Review: 'Star Quality'


"Why can't people in the theater behave like ordinary human beings?" snaps Bryan Snow (Nick Fletcher), the young dramatist of a London-bound play, "Dark Heritage," that is having a rough time of it…

Review: 'South Pacific'


The only divergence from tradition in Fran and Barry Weissler's "South Pacific" is a book trimmed so drastically that the second act comes in at about 40 minutes. Otherwise, Scott Faris' lean revival…


Review: 'Noises Off'


Worry not about that seismic sound coming from the Brooks Atkinson Theater: It's nothing ominous, just the roar of a thousand people laughing themselves into fits at the sublime silliness of Michael…

'Producers' of coin


One way or the other, Mel Brooks will see the money. As a producer of "The Producers," Brooks is part of one of four general partnerships that have formed Broadway Inner Circle, which is set to…

Review: 'Big River'


Helmer Jeff Calhoun has accomplished a near-seamless interplay of speaking and signing performers in Deaf West's staging of "Big River," the ambitious 1985 Tony Award-winning adaptation of Mark…

Review: 'The Homecoming'


It's the rare play indeed that, decades after its premiere, can still shock you. Most plays lose their bite, relying as they do on violating their era's social mores. Society changes, people become…

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