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CLEVER IMPOSTER
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
at Red Bull Theater

CLEVER IMPOSTER
Michael Urie leads a terrific cast in a very funny production.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
BROKEN FAMILY
HAMLET
at Public Theater

BROKEN FAMILY
Sam Gold’s staging is unique, eloquent and at times very funny.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
1984
at Hudson Theatre

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
The Trump administration inspires another production that imagines how grim our future could become.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
PIE SHOP OF HORRORS
SWEENEY TODD
at Barrow Street Theatre

PIE SHOP OF HORRORS
Though the performances are superb, this production sacrifices the storytelling and score for the sake of a gimmick.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE


DEPRESSION-ERA UPLIFT
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
at the Old Vic

DEPRESSION-ERA UPLIFT

Four stars for Conor McPherson's soulful story that brings Bob Dylan's music to life in a new way.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
DINNER IN THE COUNTRY
APOLOGIA
at Trafalgar Studios

DINNER IN THE COUNTRY

Stockard Channing leads a talented cast in this flawed but entertaining production.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
ELEGANT SAVAGERY
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
at Apollo Theatre

ELEGANT SAVAGERY

Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell star in a production that is unstinted in its dissection of appetite and loneliness.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
DESOLATION ROW
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
at the Old Vic

DESOLATION ROW

Conor McPherson uses the songs of Bob Dylan to create a soundtrack for this Depression-era drama.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
IN NEED OF EMPATHY
ANGELS IN AMERICA
at the National (Lyttelton)

IN NEED OF EMPATHY

Angels offers up a humanity we need more than ever just now.

Reviewed by: MATT WOLF READ MORE
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS
YANK!
at Charing Cross Theatre

HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS

Set during WWII, this musical breaks with tradition by being a boy-meets-boy love story.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PASSING JUDGMENT
THE MENTOR
at Vaudeville Theatre

PASSING JUDGMENT

Daniel Kehlmann has written a play about writing plays, and the plot leaves something to be desired.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MESSAGE OF LOVE
TWELFTH NIGHT
at Shakespeare's Globe

MESSAGE OF LOVE

Emma Rice's production is a glittery and joyous crowd-pleaser.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
IRISH TROUBLES
THE FERRYMAN
at Gielgud Theatre

IRISH TROUBLES

Jez Butterworth’s ambitious three-act boasts stellar direction and performances all the way through.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
REINTERPRETING MYTH
SALOMÉ
at the National (Olivier)

REINTERPRETING MYTH

Yaël Farber’s radical reinterpretation sees Salomé as a proto-feminist revolutionary.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
SENSE MEMORY
DARIUS
at Théâtre des Mathurins (Paris)

SENSE MEMORY

In this unique one-act, smell acts as a window into the past for a young man whose body is failing.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
BLURRING OF HISTORY
SALOME
at the National (Olivier)

BLURRING OF HISTORY

While meant to give voice to voiceless women of history, Yael Farber’s fails to leave any impression.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DICTATOR IN CHIEF
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
at Comédie-Française (Paris)

DICTATOR IN CHIEF

Bertolt Brecht’s tale of a Hitler-like mobster rings out in more ways than one.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
SICK NATION
ANGELS IN AMERICA
at the National (Lyttelton)

SICK NATION

Tony Kushner’s epic two-part play still packs a punch, even though the turn of the millennium has come and gone.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
LETTER FROM PARIS
HOW TO BECOME PARISIAN IN ONE HOUR?
at Theatre des Nouveautés, Paris

LETTER FROM PARIS

Parisians have their own way of doing things. Olivier Giraud helps decode their behavior through humor.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN 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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