Other Desert Cities

A wonderful holiday gift has arrived on Broadway from Jon Robin Baitz, whose play Other Desert Cities has opened at the Booth Theater. After a critically-acclaimed run off-Broadway earlier in the year, Baitz’s story of a family’s secrets imploding their … Continue reading


It may already be the name of a hit film but Lost in Translation would be a fitting title for David Henry Hwang’s latest play, Chinglish, currently playing at the Longacre Theatre. A comedy exploring the difficulty of bridging modern … Continue reading


Sometimes all you need is some good news. In today’s world of economic troubles, Tea Party debates and Occupy Wall Street, a little bit of joy couldn’t do any harm. Thankfully (thank whoever or whatever you want), that joy can … Continue reading

Relatively Speaking

There is no awkward small talk at the Brooks Atkinson theater, where Relatively Speaking, a series of three one-act plays is currently in residence. Written by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, this trio of amusing and surprisingly moving … Continue reading

Man and Boy

The Roundabout Theater Company’s production of Man and Boy, starring Frank Langella, is eerily representative of the present-day financial crisis that currently troubles our country. Many different people, ideas and attempts at success are combined but the result is a … Continue reading

The Submission

Actions may speak louder than words in some scenarios, but the same could not be said for The Submission, Jeffrey Talbott’s timely, thought-provoking and deeply unsettling play currently in performances at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Talbott’s script, which was recently … Continue reading

Death Takes a Holiday

A lovely scene has been staged at the Laura Pels Theater, courtesy of the Roundabout Theater. A picturesque villa filled with attractive people is onstage for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, viewing is the major pleasure that comes from the new … Continue reading


“Never look back.” This song lyric from the musical Follies is also a warning to each of the characters in the show. It may serve as a warning to audience members as well. After viewing this rich, beautifully rendered production … Continue reading

All’s Well That Ends Well

The battle of the sexes is a timeless topic explored in drama. However, when presented in a fresh and inventive way, it can provide a thought-provoking night at the theater. All’s Well That Ends Well, directed by Daniel Sullivan and … Continue reading

The Illusion

Some see life through rose-colored glasses, and others see it with crystal clear vision. The Illusion, the final production in the Signature Theater Company’s season of works by Tony Kushner, is presented with neither a rose-colored or clear vision. Instead, … Continue reading