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MUSICAL MAKEOVER
MACK & MABEL
at New York City Center

MUSICAL MAKEOVER
Jerry Herman’s 1974 flop has been reborn and reformed into a splendid show.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
NOT THE TIME,NOT THE PLACE
WEST SIDE STORY
at Broadway Theatre

NOT THE TIME,NOT THE PLACE
Ivo van Hove's revival attempts to reimagine the classic show but nearly shreds it to pieces.
Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
RECKLESS REVIVAL
WEST SIDE STORY
at Broadway Theatre

RECKLESS REVIVAL
Missteps in this production include cutting the show too short and using giant video projections that overwhelm the action onstage.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
FRESH BLOOD
DRACULA
at Classic Stage Company

FRESH BLOOD
This is one Dracula you can count on for an evening’s worth of worthwhile entertainment.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
FOUR ON THE FLOOR
BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
at Pershing Square Signature Center

FOUR ON THE FLOOR
This musical retelling isn't exactly intellectually stimulating, but it might resonate with anyone in the audience with FOMO.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
OPPORTUNITY LOST
PARADISE LOST
at Theatre Row

OPPORTUNITY LOST
If it weren’t for the valiant efforts of the six-person cast, this production might have come up completely lame.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
BED-HOPPING RETREAT
BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
at Pershing Square Signature Center

BED-HOPPING RETREAT
It's unclear why this carbon copy of the 1969 film has been transferred to the stage.
Reviewed by: JEREMY GERARD READ MORE
UNQUENCHABLE EGO
BOOM
at 59E59 Theaters

UNQUENCHABLE EGO
Rick Miller provides a relentless recap of an era not exactly lost in the mists of time.
Reviewed by: SANDY MACDONALD READ MORE


BARBS AT THE BARD
THE UPSTART CROW
at Geilgud Theatre

BARBS AT THE BARD

Transferring a TV comedy series to the stage rarely goes well, but this one has lots of laugh-out-loud moments.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
DYSTOPIAN NIGHTMARE
FAR AWAY
at Donmar Warehouse

DYSTOPIAN NIGHTMARE

Caryl Churchill's apocalyptic 45-minute miniature isn't for everyone, but it should resonate with audiences more now than when it premiered 20 years ago.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
NEVER FORGET
LEOPOLDSTADT
at Wyndham's Theatre

NEVER FORGET

The most eagerly anticipated new play of the current London season is Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
TIMELESS AND TRAGIC
UNCLE VANYA
at Harold Pinter Theatre

TIMELESS AND TRAGIC

Chekhov’s rueful ode to lost love and fading hopes has rarely been so luminous and piercing.

Reviewed by: SAM MARLOWE READ MORE
BEYOND APARTHEID
KUNENE AND THE KING
at Ambassadors Theatre

BEYOND APARTHEID

Despite the work of the two charismatic leading men, this South African story is at once predictable and hard to believe.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN 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
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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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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