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REVIEWS

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...

Review: ‘Three Tall Women’ looks at life head on

Unless you have a raging fever, an ice bath wouldn’t seem like a particularly pleasurable experience. And yet “Three Tall Women,” Edward Albee’s late-career masterpiece being revived on Broadway, could be called an ice...

Review: ‘Rocktopia’ feels like a Vegas act on Broadway

If only what happened in Budapest stayed in Budapest. I have nothing in particular against the city, really. I quite enjoyed my one visit there many years ago. There was a nice castle, I...

Review: ‘Lobby Hero’ is a small play about big ideas

Life is never simple. Nor is trying to figure out what kind of lives we aspire to lead. Even if we can decide what it is we want to become, how to achieve that...

Review: ‘Angels in America’ is as resonant and urgent as ever

“The world only spins forward,” says Prior Walter, ravaged with AIDS but still enduring, in the culminating speech of “Angels in America,” Tony Kushner’s majestic drama about our country and culture in the 1980s....

Review: ‘Frozen’ freezes up on stage

Should hell freeze over — and given global environmental trends, well, who knows? — it’s possible that “Frozen” will not be Disney’s next from-now-until-eternity Broadway blockbuster. But I expect the St. James Theatre will...

Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ provides fun for Buffett fans and the masses

Jimmy Buffett believers, also known as “Parrotheads,” are going to have a whale of a good time at “Escape to Margaritaville" which opened at the Marquis Theatre on Thursday night. More surprising is that...

Review: Bernadette Peters shimmers and delights in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

All those who declined to take out a second mortgage to buy a pair on the aisle for Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!” can stop rending their garments and tearing out their hair. The...
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‘Hadestown’ coming to Broadway in 2019 after London run

The Anaïs Mitchell musical "Hadestown" will play the National Theatre in London this November before transferring to Broadway in 2019, the show's producers announced Thursday.  The...

Drama League announces 2018 nominees

A few Broadway shows have begun racking up nominations ahead of the Tony Awards. The Drama League, which honors off Broadway and Broadway musicals and...

Actors’ Equity votes to change the name of the Gypsy Robe

The Gypsy Robe is changing its name. After hearing concerns about the insensitivity of the name, the Actors’ Equity Association has voted to rename...

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the 2018 Tony Awards

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are hosting the 2018 Tony Awards, the pair announced in a video on Twitter Wednesday. https://twitter.com/SaraBareilles/status/986618149897408513   Both actors made their Broadway...

How ‘Frozen’ on Broadway is capitalizing on its popular appeal

Reviews never bothered Disney anyway. Though “Frozen” received mixed reviews from critics, the show has maintained a popular resonance that translated into a record-breaking...