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Theater Reviews Archive

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.

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