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GHOST STORY
SHINING CITY
at Irish Repertory Theatre

GHOST STORY
This richly textured production benefits from an excellent ensemble and an intimate venue.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
TONY AWARDS 2016
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
While Hamilton stole the show in the musical categories, the love was spread among the dramas.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
HIGH-FLYING ACROBATICS
PARAMOUR
at Lyric Theatre

HIGH-FLYING ACROBATICS
Cirque du Soleil's first Broadway show is strong on spectacle but weak on story and songs.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU NEED
CAL IN CAMO
at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU NEED
An excellent cast brings to life complex characters struggling with unfulfilled lives.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
FOUR MUSICALS AND A DRAMA
BROADWAY REVIEW
FOUR MUSICALS AND A DRAMA
One theatergoer catches performances of Shuffle Along, Waitress, School of Rock and The Humans on a trip to New York.
Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
UNHAPPY FAMILY
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
at American Airlines Theatre

UNHAPPY FAMILY
Jessica Lange puts in a near-operatic performance as the matriarch of O’Neill’s seminal dysfunctional family.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
TALES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION
SHUFFLE ALONG
at Music Box Theatre

TALES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION
George C. Wolfe's reimagining bursts with joy and style.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN
WAITRESS
at Brooks Atkinson Theatre

GET IT WHILE YOU CAN
A brilliant cast suffuses a potential downer of a musical with light and laughs.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
THANKLESS TASKS
FULLY COMMITTED
at Lyceum Theatre

THANKLESS TASKS
Jesse Tyler Ferguson holds the stage beautifully in this one-person, multi-character show.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
OBSCURED THROUGH THESE EYES
THE FATHER
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

OBSCURED THROUGH THESE EYES
The audience is thrown for a loop as they glimpse through the perspective of a man suffering from dementia.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
AGE OF TERROR
THE CRUCIBLE
at Walter Kerr Theatre

AGE OF TERROR
Arthur Miller’s penetrating study of the Salem witch trials is expertly adapted to resonate today.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
WAVES OF LOVE
SHE LOVES ME
at Studio 54

WAVES OF LOVE
This top-shelf musical revival makes 1934 Budapest feel brand new.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
WALKING GHOSTS
BLACKBIRD
at Belasco Theatre

WALKING GHOSTS
David Harrower’s hellishly compelling play reaches deep into the psyches of two characters marked by a past experience.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


SHIP OF DREAMS
TITANIC
at Charing Cross Theatre

SHIP OF DREAMS

The theatre world is not done with this sinking ship.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SLICK ENTERTAINMENT
ALADDIN
at Prince Edward Theatre

SLICK ENTERTAINMENT

This big-budget production is built to deliver calculated pizzazz.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
UNREQUITED LOVE
THE DEEP BLUE SEA
at the National (Lyttelton)

UNREQUITED LOVE

Helen McCrory spills her heart out in an otherwise-flawed production.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CRUSHED BY A BODICE
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
at Shakespeare’s Globe

CRUSHED BY A BODICE

Caroline Byrne's serious production shows a woman struggling under the weight of patriarchy.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
THE UPPER CRASS
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
at the National (Olivier)

THE UPPER CRASS

Turning the shock value up doesn't give this production the impact that this material once had.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SHALLOW REDEMPTION
CYMBELINE
at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

SHALLOW REDEMPTION

This text is full of tricky, thorny material, and this production fails to untangle it.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
CELEBRATION OF IMPERFECTION
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
at Shakespeare's Globe

CELEBRATION OF IMPERFECTION

Old and new come together in a bold, dizzying swirl.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
LOVE EVAPORATED
ELEGY
at Donmar Warehouse

LOVE EVAPORATED

Nick Payne's new play about a spouse robbed of her memory is both agonising and profound.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
YOU DON'T WANT THE TRUTH
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
at Chichester Festival Theatre

YOU DON'T WANT THE TRUTH

Hugh Bonneville returns to the theatre to take on one of Ibsen's more political works.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
KNIGHT ERRANTRY
DON QUIXOTE
at Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

KNIGHT ERRANTRY

James Fenton's clever adaptation pairs amusing absurdity with moments of quiet grace.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
NEW VERSION OF AN OLD THING
HAMLET
at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

NEW VERSION OF AN OLD THING

The RSC takes us to a modern African state for Hamlet's latest psychological unravelling.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
GLITTERING STAR
FUNNY GIRL
at Savoy Theatre

GLITTERING STAR

Sheridan Smith dazzles in the lead role, making each facet of the character scintillate.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
SUBTLE AS A SLEDGEHAMMER
THE CARETAKER
at the Old Vic

SUBTLE AS A SLEDGEHAMMER

Matthew Warchus’ production opts for a stage-thriller kind of theatricality over a more nuanced approach.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
LOST IN TRANSFER
SHOW BOAT
at London Theatre

LOST IN TRANSFER

The West End version doesn't live up to the rave reviews this musical received in Sheffield.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
NO ONE TO ROOT FOR
THE SUICIDE
at the National (Lyttelton)

NO ONE TO ROOT FOR

With this adaptation set in contemporary London, we lose all sympathy for the main character.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
HELL ON PLUTO
X
at the Royal Court

HELL ON PLUTO

A story about a research crew on Pluto eschews the rules of both theatre and logic.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FADED GLORY
SUNSET BOULEVARD
at the Coliseum

FADED GLORY

Even with Glenn Close at center stage, the music and atmosphere here don't compare to the original.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
FREEDOM AT ALL COSTS
LES BLANCS
at the National (Olivier)

FREEDOM AT ALL COSTS

Lorraine Hansberry's play about a missionary hospital in a tribal village is passionate, flawed and controversial at the same time.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DETOXIFICATION
PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS
at Wyndham's Theatre

DETOXIFICATION

Denise Gough scales the depths of an enigmatic character plagued by addiction.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
AIR OF DESPERATION
THE PAINKILLER
at Garrick Theatre

AIR OF DESPERATION

Comedy and farce fall flat in Kenneth Branagh's unsuccessful attempt at lighter fare.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PUPPETS AND PULPITS
HAND TO GOD
at Vaudeville Theatre

PUPPETS AND PULPITS

A demonic redheaded hand puppet jumps the pond to try its dark, offbeat humor on London audiences.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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