The new, improved “Side Show” smells like a hit. Helmer Bill Condon's shrewd reworking of this short-lived 1997 cult musical by Henry Krieger and Bill Russell (which comes to Gotham via La Jolla and…
At first blush, the documentaries PBS is airing Nov. 18, American Experience's "Cold War Roadshow" and Frontline's "Firestone and the Warlord," feel like historical artifacts. Look closer, though…
Like a lot of reality TV, "Risking It All" employs an extreme, all-or-nothing approach to an otherwise manageable problem. Three families in different parts of the country choose to explore their…
On a planet no one's ever heard of, three species no one cares about are caught in a genocidal battle for reasons no one understands. These are the so-called "Garm Wars."
Few helmers today make comedies as consistently entertaining as Argentina's Daniel Burman, and "The Mystery of Happiness" is no exception.
Playwright Katori Hall (“The Mountaintop,” “Hurt Village”) came up with an ingenious method for dramatizing a national tragedy in a way that would make it accessible to audiences who might otherwise…
"An Open Secret," Amy Berg's expose of the sexual abuse of boy actors by those with the power to make or break them, recasts an old Hollywood story, with boychiks substituting for starlets and hot…
The peculiar configuration of the stage at Circle in the Square creates a sense of close-encounter intimacy that is making Hugh Jackman's fans very happy. So long as they silence their cell phones…
A protracted angstfest, "The Toy Soldiers" follows a group of very mature-looking teens during one fateful night that provides plenty of opportunity for histrionics.
An innocuous romantic comedy, "Always Woodstock" stars Allison Miller as an aspiring songwriter who retreats from relationships and career dead-ends in Manhattan to the titular upstate burg.