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Theresa Rebeck’s play, a Primary Stages production at 59E59 Theaters, is a beautifully acted dramedy exploring the truth and warped perceptions of it.
“Prometheus Firebringer” and “Bioadapted” test the waters, while the abstract “Psychic Self Defense” is a warm and pulsing counterpoint.
In her new play, Christina Masciotti turns a keen gaze on an immigrant tailor who has woven her business into the fabric of a neighborhood.
We spoke with two actors and two playwrights who will be in the spotlight this season.
In her Off Broadway drama, which had an acclaimed run in Chicago, the playwright looks for hope to outweigh despair in a fractious, anxious time.
The handwriting on the company’s wall, in chalk, was traced by a closing night crowd sharing memories of more than 30 years of landmarks and larks.
Six shows and a fringe festival are among this month’s highlights in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and a bit beyond.
Alex Bechtel’s new musical, sort of “a pandemic parable,” gives voice to a mythical character in “The Odyssey.”
“Here You Come Again” and “On Cedar Street” are very different new musicals about people who are unmoored and seek companionship to make it through.
A guide to what’s onstage at theater festivals in upstate New York and the Berkshires.
The industry is facing challenges, but in western Massachusetts the quality of the works is as rich as ever, our critic writes.
Conceived before the pandemic, Andy Field’s ode to sharing space in person glosses over the ways our everyday habits seem to have changed for good.
The Classical Theater of Harlem follows up last year’s winning “Twelfth Night” with a sequel that feels like a sweet summer frolic.
Unrequited love swirls through this prestige-cast production of Anton Chekhov’s play, in a Manhattan loft.
“The Cottage” is a throwback play with a modern mind-set. The cast, playwright and director talk about pulling off the comedy and landing all the “darlings.”
As part of the Brits Off Broadway festival at 59E59 Theaters, Nikhil Parmar’s solo play is a drama-tinged satire that morphs into a grisly revenge parable.
In a big-hearted musical about a 1970s Belfast record store owner and the punk movement he nurtured, music is the real hero.
With a clever opening number and repeated support for striking writers, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s shows, performers and creative teams.
The children of a severely alcoholic widower navigate his incapacity, and his legacy, in John J. Caswell Jr.’s pitch-black comedy about addiction.
In Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s jazzy new musical, Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James are a glamorous couple succumbing to alcoholism.
Audible Theater’s leader and the creator of “Sorry for Your Loss” hope the autobiographical comedy helps others learn to talk about grief.
Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks festival opener, written by ruth tang, rages against the machines and examines human alienation.
In roles in HBO’s “Succession” and “A Doll’s House” on Broadway, politics are never far from mind for the Iranian American actor.
A play within a play about W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten structures this sex-spiked comedy for the Brits Off Broadway festival at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan.
When Victoria Clark was offered the titular role in the musical, she worried her singing had lost its luster. Turns out, imperfection has its own allure.
The story of a Black family’s fight to desegregate public pools spans decades in Christina Anderson’s play at Yale Repertory Theater.
Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan revisit Lorraine Hansberry’s 1964 play on Broadway, following its sold-out run in Brooklyn.
Irish Repertory Theater’s Letters Series is a reminder: For sketching the arc of a relationship, nothing compares to intimate correspondence, our critic writes.
Two mothers make a life-altering connection during a play date in this production for the Manhattan Theater Club.
Laura Horton’s poignant comic monologue at 59E59 Theaters, part of the Brits Off Broadway festival, delivers a sympathetic portrayal of a sample-sale hoarder.
The comedian Judy Gold’s new solo show at 59E59 Theaters is deliberately uncomfortable — and packed with laughs.