- September 22, 2003 | Theater Review
- In Brief: Matt & Ben
John Simon reviews Matt & Ben.
- September 15, 2003 | Theater Review
- Hearts and Letters
Dalton Trumbo’s words inspire his son to create a moving portrait of courage; The Thing About Men is a felicitous blend of musical and farce.
- August 18, 2003 | Theater Review
A rehash of Sylvia’s Plath’s life, Edge doesn’t have any; a revue featuring the songs of a risqué chanteuse, on the other hand, has both edge and life.
- August 11, 2003 | Theater Review
- The Twain Meet
A charming revival of Big River mixes hearing and deaf actors performing together; Avenue Q reinvents Sesame Street as adult entertainment.
- July 28, 2003 | Theater Review
- Guerre Is Hell
Henry V in Central Park has the usual Shakespeare Festival excesses and foolishness—along with a few decent performances.
- July 14, 2003 | Theater Review
- In Brief: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
John Simon reviews The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and Eight Days (Backwards).
- June 30, 2003 | Theater Review
Ingmar Bergman bids farewell to the theater with Ibsen’s haunting modern classic; Ellen McLaughlin makes Aeschylus seem contemporary.
- June 23, 2003 | Theater Review
- In the Red
Jules Feiffer looks at the child of communists as she approaches adulthood in the fifties, but it’s hard to tell what he sees. Intrigue With Faye isn’t very . . . intriguing.
- June 16, 2003 | Theater Review
- Southern Comforts
An unlikely sexual roundelay in the south of France provides the frisson of Marsha Norman’s Last Dance; for Douglas Carter Beane’s Mondo Drama, more is clearly less.
- 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.