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REVIEWS

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...

Review: ‘Travesties’ dazzles with zany wit

“Da, da!” when translated as “Yes, yes!” is a fittingly celebratory salutation to greet the sparkling and incisive revival of Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties” which has arrived at the American Airlines Theatre after shutting up...

Review: At ‘Summer,’ the disco ball has spun off its axis

Someone really did leave the damn cake out in the rain. That’s my metaphorical summation of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” Fans will recognize the allusion, and I’ll throw in one more for good...

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ brings magic to Broadway

If massive success on Broadway could ever be a foregone conclusion, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” would indubitably be the show to bet on. The two-part play has arrived on Broadway after a...

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ is a beautifully polished antique

Impeccable is the first word that springs to mind to describe the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.” But that’s really no surprise. The director, Bartlett Sher, has established...

Review: A layered ‘Carousel’ finds new depth

At the core of “Carousel,” which has been revived with breathtaking emotional intensity at the Imperial Theatre, is a dark fatalism that trails the leading lovers like their own shadows. Although the major Rodgers...

Review: ‘Children of a Lesser God’ struggles to connect

The challenges that all of us must confront in order to achieve meaningful human connection is the central theme of Mark Medoff’s play “Children of a Lesser God.” How can we overcome the obstacles...

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ is funny, but not fresh

Does it make me a mean girl if I say that “Mean Girls,” the new Broadway musical based on — well, duh! — is, like, tbh, just OK? Sorry. My mean. But that’s kind of...
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Ken Davenport sells group sales business to John Gore Organization

Producer Ken Davenport has sold his group sales business, Your Broadway Genius, to the John Gore Organization’s Group Sales Box Office. Stephanie Lee, president...

Dramatists Guild calls out CBS for not airing playwrights during the...

The Dramatists Guild penned an open letter to Les Moonves, chief executive of CBS, speaking out against the lack of representation of playwrights, composers...

‘Once on This Island’ wins Equity’s outstanding chorus award

Coming off of its Tony win for best revival of a musical, "Once on This Island" is receiving more acclaim. Actors' Equity Association has chosen...

Opinion: Raise a glass to the Tony voters

Some praise is due to the 850-plus Tony voters, a group more maligned than any industry group outside of the Golden Globes. They violate...

After the Tonys, the theater community goes to Israel

For the past 30 years, members of the theater community have attended the Tony Awards and then, win or lose, set off on a...