“Bakersfield Mist” is an intense exploration of the nature of art

Stephen Sachs’ one-act play Bakersfield Mist is a gripping two-character work that deals with questions about art. What separates art from trash? Does a detached, intellectual...

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is an updated look...

George Street Playhouse is presenting us with two new items for our theatre-going pleasure. One is their new temporary space on Rutgers University’s Cook...

“Shakespeare in Love” is a fine translation from screen to stage

Shakespeare in Love, winner of the 1998 Academy Award for Best Picture, has been adapted for the stage by playwright Lee Hall into an entertaining...

“Mutual Philanthropy” is thought-provoking drama at its best

The New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch has, for the past two decades, been pioneers and champions of new plays, providing opportunities for...

“A night with Janis Joplin” is a glossed-over retelling of Joplin’s...

Janis Joplin needs no introduction. A singer of iconic proportions, her rough, powerful voice propelled her like a shooting star, and her tragically early...

“Jersey Boys” is a boisterous, rousing revival at the State Theatre

Jersey Boys, which recently appeared at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, is an exciting, entertaining, and fairly accurate account of the story behind the Four...

Margaret Cho delivers her best yet in “Fresh off the Bloat” 

Margaret Cho has an extremely successful comedic career and quite the extensive resume in an industry which can be difficult to navigate long-term. She...

“The Honeymooners”: Baby, they’re the greatest!

Most times I hold off until the end of my reviews before I recommend whether you should see a show or not. This time...

“Simpatico” is less than perfect Shepard

Sam Shepard was one of this country’s leading playwrights, as well as an esteemed actor and director. His death earlier this year deprived the...

“A Raisin in the Sun”: Who gets the keys to the...

Two River Theatre in Red Bank has mounted a moving production of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play, A Raisin in the Sun, to begin their...