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Theater Reviews Archive

May 3, 2010
The Subject Steve

Sondheim on Sondheim takes awhile to get rolling. But Barbara Cook is worth the wait.

April 20, 2010
Twenty-First Century Breakdown

The phony, empty-headed mess that is American Idiot.

April 15, 2010
The Best of Times

La Cage Aux Folles flies in from London, rejuvenated.

April 11, 2010
Sounds Like a Million Bucks

The first blush of rock music, reimagined for Broadway.

April 8, 2010
Two Snaps Down

The Addams Family forgoes sly mordancy in favor of strident mugging.

April 4, 2010
The Laughs Drown Out the Creaks

High-energy performers, led by Tony Shalhoub, keep Lend Me a Tenor from losing its brio.

March 25, 2010
A Swingin’ Affair

Come Fly Away, Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra dance musical, waltzes right up to the edge of being Vegas schlock. But the supreme dancers, along with Frank, keep it sublime.

March 18, 2010
What’s It All About?

Michael Feinstein didn’t stand a chance against Dame Edna. Stephen Sondheim doesn’t do so well, either.

March 15, 2010
Smaller Than Life

Looped gets glib laughs and kitsch value from Tallulah Bankhead’s outsize life, and not much more.

March 11, 2010
The Believer and the Apostate

One member of Next Fall’s central same-sex couple is also a heavy-duty Christian. Can this marriage be saved?

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