Tag Archives: Manhattan Theatre Club

Heisenberg

“I’m sorry. Was that an unnecessary act of confession?” The answer is yes. For almost 80 minutes straight, yes. The entirety of this play is too confessional and absolutely unnecessary. That would be Heisenberg, the new play by Simon Stephens, … 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


Why Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Were Cast in Fool For Love With Less Than a Month Before Opening

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell only had a few rushed weeks to prepare before starring in Fool for Love, but when looking back, it’s clear the duo’s pairing has been in the … Continue reading


Zoe Kazan on “Lean In,” Doing Improv With Daniel Radcliffe and Being Swept Away By Sarah Treem

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “You want to get the guy, you’ve got to act like the girl.” Those are surprising words to hear from Zoe Kazan, the outspoken actress and writer who is currently starring in … Continue reading


The Assembled Parties

“I brought consommé!” the hostess says brightly as she enters the room. Never mind that the room is dimly lit, plagued by leaks and almost empty of people. Every course of this gourmet meal served by this hostess, in tasteful, … Continue reading


The Madrid

It is rare that I relate to the characters onstage as much as I did during The Madrid, Liz Flahive’s play currently in performances at City Center Stage I. Directed by Leigh Silverman and starring an underutilized Edie Falco, The … Continue reading


The Other Place

Nothing is as it seems in The Other Place, the beautifully cyclical drama by Sharr White currently in performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. A somber, but not sentimental, tale of a woman and a family struggling with loss … Continue reading


An Enemy of the People

“It feels like a revolution!” one character exclaims passionately. “Try not to be so vocal!” another hushes him. This quote is just one of many statements made during Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People that resonated all too strongly … Continue reading