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"I can’t recall a recent theater experience where I felt so invested in the fate of the lead character, yearning for him to make a specific choice up to the final moments. I hope this taut, deeply felt drama has a long life in regional and college theaters." Full Review
"Mike Bartlett deftly balances the big picture—the damage wrought by a generation with entitlement issues—with the specific, as the amiable but exasperating couple wreaks havoc on its children. Outstanding performances across the board, a smart trilogy of time-hopping sets and costumes, and a top-notch script make this bitter pill easy to swallow." Full Review
"An eyeful of a show that doesn’t always succeed but ultimately packs a punch courtesy of a perspective-shifting monologue near the end of the show...Nguyen brings surprising sexuality to the table along with an 'I’ll-tell-the-story-my-way' insistence that is often refreshing even if, at times, exasperating." Full Review
"George Orwell—as portrayed here by Jamie Horton—is a fascinating figure...But Joe Sutton’s play isn’t a one-man show. His Orwell is on a book tour shepherded by a young publicist and the device feels, well, like a device. But some clunkiness is worth it when the central character is this interesting." Full Review
"McTeer is clearly in charge of the game, which makes for an unbalanced battle with Schreiber, who is fun to watch but isn't fully convincing as an unfailing seducer...That difference diminishes the impact of the events in the second act, leaving the play’s cleverness intact but its passions practically nonexistent...The production...is handsome and evocative with any given moment seemingly recreated from a period work of art. Alas, like the paintings, what's on stage feels static." Full Review
"This Jane Austen adaptation—at least in its first half—is both a gloriously smile-inducing celebration of theatrical ingenuity and a clear, brisk telling of the story...'Sense' employs a parade of devices without ever letting the results feel like a parody a la 'The 39 Steps.' After intermission, the plotting gets a little muddy and the gimmicks are piled on a bit thick, but that doesn’t mitigate the magic from a company whose work I’ll now keep a firmer eye on." Full Review
"Lest you think all of Off-Broadway is bold new work, here’s a throwback: a straight-up show biz bio...There’s some fun tapping to be had and the cast is certainly game, but this musical tribute isn’t terribly interested in revealing anything more about the man than we know in the first few scenes." Full Review
"My biggest concern going into the recently launched Broadway revival/restaging of Les Miserables was whether I would hear the theatergoers around me sing. While each number received a thunderous ovation, the audience remained relatively silent during the songs themselves. But I’m sure I wasn’t the only one belting on the way home from the theater. And I didn’t care who could hear me sing." Full Review