“Songbird”: Chekhov in the Deep South

Two River Theatre presents Songbird for its season finale Two River Theatre in Red Bank has chosen Songbird, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull. Transplanting the play...

“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...

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...

“Hello Dolly” was “glowin’… crowin’… and goin’ strong” in Morristown

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The 50th anniversary national tour of "Hello Dolly" was presented at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown on Saturday, November 9. The title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi was performed by Sally Struthers to a packed house. Many in the audience still remembered Miss Struthers from her role as Gloria Stivic on the television series, "All in the Family." A little older, yes; but she was still able to turn on the little-girl, winsome charm her character first exhibited on the 1971 series, and her adoring audience definitely came to see.

“F Theory” explores the nature of friendship

It’s unusual in theater-going to see two powerful, well-written new plays back to back. It is rarer still to see them performed by the...

“Halftime With Don” is a strongly written and powerfully delivered drama

One of the perks of writing theater reviews is that on rare occasions, one is privileged to watch the birth of a powerful new...

“Half Time” proves that age is only a number

Paper Mill Playhouse has another hit to end the season The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn closes its 2017-2018 season with a new musical, Half...

Hamilton Stage presents the American Repertory Ballet

American Repertory Ballet at Hamilton Stage"Signature Duets: Dances of Daring and Devotion" was the name of the mixed bill presented by the American Repertory Ballet at the Hamilton Stage on Friday, March 21. There were five pieces presented this evening. "Fantasy Baroque" by Mary Barton to music by J. S. Bach opened the program.

“Something Rotten!” is fun for musical aficionados

Theatre review Something Rotten! has a screwy idea at its core. It’s 1595, and William Shakespeare (Matthew Baker) is a rock star of the Elizabethan...

Blithe Spirit” is a classic comic confection

Blithe Spirit at The Shakespeare Theatre Prolific playwright Noël Coward (1899-1973) is best noted for three classic comedies: Hay Fever (1925); Private Lives (1930); and Blithe Spirit (1941). The latter, written...