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Where justice is virtual, crimes have no names and audience members step up to the dock to examine anonymous witnesses.
There’s great pleasure in seeing the actress Jackie Hoffman take center stage, even if the play, by E. Dale Smith, doesn’t quite deliver.
Recent audio and walking tours provide a gentle return to spectatorship while also revealing overlooked corners of the city.
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is reopening with a Harlem-set version of Shakespeare’s comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”
Her Tina Turner musical is a smash, her stripper TV show P-Valley sizzles –and now The Hot Wing King, inspired by her gay brother, has earned her one of the world’s top gongs
Reed and Ephraim Birney are in the Berkshires, reprising their roles in “Chester Bailey.” They discuss what it’s like to play off — and fight — each other.
A lurid story about the serial killer H.H. Holmes gets an absurdist spin at the Axis Theater Company.
Christopher Chen’s new play is big on concept and cleverness, but withholds the intimacy that theater-lovers have craved during the pandemic.
Renée Elise Goldsberry plays a delusional diva reuniting a girl group in a music biz satire executive produced by Tina Fey. It’s her midcareer moment.
New and returning TV series like “The Gilded Age” and “The Good Fight” have been a lifeline for celebrated theater actors during the pandemic. Will TV, or theater, ever look the same?
Three new virtual productions, set in haunted homes and an interactive hotel, give you the excitement of exploring spaces that are off limits.
With playhouses closed, theater fans have taken drama into their own hands and mouths, forming play reading groups online and off.
This interactive play gives voice to marginalized people, while also asking its audience to mistrust them.
In HBO Max’s “Made for Love,” the “Palm Springs” actress again dismantles romantic clichés. “I didn’t get into this to be a handbag to a man’s story,” she said.
When Broadway shut, stage doors found a new way to open — on digital platforms that offer private lessons, birthday videos and meet and greets with stars.
Two critics, hungry for live performance, weigh whether they’re ready to take a health risk for “Blindness,” which opens in New York next month.
Gorgeous but thin, this half-hour experiment from the Royal Shakespeare Company turns Puck into an avatar and “theatergoers” into fireflies.
“We Play Ourselves” finds a struggling playwright exiled to Los Angeles and obsessing over New York. Then she meets the manipulative filmmaker next door.
Hiring couples to act together allows us to see two people in one virtual space. For the couples themselves, though, it can feel like “there’s no escape.”
Is theater even theater when you watch it on your laptop? Ask the artists who’ve blurred the boundaries between live and filmed performance for years.
Marches and parades are on pause this year. But streamed events and exhibitions are still commemorating King’s achievements.
The Under the Radar Festival entries “Capsule” and “Disclaimer” explore intimacy, isolation and identity. Bring your own fenugreek.
Thanks to streaming, two American critics got to binge a bunch of the holiday extravaganzas. So how does this silly British tradition translate?
“Stars in the House,” a variety show and fund-raiser, started just after the Broadway shutdown. Some 250 episodes later, its creators won’t quit.
Stream productions of reimagined fairy tales and Christmas standards like ‘A Christmas Carol’ being staged at theaters around the world.
Theatermakers are devising new, immersive ways to engage children, with a few sending boxes of props and set pieces to your home.
It wasn’t the year for celebration. But watching innovation flourish inspired our chief critic, while other writers found the joys of the stage in other media.
Williamstown Theater Festival’s summer season is now a winter experiment, all on audio. That includes “A Streetcar Named Desire,” recorded in actor’s closets.
With its latest show, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles has cornered the American market on long-running, agreeable online theater.
An all-star cast came together, remotely and in socially distanced shoots, to turn Ta-Nehisi Coates’s memoir into a vivid amalgam of art, music and performance for HBO.
Connection or isolation? Intensity or escape? This spate of shows that put the watcher to work are rewarding, but often in contrasting ways.