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Minnesota’s Children’s Theater Company will present a play inspired by little-told stories of the wrenching Hormel strike: from kids on all sides of the dispute.
James Ijames’s satire reconsiders a story that reaches back to our shared past, with an eye toward demolishing it in favor of a better future.
This multimedia concert and career retrospective forgets that the best way to honor the composer is to have a good time with his music.
In Sarah Einspanier’s fever-dream play, one half of a couple heads to Hollywood. The other gets an odd, and oddly familiar, new roommate.
Deirdre O’Connell has a peculiar challenge performing the recollections of Lucas Hnath's mother in his play “Dana H.” Give credit to earbuds and Epsom salts.
Roundabout Underground presents a flawed but tuneful musical about a young Manhattan couple challenged by addiction.
It’s no surprise that this play about disillusionment, with its message of hope wrapped in warnings about nationalism and isolationism, was a choice for this season.
Sarah Lozoff is joining one of the nation’s leading regional theaters for all 11 of its productions in its 2020 season.
Patrick Vaill took his final Broadway bow as Jud Fry, after performing in Daniel Fish’s production of the musical since college.
Everybody’s on hand, from a variety of Smileys to Nerd Face, and from Princess to Pile of Poo.
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.
In this experimental play, a white talk-show host and a black science fiction writer have a challenging conversation. Plus dancing.
Set in Dublin during the run-up to Ireland’s vote to repeal its abortion ban, this play by Eva O’Connor too easily pairs up two damaged souls.
“Cartography,” a multimedia work inspired by migrants’ stories, presents their journeys as universal and heroic, not merely tales of suffering.
With powerfully contemporary stagings of “Betrayal” and “Cyrano,” Jamie Lloyd has had an attention-grabbing year. That’s not what makes him hard to miss.
Steven Skybell was finally the right age for Tevye. Little did he know that when the time came, the show would be in Yiddish, and for a surprisingly long run that ended Sunday.
The acrobatics in “’Twas the Night Before…” at Madison Square Garden are perfectly diverting, despite an illegible plot.
Lois Smith, Estelle Parsons and Vinie Burrows on age, agility, perseverance and steering clear of “self-pitying old” roles.
Amusing monologues and oddball encounters enliven T. Adamson’s overstuffed play that follows two friends on a very long car ride.
Donja R. Love’s powerful play balances tenderness and fury to explore how H.I.V. has become a ”hidden emergency” in the black community.
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.
Inua Ellams discusses his surprise hit play, which has its New York premiere at the Next Wave Festival this week.
Alan Lightman’s novel loses its charm in Joanne Sydney Lessner and Joshua Rosenblum’s show, which lacks a sense of a sure artistic voice.
A critic who once resisted the charms of this holiday clownfest found herself floating on happiness this time around.
This meandering jazz-infused drama, told across generations of a black family, strains to pull its focus from white women.
The return of Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day” prompted us to ask leading writers: How did it go for you? And what did you learn?
The Next Wave festival’s latest digital dive: A tale of grief staged in a Brooklyn cafe that the audience only pieces together by smartphone.
Anthony Black’s play is about the life-sustaining power of creating art. But it never overcomes the dull short story from which it’s adapted.
In this Irish production, an 11-year-old actor plays the child who died too soon to get to know his immortal father.
Jazz unites two brothers, one accused of plotting terrorism, in Idris Goodwin’s play.
A bracingly lucid Corey Stoll embodies Shakespeare’s thane who, step by step, cedes his soul to his own darkest impulses.