Monday, October 25, 2021

REVIEWS

Review: ‘Dana H.’ leads us into the underworld

A play as uncommon, and uncanny, as Lucas Hnath’s “Dana H.” requires an actor of, well, uncommon and uncanny talents. Deirdre O’Connell is just such an actor. Something of a grande dame of Off Broadway...

Review: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ chips away at a monolith

“The Lehman Trilogy” represents the kind of prestige Broadway production that invariably causes a certain class of well-heeled, culturally savvy New Yorkers to salivate over tickets. It hails from London — the National Theatre no...

Review: ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ asks the audience to listen

The busy streets of Brooklyn provide the background to Keenan Scott II’s “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” but firmly seizing the foreground are the seven captivating actors who bring to life the dreams, fears,...

Review: ‘Is This A Room’ narrows in on an unsettling truth

People generally don’t attend a Broadway show expecting to become flushed with anxiety. But it’s hard to watch the documentary drama “Is This A Room” without beginning to feel a little tense.  The play is...

Review: ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ serves up roaring comedy

Douglas Lyons’s “Chicken & Biscuits,” at Broadway’s Circle in the Square theater, is a savory comedy served with a hefty side order of sentiment. It’s a mostly successful combo plate, even if the play’s...

Review: In ‘Lackawanna Blues,’ Ruben Santiago-Hudson revives his community

All great blues songs have a timeless quality, so it’s entirely fitting that Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s solo show “Lackawanna Blues” still gleams like a newly minted coin some 20 years after it was first produced....

Review: ‘Six’ pops back on Broadway

Theatergoers thirsty for something festive, fresh and funny — which is to say, just about all lovers of theater who have endured the drought of the past 18 months — will find much to...

Review: Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s ‘Pass Over’ is a Broadway landmark

For a play with just four characters and a single, sparsely furnished set, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s “Pass Over” feels almost momentous — even historic. This is in part due to the timing of its...

Review: ‘Girl From the North Country’ illuminates lives adrift

You can practically see the tumbleweeds blowing through the hearts of the characters in “Girl From the North Country.” This achingly beautiful musical weds the songs of Bob Dylan to a book, by Conor...

Review: Ivo van Hove’s ‘West Side Story’ feels more cinematic than theatrical

With his new production of “West Side Story,” the estimable Belgian director Ivo van Hove has essentially stolen a march on no less a showbiz luminary than Steven Spielberg. How’s that for chutzpah? Spielberg’s new...