New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood tells us the consequences of what happens when actors fall back in love — and life begins to imitate art.
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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, February 12, 2014
A lineup of famous Yankees from several eras past and present are on the same stage in Bronx Bombers, a new play now running at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
From the producers of Sleep Now More comes a lavish new immersive spectacle, Queen of the Night, loosely inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Charles Isherwood reports.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Two Irish farmers, Anthony and Rosemary, are deeply tied to the land. Because they grew up as neighbors, they also have deep ties to one another, but their personal connections are not all positive.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In a new Broadway show, Carole King’s personal story is told with her songs. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know whether the journey is worth an evening in the theater.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
If you need help climbing out of the winter theater doldrums, New York Times critic Charles Isherwood suggests some newly minted works being presented in two festivals in New York.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
A playwright’s art imitates a financier’s life in a work about the reverberations of corruption and public scandal by actress-turned-playwright Amanda Peet.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
The turn of the year marks the halfway point in the New York theater season. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood runs down a partial list of some 20 new shows opening between now and the Tony Awards in June. There are some new plays, some new musicals, a revival or two and headliners ranging from Alan Cumming to Denzel Washington, Toni Collette and Marisa Tomei.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The distinctive performance artist Marina Abramović is telling her life story — and attending her own funeral — at the Park Avenue Armory.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Can the quirky, catchy songs of Bacharach be refreshed for a new generation? That’s a question posed in the new off-Broadway musical What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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.
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.