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John Simon

  1. 25 days of cats
    Looking Back at John Simon’s Positive 1982 Review of Cats“If you like lavishness, if you like opulence, if you like kitty-literature at its grandest, Cats is surely your thing.”
  2. obituary
    On John SimonConsidering the longtime New York critic, who died yesterday at 94.
  3. star wars countdown
    Looking Back at New York’s Critical 1977 Review of Star WarsStar Wars will do very nicely for those lucky enough to be children or unlucky enough never to have grown up.”
  4. ranters and ravers
    Bring Back ‘Moose Murders’!Revisiting John Simon’s review of the notorious 1983 Broadway flop.
  5. in the magazine
    ‘The Ritz’ Isn’t Much Better Than It Was in 1975Jeremy McCarter pans the revival. What did John Simon think of the original?
  6. apropos of nothing
    No Matter Who He Plays in ‘Lear,’ Ian McKellen Gets His Kit OffPlus exclusive streaming audio!
  7. ranters and ravers
    John Simon Belittles Ian McKellen’s Junk … Again?New York’s former theater critic and his problem with Iam McKellen’s junk.