Who would think John Lithgow would give us such a piteous Lear?
Stephen Adly Guirgis is such a quintessentially New York playwright, it’s incredible how popular his plays are outside the city limits. You have to wonder what those out-of-towners will make of…
One of those in-your-dreams fantasies that evaporate by the dawn's early light.
Second Stage really knows how to show a girl a good time, the proof being its excellent track record of producing vital work by important women playwrights. Chalk up another win with “Mala Hierba,” a…
In “The Long Shrift,” Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river…
Despite a clunky book, this show is on fire. But it's going to be a hard sell with traditional auds, and can the real fans spring for Broadway ticket prices?
Cherry Jones heads up a first-rate cast in “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” a provocative if loosely constructed play by Sarah Treem that looks back with pride (and a hint of horror) to gender…
All those giddy young lovers in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedies have a regrettable tendency to blur into one another. Except, of course, for Beatrice and Benedick, that quick-witted, quarrelsome…
Greta Gerwig, indie pinup girl for “Frances Ha,” proves stageworthy playing a sexually needy woman in “The Village Bike.” In this dark domestic dramedy, which preemed at the Royal Court in 2011, Brit…
There’s something magnificently depraved about the vision of “Macbeth” evoked by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford for the immense (55,000 sq. ft.) playing field of the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue…