A Ruthlessly Honed King of Pop, in “MJ”
In a new musical about Michael Jackson, the rote excellence of Myles Frost’s performance doesn’t quite add anything to our understanding of the real Jackson.
February 4, 2022
“Skeleton Crew” Traces Power Dynamics at a Factory
Dominique Morisseau’s new play, set in a Detroit automotive plant, is, among other things, about the subtle and ever-shifting class distinctions among Black people.
January 31, 2022
The Bad Trip of “Flying Over Sunset”
James Lapine’s new musical, at the Vivian Beaumont, sets the LSD hallucinations of three nineteen-fifties celebrities to song.
December 20, 2021
Two Musicals on the Perils of Aging
A buoyant revival of Sondheim’s “Company” and the refreshingly off-kilter “Kimberly Akimbo.”
December 10, 2021
The Search for Justification in “Clyde’s” and “Trouble in Mind”
In Lynn Nottage’s new play, characters’ life stories come between slapstick riffs on sandwich-making; Alice Childress’s 1955 play makes its much belated Broadway début.
November 26, 2021
President Killers and Princess Diana Find Musical Immortality
“Assassins” and “Diana: The Musical” turn tragic history into song.
November 19, 2021
“Morning Sun” Glimmers with Meaning
In Simon Stephens’s dreamily extended riff, Edie Falco plays a woman whose life is dramatic but unsung, the kind that never makes headlines but is nonetheless dense with incident.
November 8, 2021
Winter Theatre Preview
Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in “The Music Man,” Beanie Feldstein in “Funny Girl,” Lynn Nottage’s “MJ,” and more.
November 5, 2021
Work, Motherhood, and Capitalism Onstage
The musicals “Caroline, or Change” and “The Mother” take on personal and political revolutions.
November 1, 2021
An American Dream and an American Nightmare
“The Lehman Trilogy” and “Dana H.” explore stories of success and survival.
October 25, 2021