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Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
It reduces a charged premise to something more mundane
By Robert S. Erickson
The Piano Lesson puts its characters first
Almost Famous fails to make the jump from screen to stage
The play succeeds in affirming a certain anti-liberalism
If Leopoldstadt does not convince the theatergoing public, then what will?
It was probably inevitable that the culture wars would come for the show
The British director offers seven hours of Hamlet and Oresteia
Daniel Craig whips through the Shakespeare tragedy in just over two hours
Race and sex in Paradise Square and Take Me Out
The Music Man and Plaza Suite reviewed
MJ: The Musical reviewed
The experience of seeing George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s Company is something like inadvertently joining a swingers’ party
Mrs. Doubtfire reviewed
Girl from the North Country is a delight as pure as birdsong
Six and Chicken & Biscuits reviewed
Michael Jackson on Broadway
Robert S. Erickson
Swing for me
Truth in Duluth
Macbeth on Broadway: a Very Modern Scottish play
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.