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CRYING OUT LOUD
BAT OUT OF HELL
at New York City Center

CRYING OUT LOUD
This head-scratcher of a rock spectacle quickly wears out its welcome.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
MOTHER AND SON
CORIOLANUS
at Delacorte Theater

MOTHER AND SON
Jonathan Cake and Kate Burton shine at the center of this stirring production.
Reviewed by: BERNARD CARRAGHER READ MORE
NO REDEMPTION
CORIOLANUS
at Delacorte Theater

NO REDEMPTION
Daniel Sullivan brings fresh thinking to this production while leaving the play's cynicism and thirst for power intact.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
LESS IS MORE
SUMMER SHORTS
at 59E59 Theaters

LESS IS MORE
Six short plays offer up a variety of styles for the 13th edition of Summer Shorts.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
MASTER OF MUSICALS
HAL PRINCE OBITUARY
MASTER OF MUSICALS
The Broadway icon Harold “Hal” Prince has passed away, leaving a legacy behind.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
SPARKLING MOMENTS
LITTLE GEM
at Irish Repertory Theatre

SPARKLING MOMENTS
Three generations of Irish women tell their stories through alternating monologues in this engaging piece.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
SHIMMERING SPECTACLE
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
at Al Hirschfeld Theatre

SHIMMERING SPECTACLE
Director Alex Timbers has given the 2001 film a thumping theatrical heart.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
HIGHBROW RAUNCHINESS
JACQUELINE NOVAK’S: GET ON YOUR KNEES
at Cherry Lane Theatre

HIGHBROW RAUNCHINESS
Jacqueline Novak expertly delivers personal, sexually explicit stories in her one-woman show.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
DOGG’S HAMLET, CAHOOT’S MACBETH
at Atlantic Stage 2

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
Two 40-year-old playlets are linked by an overlapping character and a made-up lingo. 
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
FRIENDS LIKE THESE
HAVEL: THE PASSION OF THOUGHT
at Atlantic Stage 2

FRIENDS LIKE THESE
A handful of mini-plays honors Vaclav Havel.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE
DEALT A BAD HAND
TWO’S A CROWD
at 59E59 Theaters

DEALT A BAD HAND
Rita Rudner's talents are done a disservice by the show’s ramshackle construction.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
REACTIONARY CULTURE
THE ROLLING STONE
at Lincoln Center Theater

REACTIONARY CULTURE
Chris Urch's gripping new drama is inspired by real events in Uganda in which gays were outed in a local newspaper.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
FEEL THE LOVE
THE LION KING
FEEL THE LOVE
You've seen this story before, but the new film version looks and sounds tremendous.
Reviewed by: JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ READ MORE


EXTRAVAGANT POWER
EVITA
at Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park

EXTRAVAGANT POWER

Jamie Lloyd's radical revival makes this musical feel revolutionary all over again.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
DRAMATIC POEM
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
at Noel Coward Theatre

DRAMATIC POEM

Tennessee Williams’ last successful play was one of his most personal.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CONUNDRUM OF CONFORMITY
EQUUS
at Trafalgar Studios

CONUNDRUM OF CONFORMITY

Ned Bennett’s gets back to the visceral impact this play was always meant to deliver.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
IT ALL FALLS APART
NOISES OFF
at Lyric Hammersmith

IT ALL FALLS APART

Despite a cast giving its all, there are elements of Micheal Frayn's farce that are starting to show their age.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
FATALLY CHARMING
PRESENT LAUGHTER
at the Old Vic

FATALLY CHARMING

Andrew Scott's charisma burns bright in Noel Coward’s semi-farcical 1939 comedy.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
STATING THE OBVIOUS
BITTER WHEAT
at Garrick Theatre

STATING THE OBVIOUS

David Mamet’s latest play attempts to satirise Harvey Weinstein, but comes off flat.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
RADICAL BELIEFS
THE END OF HISTORY…
at Royal Court, Jerwood Theatre

RADICAL BELIEFS

Jack Thorne's play spans two decades in the life of a family, but makes little impression along the way.

 

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DISTORTED IDEALS
EUROPE
at Donmar Warehouse

DISTORTED IDEALS

With this revival, Michael Longhurst is off to an explosive start as the Donmar's new artistic director.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
TOXIC RANT
BITTER WHEAT
at Garrick Theatre

TOXIC RANT

Despite having John Malkovich in the starring role, David Mamet's Harvey Weinstein-inspired play is a total misfire.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
CRY FOR JUSTICE
KING HEDLEY II
at Theatre Royal Stratford

CRY FOR JUSTICE

The flawed hero burns with anger as the color of his skin acts as a barrier at every turn.

Reviewed by: JOHN NATHAN READ MORE
MORTAL KINGS
HENRY IV PARTS I AND II AND HENRY V
at Shakespeare's Globe

MORTAL KINGS

A cross-casting approach offers a thrilling alternative way to tell our national history, but what's missing is a link to today's Britain.

Reviewed by: CLAIRE ALLFREE READ MORE
THE FAMILY NAME
RUTHERFORD AND SON
at the National (Lyttelton)

THE FAMILY NAME

Githa Sowerby's 1912 play features female characters who show a remarkable amount of strength.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
REDEFINING CHARITY
SWEET CHARITY
at Donmar Warehouse

REDEFINING CHARITY

Josie Rourke has reworked this musical for the modern age in the most thrilling fashion.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE 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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