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June 25, 2009
I Love a Rainy ‘Night’

Nothing soggy about Shakespeare in the Park.

June 2, 2009
Coraline

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.

April 21, 2009
Broadway’s Back at the Palace

Mining a classic like Mary Stuart for contemporary relevance isn’t as easy as it looks.

April 8, 2009
Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

Kurt Vonnegut once ruefully admitted that writing antiwar novels is about as effective as writing anti-glacier novels.

April 8, 2009
Girls, Girls, Girls

Labute's Reasons to Be Pretty isn't much to look at; Rock of Ages is in on its own joke, which ruins all the fun.

April 13, 2009
Sunshine Supermen

Hair retains its wispy elation on Broadway. Plus, An Oresteia’s beautiful marathon of blood.

March 31, 2009
Rambo Redux

A daffily powerful one-person play that re-creates the book First Blood. With M&Ms.

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