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Golden Theater, New YorkLaurie Metcalf gives a thrilling performance in a speculative follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s defining 1879 masterworkThere are sofa plays and dinner table plays. Plays…
Laura Osnes and Corey Cott star in a new Broadway musical, set in 1945, about a musician, a singer, trauma and healing.
“In a Pickle,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is “The Winter’s Tale” for 2- through 5-year-olds. More emphasis on the sheep, less on the scary stuff.
Shubert theatre, New York Even if the shtick is predictable, Midler – paired with David Hyde Pierce – shines in an exhaustingly energetic revival of the 1964 musical comedyBefore our ben…
This nimble revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama features Ms. Linney and Ms. Nixon in alternating roles of Southern womanhood.
Chris Wells’s chatty, memoirish show at Dixon Place combines outrageous fashion and original songs.
This magician’s “In & Of Itself” is a solo show about how we see ourselves and how others see us.
Daydream yourselves back to the golden age of circus at Madison Square Garden. It hardly matter that the conceit doesn’t always work.
Michael McKeever’s play, a Primary Stages production at the Cherry Lane Theater, is possibly the first gay marriage tragedy.
False starts and outmoded techniques make this latest iteration of Noël Coward’s creation seem dated, leaving its star with too much heavy liftingSt James Theater, New YorkDressing gown e…
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The actor, who is on Broadway in The Glass Menagerie, talks about being typecast and struggling to find roles while balancing life as a parentLast fall, Sally Field turned 70. Her celebratio…
The Walter Kerr Theatre, New YorkThe Pam MacKinnon-directed adaptation of the whimsical 2001 film struggles to deliver the goods, hemmed in by a saccharine songbook and passionless plotIn Am…
Kate Hamill and Eric Tucker, the team behind 2014’s “Sense and Sensibility,” are back with a breathless “Vanity Fair” adaptation at the Pearl Theater.
Stephan Wolfert describes his experiences during and after the Persian Gulf war of 1991 in this autobiographical solo show.
The play, by Zayd Dohrn, finds conflict between freedom and fundamentalism in a story of a marriage between the children of Middle Eastern immigrants.
This play about Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant is based on fact and the imaginings of the playwright Gino Dilorio.
An impassioned and overloaded documentary drama by Leigh Fondakowski explores the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010.
Looking backward and working on a smaller scale have helped the Canadian impresario find his place in the world.
In his one-man show at the BAM Harvey Theater, Mr. Lepage reconstructs his childhood in 1960s Quebec City.
This ardently acted revival shows Arthur Miller’s 1968 play as a smaller, more stolid work than it wants to be — still just a little out of style.
In “Duet,” the March 21 episode of “The Flash,” the two superheroes fall under the sway of a villain, the Music Meister, and fight back with songs.
Public Theater, New YorkDespite handsome sets and a striking performance from Jo Lampert, this take on the tragic French warrior’s life isn’t quite as wild as it should beTheatergoers sh…
In this play, three women try to figure out a suitable purpose for a site behind a former prison associated with Augusto Pinochet.
Belasco Theatre, New YorkThe Oscar winner makes an indelible impression in an unusual and effective take on Tennessee Williams’s American classicEntering the Belasco Theatre for the Broadw…
This new song cycle by Ethan Lipton (“No Place to Go”) imagines a relocation to a spot across the solar system.
Ken Urban’s play blends many genres, including science fiction, sex farce and musical, in this Amoralists production about growing up in New Jersey.
An overlay of defeat hobbles this play about a psychiatrist who refuses to testify on behalf of a patient accused of a crime.
Vineyard Theater, New YorkJohn Kander and Greg Pierce’s melancholy production about a teenager recovering from kidnapping, abuse and rape is an admirably offbeat effortWhat good is it sitt…
Steven Levenson’s comedy-drama explores multiple and contradictory dimensions of self-perception through its portrait of a family, the Fischers.
Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, New YorkDespite a strong performance from a perfectly cast Matthew Broderick, this play about a play doesn’t cut as deep as it shouldWallace Shawn is a pl…