Tuesday, November 7

Five-Word Review of: Spamalot (The Palace Theatre)

Achieves theatre grail: male audience.

(Starring Tim Curry. Lyrics by Eric Idle.)

Sunday, September 17

Five-Word Review of: The Tempest

Mystical island precursor to LOST.

(Special Stratford-upon-Avon edition. Royal Shakespeare Company at Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Starring Patrick Stewart.)

Five-Word Review of: Measure for Measure

Solid acting augments characters’ duality.

(Special Stratford-upon-Avon edition. The Peter Hall Company at The Courtyard Theatre.)

Wednesday, September 6

Five-Word Review of: Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre*)

Clever prequel will be "popular".

(*Oriental Theatre/Chicago performance reviewed, 12/2005.)

Sunday, September 3

The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Short slapstick production joyously entertains.

Tuesday, August 29

Fool for Love (Apollo Theatre)

Lewis’s “Kalifornia” grittiness is electric.

(By Sam Shepard. Starring Juliette Lewis and Martin Henderson.)

Saturday, August 12

Cuban Charm (The Rosemary Branch Theatre)

True "filmatrical" experience of Cuba.

Friday, August 4

Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Cleopatra's tantrums steal the show.

Wednesday, August 2

Brasil Brasileiro (Sadler's Wells)

Contagiously energetic, thoroughly entertaining dancing.

(Featuring Elza Soares and Jair Rodrigues.)

Wednesday, July 19

Coriolanus (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Uneven portrayal of political contemptuousness.

Wednesday, July 12

Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Titus satiates with bloody revenge.

Saturday, June 3

The Changeling (Cheek by Jowl, Barbican Theatre)

Interesting interpretation misses intended intensity.

(Starring Olivia Williams.)

Thursday, May 18

Shrieks of Laughter (Soho Theatre)

Short play doesn’t really resonate.

(Starring Imogen Stubbs.)

Wednesday, May 3

Tuesday, April 18

Resurrection Blues (Old Vic Theatre)

Miller's last play seems unfinished.

(Written by Arthur Miller. Directed by Robert Altman. Starring Neve Campbell, James Fox, Matthew Modine, Maximilian Schell.)

Friday, April 7

Hamlet (English Touring Theatre, New Ambassadors Theatre)

Pleasing performance needed improved vocals.

Wednesday, April 5

Friday, March 24

The Merchant of Venice (The Clerkenwell Theatre)

Modernization fails on many levels.

Tuesday, March 21

Friday, March 10

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest* (Garrick Theatre)

Slater powerfully portrays institutionalized patient.

(Starring Christian Slater. *September 2004 performance reviewed.)

Tuesday, January 24

The Woman in White (The Palace Theatre)

Dizzying scenery brightens dark storyline.

(Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed by Trevor Nunn.)