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REVIEWS

Review: A blending of the prosaic and the poetic in ‘Frankie and Johnny’

It’s only in the final moments of the moving new Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” that the consummate musician in Audra McDonald emerges. True, McDonald — the...

Review: In ‘Beetlejuice,’ death comes to life

For a musical jubilantly proclaiming that its overriding theme is death, “Beetlejuice” has a surprisingly lively spring in its step. As is well known by now, popular movies never die; they are resurrected as...

Review: ‘Ink’ takes a multi-paged romp through tabloid journalism

“People like stories,” says Rupert Murdoch — a fictional Rupert Murdoch, that is — just before the lights dim on the last scene of “Ink,” James Graham’s play about the media magnate’s early days...

Review: ‘Tootsie’ gets the laughs, but not the music

The familiar rap on flawed Broadway musicals usually goes something like this: “Well, the score is great...but the book has problems.” Enter “Tootsie,” red sequins ablaze, a new musical adapted from the popular 1982...

Review: A superb ‘All My Sons’ revitalizes a classic drama

There must be something in the cultural moment because two major and starry revivals of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” are opening this week. On Broadway, Roundabout’s production is helmed by Tracy Letts and...

Review: After the fall of the emperor, confusion reigns in ‘Gary’

There are no guarantees of success when attempting to stage ambitious new work. If one were seeking proof that the theater can be a fickle muse and that past accomplishment is no insurance against...

Review: Skimming the surface of semi-fiction in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

Hillary: Likable or not? Likable enough? And if not, why not? Those much-discussed questions, asked and answered ad nauseam over the course of her two terms as a presidential wife, and her two presidential bids,...

Review: An exhilarating ‘Hadestown’ revitalizes a classic love story

The road to hell is paved with heavenly music in “Hadestown,” the exuberant, exhilarating new musical that stands tall among a season of mostly (so far) lackluster Broadway competition. A retelling of the myth...

Review: A blazing Adam Driver commands the stage in ‘Burn This’

Winter storms may be in the rearview mirror, but idle storm chasers should know that there’s a tempest being whipped up nightly at the Hudson Theatre, where a ferociously good Adam Driver is starring...

Review: A distracted ‘Oklahoma!’ skims the emotional surface

The new Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” could be compared to a surrey with a little too much fringe on top, to swipe the nearest metaphor. It may get you where you...
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How a Tony Award translates on tour

Winning a Tony Award not only impacts a show’s Broadway box office, it can help boost its profile on the road.  While theaters across the...

Ed Harris to take over role of Atticus Finch in ‘To...

Ed Harris, a four-time Oscar nominee and a Tony Award nominee for his role in "Precious Sons," will take over the role of Atticus...

Beatles tribute band ‘Rain’ cancels Broadway engagement

"Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles" has cancelled its Broadway dates. The tribute band was scheduled to play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre at the end of...

Illusionist Derren Brown is coming to Broadway

Illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown will bring his show to Broadway this fall. Produced by filmmaker J.J. Abrams, "Hamilton" director Thomas Kail and "Hamilton" producer...

Dave Chappelle to play Broadway engagement

Dave Chappelle will play a limited engagement on Broadway this summer. The comedian and actor will play five shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as part...