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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘texts&beheadings/ElizabethR’ by Karin Coonrod and Compagnia de’ Colombari

texts@beheadings/ElizabethR, photo by Teresa Wood.

This avant-garde but entertaining show brings Queen Elizabeth I's personality craftily and colorfully to life using her poems, prayers, and speeches, dozens of threads stitched artfully together into a gracefully energetic mini-biography. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Handel’s ‘Semele’ Directed by Zhang Huan at BAM

Jane Archibald Canadian Opera Company Semele Handel BAM

Some critics disdained this production when it settled in Canada in 2012. But while in some respects it may confound, it feels honest, both musically and theatrically. Plus: Sumo wrestlers! Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Embers’ by Samuel Beckett

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'Embers' succeeds a good deal more dramatically than one might have expected from a radio play transferred to the stage. Read More »

Dance-Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Rite’ at BAM


"The Rite of Spring" descends on Brooklyn in an exciting new context. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): “The Master Builder” by Henrik Ibsen

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BAM's dynamic new version of Ibsen's "The Master Builder," starring John Turturro is a hallmark for its director and cast. Potent production, memorable acting, chilling conclusion. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Julius Caesar (The Royal Shakespeare Company)

Re-imagined in modern-day West Africa, Shakespeare's great Roman tragedy feels like an astounding new work. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘House/Divided’ by The Builders Association at BAM


A tour de force of ultra-modern theater about the housing crisis has a brief, flashy run at BAM. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Caretaker’ by Harold Pinter at BAM

Jonathan Pryce in The Caretaker. Photo by Shane Reid.

Davies, the homeless drifter of Pinter's first major success, is a larger-than-life creation in the best sense of that adjective. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Being Shakespeare’ with Simon Callow at BAM


A staged lecture on the life of Shakespeare, rhapsodically delivered by the noted Shakespearean and film actor Simon Callow. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ by Samuel Beckett, with John Hurt

Photo by Richard Termine.

Even after more than half a century, Samuel Beckett's extraordinary theatrical innovations retain the power to startle. Read More »