Monday, January 20, 2020

REVIEWS

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...

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...

More News

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces House Pride Nights

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will host a series of House Pride Night events at specified performances in February and March, the production...

‘The Minutes’ announces full creative team for Broadway

“The Minutes” has announced its full creative team for its Broadway run beginning next month.  In addition to director Anna D. Shapiro and playwright Tracy...

‘Plaza Suite’ announces complete Broadway cast

"Plaza Suite" has announced the complete cast for its Broadway run this spring as well as its preceding Boston run. In addition to the previously...

Erika Henningsen and more join Broadway cast of ‘Flying Over Sunset’

Erika Henningsen, who currently stars as Cady Heron in "Mean Girls," is joining the cast of "Flying Over Sunset." In addition to Henningsen, the newly...

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...