Tuesday, July 7, 2020

REVIEWS

Review: ‘Girl From the North Country’ illuminates lives adrift

You can practically see the tumbleweeds blowing through the hearts of the characters in “Girl From the North Country.” This achingly beautiful musical weds the songs of Bob Dylan to a book, by Conor...

Review: Ivo van Hove’s ‘West Side Story’ feels more cinematic than theatrical

With his new production of “West Side Story,” the estimable Belgian director Ivo van Hove has essentially stolen a march on no less a showbiz luminary than Steven Spielberg. How’s that for chutzpah? Spielberg’s new...

Review: A fresh take on a familial tale in ‘Grand Horizons’

In just the first minutes of Bess Wohl’s “Grand Horizons,” a supremely funny comedy of marital malaise presented by Second Stage Theater, Jane Alexander and James Cromwell deliver a miniature master class in the...

Review: ‘A Soldier’s Play’ is a captivating whodunit

Shots ring out. A man falls dead at the hands of an unknown killer. Enter an investigator to sort through a hefty pile of suspects and bring the culprit to justice. Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning...

Review: Laura Linney shimmers in ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’

When the theater goes to the library for inspiration, the results can often be disappointing. Even great books can wither and wilt when they are adapted for the stage. A happy if not entirely...

Review: Harry Connick Jr. showcases his love for Cole Porter

Love is most certainly for sale at “Harry Connick Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter.” Although the composer-lyricist is justifiably renowned for his coruscating wit and insouciant wordplay, in this tight 90-minute concert Connick...

Review: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ overflows with real-world storylines

In “You Learn,” the song that concludes the new musical “Jagged Little Pill” on a note of hard-won, almost downbeat uplift, a lyric from Alanis Morissette recommends the advantages of “biting off more than...

Review: An inventive ‘Christmas Carol’ tugs at the heartstrings

If you don’t respond with a moist eye and a swelling heart to “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ classic tale of a miser’s spiritual redemption, I wouldn’t go so far as to call you...

Review: Generations of love, loss and wisdom gained in ‘The Inheritance’

Most Broadway seasons feature at least one show that gathers an aura of importance even before it opens. This year it is undoubtedly “The Inheritance,” Matthew Lopez’s two-part, nearly seven-hour drama about a generation...

Review: ‘Slava’s Snowshow’ sends in the sad clowns

“Slava’s Snowshow,” which has returned to New York for a limited engagement more than a decade after its first Broadway run, is not your typical holiday fare. While the show’s cast is made up...