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Theater Reviews Archive

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?

March 9, 2010

When the Rain Stops Falling is like getting caught in a spring shower: It’s refreshing at first, but you end up soggy and dispirited.

March 4, 2010
Novelty Act

Martin McDonagh’s thinnest play gets a creepy boost from Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell.

March 3, 2010
And the Hits Keep Coming

A superb and powerful revival of The Miracle Worker pulls none of its punches—emotional or physical.

February 26, 2010
“Dropped From Heaven?” Not Quite.

Sam Mendes’s Bridge Project seems to have everything going for it, so why do As You Like It and The Tempest feel so dead?

February 18, 2010
Another History of Violence

Directed by Ethan Hawke, Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind returns, packing every possible kind of wallop.

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