Candide

Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein ... Like virtually every other major production before it, the Royal National Theatre’s Candide has undergone considerable alteration. One of the great flawed Broadway musicals, the show has been endlessly  ...

A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen

A century and a quarter have passed since Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House scandalized respectable audiences and delighted independent thinkers. A lot of progress has been made since then, especially in the area of women’s rights. But, as the  ...

Fully Committed

Ethan Sandler in the San Francisco production We have this godawful new word in the language: reservationist. (It's certainly not in my Random House Unabridged.) The word emerged, one supposes, because it is only in recent years  ...