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Theater Reviews Archive

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.

March 31, 2009
Hero and King

Irena's Vow and Exit the King can be insufferable (the plays), sometimes riveting (the performances), and both improve with humor.

April 6, 2009
The A-Team

Actors trump material in the theatrical smackdown God of Carnage and the more muted Impressionism.

March 30, 2009
Come Again?

Revivals of West Side Story and Blithe Spirit work, more or less—more thanks to two performances.

March 10, 2009
33 Variations

Jane Fonda (accompanied by Beethoven) is not to be missed.

March 4, 2009
One Hot Mess

Cynthia Nixon battles a troubled kid (and script) in Distracted.

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