Reviews

The Man Himself
Ami Dayan is fascinating in this monologue about religious extremism.
Summer and Smoke
Amanda Plummer's miscasting practically sinks Michael Wilson's otherwise beautiful production of Tennessee Williams' 1948 play.
Chicago
Usher steps semi-smoothly into the role of Billy Flynn in this long-running revival, but the real reason to revisit it is the sensational Bianca Marroquin.
It Goes Without Saying
Bill Bowers' solo show about his life as a mime is refreshing, inspired, and instantly likeable.
WASPs in Bed
This would-be romantic comedy adds up to less than the sum of its parts.
Sarah Partridge: Songs For My Father
The statuesque songbird serves up a heartfelt and entertaining tribute to her late dad at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room.
Fences
Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett give powerful performances in the Pasadena Playhouse's splendid revival of August Wilson's best known play.
Sylvia
Nancy Anderson's unfailingly hilarious performance in the title role lifts the Cape Playhouse's production of A.R. Gurney's canine comedy.
Sordid Lives/Southern Baptist Sissies
Del Shores' two biggest hits are paired for a national tour, and the result is hours of laughter.
The Archbishop's Ceiling
Gregory Mosher's production of Arthur Miller's little-known play about political powerlessness is both visually and psychologically stunning.