Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

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Review: "Little Foxes" Has Wickedly Sharp Teeth

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A compelling play about power and its abuses with two actresses alternating in the lead roles. It's a complex character study you shouldn't miss.   


Review: 'War Paint' Doesn't Have Enough Fight

Sunday, April 09, 2017

A new Broadway musical about the rivalry between real-life makeup industry doyennes Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, has a strange problem. It's too fair.


Review: 'Amélie' Is Quirky, Cute — and Forgettable

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Even Phillipa Soo as Amélie can't ignite this new musical based on the 2001 film.


Review: Spectacle and Sorrow in Broadway's 'Miss Saigon'

Sunday, March 26, 2017

This revival has all the glitz the show is famous for — and humanity, too.


Review: An All-Star Revival of 'The Price' Is Just Right

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub bring a warm wit to Arthur Miller's almost-classic.


Review: Kindness After 9/11 In 'Come From Away'

Saturday, March 18, 2017

One of the best new musicals of the season tells the story of what happens after 38 planes are diverted to a small town in Newfoundland once US airspace closed.


A Program To Tell Stories about Muslim Children Is Suspended From Public School

Friday, March 17, 2017

An original musical written by children for children is canceled at a Brooklyn public school after criticism and worries it may violate the line separating church and state.

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Review: Latest 'Glass Menagerie' Tries New Things, Not Always With Success

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Laura is in a wheelchair. Tom is in his 50s. It's not easy to see what director Sam Gold's vision is in this version of Tennessee William's classic play.


Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Stars in 'Sunday in the Park with George'

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gyllenhaal plays George in the first act as someone who's unhappily obsessed with his art, his gaze fixed to the pad on his lap or the painting on the wall. 

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Review: An Appointment with Death in 'Everybody'

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The latest play from MacArthur 'genius' grant winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins tackles the big issues: Life. Death. God. 


Review: The Quiet Power of 'Man From Nebraska'

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama from 2004 is about a man in crisis. But it is much more than that.


Review: 'Escaped Alone' Captures the Current Political Moment

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Caryl Churchill's new play now at BAM was written before the election, even before Brexit, but it taps into the inexpressible, simmering anger that can feel widespread.


Review: In "Fade," Two Immigrants Square Off

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Playwright Tanya Saracho has big ambitions here: race, class and immigration.


Review: Glen Close Shines in "Sunset Boulevard'

Saturday, February 11, 2017

She returns to the role of Norma Desmond after winning a Tony for her performance 22 years ago as the aging, silent screen star.


Review: 'Yen' Is a Remarkable Look at the Humanity of Young Criminals

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Anna Jordan's play starring Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges does the extraordinary: It creates empathy for people we otherwise would likely have no empathy for.


REVIEW: 'Beauty Queen of Leenane' Strikes at the Heart

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A fierce, dark comedy is ripe with humor — and horror.


REVIEW: August Wilson's 'Jitney' Roars onto Broadway

Saturday, January 21, 2017

As directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, this magnificent production is one of the best shows to be staged this year.


Review: Cate Blanchett Is Explosive in "The Present"

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Try to take your eyes off Blanchett in this adaptation of an early Chekov play. You can't. 


Review: Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo Spark Fire in 'Othello'

Sunday, January 08, 2017

A bare-knuckled, intimate production from director Sam Gold, who won the Tony for "Fun Home," is now at New York Theatre Workshop.

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January Might Be Cold, But the Arts Festivals Are Hot

Saturday, January 07, 2017

"Hundred Days," now at The Public Theater is part of the "Under the Radar Festival," just one of many performances taking place during the many festivals happening this month.