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The Heiress Review On Broadway

Jonathan Mandell |
At the beginning of “The Heiress,” the heartbreaking story of an abandoned love, Jessica Chastain descends the staircase of a sumptuous mansion in a dazzling red dress and a glo... more

Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway Review

Jonathan Mandell |
Near the end of the latest Broadway revival of Cyrano de Bergerac, much to my surprise, the Les Miz Rule kicked in. If a Broadway show shines bright lights directly in your face... more

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Review: A Broadway Sensation, 50 Years Later

Jonathan Mandell |
“You’re all flops,” Martha says drunkenly to her guest in “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” the first full-length play by Edward Albee, which has proven once again to be the opp... more

Grace Review

Jonathan Mandell |
There were reasons to have faith in “Grace,” a play about the downside of faith and the mystery of grace. Its stellar four-member cast includes Paul Rudd and Ed Asner, two perfo... more

An Enemy of the People Review

Jonathan Mandell |
A day before the opening on Broadway of “An Enemy of the People,” which is a play about the efforts to silence a difficult man, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange lashed out at Ob... more

If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet Review: Jake Gyllenhaal’s American Stage Debut

Jonathan Mandell |
Julia Roberts made her Broadway debut in “Three Days of Rain,” Daniel Craig in “A Steady Rain,” and now Jake Gyllenhaal is making his U.S. stage debut in a play that begins in a... more

Job Review: Why Good People Suffer, At The Flea

Jonathan Mandell |
It is hard to know who to blame for the horribly wrong turn taken in Job, the Flea Theater’s initially promising stage adaptation of the Biblical Book of Job, the text that long... more

Detroit Review: Life Among the 47 Percent

Jonathan Mandell |
Halfway through “Detroit,” Lisa D’Amour’s funny, dark and timely new play with a pitch-perfect cast that includes David Schwimmer and Amy Ryan, a character named Sharon explai... more

Jason Robert Brown at Below 54: Back on (Almost) Broadway

Jonathan Mandell |
Anyone listening to Jason Robert Brown perform his songs at Below 54 realizes two things right away: He’s as deserving as any other composer-lyricist of his generation to be cal... more

Chaplin Review: The Little Tramp on Broadway

Jonathan Mandell |
Rob McClure as Charlie Chaplin walks a tightrope, plays the violin, roller skates with a blindfold on, does backflips into a handstand, and — most dexterous of all —... more

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