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Andrew Scott, John Malkovich and Clive Owen are among the West End actors portraying men hopelessly in thrall to erotic impulses.
The trapezes disguised as bedding may encourage you to trip the enchanted glade with the frisky cast of this London production. Feel free.
Jonathan Cake finds the cracks in the macho surface of Shakespeare’s strangest tragic hero in Daniel Sullivan’s fiery production in Central Park.
Forbidden pleasures abound in this spectacular musical, starring a dazzling Karen Olivo as a doomed Parisian chanteuse.
In this musical theater piece adapted from a Langston Hughes poem, the bass-baritone Davóne Tines embodies the evolving, divided soul of black America.
Miranda Haymon’s play relocates Kafka’s horrific tale of punishment to a contemporary world where African-American men are expendable entertainment.
In this retelling of Euripides’ tragedy of an abandoned lover, the heroine is a shy seamstress in seclusion in the Queens neighborhood of Corona.
In this latter-day variation on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” the young British dramatist Chris Urch creates a portrait of gay love under siege.
Michael Gordon and Deborah Artman’s unsettling chamber opera, directed by Daniel Fish, unfolds with the scraping sounds of a horror film.
A by-the-numbers jukebox musical weighs the evidence for and against the groundbreaking ’50s disc jockey Alan Freed.
Robert O’Hara’s interpretation of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, starring a brilliant S. Epatha Merkerson, puts the audience in the hot seat.
Grace McLean’s eccentric and opaque new musical considers the traumatic roots of the sainted medieval mystic and composer Hildegard von Bingen.
This revival of the 1977 musical about the monotony of earning a living custom-tailors the original for City Center’s 75th anniversary.
Daniel Glenn’s astutely goofy portrait of legislative gridlock in the Plymouth Colony casts women as some seriously conflicted founding fathers.
Michael R. Jackson’s gutsy, exasperated musical is set within the mind of a black, queer man who’s writing a musical about a black, queer man who’s writing a musical …
Swinging lights. Broadway beefs. Words of wisdom. And a restroom serenade. If only some of the highlights were on TV.
This formulaic offering from the author of “Dinner With Friends” chronicles the havoc wrought when a black sheep returns to the family fold.
This revival of Christopher Shinn’s 2007 drama about a widow of the Iraq war keeps its audience at a distance.
A splendid Kathryn Erbe plays a sheltered housewife thrown into limbo in Selina Fillinger’s thoughtful, poignant new play.
Sean Donovan’s multidisciplinary performance piece, set in an isolated rural retreat, finds the chill in summer hedonism.
Jez Butterworth’s Tony-nominated family drama retains its fierce grip with a new cast led by Brian d’Arcy James.
In Dave Malloy’s ravishing new a cappella chamber musical, members of an addiction support group compare notes on getting lost in the web.
Jesse Eisenberg’s wobbly new play, which also stars Marin Ireland, casts Ms. Sarandon against type as a flamboyant suburban community theater diva.
Adventurous directors and galvanizing performances made for unexpected — and very welcome — departures on what once felt like the Staid White Way.
The chief theater critics for The Times choose who they think should win and who should have been nominated.
Terry Kinney’s unbalanced Sam Shepard revival, with Maggie Siff and David Warshofsky, finds the prophecy in a wild and woolly play from the 1970s.
The last of this season’s Encores! musicals in concert, starring Michael Urie, resurrects a 1947 show that feels nostalgic for nostalgia.
Christopher Chen’s contemplative drama at Soho Rep uses E.M. Forster’s “A Passage to India” as a template for exploring, and exploding, nationalism.
Torben Betts’s comedy of catastrophe, at the Brits Off Broadway festival, portrays a television cooking show host in a state of disastrous denial.
New York Times theater critics on a Tonys roster that highlighted originality, if not diversity, and made room for some welcome surprises.
An amazing Cillian Murphy portrays both a grieving dad and the mythical bird who takes over his life in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s novel.