"It’s exhausting. Which is not to say it’s unworthwhile."
"When The Master Builder becomes an episode of Gilly, you know something’s wrong."
A musical based on a section of War and Peace.
Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
It's a weak production, too. And yet …
"Nelson’s opening gambit — an appetizer of red herring — pays off spectacularly."
They added a circus!
"Do we really care how hard it is to make a living as a Sherpa on the slopes of power?"
It's cut to barely 100 minutes.
"The question that lingers after the swift little dream of Orphans passes is: What just happened? What was that about?"
Too hilarious, and oddly loving, to shut down.
"The structure enforces a cruel balance of joy and despair; someone is always high, someone hurting ... "
"How much can even a Texan want a truck?"
A strange musical from another planet.
Shameless crowd-pleasing, mostly in a good way.
Annie Baker finds truth; Craig Lucas, not so much.
Instead of a Grand Guignol, it’s a diorama.
It looks like a tour through West Solipsism. Then the knife (literally) comes out.