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New York critic David Spencer reviews:

Better late than never...?
Finding Neverland
Book by James Graham
Music and Lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy
Based on the screenplay by David Magee
and the source play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Alan Knee
Directed by Diane Paulus
Starring Matthew Morrison and Terrence Mann
Lunt Fontanne Theatre

My magical thinking is better than your magical thinking...?
The Christians
by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Les Waters
Playwrights Horizons

An Evening of Plays Based on
Six Stories by Tennessee Williams...
Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman,
David Grimm, John Guare, and Beth Henley
Directed by Michael Wilson
A Production of The Acting Company

Death of the Persian Prince
Written and Directed by Dewey Moss
DMAC-Duo Cultural Arts Center

Hamlet in Bed
Written by and Co-Starring Michael Laurence
Also Starring Annette O'Toole
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre

Love and Money
by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Mark Lamos
Starring Maureen Anderman
Signature Theatre

San Francisco critic Judy Richter reviews:

A New Musical

Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé
Book by Craig Lucas
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
Presented by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Based on a play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Directed & Choreographed by Janie Scott
Presented by Palo Alto Players
Lucie Stern Theater

The Country House
by Donald Margulies
Directed by Robert Kelley
Presented by TheatreWorks
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

King Lear
by William Shakespeare
Presented by California Shakespeare Theater
Directed by Amanda Dehnert
Starring Anthony Heald
Bruns Memorial Amphitheater

Mud Blue Sky
by Marisa Wegrzyn
Presented by Aurora Theatre Company
Directed by Tom Ross
Aurora Theatre

The Oldest Boy
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jessica Thebus
Presented by Marin Theatre Company
Boyer Theatre

Between Riverside and Crazy

by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Irene Lewis
Presented by & at American Conservatory Theater

Sweeney Todd

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Lee Blakeley
Presented by San Francisco Opera
San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

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