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Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.
With “Cymbeline,” the troupe’s founder has now directed the canon.
This play toggles between a seaside family in crisis and a 10-year-old girl’s dreams of a nautical adventure with her grandfather.
“To the End of the Land” and “Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination,” staged at the Lincoln Center Festival, underscore the elusiveness of concord.
Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will,” making part of its rolling world premiere, finds drama in family relationships and Renaissance publishing.
The foursome of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” talk trust, lust and the art of stage kissing.
Tedious or contentious, the post-show discussion has become part of the theater landscape. Given a choice, would other writers issue a gag order?
The new podcast “36 Questions” sets a standard for the future of musical theater.
It’s almost always a good time to resurrect Willy Loman, Arthur Miller’s desperate Everyman, but Theater Mitu’s staging at BAM Fisher saps the play’s power.
Anspacher theater, New YorkDirector Sam Gold finds more theatric bullion with his topsy turvy version of Hamlet that refuses to be hemmed in by tradition or – at times – sartorial tasteA…
Mr. Isaac’s film career is thriving. But this summer, he is starring as Shakespeare’s tortured prince.
This cabaret at the Triad offers broad sendups of President Trump for the two-drink-minimum crowd, but it’s hard to be farcical when real life is so bizarre.
In Lauren Yee’s play, the disappearance of a child short-circuits language and takes over reality itself. But it can be survived.
“Will,” which features the playwright in his formative years, is heavy on the tattoos and piercings.
This Sheila Callaghan play, intermittently immersive, struggles under the weight of its ambitions.
This Torben Betts play, a comedy set in northern England, skewers working class narrow-mindedness and liberal condescension.
Annie Baker and Heidi Schreck wrote an episode of Amazon’s “I Love Dick” that our critic calls the best 20 minutes of television she has seen in years.
New York City Center Stage IICan an affair between a middle-aged woman and an older man be explored through science? Simon Stephens springs some surprises, though his play is not entirely cr…
The House of Cards actor offered outdated Johnny Carson impressions, a Bobby Darin number and a misfiring gag about Hillary Clinton’s emails on a night of occasional shock and unforgivable…
Second Stage TheatrePop score and outcast protagonist hit all the right notes as Benj Pasek and Justin Paul production explores intense issues – and critiques internet culture Can a perfor…
Chisa Hutchinson’s portrait of a Chinese-American girl and her college admissions counselor is energetic but overstuffed.
The experimental troupe Sister Sylvester reworked its script after the subject of this play, a young Turkish woman, was killed in Syria.
This Broadway musical inspired by Tupac has some exhilarating dance numbers. If only we could care about the charactersPour one out for Holler if Ya Hear Me, the dead-on-arrival Broadway juk…
Video clips, incense and guided meditation are mashed up in Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble’s offbeat exploration of courtship in the age of the app.
They met while cast in the same play, married, and now appear together again, in “Animal,” which opens at Atlantic Stage 2.
The decision of Edward Albee’s estate to deny production rights over the casting choice of a black actor has reignited a debate over theater’s relationship with raceLast week, a casting …
Ain Gordon’s messy, heartbreaking show is both eulogy and autobiography, capturing the exciting and ungentrified city he knew in the 1970s.
Atlantic Theater, New YorkA show filled with masterful mind-reading and nifty tricks successfully announces the celebrated mentalist’s stateside arrival off-BroadwayDon’t lie to Derren B…
In this work written and choreographed by Jinah Parker, women detail their harrowing stories as female dancers swirl around them.
A staged reading at Town Hall revisited confirmation hearings for President Trump’s cabinet nominees, with charismatic stars as the politicians.
As musicals continue to break records, straight plays are struggling – with Sally Field-starring The Glass Menagerie the latest casualty of the seasonTom, the narrator of Tennessee William…