The Pain and the Itch
Bruce Norris' hilarious satire of urban liberalism receives a sharply directed and brilliantly acted production at Playwrights Horizons.
NYMF 2006 Roundup #2
The ambitious Behind the Limelight sinks under its own weight, and White Noise shocks the audience.
King Lear
Robert Falls' contemporary take on Shakespeare's classic is perverse, violent, and richly realized.
NYMF 2006 Roundup #1
Desperate Measures delights, Warrior ultimately loses the battle, and Oedipus for Kids can't overcome its tragic flaws.
Rabbit Hole
The Geffen Playhouse production of David Lindsay-Abaire's multi-layered drama suffers from a kind of clinical sterility.
Richard II
Michael Cumpsty gives a strong if not entirely convincing performance in Brian Kulick's staging of Shakespeare's rarely-performed play.
Despite a grand performance from acclaimed Irish actress Anna Manahan, Declan Hassett's solo play is a plodding and predictable bore.
Molly Smith's tame, sometimes misguided staging and a pair of dull leading performances rob the landmark musical of its power to thrill.
Windy City
This musical version of The Front Page is only mildly entertaining, despite some terrific performances.
Theophilus North
Matthew Burnett's play is untrue to the spirit of Thornton Wilder's novel, but Carl Forsman's beautiful production nevertheless casts a spell.