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In New York, trick-or-treating has been curtailed, and parades called off. But there are plenty of ways to please and spook the little ones.
An immersive work at the Wild Project asks the sole audience member to consider the value of life while role playing as an office worker involved in calculating risk of death.
The playwright whips up a virtual ensemble of eccentrics, but his vision feels out of step with the moment.
A strange year for Broadway, with fewer shows than usual eligible for major awards, has brought up an equally strange, if intriguing, set of nominees
“What?” James Monroe Iglehart said. …
Two immersive audio pieces, in the form of an automated phone system and a play told as recordings from a grim future, talk about trying and failing to connect with others.
Radha Blank spent years trying to impress the theater world. Now, her Sundance hit, “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” is proof that dreams don’t expire.
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.
Coronavirus travel restrictions don’t prevent the mentalist from visiting your head in this hourlong online show.
If you participate in a sound walk and no one is there to applaud, does it count as theater? Our critic argues that it does. Or at least that it can.
Six months dark. Thousands of artists out of work. Could this disaster have a surprise ending? Five critics on what must change, onstage and off.
Announcing stage productions, and timing, has become a matter of wishful thinking, guesswork and experimentation. Case in point: the no-show plan.
Among the performances you can catch online are a one-woman show about sexual assault and riffs on “Heart of Darkness” and “Rocky.”
Immersive productions — from a wizardly treasure hunt to tall tales by phone or email — keep a young audience both entertained and active.
Sifting evidence and debating whodunit with strangers turns out to be an especially successful way for theater to be enjoyed from a laptop.
When actor training migrated online, our reporter gave herself two weeks to learn as many theater skills — and knife skills — as she could.
Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor venues are shut. But for performers and directors, open-air memories are as sharp as the bite of a mosquito.
The Public’s emotive and effective hour-long play uses actors, including Lorraine Toussaint and Alison Pill, to share powerful testimonials
In mid-March, when New York Cit…
Immersive theater, timed and ticketed, has arrived in virtual reality. Is this a brave new pixelated world for live performance? Or just another app?
This new Starz drama is set in a strip club but “pulses with the female gaze,” said the creator, Katori Hall. Its premise is that sex work is as worthy of exploration as any other kind o…
This Lorraine Hansberry play, set in the 1960s in a fictional African country, speaks incisively to the American present.
Five were slated to make their Broadway debuts. Now? They’re bunking with family, grappling with unemployment and fighting injustice.
Moni Yakim has taught movement at Juilliard since 1968. A new film captures his impact on scores of actors. “He’s not a coddler,” says Jessica Chastain.
Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”
With theaters and nightclubs closed, magicians have pivoted to remote performance. Can your screen be a place of enchantment?
All the world with an internet connection has suddenly become a stage. A lot of those stages have programmed Shakespeare.
With theaters shuttered, a host of audio dramas and musicals have popped up, and actors are honing a skill: creating characters with just their voices.
We continue our cast album series with more recommendations for wonderful musicals to listen to at home.
How does a two-and-a-half-hour show become a half-hour online event? Deliberately, haltingly, and with a few technical glitches.
Richard Nelson’s new play, “What Do We Need to Talk About?” will be performed online, but live, restoring some of theater’s ephemerality.
Hillary Bettis’s immigration drama 72 Miles to Go … was one of many off-Broadway shows that didn’t make it to the stage after the Covid-19 outbreak, leaving the playwright ‘heartbrok…
With real theaters closed, our critic unlocked handcuffs, tried to land a plane and accidentally scalded herself, all while attempting immersive performances from her Brooklyn apartment.