Except for the unusually large number of Shakespeare plays, 2013 was a typical year in terms of hits, misses, standouts and the occasional disaster or two.
1 Matilda Although it inexplicably lost the Tony Award for Best Musical to the far inferior “Kinky Boots,” “Matilda” is an incredibly intelligent, heartfelt and entertaining work that, after achieving critical and popular... » more
Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Milly Shapiro, the four young girls who play the title role in “Matilda” on alternating nights and who collectively received a special Tony Award, will exit the Broadway production in the coming weeks. They will be replaced by Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, Paige Brady and Ava Ulloa. Of the four, Sobo is the only one with prior Broadway credit, for... » more
Let it snow!
The city is expected to get up to four inches of snow Tuesday, beginning right in time for the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow is expected to start between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina. "The snow will become steadier and heavier as the morning continues," he said... » more
Just as recent episodes of the television series "Glee" have revolved around the songbooks of the Beatles, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga, "What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined" -- Kyle Riabko's hipster chic revue of Burt Bacharach hits at New York Theatre Workshop -- looks and sounds like a "Glee"-style tribute to Bacharach.
Riabko, who appeared on Broadway in... » more
‘Fun Home’ extends run for fourth time, Socha exits cast The hit Off-Broadway musical “Fun Home” has extended its run at the Public Theater for the fourth time to Jan. 12. But in a strange turn of events, Alexandra Socha, who scored much praise from critics for her performance as Medium Alison, has left the show due to unspecific personal reasons and been replaced by understudy Emily Skeggs. However,... » more
New Yorkers certainly won't be thankful for the messy weather expected to hit the area.
The city is under flood and wind advisories Wednesday due to the storm that hit the northeast Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
With gusts up to 50 mph, a wind advisory will be in effect until 9 a.m., while a flood warning was issued for the possible four inches of rain expected... » more
Thanksgiving travelers in the New York City can expect a most unwelcome guest this holiday: A Nor'easter expected to hit the region at full force on the busiest traveling day of the year.
The storm, which the Weather Channel named Winter Storm Boreas, will reach New York City Tuesday evening and last until Thursday. New York City will face up to four inches of rain and wind gusts up to 50... » more
While it was a marvelous idea to pair up Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as the quintessential tramps Vladimir and Estragon in "Waiting for Godot," this revival of Beckett's existentialist classic is weighed down by Sean Mathias' problematic direction and the decision to perform it in repertory with Harold Pinter's 1975 drama "No Man's Land."
McKellen makes a strong impression... » more
Thanksgiving is still a week away, but Lincoln Center Theater is already serving up a giant turkey in the form of Jack O'Brien's bloated, poorly acted and strangely conceived production of "Macbeth" starring Ethan Hawke.
Lincoln Center Theater's decision to do "Macbeth" now is questionable. Alan Cumming's streamlined version, in which he played virtually every character,... » more
'Romeo' to close a month early on Dec. 5
The Broadway revival of "Romeo and Juliet" starring Orlando Bloom, which received unenthusiastic reviews when it opened back in September and has done lackluster business since then, will end its run on Dec. 8 instead of Jan. 12, the previously announced closing date. Last week, it filled only 38.9% of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Gypsy of... » more