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Stephanie Zacharek

April 28, 2010 | The Theater Review
The Devil’s Disciple

Linda Lavin and Sarah Paulson tear up the stage, All About Eve style, in Collected Stories.

April 25, 2010 | The Theater Review
Retro Without Irony

A revived Promises, Promises skips the kitsch and tries for actual sophistication.

April 11, 2010 | The Theater Review
Sounds Like a Million Bucks

The first blush of rock music, reimagined for Broadway.

April 6, 2010 | The Theater Review
The Dude on the $20 Bill

The Public’s new alt-rock musical about Andrew Jackson mistakes a hipster-slacker viewpoint for actual, thoughtful irreverence.

April 12, 2010 | Feature
What Do You See?

A theater critic and an art critic debate a play about Mark Rothko.

March 25, 2010 | The Theater Review
A Swingin’ Affair

Come Fly Away, Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra dance musical, waltzes right up to the edge of being Vegas schlock. But the supreme dancers, along with Frank, keep it sublime.

March 18, 2010 | The Theater Review
What’s It All About?

Michael Feinstein didn’t stand a chance against Dame Edna. Stephen Sondheim doesn’t do so well, either.

March 15, 2010 | The Theater Review
Smaller Than Life

Looped gets glib laughs and kitsch value from Tallulah Bankhead’s outsize life, and not much more.

March 11, 2010 | The Theater Review
The Believer and the Apostate

One member of Next Fall’s central same-sex couple is also a heavy-duty Christian. Can this marriage be saved?

March 9, 2010 | The Theater Review

When the Rain Stops Falling is like getting caught in a spring shower: It’s refreshing at first, but you end up soggy and dispirited.