A theater critic chooses his best theatrical works of the last year
Freda Payne does some lovely singing in ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG, a biographical tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
I’ve gone from a fan and admirer to an enthusiastic supporter of Jen Childs in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY.
Most things are destined to be average, even musicals that have managed to stay on Broadway for a couple of years.
Neill Hartley’s ensemble for FROZEN makes the most of all the emotion and thoughtfulness Bryony Lavery invests in his play of forgiveness, redemption, and moving on.
In adapting THE BLUEST EYE, Lydia R. Diamond trusts Toni Morrison.
Republished by kind permission from Neals Paper. Vocally, Jenny Lee Stern channels Patsy Cline. The clean, heartfelt sounds register. Physically, I kept seeing Judy Garland and began hoping Stern, a known…
EgoPo’s presentation of John Guare’s Lydie Breeze continues with a look at a New England utopia.
David Bradley’s production of this classic is a sterling example of a strong scripts coupled with a great ensemble.
Danton, Marat, Robespierre, and their ilk have mostly been forgotten, while the guillotined Marie retains fame.
Frank Ferrante can turn into his boyhood and current idol, Groucho Marx, on a dime.
Krissy Fraelich’s riveting central performance blends with the perfection of Geoffrey Goldberg’s direction to make this production not only powerful and poignant.
What? Him again? Yes and no.
A delightful comedy that shows an evening and morning in the lives of four sisters
Tom Lehrer is the smartest, most devilish, most perceptive, and most funny of the editorial songwriters
SIDE SHOW is a tricky piece, but there was much to savor at Media Theatre’s production