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Washington Square Park has certainly seen its share of eccentrics. But a parade of fur-clad, claw-footed Frenchmen turned a head or two.
In the new musical “Jagged Little Pill,” Alanis Morissette’s song about romantic betrayal has become a showstopper.
Bradley Dean blasted the producers of “Bat Out of Hell: The Musical” when they canceled the tour. But that didn’t keep him from the rock-god thrill of his career in the New York run.
As one of the world’s best magicians he’ll fool you, too, even though magic isn’t really his thing.
JoAnne Akalaitis’s show at N.Y.U. Skirball assembles messenger speeches from Ancient Greek drama, with a nod to the present.
Kevin McDonald, once part of the Canadian comedy troupe, plays for audience nostalgia in ‘Kevin McDonald: Alive on 42nd Street.’
The uptick in hauling older scripts, from Tootsie to Moulin Rouge, to the stage has left playwrights with many hurdles
Here is a question from Tootsie, the Broadway musical about an out-of-w…
Is the fringe ready for the brash standup who used to get paid in nachos and chicken wings? We meet one half of 2 Dope Queens as she fills her shoes with sweat
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A post-apocalyptic Peter Pan story with book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman is a masterpiece of overstatement. But try not to sing along.
This fluid and nonlinear adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel is brisk, but its theatrics upstage its implications.
The second program of “Summer Shorts 2019,” at 59E59 Theaters, is a patchy evening including a contribution by Neil LaBute.
An adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” makes a picnic of pentameter, and decadent dining accompanies William Blake in “The Devouring.”
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge grapple with love, grief and vulnerability in “Sea Wall/A Life,” paired one-act plays on Broadway.
Jacqueline Novak’s show, a stand-up comedy set that inclines toward theater, offers a personal and intellectual history of oral sex.
What do two contemporary playwrights have in common with Anton Chekhov? A bunch.
This play, a response to the rise in the deaths of journalists, is a reminder that imprisonment can happen to anyone.
After starring together in “The Last Five Years” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott had a “fracture” in their relationship. How do you set that…
In his musical memory play at the Public Theater, he’s no longer being indirect about the violence that shaped, and shadowed, his life.
What happens when the “Mindfreak” unplugs? A little less gore and a tribute to a magician who came before him. Plus: boob jokes.
Chana Porter’s absurdist take on “Peer Gynt” finds a young woman trying on new identities but finding that none quite fit.
John Lennon and Sam Shepard wrote sketches. The cast was unclothed. And it went on to a two-decade Broadway run. An oral history of one of theater’s unlikeliest hits.
Julia Jarcho’s new play is a squirmy, sinister meditation on female desire, with a whiff of ancient Greece.
Linda Gross Theater at the Atlantic Theater Company, New York
The latest from Spring Awakening’s Duncan Sheik is a lush and emotionally impactful production with a smart book from Pulitzer…
The upfront standup took down Trump with a blistering routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner. But she won’t joke about him again
Here are some things the comedian Michelle Wol…
With most of the awards landing in predictable hands and a host who failed to add the requisite pizzazz, the annual Broadway love-in felt rather flat
The 2019 Tony awards began with James Co…
In this untidy but often poignant drama, Carla Ching brings together the young and the rootless in Southern California.
The Broadway powerhouse talks about trusting Sondheim, hearing others sing her songs and waiting to be taken seriously
Cafe Luxembourg, the closet-sized New York bistro Bernadette Peters cho…
Assaulting the audience with its ‘twerking gone wrong’, Okwui Okpokwasili’s dance-theatre hybrid draws on difficult memories of her childhood
Okwui Okpokwasili wants to shake you. Up a…
Sarah Einspanier’s play centers on beleaguered public defenders trying to find ways to nourish themselves and maybe one another.