Included in Time's "Best Theater" top 10 are six Broadway and three Off Broadway productions as well as a nod to the regional staging of writer-director Eric Simonson's Moby Dick at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Though Time also included a "The Worst" section in such categories as cinema, television, sports and music, Time writer Richard Zoglin opted not to address the dregs of theatre.
Here is Time's "The Best Theater" 2002:
1. Movin' Out (Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre)
2. The General From America (Houston's Alley Theatre and Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre)
3. The Exonerated (Off-Broadway's 45 Bleecker)
4. Flower Drum Song (Broadway's Virginia Theatre)
5. Amour (Broadway's Music Box Theatre)
6. The Man Who Had All the Luck (Roundabout Theatre Company at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre)
7. Hairspray (Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre)
8. Moby Dick (Wisconsin's Milwaukee Repertory Theater)
9. Far Away (Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop)
10. Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam (Broadway's Longacre Theatre)
To view the other lists Time has offered, visit www.time.com.
Also, visit Playbill On-Line's year-end roundups:
Playbill On-Line Selects the Top Theatre Stories of 2002
Playbill On-Line Looks Back at Theatre 2002: A Year in Images