Audra McDonald, Mary Wilson, and More Star in Our Critics' Weekly Faves
We also highlight certain performances worth checking out, including Tracy Letts in All My Sons.
With so much great theater in New York City, you might need a little help deciding what to see this week. We've got you covered!
Here you'll find a list of standout shows that our TheaterMania critics consider especially worth your time. They're all top productions that you definitely won't want to miss.
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Tracy Letts in All My Sons
"Tracy Letts adopts a growl in his voice that subtly implies the mulishness underneath Joe Keller's seemingly anodyne exterior, making the moments when he does explode inevitable yet still chilling. His climactic second-act confrontation with Walker, whose wide-eyed naïveté as surviving son Chris provides a perfect foil for Letts, is truly electrifying to watch." Read Kenji Fujishima's full review here.
"Frankie and Johnny might at first appear to be a curiosity of the 20th century, but it's actually an enduring portrait of postcoital possibility that has become richer with age — especially as we wake up to the reality that we need to get back to the basics when it comes to communicating with one another." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf in Hillary and Clinton
"Metcalf and [John] Lithgow are entertaining sparring partners — Metcalf maternally soothing the whims of her petulant husband while Lithgow finds that inexplicable Clinton charm in Bill's irrepressible giddiness for the campaign trail. One moment they're husband and wife, the next they're parent and child — and connecting these two poles of the Bill-and-Hillary dynamic is a convoluted swirl of tenderness, dependence, and resignation." Read Hayley Levitt's full review here.
Mary Wilson at Café Carlyle
"Diana Ross's smoky-voiced backup singer steps to the fore in her return engagement at the Café Carlyle. It's a delightfully nostalgic, occasionally surreal, and consistently entertaining night of song and story." Read Zachary Stewart's full review here.
"Say Something Bunny! is as much a treasure trove as the discovering of a spool of audio in an old-fashioned recording device. While you might not have seen theater like this before, once you start listening, you can't get enough of the story that unfolds." Read David Gordon's full review here.