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“Hilton Als Presents,” from New York Theater Workshop, features three of the playwright’s overlooked and often disparaged works.
A solo show about a marathoner rebuilding her life takes its audience on a 5K through Central Park. Running is optional, our critic insists.
We break down everything you need to navigate Broadway as it reopens.
It’s a tale that Will Power intends as cautionary, with cycles of history and human violence in mind.
One would think that everyone involved in the parody series “Schmigadoon!” was in love with the sometimes hokey, sometimes magical musical genre. Not quite.
Torrey Townsend’s backstage fiction is an indictment of the real world’s overwhelmingly white, disproportionately male theatrical establishment.
A live theatrical event in the Meatpacking district, featuring several playwrights and sets by David Rockwell, “turns New York itself into the playhouse.”
The playwright Lynn Nottage chose to share her Signature Theater residency with other artists rocked by 2020. The immersive result: “The Watering Hole.”
The experimental company 600 Highwaymen is back with theater of the most intimate kind, starring you and a stranger at close range.
This poignant, comic puppet play, by Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck, is as much about the ingenuity of the mind as it is about loneliness.
Fuzzy puppet sheep. A light cutting through the haze. Hand-designed dreamscapes. There’s plenty to savor in the slow return of pixel-free theater.
Mike Daisey takes sluggish aim at juicy targets: the disgraced Broadway producer Scott Rudin and the New York governor, Andrew M. Cuomo.
The Tony-winning musical theater actor and TV star planned to debut a cabaret show in 2019. Illness hit, then the pandemic. But he hasn’t been stopped.
Lupita Nyong’o and Juan Castano star in a podcast adaptation that delivers the poetry — in Spanish and English — but not the fire.
Two critics, hungry for live performance, weigh whether they’re ready to take a health risk for “Blindness,” which opens in New York next month.
During the pandemic, writers and actors have taken on an “adrenalizing” challenge: creating video monologues, more than 400 so far, in 24 hours.
A critic writes a plea to the film and TV stars who got their starts in the theater and can do more to aid its rescue.
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.