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  • All families have their secrets, but few handle them as entertainingly as the Mabry family in Douglas Lyon's Chicken & Biscuits. The crew have ostensibly gathered at Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway to send off their beloved patriarch. Despite that dour premise, over the course of this life-affirming play, they rehash old beefs and put to rest long-simmering prejudices.Confronting differences in response to death is nothing new in theatre. Refreshingly, in this laughter-rich script,...

  • There is nothing I enjoy more than discovering a show and then going back to see it again (and again) with someone who has never seen it before. As someone who goes to the theatre for work, I view every night as a treasure hunt for the next theatrical crown jewel, and I love revisiting these gems time and again with friends and family. So when I saw a little show called Six for the first time in London's West End in 2019, I couldn't wait to evangelize about it and take everyone I know. When the...

  • Jon Michael Hill and Namir Smallwood in Pass Over. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    I have seen Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over three times: once on Amazon Prime, where it was directed by Spike Lee; once off Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater; and the final time in its current version on Broadway. And every time I've seen it, the play has had a different ending, to reflect the current moment. But while the world has changed since when the play premiered in 2017 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, it has also stayed maddeningly the same. As one character, Moses, puts it:...

  • Ariana DeBose and Jo Ellen Pellman in The Prom on Netflix (Photo by Melissa Gordon/Netflix)

    You don't need to be a 17-year-old lesbian to relate to the central character of Netflix's The Prom. My high school did not host a prom. I attended a small, deeply religious conservative school that believed, as was whispered throughout the corridors, that "dancing leads to sex," and therefore school dances of any form were outlawed. This constraining, legalistic environment was not one that led young people to love and discovery, but rather to hide their desires and dreams. That is the exact...

  • The Cast of Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

    The 25th Anniversary production of Riverdance is at Radio City Music Hall for a very short run, wrapping up March 15, with a Sunday matinee.There are three key reasons to buy a pair of tickets:1. The Dancing. The disciplined yet exuberant dance is punctuated by moving, primitive music.2. The Room. Settle yourself into one of the six thousand peach-velvet seats in this iconic Art Deco space, and you are already happy.3. The Crowd. It was like a MAGA rally but celebrating joyful dance instead....

  • The Cast of Girl from the North Country

    So moody and moving it can hurt, Girl from the North Country is the thinking theatergoer's jukebox musical. Its bright stars are more than 20 songs by Bob Dylan threading throughout the Depression-era story that's now on stage at the Belasco Theatre.Following earlier runs at the Old Vic in London and Off-Broadway at the Public Theater, the show arrives on Broadway four years after Dylan, a singer-songwriter in a league of his own, won a Nobel Prize for literature and 14 years after his hits were...

  • Isaac Powell & Shereen Pimentel in West Side Story

    After mamboing into musical theater history in 1957, West Side Story has rumbled back again in a reimagined revival by Belgian director Ivo van Hove so packed with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling video that it's like a new hybrid. Call it a Broadway vidsical.While you're at it, call this provocative yet mixed production at the Broadway Theatre wildly visceral, ultra gritty and at times frustratingly at odds with itself.This musical— created by Jerome Robbins (choreography and concept), Leonard...

  • James Cromwell & Jane Alexander in Grand Horizons

    A comedy on Broadway, especially one that revolves around seniors who've been married for 50 years--portrayed by the likes of Jane Alexander and James Cromwell, no less--is such a rarity that it deserves some applause for even trying.Clap. Clap.But Grand Horizons actually needed to try harder, since the view from the audience seat is, unfortunately, more seen-this-before bland than grand. Even if there are two bright and irresistible stars leading the way.Too bad, since the play is by Bess Wohl,...

  • Jerry O'Connell & Blair Underwood in A Soldier's Play

    It's real -- and it's spectacular. Blair Underwood's bare chest, that is, based on theatergoers' reactions. And while a flash of the "L.A. Law" alum's physique has been earning cheers at A Soldier's Play, the taut and fine-tuned new production of this 1981 drama deserves a hearty salute too. At the American Airlines Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre Company revival (also starring David Alan Grier) marks the Broadway debut of Charles Fuller's racially explosive drama. The play, which showcased the...

  • Laura Linney in My Name is Lucy Barton

    One of the strengths of the quietly affecting My Name is Lucy Barton is that it's refreshingly free of sentimentality. This moody monologue on Broadway deftly sidesteps power-sapping gooeyness as it tells the story of a writer and the enduring legacy of crushing family dysfunction.The play's other invaluable asset is the exhilarating performance by Laura Linney, whose clear-eyed and straightforward acting style makes her the perfect choice for this stage adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's...

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