- October 15, 2009
- Just Put on a Happy Face
Bye Bye Birdie is as bubbly and sweet as it could possibly be—yet somehow, all its elements never quite rise into the perfect soufflé.
- October 19, 2009
- Drama Rush
The season’s October boomlet, from Hamlet to Princess Leia.
- October 12, 2009
- Good Cop, Bad Cop
A Steady Rain is your standard TV police drama. Plus, Tracy Letts’s white-boomer manifesto, Superior Donuts.
- October 5, 2009
- It’s Lost Its Moorings
The Public Theater’s painfully adrift Othello.
- August 27, 2009
- The God Must Be Crazy
Director Joanne Akalaitis returns to the Delacorte with a turgid Bacchae.
- June 25, 2009
- I Love a Rainy ‘Night’
Nothing soggy about Shakespeare in the Park.
- June 2, 2009
In Neil Gaiman’s delightfully sinister little novella Coraline, a young girl discovers a secret passageway in her house.
- May 18, 2009
- 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
- Six Plays in Search of a Tony
Reviews of late-season awards bait.
- May 4, 2009
- Diary of a Marathon
On seeing uproarious three-part farce The Norman Conquests in one M&M-fueled day.