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“Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes),” an En Garde Arts production, invites audiences to experience a musical gathering popular among immigrants, this one under the threat of a raid.
On a set that transforms the Bushwick Starr into a cave beneath a tree, Jillian Walker tells a story of her family, and of blackness in America, that aches with hope.
In Tom Dulack’s take on Milton, the devils get the best lines and costumes, while Adam and Eve are a snooze.
In this dystopian satire, “American Idol” and “60 Minutes” still reign, the White House is in Cleveland and a pair of writers compete to save the world.
With showmanship and childlike wonder, one musical sensation revisits the era of another.
Video projections help set the mood for an admirable adaptation of the Brazilian writer’s fragmented novel about a woman chafing against society’s restrictions.
Morals are especially relative in a new production of Shakespeare’s play, set in New Orleans amid the anarchy of Fat Tuesday, 1979.
This art form, which stems from a classic genre of protest song, gets a new spin in a musical by Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.
An exquisite Irish Repertory Theater revival captures a trio of lost souls aching to connect in their constricting small town.
“I’m running 10 minutes late, can you leave my ticket at the box office?” Who hasn’t received the exact same text message while waiting for their companions in New York City? I chuck…
Presenting a version of Junot Díaz’s prizewinning novel, Repertorio Español is also showing off a confident cohort of Latino actors.
Bob Stevens’s fond look at a life-changing night for the young Beatles should satisfy more than die-hard fans.
Five self-involved social-media obsessives don’t make for good company in Guillaume Corbeil’s play.
If the eclectic clutch of productions in its first week is any indication, the Rave Theater Festival is off to a promising start.
Resetting the Italian drama on an unnamed Caribbean island, Repertorio Español allows two rich performers to shine in a twisty romance.
Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hendrix.
A boy, his best friend and an unseen bully negotiate fear and fantasy in an imaginary wrestling ring, with the audience encouraged to cheer.
An Ensemble Studio Theater series includes an allegory on American intervention and a sympathetic look at a woman in distress.
"I'm happy. My cancer bring everyone together," exclaims a joyful Masako (Ako) as she lays in her hospital bed surrounded by her husband James (Jay Patterson), and their daughters Sophie (Em…
The Brooklyn of Geraldine Inoa's Scraps is one filled with ghosts.
Art dealing with natural disasters tends to focus on the phenomenon itself and the ways in which it affects the characters in the story.
Among all of Shakespeare's works, Measure for Measure stands out for being one of the most difficult to stage in modern days.
David Ives' recent plays, a series of "rediscovered" gems of French theatre, translated into English and done in verse, feel like the stage equivalent of a thrilling Jenga game.
According to Larry Phillips' play Koalas Are Dicks, but they've got nothing compared to humans.
Someday, someone will write a work of fiction about a cult that doesn't involve: insanity, murder and deceit.
We are living in either/or times which have made it impossible for adults to engage in civilized conversations about things they disagree on, but has made the work of some artists easier tha…
Despite its irreverent comedic nature, Charles Ludlam subtitled Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide, his take on Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great as "a tragedy"
Imagine if The Public Theater was a funhouse in which each venue was inhabited by the phantoms of performances past.
In the future, we still won't know how to deal with depression, or so believes playwright Zoe Kazan, who creates one of the most insightful portraits of the disorder in After the Blast which…
Chris Harcum's Martin Denton, Martin Denton is to indie theatre what James Lapine's Act One was to Broadway; an enchanting tale of how one man's deep love for the artform changed the landsca…
The question of why shows are revived doesn't always seem to be at the center of the conversation when companies bring back productions that were once praised.