A Streetcar Named Desire

“I was sort of thrilled by it,” Stella says of her husband Stanley’s display of brutal strength on their wedding night. The same could be said of my response to the latest revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, currently in … Continue reading


Ghost

Lines are blurred at Ghost, the synthetic video game of a musical currently in performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. These are not the lines between life and death, but rather between theater and film. This production, with with a book … Continue reading


One Man, Two Guv’nors

Theatre-goers, you have been warned. If you have entered the Music Box Theater to see the new comedy One Man, Two Guv’nors, you are in for much more than just watching a show. You may become part of the show. … Continue reading


Clybourne Park

“It’s all right. Nothing’s broken.” That statement is spoken during Clybourne Park, currently in performances at the Walter Kerr Theater. Triumphantly arriving on Broadway after a rocky transition, Bruce Norris’ play is an uncomfortably resonant and reluctantly entertaining account of … Continue reading


The Three Sisters

Whoever said Russians are cold-hearted creatures hasn’t seen The Three Sisters. The new staging from the Maly Drama Theater of St. Petersburg, Russia, which can be seen at the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through next Saturday, … Continue reading


End of the Rainbow

It’s a love story, but not the kind you would expect to find on Broadway. Peter Quilter’s play End of the Rainbow, which visits Judy Garland close to the end of her life, is a disturbing exploration of the famous … Continue reading


Peter and the Starcatcher

In the years that have passed since childhood, the magic of a bedtime story has not faded. In fact, its seemingly mystical ability to transform and delight might have grown. And an opportunity to shake the dust off this experience … Continue reading


Evita

“Who would underestimate the actress now?” is asked of the titular character in the revival of Evita, currently in performances at the Marquis Theater. Well, one person, at least. That would be me. The Broadway revival of the musical about … Continue reading


The Mikado

It almost felt wrong to laugh this much at an opera. Sure, The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, is a comedy, but the performance by The Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall on Monday night, featuring an inspired line-up of Broadway … Continue reading


The Best Man

The times they are a-changing’ – at least in some ways. In others, they have not changed at all. While America may be steeped in nostalgia for “the good old days” and “the greatest generation,” and while Mad Men’s return … Continue reading