Kung Fu, the latest play from David Henry Hwang, scores big points on fluid action and amazingly choreographed martial arts, but the script still leaves a viewer wanting for more. If you enjoy martial arts and theater, this production is worth your time.
There’s a confluence of factors that make Rocky one of the most entertaining, moving and thrilling spectacles on Broadway in recent history. It pays homage to the original 1976 Oscar-winning cannon, brilliantly and effortlessly fuses together underdog and love storylines, and still maintains a dazzlingly unique theater-going experience.
I gave Simonson’s two previous plays on Broadway tepid reviews, and it wasn’t surprising that both lived very short stage lives on Broadway. I can’t imagine Bronx Bombers being much different. The plot is wildly inconsistent. The message is convoluted. The pace is uneven.
On the whole, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark is undoubtedly entertaining and worth checking out while it’s still on Broadway if you’ve got a couple bucks to throw around. But go in with the right expectations: You’re not leaving the theater with a new understanding of life so much as a faint smile on your face.
There couldn’t be two languages more far apart in humanity than Chinese and English. As the world has become more global, and China has become the next great power of the world, it makes sense that a play like David Henry Hwang’s “Chinglish” would explore and fully develop the comedy that ensues when culture clashes…