Two exquisite sopranos bring us refreshing songs, arias, and cantatas; and a noted Broadway composer and a remarkable Black librettist offer a searing opera about police brutality.
Theater Review: “Kimberly Akimbo” Is Heart-Rending and Life-Affirming
The new musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire is a show that everyone who believes in the artistic future and emotional power of the American musical will want to see.
Theater Review: “Caroline, or Change” Reflects How Far We’ve Come – and How Far We Haven’t – Regarding Race
The first Broadway revival of this challenging 2004 musical makes a sincere but ultimately unpersuasive case.
Theater Review: “Caroline, or Change” — In Purgatory, All Souls Are Tested
This evening is a revelatory experience on race relations, with grief, rage, and the whole business of hope and change.
Theater Review: A Fabulous “Fun Home”
The SpeakEasy Stage production is intimate and emotionally satisfying, highlighting the musical’s strengths — its sharply witty book, memorable songs, and heartbreaking characters.
Theater Review: “Violet” — A Musical Quest for Healing
In the theater, sentiment must be earned – Violet is moving and likable, but its pathos is only skin deep.