Here are the most popular reviews this year across an array of art forms. After the last few years of COVID-led shuttered shows and closed shops, everything went (almost) back to normal as audiences piled back into live performance spaces, exhibition venues and bookstores nationwide. There are some sure-fire hits among the selection, but some surprises too.
Who would have thought that a show using the lesser-known songs of Bob Dylan would be the most widely read performing arts review of 2022? With its melancholic plot lines and chiaroscuro lighting, this production was assuredly not an upbeat musical.