"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…
"You can't separate fucking and economics." Victoria's feminist riposte to her girlfriend's lack of analysis is a joke at the expense of the character's earnestness. At the same time, it perfectly…
A number of critics catching Peter Hall's exquisitely spoken revival of "Pygmalion" at its Theater Royal Bath premiere in July suggested it should transfer to the West End. The only problem? No…
Brit legit helmer James Macdonald is on a roll. His arrestingly spare productions have turned heads on both sides of the Atlantic, his West End revival of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" just…
An exquisite but vividly spare opening sequence sets the tone for "War Horse," immediately electrifying audiences' imaginations.