Tennessee Williams' 'Creve Coeur' at Theatre at St. Clement's: Bizarre, nonsensical, for completists only

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This is a collector’s item. Unless one of your missions in life is to see a production of every play Tennessee Williams wrote, there... Read more

Broadway theater: 'Bernhardt/Hamlet' at American Airlines Theater is great theater, if not a great play

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What a lot there is to admire and enjoy in Theresa Rebeck’s new play, Bernhardt/Hamlet. Great acting: Janet McTeer, as the legendary... Read more

'The Nap" at the Manhattan Theatre Club: Crass, unfunny snookering of the audience

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I was snookered. They’re billing The Nap, Richard Bean’s new play — you may know his name as the author of One Man, Two... Read more

Broadway Review: 'Head Over Heels": Sly, wacky, undoing all binaries -- plus music by the Go-Go's!

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Sly but rambunctious, big-hearted but snarky: Head Over Heels, now at the Hudson Theatrem, is the new bizarre musical on Broadway. Why bizarre?... Read more

'Absolute Hell' at the National Theatre: Historic artifact of a rowdy postwar time

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A play with a checkered past, Absolute Hell by Rodney Ackland was first a flop in 1952 when it was titled The Pink Room. It scandalized both... Read more

Delightful update of Noel Coward's 'Brief Encounter' at Empire Cinema in London

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As a homework-doer from way back, before I went to Brief Encounter, a re-imagining of Noël Coward’s play now being performed at... Read more

London theater: 'Macbeth' at National Theatre: Murky, unintelligible, nonsensical

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The performance I saw of Macbeth − now at the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre in London, and soon to be in selected U.S. moviehouses... Read more

London theater: 'Nightfall' at the Bridge Theatre: Missed opportunity, just another boring family drama

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In a lovely green park, near London Bridge and the mighty Tower of London, is a brand new gorgeous theater called The Bridge. The snazzy lobby... Read more