The characters in Elizabeth Diggs' latest domestic drama, "Close Ties," present a convincing group portrait of a family in crisis.
Performers love their party pieces, but too many solo turns are no more than exercises in unbridled narcissism. "Lilli Marlene," the musical party piece Kathryn Ryan wrote for songbird Linn Maxwell…
Question: How can you make a dated play interesting? Answer: Feed it to the Mint Machine.
Mandy Patinkin has a beautiful voice, as warm and golden as honey spooned from a jar -- the perfect voice to sing us through "The Tempest," the most musical of Shakespeare's late plays.
It's chest-beating time at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, which opens its 14th season with a thumping delivery of what it does best: frontal attacks on edgy material about alienated people pushed…
Backstage dramedy blows a kiss to Chekhov with its plot about a fading TV star overcome with nostalgia when she returns to her hometown to play Madame Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard."
With Second Stage coming up on its 30th anniversary, and much solid original work to show for those years, it's worth noting that the company has been just as diligent about carrying out another of…
The homeless man who narrates the story of his life in "First Love" is the kind of character only Samuel Beckett and his admirers -- thesp Ralph Fiennes and helmer Michael Colgan notable among them…
A cute little workshop musical that was inoffensive in its downtown setting catering to its downtown claque, "[title of show]" stands pathetically naked on Broadway.
It is an incontrovertible fact that Liam Neeson has the most beautiful -- and beautifully expressive -- upper back in the entire English-speaking theater.
Sam Shepard takes an extremely literal position on that folksy adage about the futility of persisting in a lost cause.