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Before heading to rehearsals for the Off Broadway play “Cardinal,” Ms. Chlumsky shopped for candles, perfumes and other holiday presents.
Jimmy Fowlie’s one-man show satirizes the struggling, self-involved actress played by Emma Stone in the movie.
The venerable experimental troupe Mabou Mines incorporates “Frankenstein,” fetishwear and puppetry in excavating the playwright’s obsessions.
Political themes inevitably emerged alongside star turns from Bette Midler and Kevin Kline but despite some promising new plays, disappointment lingered In 2017, Broadway broke record after …
The Palace Theatre, New YorkAn eclectic selection of original songs, written by everyone from John Legend to Aerosmith, meshes awkwardly with vibrant production design in this entertaining y…
In this Public Theater Mobile Unit production, streamlining Shakespeare makes the plot turns and mood swings hard to comprehend.
Pershing Square Signature CenterSeth Zvi Rosenfeld draws on a real and frightening event from the bicentennial year but his play feels like an early draft, stronger on sensation than insight…
The Ripe Time adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story focuses on an unnamed housewife who finds exhilaration in sleeplessness
The comedian stars alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti in Steve Martin’s mixed bag of sitcom humor and raunchy jokesBooth Theatre, New YorkSteve Martin’s lump of sight gags, o…
He-said, she-said ambiguities are certainly dramatic. But they also ignore hard truths that we need to hear right now.
Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.
A pair of magic shows set in unusual sites have even jaded New York audiences happily losing their minds.
Toggling between the years 2017 and 73, this play about American Jews on a trip to Israel seems confused about what it is trying to say.
The Bedlam production of the J.M. Barrie classic is both too childish to tell the story properly and too adult to access its wonder.
An unconventional Primary Stages adaptation of the Jane Austen novel features gags, dance breaks and other cynical silliness.
Gerald Schoenfeld theatre, New York"Always be closing." That maxim of salesmanship seems positively caustic when projected on to the curtain during the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glen…
Hollywood’s “contempt and dismissiveness” toward women has led her to Broadway. In “The Parisian Woman,” she‘ll be onstage for every minute of every scene.
James Presson’s overstuffed play aims to meld outsize teenage passions with Jacobean tragedy.
A year after filing for bankruptcy, a beloved cultural institution returns to Lincoln Center.
This production of a minor play by Camus, about a bullied populace whose civil liberties are curbed, hits some Trumpian notes, but not too hard.
The Pulitzer prize winner’s stock market morality play zips by with speed but suffers from confused characterization and frustrating ambiguity Vivian Beaumont Theater, New YorkAyad Akhtar,…
In works like “School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play,” Jocelyn Bioh aims to tell stories that buck expectation and defy stereotype.
A revival of David Henry Hwang’s audaciously imaginative play lands on Broadway but with the delicate poise between illusion and truth unbalancedCort Theatre, New YorkMost theater is a sed…
Luis Alfaro’s “Oedipus El Rey” puts sex and violence front and center as it considers the fate of a young man shaped by the prison system.
Ping Chong creates a deceptively warm multimedia production about a very cold place.
Two productions that draw on the Bard: an “As You Like It” with echoes of the refugee crisis and a goofy musical based on “Measure for Measure.” In this case, fun wins.
David Greenspan has been rehearsing his solo take on the epic “Strange Interlude” for four years. Now it’s show time.
This adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s word-drunk fantasy is notable less for its violent themes than for its often-shirtless cast.
“Beckett in the City: The Women Speak” powerfully articulates a theme of powerlessness in four short plays staged at a secret location near the Irish Arts Center.
Five plays that transported the drama and comedy of the game from the court to the theater.
Getting in character for “The Last Match,” the cast gets a tennis lesson from a former pro before taking the stage.