Defender of the Faith
Stuart Carolan's play about the Irish Troubles is well done and emotionally distressing.
Talk Radio
Liev Schreiber completely inhabits the role of an abusive radio show host in the highly entertaining revival of Eric Bogosian's 1987 play.
King Hedley II
Signature's revival of August Wilson's drama has the same strengths and weaknesses as the play's 2001 Broadway production.
Where's Poppa?
This stage version of the offensively funny film ends up more like a sitcom.
Prelude to a Kiss
The Roundabout's revival of Craig Lucas' offbeat romantic comedy is, for better and for worse, pleasant.
My Fair Lady
Kelsey Grammer and Kelli O'Hara are excellent in the New York Philharmonic's concert version of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece.
The Pirates of Penzance
Lillian Groag's excessively jokey NYCO production of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved operetta almost overwhelms all the fine acting and singing.
King Lear
Kevin Kline's performance in the title role is the most pressing reason to see James Lapine's hit-and-miss production of Shakespeare's tragedy.
Jane Monheit at the Café Carlyle
The sexy jazz singer's performing style has improved, but she still needs more personality and lyric interpretation.
Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell
This tribute to the famed autobiographical performer is both hilarious and moving.