Sunday, December 22, 2013

Top Theater in 2013 - Theater Critics' Detail Lists

New York Post Elisabeth Vincentelli's list

After Midnight
Buyer & Cellar
The Good Person of Szechwan
Here Lies Love
Julius Caesar
Matilda - The Musical
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theater for a New Audience)
Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
Twelfth Night

Daily News Joe Dziemianowicz's list

10. Disaster!
09. Kinky Boots (Cyndi Lauper's score)
08. Buyer & Cellar
07. Violet
06. Regular Singing
05. Pippin
04. Here Lies Love
03. The Glass Menagerie
02. Twelfth Night
01. Fun Home

Entertainment Weekly Thom Geier's list

10. Julius Caesar (all female cast - St. Ann's Warehouse) 
09. After Midnight 08. Waiting for Godot 
07. Matilda 
06. The Apple Family Plays (Public) 
05. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder 
04. Here Lies Love 
03. Pippin 
02. The Glass Menagerie 
01. Twelfth Night

The Associated Press Mark Kennedy's list

10. The look of Macbeth 

09. Buyer & Cellar 
08. Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land 
07. Twelfth Night 
06. The Last Five Years 
05. The Sound of Music (live on NBC) 
04. Kinky Boots 
03. Matilda 
02. Pippin 
01. The Glass Menagerie

The Sound of Music hits his list because of the attention that the broadcast brought to live theater. 18.6 million people witnessed the show and that is a lot more than the 11.6 million people who attended Broadway last season.  

Time Out New York - Adam Feldman's and David Cote's lists

Adam Feldman:  
10. RoosevElvis
09. Fun Home  
08. Grimly Handsome
07. Here Lies Love  
06. Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play  
05. The Glass Menagerie
04. The Assembled Parties
03. Pippin
02. Twelfth Night  
01. Good Person of Szechwan

David Cote:
10. On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God  
09. A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney  
08. The Wallace Shawn - Andre Gregory Project
07. The Glass Menagerie
06. Fun Home  
05. Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play  
04. Life and Times - Episode 1-4   
03. The Night Alive   
02. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder  
01. Twelfth Night

The Hollywood Reporter David Rooney's list

10. Twelfth Night 
09. The Flick
08. Pippin
07. No Man's Land
06. Matilda
05. Here Lies Love
04. The Glass Menagerie
03. Buyer & Cellar 
02. After Midnight
01. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

The New York Times lists - Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood
According to Ben Brantley, Glass Menagerie and Twelfth Night revivals account for some of the most satisfying theater-going hours in his life. See his picks below (after Glass Menagerie and Twelfth Night, the list is alphabetical). Also, see the shows (alphabetically) that gave Charles Isherwood the most pleasure...

Ben Brantley
The Glass Menagerie  
Twelfth Night
All That Fall
Buyer & Cellar
The Designated Mourner
Fun Home
Here Lies Love
The Jacksonian
Julius Caesar
The Model Apartment
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Regular Singing
(special mention)

Charles Isherwood:
After Midnight / What's It All About?  
The Flick
Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Person of Szechwan
Life and Times: Episodes 1-4
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Shakespeare in the Park

Twelfth Night / Richard III
The Winslow Boy

amNY Matt Windman's list

10. Fun Home
09. Bad Jews
08. Good Person of Szechwan
07. Buyer and Cellar
06. 700 Sundays
05. Pippin
04. Twelfth Night / Richard III
03. Fiorello!
02. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
01. Matilda

New York Magazine Jesse Green's list

10. Twelfth Night/Richard III; Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land (The British Double Bills)
09. The Assembled Parties
08. Domesticated
07. Here Lies Love
06. Nikolai and the Others/Regular Singing
05. Passion
04. After Midnight
03. The Glass Menagerie
02. Fun Home
01. The Flick

Time Magazine Richard Zoglin's List 

10. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
09. Macbeth (w. Alan Cummings)
08. Saint Joan
07. Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
06. Domesticated
05. The Flick
04. Belleville
03. The Model Apartment
02. Here Lies Love
01. Matilda 

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