Friday, March 7 2014
The New York Philharmonic's resurrection of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, proves to be one of the most delightfully wicked evenings of theater in recent memory.
Monday, January 24 2011
With irony and extremely funny dialogue, West Village playwright Craig Wright nails modern angst on a theatrical cross -- for redemption in the beauty of a seriously flawed world.
Tuesday, October 13 2009
Eighty years have passed since the Broadway debut of this work and another national economic crying time greets the Goodman’s production, but we can laugh until we pass out and forget our troubles in the meantime.
Wednesday, May 20 2009
Portrayed by the explosively accessible Janet McTeer, Mary Stuart demands our attention, lures our senses, and holds our hearts with a blend of power and tenderness
Sunday, April 12 2009
Lerner's characters lean to one-dimension; their humanity never makes its presence known as they perform high acts of cruelty and treason, even amongst one another.
Tuesday, April 7 2009
As anyone who’s attempted to shake themselves loose from a diseased family tree can tell you, it’s not the branches that eternally grasp and devour the soul; it’s the root that can never be excised.
Thursday, February 12 2009
It’s as if O’Neill had a fever dream of our present times as we too, fear we are little more than hairy apes.
Thursday, February 5 2009
This is allegory for the modern reality-show line-up – its classic Jerry Springer and Maury Povich on perpetual familial loop.
Monday, January 19 2009
At the time this was authored, Germany’s Kaiser was decimating young soldiers with mustard gas, American organized crime was providing an economy for the neglected ethnic masses ... not much has changed since.