Friday, November 24, 2017

REVIEWS

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 “A Latin History For Morons”, a solo show written and performed by John Leguizamo at...

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...

Review: ‘M. Butterfly’ never takes flight

That silk kimono hides a scandalous secret in “M. Butterfly,” David Henry Hwang’s 1988 Tony Award-winning drama about the romance between a French diplomat and the Chinese opera singer he believed to be a...

Review: Springsteen connects with his sensitive side in Broadway debut

“I’ll handle this myself,” said Bruce Springsteen with a wry smile on Wednesday night at the Walter Kerr Theatre, as his enraptured audience began to clap along in rhythm to “Dancing in the Dark,”...

Review: ‘Time and the Conways’ offers a graceful masterclass in time and failed dreams

The ineluctable force that touches all our lives – the day-to-day, year-to-year process by which the present becomes the past, and the future bears down upon us – is the melancholy subject of “Time...

Review: ‘Prince of Broadway’

What’s the last word I thought I’d ever use to describe a show directed by Harold Prince? Bland. And yet, sadly, that’s the overall effect of “Prince of Broadway,” a polished but disappointingly rote roll-call of...

Review: ‘The Terms of My Surrender’

Michael Moore’s solo show, "The Terms of My Surrender," comes as close to being a campaign rally as anything you are likely to see on Broadway – or anywhere else, for that matter, save...

Review: ‘Marvin’s Room’

Calamity comes in Costco-style jumbo packages for the fractured family in “Marvin’s Room,” Scott McPherson’s play about the beleaguering trials and little triumphs collectively known as life. Trials, I’m afraid, trump triumphs in this melancholy...

Review: ‘1984’

Summer entertainment options do not get more counterintuitive than the Broadway adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984” that opened at the Hudson Theatre on Thursday, just as beach season swings into high gear. In truth,...

More News

Tax provision would allow Broadway shows to expense initial production costs

A provision in the proposed U.S. Senate tax bill would allow “qualified theatrical productions” to expense all of their initial production costs and allow...

‘Pretty Woman’ to open at the Nederlander Theatre in August

"Pretty Woman: The Musical" will open at The Nederlander Theatre on Aug. 16, 2018, producer Paula Wagner announced Tuesday. The musical begins performances on July...

Thanksgiving Day Parade gives Broadway marketers an audience of millions

Thanksgiving is not a holiday for Broadway. With four musicals performing on the NBC broadcast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and two performing on...

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 “A Latin History For Morons”,...

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society elects new board leadership

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has elected a new vice president and a new secretary. The union, which has an active membership of...