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REVIEWS

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...

Review: A blazing Adam Driver commands the stage in ‘Burn This’

Winter storms may be in the rearview mirror, but idle storm chasers should know that there’s a tempest being whipped up nightly at the Hudson Theatre, where a ferociously good Adam Driver is starring...

Review: A distracted ‘Oklahoma!’ skims the emotional surface

The new Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” could be compared to a surrey with a little too much fringe on top, to swipe the nearest metaphor. It may get you where you...
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‘Waitress’ to close on Broadway in January

"Waitress" will end its run on Broadway in January, producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced Tuesday. The musical, with a score by Sara Bareilles, will play...

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ announces recoupment on Broadway

“What the Constitution Means to Me” has recouped its investment on Broadway, the production announced Monday.  The play, starring and written by Heidi Schreck, has...

Most Broadway shows cancelled after power outage

More than 20 Broadway shows were cancelled Saturday night after a power outage hit the west side of Manhattan. Among the confirmed show closures: “Hadestown,”...

Opinion: The great reckoning on Broadway

The official report from the Broadway League at the end of the 2018-2019 season couldn’t have been more upbeat.  “For the 2018-2019 season, total attendance...

‘Slave Play’ announces Broadway run

“Slave Play” is coming to Broadway this fall. It’s certainly not the trajectory that playwright Jeremy O. Harris envisioned for his work. But then again,...