Monday, February 19, 2018

REVIEWS

Review: John Lithgow hosts a fireside chat in ‘Stories By Heart’

John Lithgow is a mighty fine actor, and an all-around decent fellow judging from two hours spent in his company at his solo show, “John Lithgow: Stories By Heart.” In the show, Lithgow proves...

Review: In ‘Farinelli and the King,’ music soothes us all

“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” So wrote 17th-century playwright William Congreve. With that in mind, simply bundle up your cares and woes and...

Review: ‘The Children’ is an exquisite look at human life

The room is a very modestly furnished kitchen: mismatched chairs around a table, a miniature refrigerator, a scruffy but cozy-looking armchair, slightly out of place. But this mundane setting is skewed at an angle...

Review: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ is far from ‘a simple sponge’

A new kind of cockeyed optimist has arrived at the Palace Theatre in the form of SpongeBob SquarePants, the indefatigably cheery anthropomorphic hero of the globally successful Nickelodeon animated television series, now turned into...

Review: A heartwarming breeze from ‘Once on This Island’

Continual waves of radiance, warming the blood and stirring the heart, flow forth from the sand-covered stage of the Circle in the Square Theatre, where an absolutely incandescent revival of the musical “Once on...

Review: ‘The Parisian Woman’ delves into current politics, but with little effect

Sleepy times, right? No drama emanating from our nation’s capital. Barely enough sensation to fill a single page of a broadsheet. Nary a shocking revelation to warm the cockles of a cynic’s heart. Well,...

Review: ‘Meteor Shower’ misses the mark with its scattered plot

The stars supply most of the fireworks in “Meteor Shower,” a scattershot – and even scatterbrained – comedy of bad manners by Steve Martin at the Booth Theatre. The cast member whose presence is...

Review: ‘Latin History for Morons’ gives us footnotes, not a lesson

In spite of significant limitations, it would be churlish not to acknowledge the ambitious aims and wide-ranging scope of “Latin History For Morons”, a solo show written and performed by John Leguizamo at Broadway’s...

Review: In ‘The Band’s Visit,’ small moments are made profound

The opening of “The Band’s Visit” at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, after a triumphant off-Broadway run last spring, is very good news for many reasons. At its best, theater helps us fill a deep-seeded...

Review: ‘Junk’ teaches a lesson in high finance

A business degree is not a prerequisite for an appreciation of “Junk,” a new play by Ayad Akhtar about the heady heights and ethical lows of American finance in the 1980s. But it certainly...

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‘Unmasked,’ a musical featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber songs, will open at...

"Unmasked," a new musical featuring the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, will have its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in September. The musical,...

Tony Yazbeck cast in John Kander’s ‘The Beast in the Jungle’

The world premiere of the John Kander musical "The Beast in the Jungle" announced its principal cast members including Tony Yazbeck. The musical, which will...

Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger to lead cast of ‘To Kill a...

Jeff Daniels will star as Atticus Finch alongside Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout in the upcoming Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird." The play, directed...

MCC drops Neil LaBute as playwright-in-residence, cancels upcoming play

MCC Theater has ended Neil LaBute's role as its playwright in residence, the off Broadway theater company announced Thursday. In a statement obtained by Broadway...

‘Kinky Boots’ adds two new cast members, extends Kirstin Maldonado

"Kinky Boots" is adding another new cast member, as David Cook is slated to take over the role of "Charlie Price" in April. Cook, a...