Too hilarious, and oddly loving, to shut down.
"The structure enforces a cruel balance of joy and despair; someone is always high, someone hurting ... "
"Ephron was damned lucky; few writers write their best work last and manage to go out with a bang."
"How much can even a Texan want a truck?"
A strange musical from another planet.
How does one turn an untheatrical novel into a compelling play?
Shameless crowd-pleasing, mostly in a good way.
Instead of a Grand Guignol, it’s a diorama.
Of the one-woman show's star, Holland Taylor: "The physical and spiritual illusion is so masterful that when a huge portrait of the real Richards appears at one point, it feels like a wasted effort."
The 1957 made-for-TV musical arrives on Broadway.
It looks like a tour through West Solipsism. Then the knife (literally) comes out.
You've got less than three weeks to catch the latest splashy, genre-braiding fantasy from visionary Emma Rice and Britain's Kneehigh Theatre.
Theater’s deep disgust for (and fear of) “the Millennials” reaches a high-water mark with Really Really.
A Brecht-inspired production and a one-man show.
"Never in the long history of towels and crotches has there been such a knot."
Specifically, the COIL and Under the Radar festivals.
Rangy, riff-y, unapologetically self-helpful.
"A small town where everybody's from somewhere else."
She's never been better.
New productions from work by Amy Herzog and Chaim Potok.
His heart grows three sizes, and the room needs it.
"Cheeky, dorky, delectable comic-book theater is alive and well."
Pacino in middle-register Hoo-wah, and John McGinley flashing his canines.
Great musical palookaspeak.
"Something extremely simple is being said in the most luxuriantly gnomic academese available."