The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall
Goldman Theater, Washington D.C.
Sam Forman’s new play recalls Woody Allen’s “golden age,” said The Washington Post. This tale of a young playwright contributing to a musical version of Annie Hall pays fittingly witty homage to “the man who first made neurotic self-absorption a turn-on.”
The Housewives of Mannheim
Lumia Theater, Long Branch, N.J.
“Four Brooklyn women on the home front” during World War II form bonds of friendship in Alan Brody’s wonderful new play, said Variety. What begins as a “kitchen-sink comedy” develops into “a keenly constructed and beautifully acted romantic drama.”
Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles
This revival of Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horowitz’s homage to jazz great Fats Waller brims with “low-key confidence,” said the Los Angeles Times. A capable cast makes the show seem “like an intoxicating combination of a dry martini and a dirty joke.”