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OPERA MEETS THEATER
CARMEN JONES
at Classic Stage Company

OPERA MEETS THEATER
Anika Noni Rose leads a pitch-perfect cast in John Doyle's scaled-down production.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
BEAUTY ISN'T EVERYTHING
SKINTIGHT
at Laura Pels Theatre

BEAUTY ISN'T EVERYTHING
Joshua Harmon’s humorous new play takes on the superficiality of beauty, fashion and resistance to aging.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
DISINTEGRATION
GIRLS & BOYS
at Minetta Lane Theatre

DISINTEGRATION
Carey Mulligan captivates her audience in Dennis Kelly’s seductive ensnarement of a play.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
WRATH UNFURLED
OTHELLO
at Delacorte Theater

WRATH UNFURLED
Ruben Santiago-Hudson needs no gimmicks or modern update to bring a hard-hitting Othello to Central Park.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
BOTTOMLESS ABYSS
THE ICEMAN COMETH
at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

BOTTOMLESS ABYSS
This is a feisty, animated Iceman, with the magnificent Denzel Washington leading the cast.
Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
MAGIC IN THE AIR
2018 TONY AWARDS WRAP-UP
MAGIC IN THE AIR
The Band’s Visit dominated the musical categories at an exciting night at the Tony Awards.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
THE BOYS IN THE BAND
at Booth Theatre

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Although this is a period piece, this play reverberates with the zesty camaraderie that gay men can openly enjoy today.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GENDER MERCIES
A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN
at 59E59

GENDER MERCIES
Alan Ayckbourn’s new comedy-drama sketches a portrait of a man across seven decades.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
OLD MUSICAL, NEW TRICKS
CAROUSEL
at Imperial Theatre

OLD MUSICAL, NEW TRICKS
This production preserves the show's original wonders while playing wonderfully for a new generation of theatergoers.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
UPPERS AND DOWNERS
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
at BAM's Harvey Theatre

UPPERS AND DOWNERS
This spirited revival delivers a relatively swift descent into hell.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE
WIT AND WHIMSY
TRAVESTIES
at American Airlines Theatre

WIT AND WHIMSY
Tom Stoppard’s 1917 tour-de-force can be a mess of historical and literary references, but it is handled deftly by this director and cast.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
RELATIVE STRANGERS
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
at BAM's Harvey Theatre

RELATIVE STRANGERS
Unfortunately, the members of this ensemble seem as if they're acting in different plays.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
BIG SHOES
HELLO, DOLLY!
at Shubert Theatre

BIG SHOES
As one would expect, a production of this musical largely lives and dies by the strength of its leading actress.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
ALMOST ROMANCE
SUMMER AND SMOKE
at Classic Stage Company

ALMOST ROMANCE
Marin Ireland and Nathan Darrow make this rare revival worth the trip.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
CINDERELLA STORY
MY FAIR LADY
at Beaumont Theater

CINDERELLA STORY
Replete with lush beauty and stellar performances, this version stays true to its origins.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
AND THE NOMINEES ARE…
TONY NOMINATIONS
AND THE NOMINEES ARE…
Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants lead the Tony nominations for the 2017-18 Broadway season.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO
at Lyric Theatre

WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY
This mega-musical is an inventive, crowd-pleasing spectacle full of dazzling special effects.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
A MESS OF MANIACS
THE METROMANIACS
at The Duke on 42nd

A MESS OF MANIACS
There is a lot going on in this clever, well-written work by David Ives.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
DISCO QUEEN
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

DISCO QUEEN
This jukebox musical isn't perfect, but it's plenty entertaining, and LaChanze is fabulous in the lead role.
Reviewed by: BILL STEVENSON READ MORE
A PEASANT'S REBELLION
SAINT JOAN
at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

A PEASANT'S REBELLION

Condola Rashad gives a bright, big-hearted performance as Joan of Arc.

Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
BARROOM TRAGEDY
THE ICEMAN COMETH
at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

BARROOM TRAGEDY
Revivals of this caliber do not come often.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
WORDS CAN'T CONVEY
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
at Studio 54

WORDS CAN'T CONVEY
This production of Mark Medoff’s 1980 Tony winner feels more lightweight than it should, but through no fault of the cast.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
TALE OF TWO ACTS
HELLO, DOLLY!
at Shubert Theatre

TALE OF TWO ACTS
Bernadette Peters and company find their voice in the second act of this classic musical.
Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
CLASSIC MEETS CLASSICAL
ROCKTOPIA
at Broadway Theatre

CLASSIC MEETS CLASSICAL
Rock hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s get an orchestral twist in this jukebox musical.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
FEEL THE BERN
HELLO, DOLLY!
at Shubert Theatre

