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Theater Reviews Archive

April 16, 2012
Don’t Cry for Them

As two revivals arrive on Broadway, a critic revisits Lloyd Webber and Rice.

October 31, 2011
O Brother

The Ethan Coen–Woody Allen–Elaine May triptych Relatively Speaking nearly drowns in its own shtick.

April 4, 2011
With Jesus on Their Side

The Book of Mormon resurrects the balls-out Broadway musical.

February 7, 2011
A Weirder Tennessee

Williams’s late work gets a new shake on his 100th birthday.

September 14, 2010
A Too-Delicate Balance

Me, Myself & I is classic Albee—until, just when it needs to turn most vicious, the play runs out of bile.

July 12, 2010
Ah, Venice!

For Shakespeare in the Park’s Merchant of Venice, Al Pacino loses the tics and gets deep into Shylock. As for The Winter’s Tale, well…

May 10, 2010
A Semi-Star Is Born

Sherie Rene Scott’s tuneful and witty autobiographical musical, Everyday Rapture.

April 28, 2010
The Devil’s Disciple

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

April 26, 2010
Denzel Plays God

Superbly, in the form of a Pittsburgh tyrant, in August Wilson’s Fences.

April 25, 2010
Retro Without Irony

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