Shakespeare's tale of mistaken identities and mismatched lovers moves to a different groove in this retelling, helmed by Jason King Jones. The production exudes a zestiness thanks to an ensemble that…
McMurphy's inability to recognize the destructive extent of Ratched's honey-coated evil sets the stage for brutal confrontations, and these clashes derive force from Dale Wasserman's adaptation of…
Frank Scheck has replaced Donald Lyons as second-string theater critic for the New York Post.
No one captures exquisite inner pain and pleasures better than composer William Finn, whose tuners "Falsettos" and "A New Brain" and song cycle "Elegies" are just the most notable examples of his…
The great love affair in the Williamstown production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is not between Oberon and Titania, Hermia and Lysander or even Puck and himself, but rather between this annual…
To guarantee that New York's first exposure to authentic Kabuki in 15 years would be memorable, Lincoln Center has erected a full-scale Kabuki theater in Damrosch Park and fronted it with a…
Broadway box office last week continued its slow climb out of the Fourth of July subcellar.
Just for Variety: The Stan Lee legend continues at breakneck-pace. While his bigscreen hero "Spider-Man 2" continues to scale new boxoffice heights for Sony, the 82-years-young artist tells me of…
Broadway grosses took their typical post-Independence Day bounce during Week 6 (July 5-11), rising 3.4% to $15,238,720, though attendance went up a meager 0.2% to 234,481.
There's a certain synchronicity about Paul Newman taking on the role of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in this popular bio-show vehicle which began off-Broadway and is now making its way into…
Back in the day when the theater, even mainstream theater, functioned as a laboratory for new ideas and untried techniques, you could use the word "groundbreaking" about a show and really mean it.