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Theater Reviews Archive

February 2, 2009
Mortgage-Backed Insecurity

At BAM, Sam Mendes’s production of The Cherry Orchard is a bold beginning to a daring series.

January 19, 2009
Emerald Guile

The Cripple of Inishmaan is light of heart—for a pitch-black Martin McDonagh drama.

December 19, 2008
Pal Joey

The Roundabout's revival of Pal Joey has had an All About Eve journey to opening night.

December 22, 2008
Shrek the Musical

Three questions present themselves regarding Shrek the Musical.

December 22, 2008
Prayer for My Enemy

In setting the centerpiece of his play Prayer For My Enemy, Craig Lucas has given himself a challenge.

December 8, 2008

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!

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