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Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:52:30 GMT
Broadway review: An Enemy of the People
I couldn't help but think of an ATF agent named Peter Forcelli while I watched the super-charged Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People, Henrik Ibsen's play about a man who tries to do the right thing and makes the awful discovery that in his Norwegian town, money is the root of all truth. The man is a whistleblower, and is reviled by everyone for the message he delivers: The water in the town's spas - its lifeblood - has become toxic.
Broadway review: Chaplin
In the new musical Chaplin, which is every bit as entertaining as Charlie Chaplin himself, Rob McClure portrays the film genius with an irresistible sweetness, like candy you can't - and don't want to - stop eating.
Broadway Review: Wit
The potent Wit is the only play Margaret Edson wrote, and you could say she quit while she was on top of her game. Her story of a callous, didactic scholar battling stage-4 ovarian cancer won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and has been produced by theaters all over the country.
Broadway Review: The Road to Mecca
NEW YORK - To honor the 80th birthday of celebrated South African playwright Athol Fugard, The Road to Mecca, a play he wrote in the mid-'80s, opened Tuesday night for the first time on Broadway.
Broadway Review: Lysistrata Jones
NEW YORK - I have seen the dark-horse hit of the Broadway season so far, and it's an out-and-out hoot called "Lysistrata Jones" with wild precision dancing, songs that never miss and a plot as ancient as Aristophanes. Actually, it is Aristophanes.
Broadway Review: 'An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy P'
If two of Broadway's enduring stars were looking to create an intimate concert in a large Broadway house, that's just what they've done in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which opened a limited run at the Barrymore on Monday night.
Broadway review: Bernadette Peters in a gorgeous revival of 'Follies'
If you're not sold on the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies by the time Bernadette Peters walks onto a lonely, red-lit stage on Broadway and gives desperate life to the torch song "Losing My Mind" - if that remarkable rendition doesn't seal the deal, well, there's nothing else to be done.
Broadway Review: When your Hair is all over the place
NEW YORK - In what seems like, oh, a couple weeks since it was last on Broadway, the Public Theater production of the iconic tribal-love-rock-musical Hair is back again. You could call it the re-revival, and it returns to the Big Time in reverse form: What landed at the St. James Theatre and opened Wednesday night is the national tour version of the show that recently left.