Venus in Fur

No actual blood is shed during a performance of Venus in Fur, the startling sex comedy written by David Ives and directed by Walter Bobbie, currently at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Starring the fantastic Hugh Dancy and the luminous … Continue reading


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


Chinglish

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


Godspell

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


Follies

“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