HELLO DOLLY! (touring): 60-second review

They sure don’t write them like this anymore. 

FOOL FOR LOVE (EgoPo): Secrets, raw passion, and danger

Sam Shepard can set up a world like nobody else

A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW (Inis Nua): 60-second review

This solo show is performed by Satchel Williams, who can best be described as adorbs. 

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[nyc] MEDEA (BAM): Euripides should sue

British auteur-director Simon Stone has rewritten the ancient Greek tragedy, Medea,  to fit the contours of the contemporary world 

MAN OF GOD (InterAct): Worthy of praise

Anna Moench’s new, short, fascinating play is not to be missed.

MY GENERAL TUBMAN (Arden): Ancestors calling

Time travel as spiritual reality and a throbbing moral obligation

THURGOOD (Walnut Street): A supreme life

Johnnie Hobbs Jr. stars in a biographical play about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

THE VERTICAL HOUR (Lantern): Still means something

David Hare has the uncanny knack of being able to talk out of both sides of his mouth.

CHESS: THE MUSICAL (11th Hour): Cold War on the board

The precision and sense of drama makes you almost forget this is a concert and not a fully staged production.

THE BAND’S VISIT (National tour at Academy of Music): Lost in transit

The musicians are terrific and there are some sweet moments, but too much is lost

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AN ILIAD (Arden): Rage returns to Ilium

A bold, visceral performance giving the strong script its due.

[nyc] YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA (Signature Theatre): Times change

The style—despite a major cast—might be best described as wooden realism

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[nyc] PUMPGIRL (Irish Repertory Theatre): Things are fine in Irish drama

Everywhere you turn, there’s another Irish play, and each seems better than the last.

SHREK THE MUSICAL (Walnut Street): 60-second review

A witty as well as funny musical that brought the happy house game.

SUNSET BABY (Azuka): A shining lead performance

Victoria Aaliyah Goins shines in a new play by a hot young playwright

EUREKA DAY (InterAct): An infectious satire

No easy answers, no good guys/bad guys; it’s life as we cope with it, only funnier.

BURIED CHILD (EgoPo): A powerful production of a difficult play

It’s very satisfying to see this 1978 play revived; it still speaks to us and to the American condition

WOMAN AND SCARECROW (Irish Heritage Theatre): When did this all end in tragedy?

An existential, feminist play of wildly mournful keening, filled with rich Ianguage, intense questions, and rueful comedy

COME FROM AWAY (national tour): Welcome to the Rock

Deeply stirring and mournful, a remarkable accomplishment

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MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (McCarter): Overreaching ambition

Theatrically spectacular but without the marvelous profundity of the source novel