Reviews

Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!
The famed ventriloquist proves he's no dummy by putting on an extremely entertaining and sometimes tearfully poignant show.
subUrbia
Second Stage offers an updated version of Eric Bogosian's portrait of disaffected youth, with a terrific ensemble cast and solid direction by Jo Bonney.
All Shook Up
This musical based on the songs of Elvis Presley isn't all that original, but it's surprisingly entertaining.
NYMF 2006 Roundup #3
Hot and Sweet and Party Come Here are both tuneful and well-acted, but their books fail to match their scores.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
In its national tour, the Tony Award-winning musical retains its charm, thanks in part to an excellent cast.
Madama Butterfly
Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's masterwork for the Metropolitan Opera is unmissable.
John Ferguson
Strong supporting performances help lift the Mint Theater's revival of St. John Ervine's 1915 intriguing but sometimes tedious play.
Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven
Writer and director Young Jean Lee's play is entertaining, funny, insightful -- and difficult to categorize.
Godspell
The Paper Mill Playhouse offers a wonderfully theatrical production of the oft-revived musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak.
Machiavelli
Richard Vetere's compelling new play seeks to partially rehabilitate the reputation of the man who authored the seminal political text The Prince.