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After 27 years and more than 2,500 reviews, The Times’s co-chief theater critic reviews his own tenure and talks about why he’s (quietly) making an exit.
What we plan to listen to in perpetuity (or right now) in our Spotify-enabled isolation.
To begin with, don’t call them soundtracks!
Our chief theater critics have no nickel-plated medallions to hand out, but they find plenty to celebrate among shut-down Broadway offerings.
A jazz memoirist, a Palestinian rocketeer and Mexican myths set to music kick off the Public Theater’s annual festival of adventurous work from across the globe.
New York Times theater critics on a Tonys roster that highlighted originality, if not diversity, and made room for some welcome surprises.
The one-ton, 20-foot marionette is impressive, but the $35 million musical he stars in doesn’t even succeed as camp.
A stripped-down, communal version of the 1943 musical reveals a great complex work of theater, with chili and cornbread included.