FEEL THE BERN
Bernadette Peters works her magic in the revival of this joy-stuffed classic.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
IRISH LITERARY REVIVAL
THREE SMALL IRISH MASTERPIECES
at Irish Repertory Theatre

IRISH LITERARY REVIVAL
The Irish Repertory Theatre showcases three one-acts by major turn-of-the-century Irish playwrights.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
UNHOLY TRINITY
THREE TALL WOMEN
at John Golden Theatre

UNHOLY TRINITY
At 81, Glenda Jackson still performs with breathtaking bite and vitality.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
BLINK OF AN EYE
LOBBY HERO
at Hayes Theatre

BLINK OF AN EYE
This well-written, well-acted play will make you laugh and make you think.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
ANGELS IN AMERICA
at Neil Simon Theatre

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
Tony Kushner’s two-part mega-drama is high art, but with plenty of sex, laughs and thrills throughout.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
DISNEY ON ICE
FROZEN
at St. James Theatre

DISNEY ON ICE
There's plenty of stage magic to behold, but the Broadway version of Frozen fails to exceed expectations.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
WHITE MAN'S BURDEN
ADMISSIONS
at Mitzi Newhouse Theatre

WHITE MAN'S BURDEN
Playwright Joshua Harmon proves once again to be funny, daring and unpredictable.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE


DYNASTIC GREED
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
at the National (Lyttelton)

DYNASTIC GREED

Three hours fly by watching this stunningly acted, impeccably directed and visually extraordinary production.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
A FRESH TALENT
THE KING AND I
at the Palladium

A FRESH TALENT

London audiences may not have been familiar with Kelli O’Hara, but they will know her name now.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MARCH OF PROGRESS
TRANSLATIONS
at the National (Olivier)

MARCH OF PROGRESS

Ian Rickson’s finely textured production of this elegant, poetic play achieves on levels both epic and intimate.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
WHETHER THE WEATHER ALLOWS
PRESSURE
at Ambassadors Theatre

WHETHER THE WEATHER ALLOWS

David Haig has written an excellent play about the important role that weather played in the D-Day invasion.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
STRIPPED OF CHARACTER
JULIE
at the National (Lyttelton)

STRIPPED OF CHARACTER

This misguided production does a disservice to Strindberg’s timeless Swedish classic.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
EMPTY MEANING
HAMLET
at Shakespeare's Globe

EMPTY MEANING

Despite some fine performances, there's precious little by way of poetic heft or depth in this unusual production.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
POWER OF LANGUAGE
TRANSLATIONS
at the National (Olivier)

POWER OF LANGUAGE

Ian Rickson's production cements this as one of the great English-speaking plays of the last 40 years.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
NO LONGER IN SECRET
THE INHERITANCE
at the Young Vic

NO LONGER IN SECRET

Matthew Lopez's two-part, seven-hour marathon spans three generations of gay relationships.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MAGICAL SPECTACLE
FÉERIE
at Moulin Rouge (Paris)

MAGICAL SPECTACLE

This lavish, fast-paced extravaganza at Paris’ legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret is sure to keep anyone and everyone entertained.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
COMPULSIVE VIEWING
QUIZ
at Noel Coward Theatre

COMPULSIVE VIEWING

Graham James’ real-life story about cheating on a quiz show plays on our baser instincts and challenges our preconceptions about justice.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
SMALL-SCALE THEATRE
THE MODERATE SOPRANO
at Duke of York's

SMALL-SCALE THEATRE

David Hare’s play about the birth of the Glyndebourne Festival is likely to appeal to a very small audience.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MISBEGOTTEN CREATURE
MACBETH
at the National (Olivier)

MISBEGOTTEN CREATURE

Bizarre choices in staging and design take away from compelling performances by Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
POLITICAL SLUGFEST
THE BEST MAN
at Playhouse Theatre

POLITICAL SLUGFEST

A lot of things about politics are the same today as they were in 1960.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
VENUS VERSUS MARS
SUMMER AND SMOKE
at Almeida Theatre

VENUS VERSUS MARS

Patsy Ferran does an excellent job in Tennessee Williams’ problematic play.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
THE CRIMINAL MIND
FROZEN
at Theatre Royal Haymarket

THE CRIMINAL MIND

Bryony Lavery’s 1998 drama is thoughtful, compassionate and deeply uncomfortable.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
MALE VIOLENCE
GIRLS & BOYS
at Royal Court Theatre

MALE VIOLENCE

Dennis Kelly’s play looks unblinkingly at violence that is so common we have become desensitised to it. 

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
MOB MENTALITY
JULIUS CAESAR
at Bridge Theatre

MOB MENTALITY

This production pushes the envelope while pushing audience members out of their comfort zones.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
AMERICAN HISTORY
HAMILTON
at Victoria Palace

AMERICAN HISTORY

The hit American musical finds resonance across the pond.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE

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