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Review: A classic sibling battle gains new depth in ‘True West’

Toxic masculinity may be a growing blight on society, but for spectacular proof that onstage, at least, it can also be vital entertainment, look no further than the sizzling Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s...

Review: ‘Choir Boy’ vibrates with emotion, moves with lyrical dialogue

Spiraling in the light, fog stealthily transforms schoolboys in their locker room into living sculptures, accompanied only by the insistent atonal plinking of dripping taps in the offstage shower. In the theater, moments like...

Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ holds court, without the drama

“All rise!” is the exhortation upon which Aaron Sorkin’s new adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ends, and, sure enough, before the curtain could completely fall, almost all of the audience at the performance...

Review: Christmas gone wrong at ‘Ruben & Clay’

Toward the merciful end of “Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Show,” or as it is also called, “Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show,” gifts are exchanged....

Review: A slick ‘Network’ showcases Bryan Cranston’s talent

If satire is what closes on Saturday night, as George S. Kaufman famously said, how can one explain the roaring success of Broadway’s “Network,” smashing box office records at the Belasco Theatre even before...

Review: ‘The Cher Show’ offers a bumpy ride through an icon’s career

Fame may be a “fleeting bitch,” according to the title character in “The Cher Show” — and who would know better? Temperamental she may be, as the musical illustrates while churning through the tumultuous highs...

Review: ‘The Illusionists’ is all tricks, but little magic

The Vegas-style entertainment show “The Illusionists” has returned to Broadway in time for the holidays. Unfortunately this latest iteration, the group’s fourth appearance on Broadway, offers many tricks, but little magic. A flashy extravaganza...

Review: ‘The Prom’ finds meaning amid the glitz

“Make ‘em laugh, then make a point!” Borrowing a cultural meme to describe the new musical “The Prom” seems fair game because the show extensively parodies multiple Broadway musical conventions. While the ongoing zany...

Review: With warm humor, ‘The New One’ tackles the question of procreation

In “The New One,” which has transferred to Broadway after a sold-out run off-Broadway this past summer writer and comedian Mike Birbiglia improbably begins the evening by explaining that he has an unusually intimate...

Review: ‘King Kong’ is a lackluster vehicle for a star gorilla

He can’t sing a note. They definitely don’t make tap shoes in his size. And, aside from some extremely expressive growls and roars, he doesn’t exactly sizzle at delivering dialogue. And yet the title...
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Warner/Chappell Music signs Stephen Schwartz

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Led by Kurt Deutsch, the company is the music publishing...

Opinion: Expectations vs. reality at ‘The Prom’

The only thing missing from the money reviews was the money. Critics greeted “The Prom” with cheers when it opened in November at the Longacre...

Michael Jackson musical cancels Chicago engagement

The Michael Jackson musical will no longer premiere in Chicago. The musical, which had planned a world premiere in Chicago from Oct. 29 to Dec....

‘Hadestown’ announces full cast

"Hadestown" has announced casting for the three Fates and the rest of the ensemble. Starring alongside the previously announced Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and...

‘Be More Chill’ changes general managers ahead of Broadway previews

Lisa Dozier King has taken over as the general manager of “Be More Chill” as the show prepares for its first Broadway preview on...