Charles Isherwood

Charles Isherwood (born 1964/65)[1] is an American theater critic.


Isherwood obtained his degree from Stanford University.[citation needed]


Isherwood wrote for Back Stage West in Los Angeles. In 1993, he joined the staff of Variety, where he was promoted to the position of chief theatre critic in 1998.[1]

In 2004, Isherwood was hired by the New York Times. He was fired by the paper in 2017, reportedly following public disputes with colleagues and correspondence with theatre producers that were classified as "unethical."[2] In March 2017, Isherwood was hired as a contributor for the website Broadway News.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Charles Isherwood Named Variety's Chief Theatre Critic". Playbill. June 29, 1998. Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  2. ^ Kachka, Boris (February 22, 2017). "Why Was Times Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Fired?".
  3. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (March 27, 2017). "Broadway Interest Piqued As Former NY Times Drama Critic Charles Isherwood Heads To Web". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

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