The wonderfully deft performances from Nancy Carroll and John Lithgow notwithstanding, there's a sneaking sense that the wrapping is better than the gift.
Hold the front page: Vaudeville Discovered Alive and Well... and living uproariously in Nicholas Hytner's joyous production.
The National Theater emerged triumphant at the U.K.'s Critic's Circle Drama Awards, taking five of nine available nods.
Looking back, 2011 was the year of the helmer, as far as U.K. theater is concerned. In venues large and small, directors didn't so much revive shows as reinvent them. For proof, look no further than…
Richard Bean's U.K. hit "One Man, Two Guvnors" is headed to the Main Stem.
Productions at leading not-for-profit houses created an almost total shut-out for West End commercial theater in the nominations for the 57th Evening Standard Drama Awards, announced Monday.
Is Richard Bean's "The Heretic" a wake-up call about the unquestioning orthodoxy surrounding climate change? Definitely.
A tightly wound and funny depiction of a diaspora community whose dreams for their homeland turn to disillusion.
Consider the list of great comedy thrillers that manage whiplash wit while being genuinely gripping: "North by Northwest," "Charade," "House of Games"… Hang on, David Mamet's chilly 1987 movie didn't…
The play was a smash hit on its first outing in 1841. History looks likely to repeat itself.