“Significant Other,” Joshua Harmon’s follow up to his hit play “Bad Jews” is a wise, funny meditation on the difficulties of growing up. Jesse Oxfeld is a little verklempt.
David Mamet’s “The Penitent” is a provocative and spiritual tale of a psychiatrist and a mass shooter. But is it any good? Well…
Ellen Umansky’s novel “The Fortunate Ones” explores the link between lost masterworks and a wealthy West Coast family.
The new production of Arthur Miller’s ‘Crucible,’ directed by Ivo van Hove, proved to be an all-too-fitting comment on our political season.
“The Band’s Visit,” a new musical based on a beloved Israeli film, poses some simple solutions for peace in the Middle East — maybe too simple.
Richard Greenberg’s latest play “The Babylon Line” just opened at Lincoln Center. The cast is excellent, but Greenberg’s script is its true star.
‘Falsettos,’ by William Finn and James Lapine, returns in a beautiful, emotional revival at Lincoln Center that shows what theater and Judaism are all about.
Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s 1928 Broadway smash ‘The Front Page’ is being revived with Nathan Lane. But is it worth the price of admission? Maybe if you stick around until Act III.
Best known for “A Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry followed that play up with a drama set in a leftist Jewish milieu. Jesse Oxfeld reviews “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
So, do we need another biography of Barbra Streisand. Author Neal Gabler seems to think we do, but critic Jesse Oxfeld isn’t entirely convinced.