Fat Ham
Broadway, American Airlines Theatre

Reviewed by Regina Robbins

BOTTOM LINE: You'll laugh, cry and maybe even sing along with Juicy and his hot mess of a family in this comedy, based on Shakespearean tragedy but much Blacker, queerer, and shorter.

If you’ve ever seen Hamlet and found yourself wondering why there is no ham in it, your problem is solved. James Ijames’ absurdist comedy Fat Ham puts Shakespeare through a meat grinder, relocating the prince of Denmark and his dysfunctional family to the American South in the present day. For good measure, they’re Black, and they’re having a barbecue...

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The Magazine
Off Off Bway, Carnival Girls Productions at The Sargent Theatre
Review by Ed Malin

BOTTOM LINE: Parents of a teenager killed in a school shooting must live with surprising everyday reminders.

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New York, New York
Broadway, St. James Theatre
Review by Emily Cordes

BOTTOM LINE: Diverse characters chase love, fame, and music in this feel-good homage to ‘40s-era New York City.

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Bad Cinderella
Broadway, Imperial Theatre
Review by Shani R. Friedman

BOTTOM LINE: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to New York with his 13th Broadway musical, jazzing up the Cinderella story in this lightweight crowd-pleaser.

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The Conductor
Off Off Bway, Theatre for the New City
Review by David Kaufman

BOTTOM LINE: Inspired by the recent ousting of three San Francisco school board members, the satirical The Conductor takes on a lot, but doesn't succeed.

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The Trees
Off Bway, Playwrights Horizons
Review by Emily Cordes

BOTTOM LINE: Comically fantastical and deeply human, The Trees probes our search for stability in an uncertain world.

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Washington Square
Off Off Bway, Axis Theatre Company
Review by David Kaufman

BOTTOM LINE: This new, pared-down adaptation of James's novel provides a pleasing diversion in under 90 minutes.

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