Reviews

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer
Aidan Dooley's solo show about the little-known adventurer is alternately amiable and harrowing.
Hairspray
Adam Shankman's toe-tapping, finger-popping film version of the hit musical is a great achievement.
Seussical
TheatreworksUSA's kid-friendly version of the flop Broadway musical only has superficial improvements.
The People Vs. Mona
A remarkably talented cast makes the most of this benign musical murder mystery.
Relatively Speaking
John Tillinger's production of Alan Ayckbourn's 1965 farce needs absolutely no improvements.
Surface to Air
A valiant ensemble led by Lois Smith, Larry Bryggman, and Cady Huffman can't stop David Epstein's earnest family drama from feeling dated.
Fables de La Fontaine
Robert Wilson's visually stunning adaptation of the classic French fairy tales marks a return to the height of his considerable powers.
Gypsy
Patti LuPone gives the finest performance of her career as Mama Rose in the splendid revival of this classic musical.
Absinthe / La Vie
These two circus-like shows at the Spiegeltent provide many breathtaking moments, but both could use some trimming.
Xanadu
The deservedly maligned 1980 movie musical has been transformed into a confection that will leave Greek muses and audience members alike smiling.