Lately, it's fashionable to eviscerate the establishment's status quo (see: The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, what Keith Olbermann used to do), either on television or in blog-post form, and then after that decimation, there comes another blog post recapping it, thus continuing the cycle. Well, co ... More >>
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Richard Nelson says farewell to the Apples with Regular Singing
Frank Wildhorn's musical gets a revival on Broadway
America Ferrera stars in the Women's Project's latest
I love late-'60's swinging Broadway flop musicals about cheating, so I was excited to hear that The Fig Leaves Are Falling--with a book and lyrics by Allan Sherman ("Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh") and music by Tony Award winner Albert Hague (Redhead, Plain and Fancy)--was coming back. The show was or ... More >>
If Carrie the Musical can crawl back through the wreckage, why not Moose Murders? The 1983 Broadway flop was a door-slamming, bad-taste comedy set in a mountain lodge full of nefarious, low-level show biz types, and I actually sort of enjoyed it. But the critics went savage on the show and it clos ... More >>
!!! w/Lenny Williams Damrosch Park Bandshell at Lincoln Center Thursday, August 9 Better than: Reading the subtitles. Audience members seated at Damrosch Park last night looked alarmingly composed at first gander, perhaps sedated by the soulful stylings of R&B singer Lenny Williams. It was a dubi ... More >>
The Tennessee Williams classic gets a multiethnic Broadway staging
It's baby talk at MTC
Tony Kushner takes a fresh look at the assisted-suicide debate
The Voice's own theatre critic, Michael Feingold, refused to jump the gun and see the Spider-Man musical before its official opening date. Many of his peers wrote scathing reviews based on preview shows, which he argues isn't exactly fair. We're going to be far more unfair; what follows is ou ... More >>
National Theatre of Scotland puts up its dukes
A letter just came in from my writer friend Gary LeGault way out in LA LA Land: "Dear Michael: "I wanted to provide you with an update on the script I wrote for the Brolins, which you were so kind to have mentioned in your blog. Barbra never formally acknowledged my manuscript, but in the ... More >>
William M. Hoffman's noted AIDS play remounted by Apple Core Theater Company
The Playwrights Realm stages a work by Gonzalo Rodriguez Risco
A journalist takes the spotlight
The Public Theater presents director Nicholas Kent's production of The Great Game
At 82, he doesn't need reviving, but argues that his plays do
HERE presents Sweet, Sweet Motherhood
Alan Ayckbourn's My Wonderful Day
A celebration of the worst that theater has to offer
(As is his wont, our theater critic Michael Feingold has written new lyrics to a show tune to honor the latest American state to get gay-married. Tune supplied in the Angela Lansbury 1983 revival footage above. Feel free to sing along! -- ed.) MAINE lyrics by Michael Feingold (with sincere apolo ... More >>
Friday night, after we scored a couple of tickets to the star-studded new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, we were looking forward to elbowing our way past a mob of Guy Fawkes impersonators picketing the Schoenfeld Theater. A small force of representatives from the local Anonymous movemen ... More >>
Riots! Devils! Mopey Danes! The famous shows we're most sorry we missed.
An unlikely romance in Manhattan on the Moskva
Waiting for Godot update to justify its existentialism
A playwright's modern-day downtown riff on Ulysses
Natives are restless in feverish follow-up
Mortality's gone Six Feet Under, and there's no turning back.
A celebrity drops in on a budding playwright, but is that something to write plays about?
With anger, compassion, and statistics, Kia Corthron writes the wrongs of the homeless
Facing Reality, or Not, in Stand-Up and Hip-Hop
Young Directors Take Charge
The Rude Mechanicals Travel the 'Most Modern Journey'
Globe-Trotting Declan Donnellan Directs Tony Kushner's 'Homebody/Kabul'