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Theater Reviews Archive

December 2, 2009
Winter in New Orleans

Liv Ullmann brings a northern severity to A Streetcar Named Desire.

December 7, 2009
Dancing With the Stars

Fela! can get even a staid Broadway audience shaking its hips. Plus: Kenneth Lonergan’s midlife crisis.

November 30, 2009
The Story of Oh!

In the Next Room or the vibrator play is pure pleasure. Plus: The strains of Ragtime.

November 5, 2009
The Lady With (Almost) All the Answers

Sometimes a veneer of professionalism is the only thing masking all-out panic. Julie White, in The Understudy, gives us both at once.

November 16, 2009
The Baffler

Willem Dafoe returns to the stage in Idiot Savant—and it’s a blast. (So what if it doesn’t make sense?)

November 16, 2009
Victorian Secret

You think your grandparents were inhibited? Lynn Redgrave's were worse.

November 9, 2009

The first-ever Broadway revival of Finian’s Rainbow is one hot plate of crazy. In a good way.

November 9, 2009
Everyone’s a Comedian

The revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs tries to transcend its tummler underpinnings.

November 2, 2009
Femme Very Fatale

Sienna Miller and Jonny Lee Miller heat up the icy After Miss Julie. Plus: The Memphis blues.

October 15, 2009
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.

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