Plus Derek Jacobi, the Shaggs, and other spring theater picks
A downtown take on King Lear makes ill use of Animal Crackers
In this week's Village Voice, we happily present the 37th (or, uh, 38th) annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, won handily--SPOILER, guys--by Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion and, in singles, Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind." The full album results are here; singles are here. Plus essa ... More >>
The Bard and Big Bird collide
Lee does Lear
Shakespeare in the other park
Ian McKellen plays Shakespeare and Chekhov, but nobody wins
Riots! Devils! Mopey Danes! The famous shows we're most sorry we missed.
Taking Melville and Welles to sea
Kline's Lear goes for rationality; Molina's Katz makes madness unreasonable
Kevin Kline prepares to scale the mad king's heroic heights and war-torn politics
André De Shields gets a Shakespearean workout
The Black Keys give the blues, Ohio, and white people a bad name.
At 81, Alvin Epstein's trying something classic and new
Keeping even Plummer un-plummy, Jonathan Miller makes Shakespeare make sense
What's the Trick of Staging Shakespeare? Directors Spill Their Trade Secrets.
Lee Breuer's 'little woman' takes revenge in her dollhouse
Works Productions Hooks Melville: Thar She Doesn't Blow
In Search of the Perfect Hamlet (Or Just a Good One)
Banishing the Higher Bogusness