New Yorker's John Lahr to End Run as Critic; Begin Profiles
Lahr was born into a show-business family. His father, Bert Lahr, was the lion in “The Wizard of Oz”; his mother was a Ziegfeld Girl. In the late sixties, during the hey-day of Off-Broadway, he was the theatre critic of The Village Voice and Evergreen Review, as well as drama editor of Grove Press. In the 1970s, Lahr served as literary manager of both the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre.
John Lahr lives in London. Hilton Als will continue as theatre critic at The New Yorker, based in New York City.