Cry-Baby may not be another Hairspray, but it's still fun. Credit some good songs, a winning cast and sexy choreography for the spell it weaves.
The Walworth Farce is utterly original and nearly always unpredictable. The play is alternately funny and frightening.
Smart casting has NYCO audiences humming the values of this production of Candide.
Jenny Schwartz's God's Ear makes arresting use of language. It's definitely inventive, if at times irritating.
In its move to Broadway ( from BAM), Macbeth has lost none of its power and grandeur. If possible, Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, have gotten even better.
There's not much to feed on in A Catered Affair. Some delicious performances here, an atmospheric set there...but other major ingredients are missing.
This revival of Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, is a real revelation. This is a Mama Rose, who shows her vulnerability, along with her more outrageous side-overbearing, but not bombastic.
Paul Rudnick misses the boat in The New Century, his new collection of one-acts. Yes, there are some witty one-liners, but the wit is based on stereotypes that should not have escaped the last century.
Ethan Coen's three one-acters, though only 80 minutes long in total, are as satisfying and thought-provoking as many three-hour dramas.
Radical in its day, this 36-year-old classic from South Africa still resonates with current audiences.