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Christmas theatre, like Christmas songs, Christmas movies, and Christmas TV shows, tends to follow a predictably tooth-rotting pattern about bringing people around to the "spirit of the seas…
That New York's MTA subway system is a microcosm of humanity is the closest you'll find to a detectable point - and concept - in In Transit, which just opened at Circle in the Square.
Because so much of stage acting is keeping the small small while also allowing it to appear big, it's easy to forget that you can remove the additional amplification and still get a transfix…
It's a unique characteristic of art that it's capable of being "great" without actually being "good."
Dialogue is the chief building block of theatre for a reason.
When you've landed somewhere you feel you don't belong - or you know you don't belong - everything just seems wrong.
Where better to observe the racing heartbeat of change than the epitome of conformity?
Anxiety, isolation, and depression, the kinds of feelings that crush inward rather than expand outward, do not naturally sing.
There is no shortage of captivating magic to be found in The Illusionists: Turn of the Century, which just opened at the Palace.
As far as I could tell from scouring the Playbill for the new musical A Bronx Tale, which just opened at the Longacre, Disney Theatrical Productions was not involved in its creation.
At least Ride the Cyclone has style.
Love and marriage are part of a long game that's getting longer all the time, if Nicky Silver's new play This Day Forward is to be trusted.
Poor Charity Hope Valentine: so lovely, so talented, so awash in an identity crisis.
It's been tempting, over the course of this long, hyperpoliticized year, and especially during the past (yikes) tumultuous week and a half, to want to check out entirely.
If you're adapting a film to the stage, so the theory goes, you'd better find a way to make it theatrical.
Leave it to Cupid to melt all the hearts he's not able to pierce with his arrows.
It's been said that the kitchen is the most important room in the house - and why not?
It takes way, way too long, but Party People, the combination play and in-your-face musical art installation that just opened at The Public Theater, eventually comes to ask a fascinating que…
If you couldn't stand reading long and boring foreign novels in school, does Dave Malloy ever have a treat for you.
"You should write that down."
Women of a Certain Age, the third and final play in Richard Nelson's series "The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family," is set amid three blighted wastelands.
You might experience a bit of an initial shock at how shocking the Signature Theatre revival of "Master Harold" ...and the boys, which just opened at the Pershing Square Signature Center, is…
Maybe it's just late-election malaise talking, but Missitucky is looking pretty darn nice this time of year.
Few playwrights are as skilled as Lynn Nottage in excavating the souls of the disadvantaged, whether spiritually, emotionally, or economically.
As the Internet moves out of childhood and into its uneasy adolescence, stories about it (or at least that use it as a backdrop) have to change as well.
Few of the people Anna Deavere Smith portrays in her new play at Second Stage, Notes From the Field, could be considered articulate in the traditional sense.
Annoyed Liaisons? Perturbed Liaisons? Mildly Irritated Liaisons? . . .
I'll give it to Andrew Bergh: He sure knows his Rodgers, Hammerstein, Crouse, Lindsay, and Lehman!
There are a lot of potential elements to great theatre: superb writing, and outstanding production, sublime acting. But I would argue that one of the chief things that makes a great show - t…
Sunday in the Park With George, the Pulitzer Prize-winning James Lapine-Stephen Sondheim musical, tells the intertwining stories of two artists born a century apart who both struggle with ma…
The American experience is not (and never has been) exclusively white, even if so many of the narrative genres - and their associated films - linked to it frequently are.