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CARRAGHER'S TOP PICK OF 2019
DUBLIN TRILOGY
at Irish Repertory Theatre

CARRAGHER'S TOP PICK OF 2019
The Irish Rep productions of O’Casey’s three early plays represent theater at its best.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
CODED CHARACTERS
EMOJILAND
at The Duke on 42nd Street

CODED CHARACTERS
This sprightly, clever musical proves that theater doesn't always have to enlighten; it can simply tickle.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
TRUNK PLAY
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
at The McKittrick Hotel

TRUNK PLAY
This neo-Gothic ghost tale has some down-to-earth charms.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
STOREWAY TO HEAVEN
PARIS
at Atlantic Stage 2

STOREWAY TO HEAVEN
There is ace work all around in this story of have-nots living paycheck-to-paycheck.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
LIGHT AND DARK
THE SCOURGE
at Irish Repertory Theatre

LIGHT AND DARK
Michelle Dooley Mahonshows a gift for painting evocative pictures with words in her worthwhile solo show.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
IMPERFECT UNION
GRAND HORIZONS
at Helen Hayes Theater

IMPERFECT UNION
Bess Wohl’s play features characters we can all recognize, brought to life by a first-rate cast.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
THE WAR THAT DIDN'T END
A SOLDIER’S PLAY
at American Airlines Theatre

THE WAR THAT DIDN'T END
Although it takes place during World War II, the racism at the heart of this revival feels very relevant today.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GOOD MEDICINE
A SOLDIER’S PLAY
at American Airlines Theatre

GOOD MEDICINE
The play’s Broadway debut couldn’t be fresher, timelier or more satisfying.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
LIPTON'S TOP PICK OF 2019
ALL MY SONS
at American Airlines Theatre

LIPTON'S TOP PICK OF 2019

Annette Bening is a revelation in a production that still rings true seven decades later.

Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
BRANCH'S TOP PICK OF 2019
SOFT POWER
at Public Theater

BRANCH'S TOP PICK OF 2019

This stunning work is one of the most original, entertaining and illuminating new pieces to come along in a long time.

Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
COTE'S TOP PICK OF 2019
HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING
at Playwrights Horizons

COTE'S TOP PICK OF 2019
Heroes peered into the murk and found the white gaze staring back at us.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
MACDONALD'S TOP PICK OF 2019
THE WRONG MAN
at MCC Theater

MACDONALD'S TOP PICK OF 2019
This chamber musical was a showcase for the extraordinary vocal talents of Joshua Henry.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
WINDMAN'S TOP PICK OF 2019
THE INHERITANCE
at Barrymore Theatre

WINDMAN'S TOP PICK OF 2019
Matthew Lopez’s inspired two-part, seven-hour drama is unforgettable.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
DZIEMIANOWICZ'S TOP PICK OF 2019
THE INHERITANCE
at Barrymore Theatre

DZIEMIANOWICZ'S TOP PICK OF 2019
This spare, eloquent staging will make you laugh, cry and think.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
FERAL FEMALES
MAC BETH
at Frederick Loewe Theater

FERAL FEMALES
Setting the play among uniformed teenaged schoolgirls fails to stir fresh revelations.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
HEROES OF HISTORY
HOW TO LOAD A MUSKET
at 59E59 Theaters

HEROES OF HISTORY
This compact play provides a smart, funny look into the minds of American war re-enactors.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
PORTRAIT OF A (SICK) LADY
MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

PORTRAIT OF A (SICK) LADY
Despite the talent of Laura Linney, this inert monologue drags.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
SORROWFUL MADNESS
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW
SORROWFUL MADNESS
Here are some of the highlights from a year full of big shows and stunning performances.
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


AGELESS WONDERS
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW
AGELESS WONDERS

This was a year in London theatre that gave seniors and maverick directors pride of place.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
COMEDIC CALAMITY
MAGIC GOES WRONG
at Vaudeville Theatre

COMEDIC CALAMITY

Mischief Theatre strikes again, this time taking on the world of stage magic and its incipient hazards.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MATTER OF SURVIVAL
THREE SISTERS
at the National (Lyttelton)

MATTER OF SURVIVAL

This version transforms the Chekhovian drama into something both faithful to the original and utterly fresh.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
CRIMES AND MELODIES
CURTAINS
at Wyndham's Theatre

CRIMES AND MELODIES

This surefooted musical comedy is a whodunit that writes a love letter to musical theatre while also making fun of it.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
FALSE VIRTUE
TASTE OF HONEY
at Trafalgar Studios

FALSE VIRTUE

Shelagh Delaney’s 1958 play broke all the taboos of its time, and this production stays true to its merits.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
CONSUME AND DESTROY
THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
at Almeida Theatre

CONSUME AND DESTROY

There are some very stylish choices in this production, but it lacks the pace and grimness that the play demands.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
THEATRICAL CONUNDRUM
FAIRVIEW
at the Young Vic

THEATRICAL CONUNDRUM

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is hard to describe, but it's definitely original, and this production is well acted and directed.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SHAKESPEARE ELECTRIFIED
HENRY VI/RICHARD III
at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe

SHAKESPEARE ELECTRIFIED

This gripping, inventive production will make you see these works in an entirely new light.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
TAPPING ON THE GLASS
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
at Noel Coward Theatre

TAPPING ON THE GLASS

This is a sharp, sensitive work about family, mental health, loneliness and the two-faced frenemy that is social media.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
A GOOD-HEARTED LIE
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
at Noel Coward Theatre

A GOOD-HEARTED LIE

Sam Tutty soars in the title role of this original, state-of-the-art musical.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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