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END OF THE PARTY
MERCURY FUR
at Pershing Square Signature Center

END OF THE PARTY
Philip Ridley’s post-apocalyptic play paints a nightmarish picture but fails to make the characters relatable.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
THE RAP ON COLONIAL HISTORY
HAMILTON
at Richard Rodgers Theatre

THE RAP ON COLONIAL HISTORY
Lin-Manuel Miranda has built a monument by combing hip-hop with American history.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
HALF COOKED
JOHN
at Signature Theatre

HALF COOKED
Annie Baker's latest is more ruminative, less compelling than her previous work.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
HAMILTON
at Richard Rodgers Theatre

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Lin-Manuel Miranda accomplishes quite the feat with his hip-hop portrayal of the life and times of Alexander Hamilton.
Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
GOLDEN TUNES
CAST ALBUMS
GOLDEN TUNES
Some of Broadway's musicals actually sound better on the album, while others aren't captured quite as well.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
CHILDHOOD RECONSTRUCTION
FUN HOME
at Circle in the Square

CHILDHOOD RECONSTRUCTION
The layered and dynamic new musical transfers to Broadway and continues to soar.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
SAILORS ON LEAVE
ON THE TOWN
at the Lyric

SAILORS ON LEAVE
This classic musical has come a long way since its genesis, and has only grown richer through its evolution.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE


PLAY WITHIN A PLAY
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
at the National (Olivier)

PLAY WITHIN A PLAY

Even in the midst of animalistic behavior, the roughest of characters can take on high art.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DECADENCE BETWEEN WARS
GRAND HOTEL
at Southwark Playhouse

DECADENCE BETWEEN WARS

Director Thom Southerland captures the essence of a decadent Berlin using a very minimal set.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CIVILISING THE BARBARIC
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
at the National (Olivier)

CIVILISING THE BARBARIC

Nadia Fall’s fluid production offers up a rich cast of characters set in 1788 Australia.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
SHALLOW JOY
MACK & MABEL
at Chichester Festival Theatre

SHALLOW JOY

The songs are still great, but this version of the book leaves the characters in two-dimensional purgatory.

Reviewed by: DIANE SNYDER READ MORE
FLICKERING FLAMES
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
at Shakespeare's Globe

FLICKERING FLAMES

A small ensemble takes on a multitude of roles in this energetic revival.

Reviewed by: KATE BASSETT READ MORE
BATTLE FOR THE CROWN
RICHARD II
at Shakespeare's Globe

BATTLE FOR THE CROWN

Simon Godwin’s superb production presents the full arc of the king’s reign.

Reviewed by: MICHAEL COVENEY READ MORE
THE UNFRIENDLY HAND OF TIME
FOR SERVICES RENDERED
at the Minerva, Chichester

THE UNFRIENDLY HAND OF TIME

A talented ensemble turns in pitch-perfect period acting.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD READ MORE
VIOLENCE IS IMMINENT
SPLENDOUR
at Donmar Warehouse

VIOLENCE IS IMMINENT

Every detail adds to the chilling impact left by this sharp and compelling tale of two women abandoned behind the cloak of power.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
CARDBOARD CHARACTERS
DEAR LUPIN
at Apollo Theatre

CARDBOARD CHARACTERS

Despite the big life events involved, this father-son story is decidedly unmoving and unfunny.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
LOVE UNREQUITED
THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY
at the National (Lyttelton)

LOVE UNREQUITED

Patrick Marber’s invigorating update stays true to Turgenev’s original voice while calibrating it for the 21st century.

Reviewed by: RACHEL HALLIBURTON READ MORE
SLIPPERY MORALS
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
at the National (Lyttelton)

SLIPPERY MORALS

This bare-knuckled and boisterously profane urban drama transfers surprisingly well across the pond.

Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
DON'T SEND ROSES
MACK AND MABEL
at Chichester Festival Theatre

DON'T SEND ROSES

Jerry Herman’s songs take flight in a valiant reboot of a musical with a troubled past.

Reviewed by: FIONA MOUNTFORD 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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