Is it a revenge drama? A comedy? A tragicomedy? One of Shakespeare's most unclassifiable plays, "Much Ado About Nothing" has a range of tone and emotion that can seem almost bewildering on the page.
The wit, warmth and high-spirits displayed in Stephen Fry's 'Me and My Girl' are back in Fiona Laird's tight production of his first pantomime for the Old Vic.
At the first whiff of good reviews for a new show, the word "transfer" suddenly appears on everyone's lips. But a production's chances of moving are sometimes stymied by unlikely circumstances…
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The disparity is unique: No other British playwright is so feted at home and so unrecognized in the U.S.
"Get me some poison, Iago." Finally and fatally convinced of Desdemona's iniquity, Chiwetel Ejifor's magnificently held and hurt Othello shimmers with the desire for vengeance.
"Swimming With Sharks" opened too late for consideration for this year's Evening Standard Theater Awards, but if there were a prize for best speech, the show's star, Christian Slater, would have run…
Bucking the trend of hit Broadway musicals that leave London legit critics underwhelmed, "Hairspray" took the top tuner prize at the 53rd Evening Standard Awards. But Rupert Goold's critically lauded…
It's soon depressingly clear that this combination of on-the-beat rock and off-beat comedy is less a collusion than a collision.
By the time Rupert Goold's revival of "Macbeth" arrives at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 12, it may have the added advantage of being garlanded with awards. Goold, his designer Anthony Ward…
Audiences think a great deal faster than many directors imagine. The dry humor driving Alastair Beaton's crisp new translation of Max Frisch's 1958 drama "Biedermann und die Brandstifter"allows even…
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