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  • Campbell Scott and the Cast of A Christmas Carol

    This version of A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, is a nifty bit of business. An unusual take on Charles Dickens' story, it is Redemption à la Mode. And it works.The story of Scrooge is known so well that the name itself means the meanest of the mean. Closed off from love, alone and daring anyone to approach with an outstretched appendage. This particular Ebenezer Scrooge (Campbell Scott), in addition to being mean, is...

  • Jordan Barbour, Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Kyle Soller, Arturo Luís Soria & Kyle Harris in The Inheritance

    The arrival of The Inheritance at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway is a momentous homecoming for a play that, despite receiving its world premiere in London last year (first at the Young Vic in March before transferring to the West End's Noel Coward last September), not only belongs in New York City but is also mostly set there. It speaks directly to and about a community that was on the frontline of the AIDS epidemic that swept through the city in the 1980s, and the long shadows that have been...

  • Slava Polunin in Slava's Snowshow

    You see, it's like this: Slava Polunin is back in New York and you MUST see him.Slava's Snowshow needs to be on the top of your holiday list of shows. It will remind you about the beauty of our world. About simple acts of love and kindness. It is the epitome of empathy, vulnerability, and childlike wonderment. The clown, the pantomime, is unsurpassable in their ability to surprise through what can only be described as magic in expressing the musicality of life, the beautiful singular moments in...

  • Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo

    It is difficult not to think of Anna Magnani and the 1995 film adaptation of The Rose Tattoo when watching this Roundabout Theatre Company revival at the American Airlines Theatre. Hers was such a stunning performance, that I kept waiting for that Serafina to erupt out of Marisa Tomei. This is unfair to Tomei, of course. But it does say something about this production that was neither here nor there. Like the waves on the shore, and the clouds in the sky, in the astonishing projection design by...

  • Kristin Chenoweth in For The Girls

    Curtains are up and we see Kristin Chenoweth in an undershirt inside out with tags exposed working on lyrics at the piano. What happened to curtain call warning? How can they start the show without me ready? She encourages fans to take out their cell phones and take photos of her scantily clad. She assures us there are underpants under the oversized tee. The undershirts are available to purchase at intermission. Curtain goes down. Reba McEntire is telling us to turn off our cell phones.A Tony...

  • David Byrne and the Company of American Utopia

    Donald J Trump famously invoked the prospect of "American carnage" in his inauguration speech in 2017, but rock musician (and occasional theatrical composer) David Byrne's reply, in his 7th solo studio album, was to focus on more positive emotions, with the title American Utopia.Now the Scottish-born New Wave pop star, who co-founded the celebrated group Talking Heads back in 1975, has brought a vivid live touring stage version of that album, with added greatest hits, to America's theatrical...

  • Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson has a problem - well, a few, actually: he doesn't 'fit in'; his home life is a mess; and he doesn't know who his father is. Daunting challenges to say the least. Too young to make the rules, Percy is yet also too old to avoid the rules being imposed on him. Relief arrives in the shape of a Satyr, a Centaur, and sundry other 'misfits' gathered at Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for children who are half human, half god.Adapted from the novel of the same name, which resets the story...

  • Will Hochman & Mary-Louise Parker in The Sound Inside

    Who said critics don't matter anymore? Adam Rapp's The Sound Inside got a rave review from Jesse Green in the New York Times when it premiered at Berkshire's powerhouse Williamstown Theatre Festival in northwest Massachusetts in July 2018, and now it has been propelled on to a Broadway transfer to Studio 54, under the auspices of Lincoln Centre Theater and some 17 commercial producing partners. That it has taken some heavy lifting (and no doubt a considerable financial commitment) to do so is a...

  • Chris Sullivan, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Veneziale, Utkarsh Ambudkar & James Monroe Iglehart in freestyle love supreme

    Improvisational theatre and comedy are long-standing New York traditions. I've always held in high esteem artists who create performance sequences, let alone entire shows, with little prepped content. The fiendish difficulty of coming up with material spontaneously is exacerbated by the need for a good show to have some semblance of pace and structure.Now imagine adding not only a musical, but also a hip-hop element to it. That's freestyle love supreme, taking the crown for the most ambitious...

  • Eileen Atkins & Jonathan Pryce in The Height of the Storm

    The Height of the Storm, currently celebrating its American premiere at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club, offers no flying broomsticks, no animatronic beasts — no puppets either. Playwright Florian Zeller again writes a family drama with as much unsaid as said, as much ambiguity as clarity; that is, it feels like the real life of a real family at a crisis point. In this case, a long married couple, who more than sniff the end at hand, struggle with that. Their...

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