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John Simon

April 21, 2008 | The Theater Review

"...Quartermaine's Terms is a treasure only a fool would miss. The imbecile Moose Murders was an all-time low..."

August 11, 2003 | Theater Review
The Twain Meet

A charming revival of Big River mixes hearing and deaf actors performing together; Avenue Q reinvents Sesame Street as adult entertainment.

May 23, 2005 | Theater Review
Curtain Call

The backstage drama aside, Sweet Charity is winsome if terribly slight. PLUS: A critic hangs out his closing notice.

May 16, 2005 | Theater Review
A Bad Business

David Mamet and his audience adore the horrid men of Glengarry Glen Ross. This can’t be a good thing.

July 7, 1997 | Theater Review
Dirtyish Dancing

A sexy dance but a cheesy production, ‘Forever Tango’ loses its tang after a few minutes.

May 9, 2005 | Theater Review
A Streetcar Named Desire

Who’d think that the day would come when one would ache to escape from a performance of Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece?

May 9, 2005 | Theater Review
Truly Scrumptious

The delightful Chitty Chitty Bang Bang proves that children’s theater need not be intolerable to adults.

May 2, 2005 | Theater Review
Everything is Illuminated

The Light in the Piazza sparks at least a hope for the future of the Broadway musical.

April 25, 2005 | Theater Review
Exquisite Corpses

The Pillowman revels a bit too much in its own brilliance and repulsiveness.

April 18, 2005 | Theater Review
Going to St. Ives

Here the chief concern is what I’ll call the Cold Peace, whereby the West, including ophthalmologists, is blind to Third World genocide.