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Production reviews focus on the individual productions of theater, dance, and performance pieces and generally do not critique the text from a literary or cultural point of view, although this is less true for new work, where both the text and the production are new to critics and their readers.
New York Times (1980- )
The New York Times is one of the most important sources of reviews and news about the performing arts
New York Times (Historical)
1851-2007. Search and browse full text and display images of both articles and complete newspaper pages. Via Proquest.
Lexis Nexis Academic
Reviews and other performance-related news in newspapers and other media from all over the world are in LNA.
The Internet Theater Magazine of Reviews, Features, Annotated Listings --On Line Since 1996.
Since its founding in April 2004, OffOffOnline has reviewed more than 2,000 shows. It covers Off-off-Broadway theater in all five boroughs of New York City, and occasionally Off-Broadway and Broadway theater.
New York Theatre Wire
Less emphasis on ticket selling and other commercial activities, more emphasis on capsule reviews, particularly for more experimental performances. Covers live theater, dance, cabaret, film, and museum shows. Despite the title, good for performance in other areas of the U.S.
New York theatre critics' reviews
Call Number: PN 1601 .N4 Indexes, Geisel Floor1 East
1940-1995. Reproductions of the reviews of New York productions in about a dozen New York-based media, including the Times, the Post, the News, the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, and the major television networks.
A Guide to Critical Reviews. 3rd ed.
Call Number: PN 2266 .S34 Reference, Geisel Floor2 West
Citations to reviews from popular magazines, primarily of New York productions.