Ed Rampell: Group Rep’s production of Frederick Knott’s Dial ‘M’ for Murder is an old-fashioned, veddy British mystery. Many theatergoers will consider this murder most foul play to be deliciously enjoyable.
Beyond the Waterfront showed much creative vitality in collaborating with unlikely partners, turning 258 tons of tall ship into a performance area, and inviting the natural sounds of the port, such as birds, horns, water and wind to contribute further unexpected aural elements.
Ed Rampell: As presented outdoors in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Latin American Art, the production creatively fuses music, onstage singing, dancing and acting with many big screen projections of artwork, adding a heightened visual sense which is entirely appropriate for an opera about painters.
Ed Rampell: With the Public Theater’s Julius Caesar production coming under attack, free expression is something we can’t get enough of nowadays.
Bill Raden: When its current Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar recently made an unexpected leap from Central Park’s outdoor Delacorte Theater to the echo chamber of right-wing media, the Public found itself in a decidedly unfamiliar place for live theater in the digital era — on the front page.