It's unusual for stars or directors to have over two shows a season -- even two is quite an accomplishment.
Neverland is a traditional musical blessed with moments of magic. That's thanks to Morrison, who, as the imaginative Mr. Barrie, carries the show from start to finish. (And who counts numerous Glee fans in the audience.)
The absurdity inside many of Broadway comedies, a world where anything can happen, comes through in full force this season in the new Living on Love, ...
If you're looking for emotional and original storytelling, rich music, incredible and intricate stage production, top-notch acting from both veteran and young actors, Fun Home is the play to see. How, you may ask, does one musical pull off so much? By making it look easy and effortless.
In a twist worthy of a Kafka novel, the national council of Actors Equity, the union of American stage actors, this week rammed through a proposal that would essentially rip the heart out of the Los Angeles theater scene, even though the proposal had been voted down by two-thirds of its Los Angeles voting membership.
In the thought-provoking and darkly hilarious new Broadway play, Hand to God, Jason, a well-meaning soft-spoken teenager, creates a hand puppet from a gray sock, red fuzz and some felt.
Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselves?
What do you get when you cross Noel Coward's Private Lives with the Cole Porter-Samuel Spewack-Bella Spewack Kiss Me, Kate? You get cross. That's what you get.
In an attempt to avoid being unoriginal and predictable, It Shoulda Been You takes some serious chances. You have to admire the effort for sure.
I found every aspect of the play compelling. The costumes are beautiful and the simple stark set helps all the more to feature the story and characters, portrayed by a remarkable ensemble of nearly two dozen actors.
There's nothing revolutionary about the plot to the show, but it stands apart from others like it thanks to a heightened sense of importance. That's due to the fact that the show is set in Paris after World War II, where there's a spring in people's step for the first time in a long time.
The audience is expected to act, too. Their role is to pretend like they are in charge of the show, but everyone will know they are just acting.
As one of Broadway's most anticipated musicals of the 2014-2015 season, Finding Neverland doesn't disappoint.
It Shoulda Been You seems targeted to a suburban crowd, comfortable embracing digestible bits of progressive ideals. And everyone will enjoy the performances, even if Shoulda shoulda been better.
Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.
Breaking up may be hard to do, but getting back together is near impossible, though Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan give it a game try with searing performances in a spirited and caustic revival of Skylight, David Hare's one-night stand of lovers' recriminations.