New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reviews Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, respectively.
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Every Wednesday morning, Jeff Spurgeon finds out what's new on Broadway and beyond from Charles Isherwood, theater critic for The New York Times.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Is A Gentleman’s Guide a killer entertainment, or merely deadly? New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers a review.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know if all the 20th century juice in After Midnight can light up Broadway almost 90 years later.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood offers some thoughts on the production and on the difficulty of moving dramatic excitement from the page to the stage.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
More than a century after the incident that inspired it, Terence Rattigan’s play The Winslow Boy, is back on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in a production from Roundabout Theatre Company.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Written and directed by Randy Johnson, A Night with Janis Joplin brings you the songs that helped her become famous and some of the great performers who influenced her style.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Billie Holiday’s voice and image are icons of 20th century America and the jazz world. Now her story comes to the stage in the musical biography Lady Day at the Little Shubert Theater.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Fans of “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston can see him up close at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In this new Broadway version, the Montagues and the Capulets are of different ethnic origins. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood shares his review.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A relationship between two prominent African-Americans with markedly different profiles is at the heart of "Fetch Clay, Make Man," a new play by Will Power at New York Theater Workshop.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Lucy Thurber is getting an honor not usually granted to mid-career playwrights: a cycle of five of her plays is being mounted in New York City.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
"The Cheaters Club" is the latest production from The Amoralists, a downtown theater group self-described as producing “work of no moral judgment.”
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Labor Day Weekend is here – alas, the unofficial end of Summer. But with that ending comes many new beginnings, one of which is the new theater season in New York City.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
First Date, the first new Broadway musical of the season playing, is a romantic comedy about a young couple meeting for the first time on a blind date. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The second offering at Shakespeare in the Park this summer is a musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost, the Bard's early comedy. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood weighs in.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood tells us about its subtle staging, how it ranks among Disney musicals and where it's headed next.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood does not reveal whodunit in this whodunit, but he tells us a bit more about the production itself, and whether it’s worth it to see this mystery solved.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Reality television is lampooned a lot — and loved a little bit, too — in a new musical now running at Second Stage Theatre. Written by the playwright Itamar Moses and the composer and lyricist Gaby Alter, Nobody Loves You follows a philosophy student’s televised pursuit of his girlfriend on a reality show that looks a lot like "The Bachelor." Other contestants, a telegenically smarmy host, and even a Twitter-addicted fan, all make appearances.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Playwright Jonathan Tolin has takes the surprising fact that Barbara Streisand has a basement in her barn and woven it into the one-man show Buyer & Cellar at the Barrow Street Theater.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know what kinds of audiences might like to see this Monkey do his tricks/
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Charles Isherwood, theater critic at The New York Times, just got back from a week in London and he spent substantial amounts of it going to the theater.