Thursday, December 12, 2019

REVIEWS

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...

Review: A fearless Kristin Chenoweth dazzles in ‘For the Girls’

To the long list of adjectives we toss around like verbal confetti to describe Kristin Chenoweth – radiant, impish, perky, sunny, funny! – we can now add fearless. In her concert at the Nederlander...

Review: The Tina Turner musical can’t match its sublime star

If a single voice, or a single performance, could send a Broadway musical soaring to greatness, “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” would handily qualify as one of the best musicals to emerge in recent...

Review: Evoking nostalgia with an eye to the future in ‘American Utopia’

“We’re on a road to nowhere,” David Byrne sings in the final encore of his Broadway concert, “American Utopia,” at the Hudson Theatre. Can we get an encore of that encore, please?  While the thrumming,...

Review: A return to gloom in ‘The Sound Inside’

Pop quiz question: Can you name a single writer darker than Dostoevsky? The options are few, but I hereby nominate Adam Rapp, the playwright and novelist whose vision is so unrelievedly grim he makes that...

Review: ‘The Lightning Thief’ inventively reveals the demigods among us

You think your dad (or mom) is a deadbeat? Consider the plight of the young characters in “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” a thoroughly endearing family-friendly musical at the Longacre Theatre. Each...

Review: Comedy trumps romanticism in this ‘Rose Tattoo’

As Serafina Delle Rose, a grieving Italian-American widow struggling to open herself to life again in Tennessee Williams’s “The Rose Tattoo,” Marisa Tomei bares just about all, emotionally speaking. Sorrow hollows out Serafina’s heart...

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Catherine Brunell takes over for Jennifer Simard in ‘Mean Girls’

Catherine Brunell is joining the cast of "Mean Girls" to play the roles of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George. Brunell takes over the role from Jennifer...

Rashidra Scott joins Broadway cast of ‘Company’

Rashidra Scott will play the role of Susan in the upcoming revival of "Company." Scott will play opposite Greg Hildreth as Peter. She comes to...

Austin Durant to step in for Danny Burstein in ‘Moulin Rouge!’

Austin Durant will fill in for Danny Burstein in "Moulin Rouge!" as Burstein takes a six-week medical leave of absence to repair a torn...

‘Slave Play’ launches new program of patrons gifting tickets

“Slave Play” is formalizing a model of gifting tickets to attendees who may not otherwise be able to see the play.  The program, called Broadway...

‘Beetlejuice’ to end its run at the Winter Garden in June

"Beetlejuice" will play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, 2020. The closing announcement comes after the Shubert Organization invoked a...