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Theater Reviews Archive

December 8, 2008
Blasted

As reporter Ian (Reed Birney) and his former mistress Cate (Marin Ireland) enter the posh Leeds hotel room that’s the setting for Soho Rep’s production of Blasted, Ian casually hangs the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the doorknob.

December 8, 2008
Clash of the Steel Magnolias

In Dividing the Estate, Horton Foote takes the southern family drama out for one more spin.

November 21, 2008
On the Town

If you were going out of your way to find something wrong with this revival of On the Town, I guess you could say that the intertitles, displayed on a scrolling LED sign, are a little distracting and annoying.

December 1, 2008
I Hear America Singing

Road Show almost gets its motor running this time. Plus: Cedric the Entertainer plays Mamet cool.

November 24, 2008
Farragut North

Electoral sabotage! Pollster manipulation! The screaming 24/7 TV-news cycle!

November 24, 2008
Ballet Masters

Billy Elliot is a flat-footed missed opportunity saved by the ecstatic performances of its young stars.

November 10, 2008
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Raúl Esparza steals the show in Speed-the-Plow.

October 27, 2008
Kindness

‘Lately I’ve been gettin’ this creepy feeling that she thinks we’re datin’,” teenage lost-boy Dennis tells twentysomething lost-girl Frances.

October 27, 2008
The Natural

A homespun Katie Holmes is the best thing about this bombastic All My Sons revival.

October 20, 2008
13: The Musical

“Okay, here’s the story,” 12-year-old Evan (Graham Phillips) announces at the beginning of 13.

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