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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

House of Blue Leaves

Dark comedy is a fine art, and it’s easy to miss the mark when attempting to achieve it. Sadly, the Broadway revival of House of Blue Leaves only achieves the first of the two adjetives. Directed by David Cromer, this … Continue reading

Other Desert Cities

Theatergoers be warned – the opening scene of Other Desert Cities is deceptive. When the show begins, we find a family relaxing in a living room, sipping coffee and talking of the weather. They are dressed in tennis whites and … Continue reading

The Tempest

The Tempest In the Broadway revival of Present Laughter , currently in performances at the American Airlines Theater, Victor Garber treats the audience to a mournful rendition of the “World Weary.” While a charming addition to the Noel Coward comedy, … Continue reading

As You Like It

There are two different plays in performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater. The second year of Sam Mendes’ Bridge Project, bringing English companies to perform in America, has two Shakespeare plays on the bill: As You Like … Continue reading