Liza's at the Palace...! Among New York Times' Best of 2008 Lists

New York Times critics Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood each offered a list of the ten best shows of 2008.

Minnelli at Liza's at the Palace...! opening night curtain
Minnelli at Liza's at the Palace...! opening night curtain (Photo by Aubrey Reuben)

The two critics' selections were chosen from Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. Liza's at the Palace...! placed on both Brantley and Isherwood's lists.


Here are the best of 2008 published (alphabetically) in The New York Times:

Ben Brantley:
Billy Elliot
Dividing the Estate
Liza's at the Palace...!
The Seagull
South Pacific
Sunday in the Park with George

Brantley also bestowed an unofficial "special lifetime achievement award for sustained sharpness in blunt times" to Forbidden Broadway.

Charles Isherwood:
Adding Machine
Chekhov Lizardbrain
Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Garden of Earthly Delights
Liza's at the Palace...!
On the Town
Our Town
Passing Strange
What's that Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling

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