The New York Times' Ben Brantley Selects Top Shows of 2013: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, FUN HOME & More

December 15
10:39 AM 2013
The New York Times' Ben Brantley Selects Top Shows of 2013: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, FUN HOME & More

The New York Times' chief theater critic, Ben Brantley, has named his top productions of 2013.

Brantley's selections of this year's best include THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto, MATILDA, TWELFTH NIGHT with Mark Rylance, and Public Theater's FUN HOME. Missing from the list is this year's Tony winner for 'Best Musical,' KINKY BOOTS.

Brantley's fellow New York Times theater critic, Charlies Isherwood, also selected his top ten favorite productions of the year. His list features Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT with Fantasia, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY. Isherwood's list also include NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, which Brantley commended, as well.

For Brantley's entire list, click here. For Isherwood's, click here.

Ben Brantley became chief theater critic of The New York Times in September 1996 after having served as its drama critic since joining the newspaper in August 1993. Prior to joining The Times, Brantley was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, a writer at Vanity Fair magazine, and he reviewed films for Elle magazine. The critic is also the editor of the 2001 volume "The New York Times Book of Broadway: On the Aisle for the Unforgettable Plays of the Last Century."

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