Orpheus Descending, St. John’s Lutheran Church, New York
3.0★ ★ ★

Orpheus Descending

Those fascinated by Tennessee Williams should make it to this. Orpheus Descending is a beautiful mess, rarely performed and almost never with great success. But it’s brimming with the combustible elements we ...
Jonah Undermain Theatre Dallas
3.0★ ★ ★


It’s almost worth going to Jonah just to see how Director Katherine Owens creates a world and keeps it spinning. Jenkin’s version transplants the biblical story of the reluctant prophet into a kind of jaunt...
The Father Manhattan Theatre Club
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Father

This should be required viewing for all human beings. In a season when The Humans laudably included a frank portrayal of a family member with Alzheimer's, here playwright Florian Zeller ingeniously puts us in t...
3.0★ ★ ★

Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE!

Even this ridiculously winning assembly of Broadway board-trotters could not save it.  The latest edition of Villain: DeBlanks was shooting blanks last night. Billed as a "fill-in-the-blanks diversion", thi...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Way West

Thank goodness for The Labyrinth Theater Company and their consistent commitment to socially relevant theater executed at the peak of artistic integrity. The Way West team and actor Deirdre O’Connell have cre...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Humans

This is what love actually looks like, Director Joe Mantello reportedly coached the cast of The Humans, with emphasis on the word “actually”. This work is a virtuosic accomplishment in slice-of-life, fly-on...
3.0★ ★ ★


Hughie is a bit of a stepchild in the O'Neill canon.  An hourlong character portrait of a small-time Runyonesque hustler, it's from the same period as O'Neill's mature, full-length autobiographical masterwork...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Madama Butterfly

Thank you, Fates, for putting us at the Metropolitan Opera on this rare night. Cio-cio-san, the Butterfly character upon whom the entire evening rests, was not to be played by the soprano named in the program, ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

There should be a medal for even trying to mount this theatrical Everest, running minimum three hours mostly among four principals, scaling the heights and depths of the grim family dynamic of America's greates...