NEW YORK -- In the first scene of "Outside People," a new play opening Tuesday at New York's Vineyard Theatre, a young American man named Malcolm meet...
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One of the best scenes in Close Up Space at City Center happens in the first few minutes. Paul, an exacting book editor (David Hyde Pierce), copy edit...
Blood and Gifts, a play by J.T. Rogers, creates a full overview of the issues and choices that were the precursors to our current situation.
Here's a list of my favorite shows of the year, followed by other highlights, a recap of the year and a brief word on each show.
"I can't repeat some of the things people say on camera." Says George Green, Executive Artistic Director of the Lake City Playhouse in Idaho when aske...
As is, aside from the tuneful Lerner/Lane score, there is little to recommend this theatrical therapy. Connick is wooden, and despite good efforts by supporting players, the show is disjointed.
Whenever I see Jesse Eisenberg act in films, it seems that he has the unique ability to inhabit his characters, making them three-dimensional and usually heartbreakingly compelling.
Whether it's the Julie Taymor film version or the numerous other productions from the past, I've never seen a satisfying Titus.
MAPLE AND VINE **
Jordan Harrison's new play is very high concept, a sort of Pleasantville for real. You've heard of Civil War re...
THE CHERRY ORCHARD AT CSC **
THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER AT THEATRE AT ST. CLEMENT'S **
THE CHERRY ORCHARD **
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY
Why oh why is Che...
Written in 1904, The Cherry Orchard, Chekov's last play, feels wholly modern. Now at the Classic Stage Company, its issues of class, money and romantic ruin seem timeless
On a deeper level, Chinglish explores the old and new China. Daniel is selling signage to an arts complex, not the Red Guard. The minister despairs of acrobats, but longs for classical Chinese opera.
Michael Urie happens to really, really like New York.
At least by Hollywood standards, the 31-year-old Urie's almost exclusive devotion to the Of...
WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW ** 1/2 out of ****
LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE
If you're studying nature and come across an unexpected creature or observe un...
It's hard not to think about the Occupy protests in New York and across the country when watching the off-Broadway production of Rent.
FRAGMENTS *** out of ****
BARYSHNIKOV ARTS CENTRE
STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS ** out of ****
MINETTA LANE THEATRE
Samuel Beckett se...
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has always been about giving shows that haven't had a big shot, a shot. That is why I was a little surprised to find Bloodsong of Love on this year's lineup.
ALL-AMERICAN ** out of ****
LCT3/THE DUKE ON 42ND STREET
All-American is the latest production from LCT3, the very welcome arm of Lincoln Center that...
HAND TO GOD ***
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE
Religion plays a very different role in Hand To God, a wicked comedy by Robert Askins that opened the same we...
Rita and Ben Lyons are not ideal parents and it is easy to see where the fault lies for their children's problems.
Steve Jobs was a genius and showman. Apple products revolutionized the way we live, making the company and its co-founders legendary. As storyteller M...
If a white man writes an important play about black people, is it less valuable once his identity is known? That's the question The Submission should have debated, kick-starting an honest dialogue.
Corruption and greed resonate in every age. Though Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy was written in 1963, it seems ripped from today's headlines.
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (or NYMF) is one of my favorite events of the year. You get a chance to see dozens of musicals (50 in all this y...
Seeing a new piece by a young playwright always offers the tantalizing prospect of discovering a fully formed new talent busting out with a genuinely great play.
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