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REVIEWS

Review: Life, death and the banalities in between in ‘Sea Wall/A Life’

Love and marriage. Birth and death. Sorrows and joys. Loss and renewal. Bacon and eggs.  Whoops — sorry! My mind wandered to breakfast plans while I was attempting to think of something interesting to say...

Review: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ hits Broadway with a panache of pop

The Broadway exclamation point — once a marquee staple, later an overused joke — makes a roaring comeback with “Moulin Rouge!” This new musical, based on the Baz Luhrmann movie set in and around...

Review: A blending of the prosaic and the poetic in ‘Frankie and Johnny’

It’s only in the final moments of the moving new Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” that the consummate musician in Audra McDonald emerges. True, McDonald — the...

Review: In ‘Beetlejuice,’ death comes to life

For a musical jubilantly proclaiming that its overriding theme is death, “Beetlejuice” has a surprisingly lively spring in its step. As is well known by now, popular movies never die; they are resurrected as...

Review: ‘Ink’ takes a multi-paged romp through tabloid journalism

“People like stories,” says Rupert Murdoch — a fictional Rupert Murdoch, that is — just before the lights dim on the last scene of “Ink,” James Graham’s play about the media magnate’s early days...

Review: ‘Tootsie’ gets the laughs, but not the music

The familiar rap on flawed Broadway musicals usually goes something like this: “Well, the score is great...but the book has problems.” Enter “Tootsie,” red sequins ablaze, a new musical adapted from the popular 1982...

Review: A superb ‘All My Sons’ revitalizes a classic drama

There must be something in the cultural moment because two major and starry revivals of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” are opening this week. On Broadway, Roundabout’s production is helmed by Tracy Letts and...

Review: After the fall of the emperor, confusion reigns in ‘Gary’

There are no guarantees of success when attempting to stage ambitious new work. If one were seeking proof that the theater can be a fickle muse and that past accomplishment is no insurance against...

Review: Skimming the surface of semi-fiction in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

Hillary: Likable or not? Likable enough? And if not, why not? Those much-discussed questions, asked and answered ad nauseam over the course of her two terms as a presidential wife, and her two presidential bids,...

Review: An exhilarating ‘Hadestown’ revitalizes a classic love story

The road to hell is paved with heavenly music in “Hadestown,” the exuberant, exhilarating new musical that stands tall among a season of mostly (so far) lackluster Broadway competition. A retelling of the myth...
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Nicki Hunter appointed MTC artistic producer

Nicki Hunter has been appointed artistic producer of Manhattan Theatre Club. In that role, Hunter will work with the theater company’s artistic team on season...

Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck to star in ‘Flying...

Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will star in the new Broadway musical “Flying Over Sunset” this spring.  Presented by Lincoln Center Theater, the...

‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’ will come to Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company will bring a revival of “Caroline, or Change” and “A Soldier’s Play” to Broadway this season. The production of “Caroline, or Change”...

‘Soul Train’ musical eyes Broadway

Book writer Dominique Morriseau, choreographer Camille A. Brown and director Kamilah Forbes are teaming up to create a musical based on the television series...

‘The Lightning Thief’ will star Chris McCarrell and touring cast on...

The full company of “The Lightning Thief” tour will come to Broadway with the production.  The musical stars Chris McCarrell as Percy Jackson, with Izzy...