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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.

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