- April 16, 2012
- Don’t Cry for Them
As two revivals arrive on Broadway, a critic revisits Lloyd Webber and Rice.
- October 31, 2011
- O Brother
The Ethan Coen–Woody Allen–Elaine May triptych Relatively Speaking nearly drowns in its own shtick.
- April 4, 2011
- With Jesus on Their Side
The Book of Mormon resurrects the balls-out Broadway musical.
- February 7, 2011
- A Weirder Tennessee
Williams’s late work gets a new shake on his 100th birthday.
- September 14, 2010
- A Too-Delicate Balance
Me, Myself & I is classic Albee—until, just when it needs to turn most vicious, the play runs out of bile.
- July 12, 2010
- Ah, Venice!
For Shakespeare in the Park’s Merchant of Venice, Al Pacino loses the tics and gets deep into Shylock. As for The Winter’s Tale, well…
- May 10, 2010
- A Semi-Star Is Born
Sherie Rene Scott’s tuneful and witty autobiographical musical, Everyday Rapture.
- April 28, 2010
- The Devil’s Disciple
Linda Lavin and Sarah Paulson tear up the stage, All About Eve style, in Collected Stories.
- April 26, 2010
- Denzel Plays God
Superbly, in the form of a Pittsburgh tyrant, in August Wilson’s Fences.
- April 25, 2010
- Retro Without Irony
A revived Promises, Promises skips the kitsch and tries for actual sophistication.