New York Theatre - Off Broadway Reviews
NY Review: 'Richard III'
The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's 90-minute condensation of Shakespeare's "Richard III," at the Public Theater, has Ron Cephas Jones as the murdering monarch. More »
NY Review: 'Into the Woods'
Brit helmers Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel have enthrallingly re-imagined Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's "Into the Woods" for Shakespeare in the Park. More »
NY Review: 'Bullet for Adolf'
"Bullet for Adolf," a two-and-a-half-hour stoner-slacker-dude screwball comedy from first-time playwrights Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman, is painful. More »
NY Review: 'In Paris'
Starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and overflowing with sublime images, haunting music, and subtle comedy, "In Paris" is nonetheless dramatically unengaging. More »
NY Review: 'Sweet Charity'
A Latino-flavored staging of the Neil Simon–Cy Coleman–Dorothy Fields classic "Sweet Charity," from New Haarlem Arts Theatre, is a sadly uneven affair. More »
NY Review: 'Shelter'
A few stirring songs sandwiched among uninspired playwriting comprise "Shelter," a NYMF show about the plight of women and families in homeless shelters. More »
NY Review: 'Le Cabaret Grimm'
his New York Musical Theatre Festival offering has beguiling elements, but the fairy tale "Le Cabaret Grimm" spins is distressingly inane. More »
NY Review: 'The Groove Factory'
"The Groove Factory," at NYMF, dredges up with little charm the last days of disco as the titular club celebrates the threatening Y2KNew Year's Eve in 1999. More »
NY Review: 'New Girl in Town'
Uneven casting and wrong-headed revisions sink Irish Rep's revival of "New Girl in Town," a 1957 musical adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie." More »
NY Review: 'Zapata!'
Most of the important elements are in place for "Zapata!," a promising and highly original musical at NYMF by Peter and Ana Edwards. But there are problems. More »
NY Review: 'Skippyjon Jones'
"Skippyjon Jones," the new children's musical from Theatreworks USA, is more for kids than parents, but it has a beautiful Kevin Del Aguila–Eli Bolin score. More »
NY Review: 'Living With Henry'
"Living With Henry," which comes to NYMF from Canada, is Christopher Wilson's heartfelt attempt to examine his experiences of living with an HIV infection. More »
NY Review: 'Black Milk'
"Black Milk," from Palo de Agua and High Stakes Theatre, is the New York debut of acclaimed Russian playwright Vassily Sigarev, but the production falters. More »
NY Review: 'Prison Dancer'
"Prison Dancer" is a jovial yet touching new musical at NYMF based on true events about transformation and reform.and featuring Jose Llana in a fine cast. More »
NY Review: 'Swing State'
"Swing State," a NYMF show about the unlikely friendship that arises in Ohio between a gay chiropractor and a born-again kindergarten teacher, is specious. More »
NY Review: 'Uncle Vanya'
This rendering of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," from Australia's Sydney Theatre Company, starring Cate Blanchett, is a clear triumph for Lincoln Center Festival. More »
NY Review: 'Warrior Class'
Kenneth Lin's "Warrior Class," at Second Stage Theatre Uptown, is topical and features some strong performances, but much of the action feels contrived. More »
NY Review: 'Foreverman'
The prospect of immortality is more arduous than appealing in "Foreverman," Brett M. Boles' new musical, at NYMF, about the discovery of the elixir of life. More »
NY Review: 'Stand Tall'
"Stand Tall," at NYMF, shrinks the epic David and Goliath story down to the playground level, turning it into a simplistic and immature bullying parable. More »