s two playlets react with decidedly profane thoughts.
- February 23, 2004 | Theater Review
- Places in the Heart
In Valhalla, a gay romance in the forties; in Eden, an Irish marriage in tatters; in Agamemnon, the timeless Greek tale of jealousy and vindictiveness.
- February 16, 2004 | Theater Review
- Winging It
Adam Bock’s aviary parable aims for fanciful but delivers tedium; Musical of Musicals, on the other hand, hits its targets with sophisticated affection.
- February 2, 2004 | Theater Review
- Vanishing Acts
Julia Cho writes with elegant lyricism about a family’s disintegration before coming together; Ute Lemper’s cabaret turn is hard to digest.
- January 19, 2004 | Theater Review
- Shawn 'Nuff
A revival of Wallace Shawn’s play merely reiterates how little there was to begin with; clown Bill Irwin revisits the past, too, but some of it seems old hat.