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Theater Review: Stoppard's The Real Thing From Roundabout Theater

Dina Mikhails | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts
Dina Mikhails

We have a lot of fun watching these couples flirt, banter and reconcile, yet there's an absence of true emotion that left me feeling lighter than I should have in a play about jealousy, knowledge and the preservation of one's self in a marriage.

Stoppard in India

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Mid-period Stoppard -- that is, the work of the acclaimed Czech-born British playwright in his fifties and early sixties -- brought forth a remarkable series of intricate, thought-provoking-but-inviting plays like Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention of Love and The Coast of Utopia.

Aisle View: Lambeth Lad Makes Good

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The star makes it look effortlessly simple, weaving his tales and adventures into gloriously funny set-pieces. He has made a side career as reader of the phenomenally-successful Harry Potter audiobooks; he clearly knows how to tell a tale.

Theater Review: Just Jim Dale, a Slim and Stale Musical Memoir

Zach Udko | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

After a brief career as a pop singer in his early 20s, Dale commits to serious acting after seeing a Noel Coward play. He soon finds success playing many of Shakespeare's clowns, before moving onto leading Broadways roles.

Willkommen to the Power of Theatre: Life Lessons in Broadway's Cabaret

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Faisal Al-Juburi

Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.

On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

On the Culture Front: Wine Dinner at Famed Beer Bar, Green Porno and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.31.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Rossellini shines a light on the humor of mating but also touches on our profound need for it beyond utility. Green Porno is incredibly cheeky fun but buried slyly in there is a message about those who wish to define acceptable mating practices and the urging for them to stop.

Theater: Loneliness Doesn't Go Distance; Machinal Hums Along

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's a faultless cast doing its best with a work far more unconventional than is usual for the Roundabout. Here's hoping their subscribers appreciate this nervy stretching of the definition of what a Roundabout production can be.

Ten Theater Companies That Made My 2013

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Another year of theater has come and gone. In celebration, here are the theater companies that made some of my favorite 2013 shows possible.

From 'Iron Man' To An 85-Year Old Broadway Play

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Rebecca Hall, who plays a brilliant biologist in "Iron Man 3," will soon get to play a murderer onstage. The Roundabout Theatre Company s...

On the Culture Front: Let's Get Old Fashioned

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Maggie the Cat (Scarlett Johansson) isn't wearing gloves for her own fight for the American dream in Tennessee Williams' lyrical Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

First Nighter: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Entertainment Challenge Handily Solved

David Finkle | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

Whether singing, dancing or acting, not a man or woman among the ensemble submits less than an effervescent performance. Rivera, who knows every trick in her personal book, gleefully pages through it. Chase is amusingly dastardly.

Theater: Virginia Woolf Bests Cyrano by More Than a Nose

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
Michael Giltz

The guiding principal of this Steppenwolf production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed seamlessly by Pam MacKinnon, is to return to the text, avoid grandstanding and shoot for realism.

Jake Gyllenhaal Makes His American Stage Debut

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

Tomorrow night Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal will make his American stage debut in British playwright Nick Payne’s If There Is I Haven’t F...

13 Playwrights Is Preparing To Implode

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

The 13 playwrights of 13P formed nine years ago to realize full productions of their plays. Each playwright produces one play, serving as the artistic director of the production. The group ceases to exist once every playwright has had a production.

The Dickens Story Where You Choose The Murderer

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Chita Rivera will get some help from Stephanie J. Block, Jim Norton and Will Chase when "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" begins flummoxing aud...

'Harvey' Reviews: 'He's Nothing Like Jimmy Stewart'

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.15.2012 | Home

Thursday night, The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of playwright Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer prize winning play "Harvey" opened to an array o...

17th Century Love Triangle Revived For 14th Time

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Guess who is smelling a return to Broadway? "Cyrano de Bergerac." Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday that it will mount a new pr...

Theater: "Road To Mecca" Proves Bigger Is Not Always Better

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE ROAD TO MECCA ** 1/2 out of **** ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY It's so difficult not to lose your shirt when producing theater that one feels churli...

Theater: "The Dream Of The Burning Boy" Almost Catches Fire

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY ** 1/2 out of **** Roundabout Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre The Black Box Thea...

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Glass Menagerie Shattered

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

By the end of Edelstein's misguided production at the Roundabout Theatre, I wanted to put a long distance between myself and it. And so should anyone who values the The Glass Menagerie.

Ordinary Days: A New Yorker's Musical (and for $20)

Kathryn McGarr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn McGarr

If you wish your life in New York were a musical comedy (whatever; I do), Ordinary Days -- an operetta-style show now playing -- allows you to experience that dream vicariously.

Review: Carrie Fisher Drinks Her Way to Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Sims

How does a famous person cope with a litany of personal disasters and addictions? They do what every other actor seems busy with these days -- put on a one-person show.

Tea and Sympathy's Robert Anderson Was a Class Act: The Great Playwright Lured Deborah Kerr to Broadway

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Tea and Sympathy will be remembered eternally for its final line, "Years from now when you talk about this -- and you will -- be kind" -- one of the tenderest moments in Broadway history.