- October 15, 2009 | The Theater Review
- Ladies’ Nights
In Oleanna, Julia Stiles transcends David Mamet's agitprop script; in The Royal Family, Rosemary Harris is just transcendent. Plus: Ann Landers, a woman who really knew her audience.
- October 19, 2009 | The Theater Review
- Drama Rush
The season’s October boomlet, from Hamlet to Princess Leia.
- June 2, 2009 | The Theater Review
In Neil Gaiman’s delightfully sinister little novella Coraline, a young girl discovers a secret passageway in her house.
- May 18, 2009 | The Theater Review
- The Singing Forest
Until you’ve seen The Singing Forest, you can’t believe anyone would be nuts enough to write an epic farce about the lingering scars of the Holocaust.
- May 11, 2009 | The Theater Review
- Six Plays in Search of a Tony
Reviews of late-season awards bait.
- April 21, 2009 | The Theater Review
- Broadway’s Back at the Palace
Mining a classic like Mary Stuart for contemporary relevance isn’t as easy as it looks.
- April 8, 2009 | The Theater Review
- Girls, Girls, Girls
Labute's Reasons to Be Pretty isn't much to look at; Rock of Ages is in on its own joke, which ruins all the fun.
- March 31, 2009 | The Theater Review
- Hero and King
Irena's Vow and Exit the King can be insufferable (the plays), sometimes riveting (the performances), and both improve with humor.
- April 6, 2009 | The Theater Review
- The A-Team
Actors trump material in the theatrical smackdown God of Carnage and the more muted Impressionism.
- March 30, 2009 | The Theater Review
- Come Again?
Revivals of West Side Story and Blithe Spirit work, more or less—more thanks to two performances.