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Theater Reviews Archive

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.

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.

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