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Two theater critics suggest some of their favorite books about the theater, giving us portals to a world that is now forbidden.
In committing to paying its people during a three-month shutdown, the theater gives itself breathing room to prepare for when it can open again.
When theaters closed by the pandemic stream their shuttered plays online, watching sharpens the longing for the real thing.
What’s a birthday celebration without tribute concerts, new commissions and revivals of three classics? Here’s how to join the party, live.
The hero of Joe DiPietro’s new comic drama is Margaret Chase Smith, a U.S. senator who had the rare courage to stand up to McCarthyism.
In Hilary Bettis’s play, a family separated by deportation wants to live regular American lives but discovers how mercilessly difficult that is.
Vivian Neuwirth’s play is a fictionalized recollection of the life of the novelist John Kennedy Toole, who died before his Pulitzer-Prize winning classic “A Confederacy of Dunces” was …
“Grand Horizons” and “Dracula” assert the full humanity of women, a matter not as settled as we might like to think.
The writer Paula Vogel, the director Mark Brokaw, and the actors Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse on returning to a wrenching play two decades later.
The feminist rallying cry inspired Chelsea Clinton’s children’s book about the likes of Harriet Tubman and Sally Ride. Now it’s a cheerful stage adaptation.
Jerry Herman’s buoyant score is the highlight of this Encores! production about a troubled silent-movie-era romance.
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.