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Broadway Reviews

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  • Jayne Houdyshell & Glenda Jackson in King Lear

    Sam Gold's production of King Lear, currently playing at Broadway's Cort Theatre with Glenda Jackson gender-bending the title role, is not for Shakespeare neophytes. It's barely for those well versed in the Bard's verse without a bit of head scratching. Mr. Gold has enjoyed recent success with well received Off-Broadway productions of Othello and Hamlet in his quest to stage all of Shakespeare's tragedies. His move to Broadway with King Lear does not live up to expectations.Gold is known for his...

    James Earl Jones Theatre
  • Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso in Beetlejuice

    The Broadway musical has long come back from the dead — the 1980s doldrums in which the vacuum was filled by British imports, starting with Cats which ran for nearly 18 years at the Winter Garden Theatre. But for Broadway's latest behemoth, the stage of the same theatre is now joyfully populated with the living dead.This is not the first time that this theatre has had a haunting: the original production of Sondheim and Goldman's Follies here in 1971 was full of ghosts of its characters' younger...

    Marquis Theatre
  • Jeff Daniels in To Kill a Mockingbird

    A regrettably sour note has hung over this new Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre, when the theatrical rights for an adaptation of Harper Lee's historic novel were assigned to it by Lee and subsequently her estate (who then challenged the version produced by playwright and television writer Aaron Sorkin that led to litigation that was settled in court).But the producer Scott Rudin in turn threatened other planned productions of a previous long-established version...

    Shubert Theatre
  • Eva Noblezada, André De Shields & Reeve Carney in Hadestown

    Going to hell has never been as much fun as seeing a performance of Anaïs Mitchell's musical Hadestown, now playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. And don't let its origins in Greek mythology scare you off because there's a built-in narrator in the form of the god Hermes (André De Shields) whose job was to guide souls into the afterlife. In Hadestown, his first task is to introduce all the characters in a rollicking number "Road to Hell."Mitchell, the talented singer/songwriter who is responsible...

    Walter Kerr Theatre
  • Rebecca Naomi Jones & Damon Daunno in Oklahoma!

    If you are looking for that sweet Oklahoma! where Aunt Eller spends her spare time churning butter on her porch and the corn IS as high as an elephant's eye, well pardner, y'all better mosey right on by this trolley stop. Just to be sure you get this message before you sit down, there are 20 racks of rifles lining the walls of the Circle in the Square Theatre.In THIS story, Oklahoma is still Indian Territory on its way to becoming a state. It's being argued over by farmers and ranchers. Located...

    Circle in the Square Theatre
  • Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me

    Midway through What the Constitution Means to Me, the captivating history lesson cum family memoir that has moved to the Hayes Theater after a triumphant off-Broadway run, the show's writer and star, Heidi Schreck, makes one of her many seemingly unscripted comments. Holding her hands to her cheeks, she confides that her face "hurts from smiling." It is at that point that Schreck drops any last pretence of being a character in a play, rather than the intimate confidant that the audience by then...

    Hayes Theater
  • Ephraim Sykes in Ain't Too Proud

    When the curtain came up at the Imperial Theatre and as the stage directions say "Lights up on a stage exploding in lights and energy. Five men dressed in fly suits and hair slicked like bullets are center stage. They move as smooth as melted butter on a biscuit;" and then they began to sing the familiar words "You've got a smile so bright/You know you could have been a candle," all I could think was, wow, the vocals aren't very tight for a Broadway show. And then I realized, the audience was...

    Imperial Theatre
  • The Cast of The Illusionists: Magic Of The Holidays

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a review of the 2018 Broadway engagement of The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays at the Marquis Theatre.The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays will blow your mind! Starring five differently talented magicians (and featuring the audience), the show is undeniably enjoyable, if sometimes over-produced. While some tricks felt sadly small for the big stage and some of the tech overly stylized for the varying scales of illusion, I found myself laughing and aweing at the mind...

    Marquis Theatre