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First Nighter: David Auburn's Lost Lake Not Fully Found

David Finkle | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Logan (John Hawkes) and Veronica (Tracie Thoms) don't exactly meet cute. They meet awkward. They meet uncertain. They meet at cross-purposes. And they stay that way and don't stay that way in David Auburn's not entirely absorbing Lost Lake at Manhattan Theatre Club's City Center Stage 1.

The Country House: It's Good to Be Home

Danny Groner | Posted 11.30.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Many plays have a familiar source of drama and intrigue: Get a family to reunite for whatever the reason and all of the passion and suppression will find its way out there. But Donald Margulies's The Country House takes this format to new heights. And director Daniel Sullivan knows exactly how to squeeze out every last bit of tension and relief.

First Nighter: Is Donald Margulies's 'Country House' Too Chekhovian or Not Chekhovian Enough?

David Finkle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Curiously, one of the reasons the play falls short of Pulitzer Prize-winning Margulies's usual vaunted mark is that he's chosen, as many playwrights before him have, to make The Country House an homage to Chekhov. To be more specific, he's saluting--if you want to call it that--The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, and he goes seriously awry doing so, falling far short of Chekhov's dramaturgically and emotionally involving level

The Lithgow Lear

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Put Daniel Sullivan together with a great play and a highly-respected, award-winning actor like John Lithgow and you're likely to get an illuminating and theatrical rendition of the work, with flashes of lightning for sure.

Dressed to Die For: Mary-Louise Parker in The Snow Geese, Trudie Styler in an Anglo-Irish The Seagull, Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Sharr White's new play The Snow Geese at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Mary-Louise Parker as Elizabeth wears black, in mourning for her dead husb...

The Snow Geese: Fighting On

Danny Groner | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Those drawn to The Snow Geese for the star at the center of it, Mary-Louise Parker, might be disappointed to discover a vulnerable, careless woman whose demons have been exposed after the untimely death of her husband.

James Gandolfini Evoked in Comedy of Errors at the Delacorte

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Central Park offers a natural bucolic setting for Shakespeare's lighter fare, but with this year's Comedy of Errors, its lush greens frame an urban stage for Ephesus, a fictive town in upstate New York that harbors mob types among its citizenry.

Aisle View: Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Errors -- of identification, understanding and more -- abound in the Public Theater's current Shakespeare in the Park offering, The Comedy of Errors.

First Nighter: Jekyll & Hyde, Orphans, Collapse Bow to Mixed Results

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If someone grabbed you on the street and yelled in your face for the next two and a half hours, what would you do? Well, the cast of the Jekyll & Hyde revival at the Marquis scream until your eardrums are ready to burst.

Shia LaBeouf Quits Play, Takes To Twitter

Posted 02.21.2013 | Arts

The producers of the Broadway play "Orphans" announced this week that leading man Shia LaBeouf has opted to leave the cast due to "creative difference...

An Ardent Forest in Central Park: 'As You Like It'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

For fans of romantic comedy, a play that ends with three weddings is the ultimate fantasy. As You Like It, this summer's first Shakespeare in the Park...

The Shoemaker / Shakespeare in the Park: The Problem Plays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Where All's Well That Ends Wellcould be demure, the Measure for Measure production is deliciously over the top. Don't miss it.

First Nighter: Two Shakespeare "Problem" Plays Cause Additional Problems in Central Park

David Finkle | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.

Stage Door: Good People

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Good People is a sensitive exploration of class and memory. David Lindsay-Abaire's play captures the claustrophobic nature of working-class poverty with humor and quiet pathos.

David Lindsay-Abaire's Independent Spirit: Good People:

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

David Lindsay-Adaire mines his hometown frontier well, neatly marking the fault line between white and blue collar.

Frances McDormand Returns To Broadway For "Good People"

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Academy Award winner Frances McDormand returns to Broadway this coming season in "Good People," a new play by David Lindsay-Abaire. ...

First Nighter: Public Theater's Merchant of Venice and Winter's Tale Are Problems, Only the First of Which Is Solved

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis decided to do some problem-solving during this summer's Shakespeare in the Park series.

Twelfth Night in Central Park

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alec Baldwin

To bring together a wonderful cast of some of the great performers in the American theatre and watch them create one of the best shows I have seen in the Park in quite some time was a rare treat.