Spring 2019 Theater Round-Up

Alice By Heart:

3.5/5 stars

A bit of a chaotic mess, but a really fertile one, featuring several wonderful songs, an appealing premise, great choreography and some of the very best performances I’ve seen this year.

All My Sons:

3.5/5 stars

Strong, thoughtful play, decent performances. Nothing groundbreaking or especially interesting.

Burn This:

2/5 stars

Nope, don’t like that.

The Cher Show:

The Cher Show
3.5/5 stars

A completely bonkers, thoroughly enjoyable ride.

Choir Boy:

4/5 stars

Strong, moving work.

Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus:

5/5 stars

Wildly, ingeniously original, featuring BRILLIANT performances from Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White. Genuinely wrenching and hilarious. Tonys all around.

The Ferryman:

4.5/5 stars

Stunning.

Fleabag:

4.5/5 stars

Phoebe is a genius.

Hadestown:

TBD

Hillary And Clinton:

3.5/5 stars

Slightly traumatic and underwhelming (compared to A Doll’s House Part 2, anyway), but good, and Metcalf is fantastic.

King Lear:

2.5/5 stars

Good acting I guess, but a real snoozefest (except for Jane Houdyshell).

Kiss Me, Kate:

2.5/5 stars

Not as painfully dated as Carousel or My Fair Lady, but nonetheless, surprisingly, annoyingly lackluster in more ways than one.

Merrily We Roll Along:

2/5 stars

Not good.

Norma Jean Baker Of Troy:

TBD

Oklahoma:

TBD

The Prom:

The Prom

TBD

Sea Wall / A Life:

3/5 stars

Strong acting, but BLEAK.

Tootsie:

3.5/5 stars

A pale imitation of the film, but fun, and generally well-done.

What The Constitution Means To Me:

4.5/5 stars

Rousing, introspective and inspiring.

xx

JB