Ivo van Hove brings fresh eyes to West Side Story in this video-heavy production and with it makes something wholly original. Lane Williamson shakes off van Hove fatigue and finds pleasure again in van Hove’s work.
A verbatim play about the abduction of Lucas Hnath’s mother raises questions of authorship, while still delivering quite a wallop of a story. Lane Williamson reviews.
Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical about Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand is revived by Encores! but its composer looms large and its main character is intolerable. Lane Williamson reviews.
Jeremy Jordan bares his soul in a new cabaret show dedicated to unpacking the past and making room for the future. Lane Williamson reviews.
Simon Stone turns Euripides’ “Medea” to ash and Rose Byrne crawls from the flames in a reworking at BAM. Lane Williamson reviews.
A silent film rendered on stage by live bodies can’t achieve the effects of its source medium. Lane Williamson reviews.
The Tony-winning powerhouse shows why she’s a star in this intimate celebration of her career at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Lane Williamson reviews.
Ryan J. Haddad performs a cabaret about the theatre troupe he founded as a child. It’s a song for little boys who love musicals and the families who support them. Lane Williamson reviews.
Park Avenue Armory presents a commissioned work from Richard Jones, director of 2017’s smash production of “The Hairy Ape”, but the equation of that success doesn’t add up here. Lane Williamson reviews.
Lane Williamson finds himself of two conflicting minds about the frustrating and entertaining two-part Matthew Lopez play about gay men in America.