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Adaptations of “Happy Days” and “First Love,” works by the master of existential wheel-spinning, show us how to live in place.
Bill Camp stars in JoAnne Akalaitis’s creepy, funny streaming production of this Samuel Beckett short story.
Samuel L. Jackson, David Alan Grier, Phylicia Rashad and others remember the Negro Ensemble Company founder.
Recorded on a Houston stage, “The Book of Magdalene” is theatrically intimate, while “Hotel Good Luck” gets caught up in digital trickery.
The man was taciturn, but his Theater District restaurants were like Broadway clubhouses. Even the posters of flops were placed with affection.
Two short films that find pandemic-sidelined performers grappling with Beckett are a highlight of the annual Exponential Festival.
Mark O’Rowe’s intricate, beautifully acted play begs for debate. To start: Why don’t its protagonists have full lives of their own?
The excellent program of short audioplays commissioned for “Under the Albert Clock” imagines the world in 2050.
As artists saw liberties threatened and inequities exacerbated, the stage became more thrillingly urgent than it had been in decades.
With a history of the Thornton Wilder classic coming soon, we talk with performers who found personal inspiration in the play’s beating heart.
One of the founders of Mabou Mines, he reveled in being an outsider even when his celebrated “The Gospel at Colonus” reached Broadway.
A big-box store, a hotel for transgender women and a dinner party gone awry are some of the places your ears will take you to.
Tom DeTrinis’s solo show is full of rage, but in a way that’s bizarrely out of touch with this overwhelmingly disastrous year.
With their field rocked by unprecedented challenges in 2020, these people and groups — some notable, some new — stepped into the breach.
A son in New York and a father in the West Bank prepare a favorite family recipe. Longing and resentment are in the mix, too.
How do you like your celebration? Taylor Mac gives it to you dazzling and arch, while “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a nostalgic comfort.
The joy of “A Christmas Carol” isn’t merely the story; it’s the ritual of communion and reflection with family and fans. This year that’s not possible.
Charming performers, elegant design and a smart video capture bring a bittersweet chamber play about the artist and his wife to the screen.
It wasn’t the year for celebration. But watching innovation flourish inspired our chief critic, while other writers found the joys of the stage in other media.
The life of Emilia Bassano Lanier is interwoven with Shakespeare’s in a boisterous British comedy.
Connection or isolation? Intensity or escape? This spate of shows that put the watcher to work are rewarding, but often in contrasting ways.
Social distance has left us rusty when it comes to connecting with strangers. The latest piece by 600 Highwaymen aims to help us practice — starting with a call.
With a marquee creative team, this romantic musical should have been a sure bet. One great song survived the out-of-town turmoil.
Our theater experts provide a guide to some of the successful (and failed) cinematic adaptations of plays and musicals — all for your streaming pleasure.
Robin Frohardt has turned a vacant space in Times Square into a colorful installation that slyly doubles as an eco-warning. Puppets have their moment, too.
Sinclair Lewis’s 1930s novel-turned-stage play about the rise of fascism in America returns as an audio drama from Berkeley Rep.
This stylized, two-character play finds the woman whose false accusation led to the lynching of Emmett Till bound to him, and to racist myths, forever.
On the farm with Isabella Rossellini, as she readies a streaming theater piece with cameos from her animal friends.
In a few minutes or a full show, these performers capture heartbreak, fury and laughs. For the words of Samuel Beckett, a disembodied mouth did the trick.
The setting is stylish, and some tricks are nifty. But this Zoom show, which encourages audience involvement, is more scattershot than inspired.
In the dreamscape of Toshiki Okada’s play, the American philosopher is a 21st-century presence, and an author meets his younger self.