Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

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: 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: 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: 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.


Review: Three Great Shows, Back Off-Broadway

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Once an Off-Broadway production has closed, it's usually gone forever. But three shows are back, thanks to popular demand.


REVIEW: A Carnival Atmosphere for This 'Taming of the Shrew'

Saturday, June 18, 2016

It's a tricky play to stage in our contemporary era — but Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production for "Shakespeare in the Park" brings is fun and frisky


Review: 'Incognito' Is All Brain

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nick Payne is a dazzling playwright. But this Off Broadway production sacrifices feeling for thought.

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REVIEW: Two Tragic Tales of Love

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Two new Off-Broadway shows focus on historical love stories that have dire results.


Cirque du Soleil Launches Itself Onto Broadway

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Canadian circus company, with outposts in Las Vegas and Dubai, aims to plant a flag in New York.


Review: Sol LeWitt Collected the Art of Everyone But Sol LeWitt

Friday, April 29, 2016

Some of the best art collections are put together by artists who swap work with each other. A new exhibit at the Drawing Center presents the works LeWitt gathered over time.