“Intimate Apparel” is heart-breakingly beautiful

I attend performances at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton to see solid, professionally crafted and performed works. I was unprepared for the sheer...

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” is mirthful pleasure at Shakespeare Theatre

Many know Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from one of its film adaptations, such as the 1999 version with a cast headed by Kevin...

“Ravenscroft”: A near-mystery

Billed as a comedy/mystery, Ravenscroft, written by the prolific playwright Don Nigro, is the winter production of the Bickford Theatre in Morristown. The play...

“Hedwig and The Angry Inch” a must-see production at the Forrest...

Before you read this review, stop! Pick up the phone or go online to Forrest Theatre and order tickets to Hedwig and the Angry Inch before...

“Lend me a Tenor” is Ritz Theatre’s latest offering

Lend Me A TenorLend Me a Tenor is the Ritz Theatre's penultimate offering of its 2015 season. A comedy written by Ken Ludwig, it premiered in 1986 at London's West End theater and on Broadway in 1989, garnering nine Tony awards and winning two. It is set in 1930's Cleveland, Ohio, and the Art Deco hotel suite set reflects that beautifully.

“The Merchant of Venice” is a troubling play

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is ranked among his comedies, though it is not as raucous as The Comedy of Errors or The Taming of the Shrew, nor...

“Clever Little Lies,” yes, but not clever liars

Prolific playwright Joe DiPietro (Memphis; The Toxic Avenger; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) had an off-Broadway hit with his 2013 comedy Clever Little...

“Mary Poppins”: You’ll believe a nanny can fly!

Mary Poppins has, since P.L. Travers created her in 1934, captured the imagination of generations of both children and adults. Best known to modern...

Coriolanus: A timely lesson in politics, honor, and pride

Many people who are devotees of Shakespearean drama may look puzzled when the tragedy Coriolanus is mentioned. Rarely produced, this play was written in...

“God of Carnage” at the Ritz Theatre

God of CarnageGod of Carnage is the Ritz Theatre Company's latest offering in this, their 30th season. Written by French playwright Yasmina Reza, it is a comedy set in modern day Brooklyn.