Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

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.


Review: 'In Transit' Is a Love Letter to the Newcomers' New York

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The subway is the real star in this Broadway musical.                                                                                            

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Review: 'Last Black Man' Is a Stylized Paean to Black Lives Matter

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Suzan-Lori Parks' play may have been written in 1990, but it's still relevant today.


Review: 'Sweat' Is the New American Play We Need Right Now

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's play explores what happens to group of factory workers and their friendship when the factory closes.


Review: Leave this 'Front Page' at the Newsstand

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Even Nathan Lane and John Slattery can't make this revival a "must-see."

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Review: In 'Plenty,' a Woman, and a Country, Fall Apart

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Peace and plenty — that's what the British expected for their people after World War II. But in David Hare's ironically-titled 1978 play, "Plenty" is not what the British get.


Review: No False Note in This 'Falsettos'

Saturday, October 29, 2016

This musical about a gay man trying to build an unusual family should feel like a period piece. Yet under the direction of James Lapine, it sparkles.


Review: New 'Cherry Orchard' Doesn't Fully Bloom

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Diane Lane is luminous, but this new adaptation from "The Humans" playwright Stephen Karam fails to connect.


Review: 'Heisenberg' Is a Quirky Love Story

Saturday, October 15, 2016

 Simon Stephen's play focuses hard on the small interactions between two people — and is entirely unpredictable.


Trump's Tax Breaks Are the Industry-Wide Norm

Monday, October 03, 2016

New York Times columnist James Stewart says most real estate developers don't pay taxes. 


REVIEW: Magic Show 'Verso' Moves Beyond Slight-of-Hand

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Portugese magician Helder Guimarães wraps his magic in an idea: What reality is depends on your perception of the facts. 


Review: 'The Encounter' Is an Extraordinary Journey Into the Amazon

Friday, September 30, 2016

Imagine a compelling narrative like the podcast Serial crossed with a multi-layered sonic landscape like Radiolab. That's coming close to this Broadway play.


Review: 'The Wolves' Showcases the Passionate, Ordinary Teenage Girl

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sarah DeLappe's play does something completely unexpected: it shows us teenage girls without cliché.


At the Public Theater, Pulling Up a Chair at the Kitchen Table

Friday, September 16, 2016

In Richard Nelson's three-play cycle, we drop in on the Gabriel family during the election season. Like a lot of Americans, they wonder, who will make things better?


Fall Arts Preview: Celebrities, Plays and Great Shows Off Broadway

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Move over Hamilton! You've got competition. The 2016-17 theater season is starting and you'll want to stand in line for some of these productions.


In 'The Layover,' a Canceled Flight Leads to an Affair

Saturday, August 27, 2016

If you have a wife or a boyfriend, there's a point in any casual conversation with an attractive stranger that you should mention it. If you don't — you've crossed a line.