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BLOND DEVOTION
KRISTIN CHENOWETH: FOR THE GIRLS
at Nederlander Theatre

BLOND DEVOTION
Kristin Chenoweth’s combination of sensuality and chastity is in full force.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
SAVING GRACE
TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

SAVING GRACE
Adrienne Warren is extraordinary in a rather ordinary jukebox musical.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
FEW ANSWERS, PLENTY OF QUESTIONS
THE MICHAELS
at Public Theater

FEW ANSWERS, PLENTY OF QUESTIONS
Richard Nelson expands his distinctive brand of kitchen-table realism with his splendidly acted new play.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
TORMENT TO TRIUMPH
TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

TORMENT TO TRIUMPH
Adrienne Warren is exhilarating as Tina Turner in this biomusical.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
FLASH OVER FUNDAMENTALS
THE WRONG MAN
at MCC Theater

FLASH OVER FUNDAMENTALS
All the ingredients for this musical looked promising, but the result is underwhelming.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
FOUL IS FAIR
MACBETH
FOUL IS FAIR

Corey Stoll has a powerful physical presence as he leads a tight ensemble of actors.

Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
THE PLAY THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED
MACBETH
at Classic Stage Company

THE PLAY THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED
CSC’s minimalist staging of Shakespeare’s spookiest play takes the slippage between stage and reality to whole new levels.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
READ BETWEEN THE LIES
A WOMAN OF THE WORLD
at 59E59 Theaters

READ BETWEEN THE LIES
Kathleen Chalfant embodies Mabel Loomis Todd, who's remembered for editing Emily Dickinson's poetry, in this solo play.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
CULINARY ART
SEARED
at MCC Theater

CULINARY ART
Theresa Rebeck’s two-act is a tangy and satisfying Off-Broadway main course.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
SATIRE GOLD
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION
at Triad Theatre

SATIRE GOLD
Gerard Alessandrini's latest parody of Broadway shows deserves to run longer than some of the shows it spoofs.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
BELLA BELLA
at New York City Center

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
Harvey Fierstein creates a finely detailed portrait of the late Bella Abzug, a strong Democratic politician who made her mark on her time.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
VARIABLES OF EXISTENCE
THE SOUND INSIDE
at Studio 54

VARIABLES OF EXISTENCE
Playwright Adam Rapp and actress Mary-Louise Parker make an electrifying match.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
MAN EATER
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
at Westside Theatre

MAN EATER
This crowd-pleasing show is an utter delight for any musical theater fan.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
THIS WILL HURT
SLAVE PLAY
at Golden Theatre

THIS WILL HURT
Fine performances and a fleet staging can't counteract the more tedious parts of this work.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE


FRIGHTENINGLY FASCINATING
THE ANTIPODES
at the National (Dorfman)

FRIGHTENINGLY FASCINATING

Annie Baker's new play weaves mystery and magic from the delicate stuff of our existence.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
SURROGATE FATHER
MASTER HAROLD ... AND THE BOYS
at the National (Lyttelton)

SURROGATE FATHER

Athol Fugard’s play remains one of the most powerful dramas written about the iniquities of racism and apartheid.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FRAGMENTS OF A WHOLE
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at Donmar Warehouse

FRAGMENTS OF A WHOLE

Alice Birch’s experimental construct-it-yourself play breaks new ground, but without very satisfying results.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
WAYS TO COPE
A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
at Trafalgar Studios

WAYS TO COPE

While heartbreak underpins the play, laughter is always present in Peter Nichols’ autobiographical work.

 

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MYTHOLOGY REINVENTED
GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP.
at Royal Court Theatre

MYTHOLOGY REINVENTED

Caryl Churchill continues to push the envelope with these four one-act plays.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
IMBALANCE OF POWER
TWO LADIES
at Bridge Theatre

IMBALANCE OF POWER

The plot is implausible, but Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitesic give excellent performances as the wives of two presidents.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
BROKEN CHILD
THE SON
at Duke of York's

BROKEN CHILD

Florian Zeller's last play made a strong impression in London, but this one is unfortunately more of a one-note drama. 

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
TWO HALVES
FALSETTOS
at The Other Palace

TWO HALVES

The shift from act one to act two feels unnatural, as it comes with a change in period and change in tone.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE

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SCHEDULE UPDATES -
Yes, Prime Minister contracts its run, while A Chorus Line expands its own.
POWERHOUSE OF THEATRE - After 11 years as the Almeida Theatre's artistic director, Michael Attenborough is stepping down to focus on directing. 

SONGS FROM THE HEART - Once the Tony-Award winning musical is set to hit London in January.


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