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The Big Apple Circus returns with oversize airborne cranberries, a steamy aerial ballet and a prancing pig.
Broadway Theatre, New YorkDespite the spectacle of a 2,400lb puppet, a shambolic production doesn’t know what to do with him and any magic quickly evaporatesKing Kong arrives fashionably l…
The Booth Theater, New YorkKerry Washington plays a mother whose son goes missing in a tough, timely play about the dangers of being young and black in AmericaWhen the lights rise on Christo…
It started as a show that toured Vermont in a school bus. Now it’s hitting the National Theatre and is bound for Broadway. We track the long, winding road of HadestownHadestown, the Orphic…
Mia Chung’s play, presented at the New Ohio Theater by Page 73, lays bare the theatricality of family life with actors who cross genders and ages.
Caitlin Saylor Stephens’s play, directed by Meghan Finn for the Tank, is like a fun house ride that’s just a pile of distorting mirrors.
The music soars but the creative process is flattened in a biomusical devoted to the poet’s early adulthood.
The John Golden Theatre, New YorkKenneth Lonergan’s personal play about a gallery owner losing her memory is a beautifully acted, quietly crushing tragedyThe Waverly Gallery, now revived o…
Manual Cinema’s “Frankenstein” is a film-theater hybrid that fuses Mary Shelley’s novel with her biography, emphasizing themes of desire, birth and loss.
Sharing stories of a professionally thrilling Broadway role in “My Fair Lady” that coincided with personal loss.
Studio 54, New YorkAn intriguing premise and a confident assemblage of ideas fall apart onstage despite a trio of strong performancesFact: Lifespan of a Fact is one of the three best new pla…
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
Armed with money for a theater (which doesn’t exist) to save his town, a mayor tries his hand at playwriting in this two-actor, multicharacter comedy.
The actress, who stars in the Broadway revival of “Torch Song,” is an acting teacher and mentor.
Condescend at your own risk to Sophia Anne Caruso, the go-to girl for adventurous stage roles. “Even from a young age,” she says, “I had very finicky taste.”
A folk concert provides the scaffolding for this stealthily moving sci-fi musical.
Can a drama about the nature of consciousness be emotional, too? For its latest production, he’s tinkered with the script to firmly answer yes.
Anne Bogart directs a flashy production that puts ancient anxieties about women and power front and center.
Triad theater, New YorkThis musical parody stars Gina Gershon as Melania and is stuffed with unsubtle humour, but no parody is as shocking as the president himselfDemocracy in shambles? Why …
Mr. Harper, best known for his sitcom role, is making his debut as a playwright.
Fine performances elevate Jaki McCarrick’s slow-paced Irish drama, which owes a big debt to Chekhov and O’Casey.
With its focus on exiles finding protection and outcasts earning redemption, this revival of the 1983 production feels more timely than ever.
A solo show about a World War I soldier counting down the hours to his execution for cowardice.
For more than 30 years, the British troupe Forced Entertainment has been challenging audiences to imagine bigger. And sit longer.
How did an Off Broadway actor wrangle so many followers on Instagram? He hid in the bathroom.
Nederlander Theater, New YorkThe dated gender politics of the Julia Roberts hit fail to receive an upgrade in a shallow musical that falls apart on stageTuneful, schlocky, and deeply offensi…
Stephen Payne, a longtime understudy, gets his first Broadway starring role in “Straight White Men.”
Two lost souls (one literally back from the afterlife) meet in a gritty city park in Amina Henry’s overstuffed but empathetic play.
A brief (recent) history of plays, films and TV shows exploring the fraught, sometimes predatory relationship between directors and their charges.