★★★ The stupid, feel-good Parkway-exit musical is Jersey in a nutshell: a messy good time
★★ The groans drown out the laughs at this totally unoriginal original musical
★★★ Songwriter Joe Iconis, bookwriter Joe Tracz transfer Ned Vizzini’s popular YA novel to the stage
★★★★ 100th birthday tributes to Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins yield a familiar but affecting take on timeless material.
★★★ Michael Tucker writes a smart script for six top actors that starts out less than smart
★★★★★ Last season’s best new musical retains its magic with a new leading man
★★★★★ Replacing Tony Shalhoub, the Isaeli star helps maintain the just-about-perfect chamber musical
★★ The history play combination, directed by Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch, too often fires blanks
★★★★ Singer-songwriter Shaina Taub shines in this midsummer’s night delight
★★★★ Mad about the Go-Go’s? Get up and go to the Elizabethan-set musical packed with their hook-heavy hits.
★★★★★ Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and a charismatic ensemble leap out of a queer time capsule from 1968
★★★★★ Lerner and Loewe’s masterwork shines in a masterful new production