Theatre: What To See (And Not See) In NYC

King and Country: Shakespeare‘s Great Cycle of Kings: Far and away the one unmissable thing right now. This series at BAM consists of “Richard II,” “Henry IV, Part I,” Henry IV, Part II,” and “Henry V.” Antony Sher’s Falstaff (pictured) is stupendous. Fully Committed: Becky Mode’s one-person play about a restaurant reservations-taker, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, is good fun, but worked better years ago in a small off-Broadway house. American Psycho: People over 40 generally dislike this musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s yuppie-serial-killer novel, and young folks like it. I loved the set, by Es Devlin, and found Benjamin Walker, in the title role, aptly cast. Shuffle Along: Some worthwhile entertainment value in the first act, but a downer of a second act make this mildly disappointing. Not worth paying full-price. Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Critics can handstand all they want about Jessica Lange as Mary Tyrone, but she’s not a patch on such interpreters of the role as Katharine Hepburn, Colleen Dewhurst, and Vanessa Redgrave. Gabriel Byrne, as Lange’s husband, was for me the only Tyrone who shone.

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