“The Wonderful Wizard of Song” offers a brisk, affable, and professionally rendered survey of Harold Arlen’s work, but the iconic composer deserves greater emotional commitment.
“Other Desert Cities,” Jon Robin Baitz’s latest play, at Center Theatre Group, is comic and plenty political, if overwritten; a couple of key performers fail to hit the bull’s-eye.
Thomas Bradshaw's adaptation of the Book of Job, at the Flea Theater, churns stomachs with its sex and violence. While he stays true enough to the original tale, he loses the faith and humanity behind the story with his attempts to shock.
This oblique play by the Debate Society escorts audiences into the unforgettable world of a unique 1950s Chicago suburb, gleefully piling on layer upon layer of affecting detail in its set design.
With its shoddy script, floundering cast, and odd blend of banal ballads, jazz, and Japanese tunes, Okada Productions’ “Kikki & Grandpa & Baby” is a perplexing, unaffecting shambles.
Now in its 10th year, Off-Off-Broadway company Ars Nova has been the incubator for such hits as Bridget Everett’s “At Least It’s Pink” and “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”
Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” features a bracingly fresh title turn from Douglas Hodge in director Jamie Lloyd’s tart reconsideration of this romantic classic.
Gian Carlo Menotti’s highly accessible chamber opera “The Medium” is a spooky treat in Donna Drake’s imaginative production with drag artist Jeffery Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman).
Freddy Rodriguez talks about returning to the stage in David Mamet's "American Buffalo" and offers strategies for maintaining a long acting career.
Bethany Knox of Telsey + Company is casting the project, which runs March 10-April 12 in New York City.