- 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.
- March 2, 2009
- Live and Learn
The Story of My Life doesn’t take the easy road, and isn’t up to the tough one.
- February 23, 2009
- Misery Times Two
Uncle Vanya’s jumpy, star-studded Russian melancholy, and Lynn Nottage’s grimly lyric Ruined.
- February 16, 2009
- Bush and Busch
Comic man-child Will Ferrell takes his perfect role to Broadway. Plus: The battling queens of The Third Story.
- February 9, 2009
- The Waiting Game
Mercedes Ruehl is a brilliantly monolithic matriarch in The American Plan. Plus, Hedda Gabler.
- February 2, 2009
- Becky Shaw
Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw, is every bit as clever as Tracy Letts’s epic hit August: Osage County.