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Review: ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ loses drama to the truth

Fact: I began my career in journalism as a fact-checker at a magazine in Los Angeles. Opinion: My experience with this oft-tedious task unfortunately did little to enhance my affection for “The Lifespan of a...

Review: Colorful characters punch up ‘The Nap’

Snooker, anyone? Anyone? British plays may be as abundant on Broadway as mushrooms in a rain-soaked forest, but “The Nap,” by Richard Bean, may seem exotic even to the most obsessive theatrical Anglophile. This...

Review: An exploration of female power in ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’

Playing the great Belle Époque actress Sarah Bernhardt, who is herself, preparing to play Hamlet, Janet McTeer proves to be a woman not only for all seasons, but particularly and triumphantly for this one....

Review: ‘Pretty Woman’ is a cardboard cutout of the movie

It’s very sweet that, as in the movie, the two unlikely lovers in the musical “Pretty Woman” end up rescuing one another from their respective lives of streetwalking and soulless moneymaking. But, please, can someone...

Review: The same old story at ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’

Before the curtain rises on the new musical “Gettin’ the Band Back Together” at the Belasco Theatre, Ken Davenport, the show’s lead producer, who also co-wrote the book, takes the stage to warm up...

Review: ‘Head Over Heels’ can’t find the beat

Summer is not officially the silly season on Broadway, but you might be forgiven for assuming so should you wander into the Hudson Theatre, where “Head Over Heels,” a fearlessly loopy new jukebox musical...

Review: A lesson in sympathy from ‘Straight White Men’

In case you have been singing loudly with your fingers stuffed in your ears for, say, a year and a half, you have probably noticed much soul-searching in the media, along with plenty of...

Review: ‘The Boys in the Band’ still resonates beneath the laughs

“Thanks for the laughs,” says Harold, whose disorderly birthday celebration is the occasion on which the men in “The Boys in the Band” gather for an evening of cutting barbs, bottomless cocktails and occasional...

Review: Denzel Washington radiates energy in ‘Iceman Cometh’

When Denzel Washington, who plays the salesman Hickey in the shatteringly good Broadway revival of “The Iceman Cometh,” unleashes his dazzling smile, it’s fair to conclude that he could sell ice cubes to Eskimos...

Review: Historical exposition weighs down a solidly acted ‘Saint Joan’

George Bernard Shaw’s plays are performed so rarely on major New York stages that it’s hard not to feel grateful for a chance to see a first-class production of “Saint Joan.” Unfortunately, a dutiful...
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Review: ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ loses drama to the truth

Fact: I began my career in journalism as a fact-checker at a magazine in Los Angeles. Opinion: My experience with this oft-tedious task unfortunately did...

‘The Boys in the Band’ to be considered a revival for...

“The Boys in the Band” will be considered a revival of a play for this year’s Tony Awards. The Tony Awards Administration Committee met...

Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken to put on Holiday Broadway show

Former American Idol contestants Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken will appear in a holiday show on Broadway this December. The show, entitled "Ruben & Clay's...

Tony Awards set broadcast date, eligibility cut-off

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast from Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019. The eligibility cut-off for show's to be eligible...

‘Hamilton’ to sell $10 tickets for all seats at Halloween performance

"Hamilton" is expanding its lottery program for Halloween night. The Broadway show will play an 8 p.m. performance on Oct. 31 in which all available...