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.

  • A Bronx Tale
    Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri ManusClippings from the press A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus. Once upon a time there was stickball in the "gudda," Johnny-on-the-pony, ringolevio, and...
  • A Bronx Tale - The Musical
    Longacre Theatre
    It is the rare Broadway show that leaves its audience disturbed by gun violence and racial slurs even as they go happily humming doo-wop on their way out of the theater. And indeed it is the rare...
  • A Catered Affair
    Paddy Chayefsky is not exactly a household name to today's generation of theatergoers. But those of us of a certain age, however, remember him for his powerful dramas written for live -- yes, live...
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales
    "High on sentiment and low on surprise." & "more interested in innocence than introspection, and in a Christmas season unusually ripe for escapism, who can blame an audience for appreciating the...
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales
    Review by Tulis McCall (13 Dec 2010) I like my Dylan Thomas straight up, not shaken or stirred, with a twist, perhaps, depending on the weather; but straight, anyway. So I was looking forward to this...
  • A Chorus Line
      Music by: Marvin HamlischLyrics by: Edward KlebanBook by: James Kirkwood and Nicholas DanteConceived by: Michael BennettDirected by:Bob AvianCast: Ken Alan (Bobby), Brad Anderson (Don), Michael...
  • A Christmas Carol
    What the popular press said... "Done in traditional mid-19th-century costumes. ... this Scrooge’s 21st-century-worthy sarcasm wraps comfortably around the shoulders of Peter Bradbury, who seems...
  • A Christmas Story
    Review by Tulis McCall Oh Good Grief. We are awash in hopeful holiday musicals. And THIS one is stupendous. Taken from a story the wonderful Jean Shepherd (Dan Lauria) told on the radio, and made...
  • A Christmas Story, The Musical
    What the popular press said... "A chance to savor what a beautifully constructed, versatile piece of Americana."Neil Genzlinger for New York Times "The musical works so well because creators Joseph...
  • A Class Act
    Review by Tulis McCall 28 July 2016 You have to hand it to Norman Shabel, the author of A Class Act, now at New World Stages. He is a lawyer turned whistle blower with all the good intentions that...

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