★★★★★ A classic poem becomes a stunning music theater piece celebrating identity and dignity in the face of oppression
Harriet Harris shines as Chris Durang’s nutty nun, while Robert E. Sherwood’s vintage melodrama just shines, period.
★★★★ 100th birthday tributes to Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins yield a familiar but affecting take on timeless material.
★★ An ambitious but unfocused musical gives a great, underappreciated 20th century female artist too much of a brush-off
★★★ Matthew Broderick shines in Douglas Carter Beane’s uneven comic vision of a post-bigotry, Freak Flags Flying modern America