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On the stage and on the page, his fury was fueled by an often-cloaked belief in the power of love.
What we plan to listen to in perpetuity (or right now) in our Spotify-enabled isolation.
To begin with, don’t call them soundtracks!
A listening guide to the cast albums, playlists and video footprints left behind by 18 Broadway and Off Broadway musicals.
Our co-chief theater critics discuss the plays and musicals that reflected and predicted an unstable world.
Our chief theater critics have no nickel-plated medallions to hand out, but they find plenty to celebrate among shut-down Broadway offerings.
Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.
One of the country’s most racially diverse cities struggles, nicely, with representation and inclusion on its many bustling stages.
An opinionated take on the songwriter’s major works, from a delayed debut to a Pulitzer Prize- winning classic.
Let’s not underrate Stephen Sondheim any longer: Theater’s greatest songwriter is also one of theater’s greatest playwrights. Here’s why.
What do Korean divers and Manhattan playwrights have in common? A new play looks for the connection.
Richard Greenberg’s overstuffed new play about family feuds and ethical choices turns a wedding comedy into a crisis.
Young Jean Lee offers upbeat tunes about downbeat lives and inevitable ends.
A cold case. An amateur sleuth. A new clue. But sometimes the murder isn’t the real mystery.
With this season promising so many revivals and touring productions, our critic wonders whether it’s possible for audiences to treat them as exciting arrivals.
Charles Busch’s mash-up of mother-love weepies finds both pathos and hilarity in the tough talk of Hollywood divas.
Bess Wohl’s new play puts a Neil Simonesque spin on the story of a couple considering divorce after 50 years.
The Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama finds premonitions of today in the story of a 1944 murder.
Kathryn Hunter stars as the fabulously rich Greek who understands the corrupting value of money only after she loses it.
The Public Theater’s festival has included 12 featured offerings, four cabaret acts and six pieces of developmental work. Here’s what our critics saw.
Music (and eventually emotion) cuts through the alienating layers of abstraction in this new work by the musician-storytellers James & Jerome.
Two productions at the Under the Radar Festival ask if the theater is ready to embrace the artistry of autism and other once disqualifying conditions.
A jazz memoirist, a Palestinian rocketeer and Mexican myths set to music kick off the Public Theater’s annual festival of adventurous work from across the globe.
Four recent works put plays and the people who make them in a weird spotlight.
A comedy number from the flop “Mack & Mabel” found the unexpected sweet spot between Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim.
Lucas Hnath’s cunning new ghost story, about a psychic and her client, is a twisty yarn that won’t unravel.
At the Park Avenue Armory, Odon von Horvath’s 1937 drama gets a rare and physically overwhelming staging.
Samuel D. Hunter’s creaky play about the downsizing of the American West features terrific performances by Judith Ivey and Edmund Donovan.
Alanis Morissette’s “ironic” fury finds a perfect Broadway musical setting in Diablo Cody’s fiery indictment of, well, everything.
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.
Read and studied for decades, a key work of the American avant-garde finally returns in a major New York revival.