Quietly

              It looked like it was going to be another quiet night at work for Robert at the small Belfast pub, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. The soft-spoken Polish bartender (played convincingly … Continue reading


Cats

Because Jellicles do and Jellicles can. At least, the male ones. Cats was the first Broadway musical seen by this critic. At the young age of seven, on a family trip to New York, she was first introduced to the … Continue reading


The Father/A Doll’s House

It’s not clear who gets the last word in either The Father or A Doll’s House, the two dramas being performed in repertory at Theatre for a New Audience. But with productions this gripping and resonant, it really doesn’t matter. … Continue reading


American Psycho

  I never thought I’d have to say, “I can’t tonight. I have to see American Psycho the Musical.” But I have, and I did, although I still don’t know what to make of it. Playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld … Continue reading


Tuck Everlasting

  There’s nothing quite like being surprised at the theater, and I most assuredly was when I saw Tuck Everlasting, the new musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s popular children’s book about a family that, after drinking water from a stream, … Continue reading


A Streetcar Named Desire

  Blanche DuBois may be looking for magic, but it’s unforgiving realism that floods the theater at St. Ann’s Warehouse, where a gritty and gripping production of A Streetcar Named Desire is performances. Starring Gillian Anderson as Tennessee Williams’ faded … Continue reading


Bright Star

“You need to find a sweeping tale of pain and redemption,” one character tells another in Bright Star, the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell playing at the Cort Theatre. Unfortunately, it seems Martin and Brickell did not … Continue reading


Waitress

The confection being served up at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre is neither sweet nor savory. In fact, it can’t be summed up in a single word, despite present-day culture’s obsession with concise descriptions and hashtags. (#SorryNotSorry.) Instead, it’s a delightfully … Continue reading


Prodigal Son

  Absence makes the heart grow fonder in Prodigal Son, John Patrick Shanley’s misty-eyed memory play that is currently in performances at City Center’s Stage II. Also directed by Shanley, the autobiographical drama follows Jim Quinn (played by the gifted … Continue reading


Her Requiem

Life is mirroring art, which is mirroring life, in Her Requiem, the ambitious new play by Greg Pierce. Directed by Kate Whoriskey in an LCT3 production at the Claire Tow Theatre, this familial drama address the thrilling excitement surrounding the … Continue reading