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Alice Birch’s cleareyed and comfortless play follows three generations of women tethered to life by the thinnest possible filament.
Classic Stage Company is running adaptations of two 19th-century horror classics in repertory. Don’t let that frighten you.
Songs have been dropped, dance routines booted out and the street-fights look nasty. This is a West Side Story for the Trump era, says the avant-garde superstar director
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Berkeley’s Judith Butler is the star attraction in a stimulating if overlong performance piece by her fellow academic Alexandra Chasin.
The star of Jett and Sin City is back on stage in Alice Birch’s raw Anatomy of a Suicide. She talks about the play’s emotional toll, how she unwinds and American puritanism
Carla Gugino …
The Mint Theater Company pairs stage adaptations of short stories by the 19th-century Russian authors. They mesh like mismatched matryoshka dolls.
“Unknown Soldier,” one of the last projects the beloved composer and lyricist worked on before he died, is coming to New York.
The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York
Despite the presence of a sublime Suzanne Vega, a cheery musical adaptation of the 1969 movie about two couples is too unsure of itself
This work of documentary theater feels like a master class. But what is it meant to teach?
Haunted by Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” Rachel Bonds’s restless and friable play gathers a group of mostly artists at a lakeside retreat.
The assignment: Head to Boston to see the touring stage show and the movie musical all in one day. The result: a purr, a yowl or both?
Talene Monahon’s show at 59E59 Theaters feels provocative but unfinished, a pieced quilt of overlapping textures and ideas.
Television is in love with musical shows, with “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and “Katy Keene” joining the growing chorus this winter. But they’re not easy to pull off.
E.S.P. Conjuring the dead. Speaking with them. Shows like “The Thin Place” and “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” use the occult to put on a show.
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
After another smash hit year at the box office, the next 12 months promises more of the same ... with added controversy
The lights are bright on Broadway. Blinding even. With 35 plays and mu…
After a family tragedy, the Australian director found a home in the theater, creating harrowing updates of classics. His latest: “Medea” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Now playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the 19th-century operetta is a fairy tale confection you can feel right down to your kishkes.
Forget the finale. After the curtain call now comes the megamix, the last dance, the group hymn — whatever it takes to turn an entertainment into an event.
New York Theatre Workshop, New York
An adaptation of the 2016 comedy is charming and well-performed but so slight that it fades from the memory fast
I left Sing Street, the new musical from …
A 19th-century comedy from Dion Boucicault, at the Irish Repertory Theater, showcases some delicious characters in an imperfect vehicle.
Harry Hamlin and Stefanie Powers bring a measure of glamour to a patchy two-hander about three sibling pairs and one downed airplane.
The star of “Hadestown” shares what he watched, read and listened to last weekend.
At the new Cirque Mechanics show, the revolving ring, rotating ladders and spinning swings might not thrill, but the performers do.
An excursion into the Theater of Lists at St. Ann’s Warehouse proves to be both original and exasperating.
In its sixth year on Broadway, “The Illusionists” serves up familiar routines, but two smaller shows deliver egghead charm and brainy sleight-of-hand.
Broadhurst Theatre, New York
Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has brought Alanis Morissette’s music to the stage with a contrived yet hugely entertaining show
When Alanis Morissette …
There were big musicals, thoughtful political statements and big star disappointments in a disordered year of theater
Broadway went to Paris this year. And to New Haven, north London, the Gu…
Shows that defied categorization offered a stark choice: Escape an angry world, or face up to its travails. Beyond Broadway, writers explored race, inequality and addiction.