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The work explores the shifting morality—most of it horrifyingly immoral—that overcomes nations, young adults and abandoned children in wartime.
Twenty-four songs in ninety minutes, all stirringly sung, played and arranged. That’s Black Ensemble Theater for you.
Director Charles Askenaizer proves again that Invictus commands its small stage with strong, energetic performances and with emotionally potent productions.
The Wisconsin here is the Dairy State, not fighting, but ruminating. What swings aren’t the politics but the states of mind.
Lynn Nottage sets "Clyde’s," her ninety-minute, laugh-out-loud funny, poignant play, in a grimy truck stop diner somewhere near Reading, Pennsylvania.
Fiddler's universal power emerges from how the show portrays the details that are particular to the lives of the characters.
"Leonardo!" adapts two acclaimed children’s books by former Sesame Street animator Mo Willems. The books and the play feature two young monsters who fail at scaring children.
The play famously takes place in a part of the city’s African-American South Side where the five-person Younger family occupies a small, decaying kitchenette apartment. There, they dream o…
Shakespeare set the action in the French Kingdom of Navarre where young Ferdinand, the king, and his three student pals make their pledge.
It tells the story of a river dolphin that emerges on land every year for three days as a nattily dressed young man.
"The Rivals" has burrowed deep into the culture thanks largely to the inspired character of Mrs. Malaprop, the ignorant, but intellectually confident rich aunt who continually chooses words …
Booth, like Robert Falls, whose role she is taking at the Goodman, has shown how a strong, visionary director can keep a creative whirlwind in motion for decades. Over the last twenty-one ye…
Before the two lovers met in person, they knew each other only through letters traded during the final two harrowing years of World War II.
Fields and her ensemble are a superb mix of musicians and entertainers. Fields, a Tony nominee ("The Color Purple") and local favorite, is a commanding contralto with a powerfully sweet rasp…
Madeline Sayet, a Mohegan writer/performer brings her autobiographical one-woman show, "Where We Belong," to the Goodman’s intimate Owen Theatre.
Among other compelling reasons to see "Choir Boy" is the power and musicianship on songs sung by the young men who play the students in the choir at the Black, Christian Charles R. Drew Scho…
The brilliance of this musical about the family and circle of a self-help guru manifests from so many directions that the show sweeps one magically, whimsically, sometimes tragically, in a w…
We need to laugh at the peculiar social and political currents of our time, at the purely silly and absurd and at dick and vagina jokes.
This supersonic super sonic musical journey through The Temptations' lives and the hits catalog of this Motown megagroup is riveting fun.
Over the last seventy years, "To Kill a Mockingbird" has proved an impressively durable cultural touchstone. Playwright Aaron Sorkin retains the earlier play’s many sordid elements and add…
She is called Afong Moy by the white men who presented her in a “museum” beginning in the mid-nineteenth century.
Recreational fencing is an apt metaphor for the kinds of relationships where friends unrelentingly challenge each other.
Yasen Peyankov’s translation and trimming of the script plays up the comedy, letting it flow from the Chekhovian checklist of dreadful character traits.
Melissa Ross’ "The Luckiest" is a fully compelling, emotionally potent play.
Many teens will find catharsis and perhaps gothic glamor in the suffering of these teens.
A daughter holds a bundle of secrets that she feels she must keep, but which uproot her relationship with her family.
"WTSUWIGD" takes on a wide range of social toxins and portrays an equally wide range of how Blacks cope and respond.
Lucas Hnath’s quick-talking historical drama centers on Isaac Newton's hypothesize that an experiment that requires a needle to be inserted into a living human’s eye will prove his theor…
The show draws on the familiarity of Hans Christian Andersen’s "Princess and the Pea" but with a celebration of human character and the charms of oddballs.
It is a fascinating exploration of lives and a friendship that ends in a tie, pretty much in the state in which it started. At the same time, it is a play about the lives of men.
The long-running, ever-changing show is a cirque du smirque that mixes song, comedy and acrobatics.