A play about porn that never gets off.
Mies Julie, Ivanov, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Emotional Creature.
A pretty thin show — within a pretty good show.
Also, Anthony LaPaglia as Nixon in Checkers.
Shuler Hensley, big star.
And Tracee Chimo makes for a mesmerizing monster in Bad Jews.
Helen & Edgar, Don't Go Gentle, Him, and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
An inverted Virginia Woolf, a night besotted with darkness and drink where virtually nothing honest is spoken aloud — until the final, fatal malediction.
It can't shock the way it once did, but it sure does land its punches.
"When, I ask, will we get a youth-driven big-ticket revival?"
Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and Ed Asner are eminently watchable in a flawed play.
An Enemy of the People and Through the Yellow Hour.
An eight-hour play that swallows its actors alive.
"The strength of parable and a brief length to match."
"Earnest, on-the-nose, and exhaustively idiot-proofed."
This whole operation feels a little buried in its own footprint. Yet the cumulative result is inescapably magical.
"A long, wet, occasionally musical fart unsphinctered in a crowded theater."
Really, really unexpected charms.
"Blanchett is a genuinely gifted physical comedienne."