“The Sting”: The con is on!

It’s nothing new for stage musicals to be made out of well-remembered movies. The Sting, now making its world premiere at the Paper Mill...

“Trying” paints a poignant picture of a cross-generational friendship

Trying at George Street Playhouse The word “trying” has many definitions. It can mean testing the limits of, as in “trying one’s patience.” It...

“Crowns”: Glory, hallelujah!

Fifteen years ago, McCarter Theatre Center commissioned writer/actress Regina Taylor to come up with a show based on a book about Southern black women...

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” becomes a revisionist fairy tale

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella started out as a 90-minute original live musical for television in 1957, with Julie Andrews in the title role. It was...

“Wild Horses” is a different and powerful view of the start...

I have long said that the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch consistently brings to its audiences outstanding new plays staged by directors...

“The Bridge of San Luis Rey” is an old familiar tale...

On July 20, 1714, a century-old Incan woven bridge in Peru, part of the road from Lima to Cuzco, collapses, sending the five people...

“American Hero” examines the nature of heroism

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick presents American Hero by Christopher Demos-Brown, author of last season’s hit American Son. American Hero is the best,...

“The Outsider” at Paper Mill brings heart and comedy to the...

I don’t care who’s running this November or for what — I want to vote for Ned Newley, the title character of Paper Mill...

 “Accomplice”: murder has never been such fun

The problem with reviewing a mystery as good as Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice is that you want to tell everyone what happens so that they’ll want to...

“Stones in His Pockets”: when Hollywood invaded Ireland

McCarter Theatre Center has come up with a winner with its current production of Stones in His Pockets, a play of heartbreaking truth mixed with Irish...