New York Theatre Reviews Archive

Browse through our New York Theatre Guide Reviews Archive, where our thoughts on both past Broadway and off-Broadway shows alike have now been immortalized.

  • "Master Harold"...and the boys
    Review by Ann Firestone Ungar 8 November 2016 “Master Harold” … and the boys, written and directed by Athol Fugard, is a mighty play given a mighty production by the SignatureTheatre. It was a...
  • 'night, Mother
    Opened: 14 Nov 2004Written by: Marsha NormanDirected by: Michael MayerStarring: Brenda Blethyn (Thelma Cates), Edie Falco (Jessie Cates).Synopsis: A play about a complicated relationship between a...
  • Sharlene Cruz and Jasai Chase-Owens in Sanctuary City (Photo by Joan Marcus)
    'Sanctuary City' review - powerful new play questions who is allowed to feel safe
    Lucille Lortel Theatre
    We’re all searching for some version of safety. A place where one is free to think, speak, live, and love that is exempt of judgement and ridicule. Sanctuary City, a new play from Pulitzer Prize...
  • Ngozi Anyanwu in The Last of the Love Letters (Photo by Ahron R. Foster)
    'The Last of the Love Letters' review - a haunting meditation on isolation
    Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater
    A woman languishes in her room. One moment she’s sprawled across the bed, burrowing beneath the covers, the next she bolts upright and pulls the sheets tight, trying to align her inner and outer...
  • 10 Million Miles
        What the press had to say..... BEN BRANTLEY of THE NEW YORK TIMES: �Every major road trip, at least from my experience, is a mixture of tedium and serendipity: long stretches of empty, eye-...
  • 10 Things to Do Before I Die
    "harmless but pedestrian drama"Charles IsherwoodNew York Times "ambitious but unconvincing play"Joe DziemianowiczNew York Daily News "misdirected in a misguided show."Elizabeth VincentelliNew York...
  • 110 in the Shade
        Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus We all have an image of ourselves. It's the one we see in our mirror when we're at our best. Certainly, we do not look anything like the image in the...
  • 13
    A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus. This kinetic, high-powered musical starring 13 pubescent teenagers has something for everyone. It's not as sugary as "High School Musical," and the kids...
  • 13
    What the press had to say..... "I can�t imagine that anyone who isn�t in early adolescence would be crazy about �13,� the shiny and brash new musical about growing up geeky."Ben BrantleyNew...
  • 17 Orchard Point
    Review by C.C. Garson The literal kitchen sink in the meticulously detailed set onstage at the Beckett Theatre is an important location in this “kitchen sink” drama. I won’t reveal what takes place...

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