Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

For Now, Obamacare Is Here to Stay

Friday, June 30, 2017

Republicans are united in their opposition to Obamacare, yet they're finding it difficult to repeal and replace the law. So what happens if Obamacare is here to stay?


Review: '1984' Is a Scream from a Dystopian Future (or Past)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The adaptation of George Orwell's novel premiered in London in 2013 — but seems to point to a future America dystopia.


Review: 'Seeing You' Is a Walk Into the Nightmare of War

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A new immersive show punctures the sentimentality attached to WWII, reminding us there can be a dark side to patriotism.


Review: Enchanting, Immersive 'Ghostlight' Brings the Audience Backstage

Saturday, June 24, 2017

We get to see it all, from the costume shop to the rehearsal room. 


Review: A Trumpian 'Caesar' at Shakespeare in the Park

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This production of "Caesar" is mind-crushingly good, in no small part because it speaks precisely to our times.

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Trump and Kushner’s Little-Known Business Partner

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CIM Group does not have much name recognition, but its ties to the businesses of the President and his son-in-law raise conflict of interest questions.

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Review: Facing the Fallout from Youthful Choices in 'Her Portmanteau'

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Two plays about the Nigerian-American immigrant experience are currently playing in repertory at New York Theatre Workshop.


Review: Marriage, Deconstructed in 'A Doll's House, Part 2'

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Fifteen years after Nora slammed the door on her marriage in Henrik Ibsen's classic play "A Doll's House," she's back — because she wants a favor.


Review: Bette Midler is Sassy and Brassy in "Hello Dolly"

Monday, May 01, 2017

If this is a musical you already love — then there's everything to like.


Review: 'Anastasia' Is a Romantic Fairy Tale

Saturday, April 29, 2017

By the time she meets the woman who might be her grandmother, she's convinced herself, the con men and us that she's the lost Duchess. 


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.   

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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.

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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.