“As You Like It”:  Roughing it in the forest for love

For this season’s outdoor offering by the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, we get As You Like It, arguably Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. As presented...

“Home” resonates with the power of place

Samm-Art Williams (1946-2024) was an actor and playwright whose works spoke to the African American experience. His most acclaimed play, Home, written in 1979,...

“Stalker”:  honest to God, you won’t believe your eyes!

Those familiar with Penn & Teller, the world-famous magicians, know of their TV series Fool Us. They challenge other magicians to perform their most...

“The Welkin” is an is-she-or-isn’t-she mystery

Probably the oddest play I’ve seen this season is The Welkin, being presented by the Atlantic Theater Company. It is a solid ensemble piece...

“Gem of the Ocean” is a voyage of discovery

Playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), in his “Century Cycle”, created a series of plays that painted, decade by decade, a portrait of African American life...

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is a quite funny “and-then-I-wrote” show

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn closes out its season with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a standard mini-biography of the life and career of...

“Breaking the Story” makes dizzying jumps through time and space

What motivates people to place themselves in peril in the performance of their jobs? That’s a major theme of Alexis Scheer’s new play Breaking...

“Noises Off”: a sordid exposé of contemporary British theatre!

Actually, I’m joking. Noises Off by British playwright Michael Frayn, now playing at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, is a valentine to...

“Evita” turns on the charm, but does it work?

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1978 musical Evita returns to New Jersey at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. Evita, the second...

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”: yes, it’s a musical!

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its 62nd season with a rare choice — a musical — and based on this one,...