The MMA’s New American Wing is a feast of paintings. There are so many, and they are so fine and varied, and worth seeing for different reasons. The overall effect is to give a sense of the strength of the American painting tradition, placing it on a par with the European traditions. That’s clearly what the designers of the new wing intended, and they succeeded. And why, evidently, the galleries are “a contemporary interpretation of 19th-century Beaux-Arts galleries,” according to a Museum description. The general sense is familiar great. It engenders a sense of pride in the accomplishments of American painting in the circumscribed period the Wing covers, from the 18th Century to 1920.
- Review | Red by John Logan | With Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne | Directed by Michael Grandage | Golden Theater
- Review | Jacques and His Master by Milan Kundera | Adapted from Diderot | Dramatic Reading, Directed by Brian Kulick | Classic Stage Company
- Review | Men In White by Sidney Kingsley | Directed by Erin Cronican | Seeing Place Theater
- Review | Gabriel by Moira Buffini | Directed by David Esbjorn | Atlantic Theater Company
- Review | Liliom by Ferenc Molnar | Translated by Benjamin Glazer | Adapted and Directed by Steven Carl McCasland | Celebration of Whimsy Theatre
59E59 Theaters A. R. Gurney Anton Chekhov Atlantic Theater Company Austin Pendleton awards Bay Street Theatre Bertolt Brecht Brian Kulick Charlotte Moore Cherry Lane Theatre Classic Stage Company David Greenspan David Ives Ensemble Studio Theatre Eugene O’Neill festival Flea Theater Foundry Theatre Fringe Festival Guild Hall Irish Repertory Theatre J. R. Sullivan Jim Simpson La Mama Metropolitan Museum of Art Mint Theater Company Moliere musical National Theatre New York Theatre Workshop North Fork Community Theatre Pearl Theatre Company political theater press release Public Theater Sean McNall Shakespeare Signature Theatre Tennessee Williams The Bats Thomas Bradshaw Woody Allen Wooster Group world premiere