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Martín Zimmerman’s play, starring Marin Ireland, approaches the subject of American gun violence from a startlingly original perspective.
Fear festers, burrows and blooms in Caryl Churchill’s short and wondrous play that plumbs the depths of 21st-century terrors.
Wallace Shawn excavates moral cowardice in an authoritarian age, with Matthew Broderick as our guide.
In this Tracy Letts play, an Everyman suddenly realizes he doesn’t believe in God and goes about re-examining all aspects of his life.
This Richard Maxwell production at the Abrons Arts Center could be described as a sugar-free version of the new Hollywood musical.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s new play is part of the Signature Theater Company’s Residency Five program.
The author Katherine Rundell has repurposed some of Saki’s anarchic short stories for a 21st-century theater audience.
Maura Tierney, Kate Valk, Scott Shepherd and the Wooster Group recreate a firestorm of a panel discussion in the timely and time-bending piece.
The pared-down revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical relies more on Glenn Close’s astounding performance than the original lavish production could.
Those setting fire to stages this month include Jake Gyllenhaal, Glenn Close and Joan of Arc.
Katherine Rundell’s work, directed by Jessica Lazar, begins previews at the Fourth Street Theater.
Lucas Hedges stars in this highly physical production about two dog-owning brothers who are short on social skills and living in a squalid suburban London apartment.
This unsettling and imaginative production from Bela Pinter and Company looks back at state surveillance, sexual desires and the folk dancing scene in Communist Budapest.
With soaring language and an improvisatory jazz spirit, Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s revival brings lives shaped by privation to throbbing life.
Set in a women’s prison, this production is the third and last installment of the director Phyllida Lloyd’s series of Shakespeare plays for Donmar Warehouse.
A revival of Martin McDonagh’s play features Marie Mullen as the mother, Mag; almost 20 years ago she played Maureen, Mag’s daughter.
In this emotionally raw play from the Belarus Free Theater at the Under the Radar festival, three women relive their incarceration and interrogation.
Our critics Ben Brantley and Wesley Morris talk about listening to the playwright, a great chronicler of the 20th century.
Cate Blanchett stars in this Sydney Theater Company production of a Chekhov work, which features an eruption of runaway hedonism at a birthday party.
The play, by Keith A. Wallace, follows an African-American boy, Jamal, who from childhood on learns to keep his head up.
The action in this piece at the Under the Radar festival unfolds both on a screen and below it, as you watch illusion-makers work with video, shadow puppets and scrims.
The married performers Shaun and Abigail Bengson fall in love and contemplate mortality in this concert-style memoir at the Under the Radar festival.
You can get there in a handbasket, but the route proposed by “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart” is a lot more fun. And drinks are served.
Daniel Craig is the Iago to the Othello of David Oyelowo in this breathless interpretation of Shakespeare’s taut portrait of lives razed by jealousy.
This musical subway portrait intends to meld a group of diverse, stressed travelers into a single voice.
The show, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, abounds with signs of new and exciting life in the contemporary American musical.
This play at the Public Theater, based on Cheryl Strayed’s book, is a handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, hope and forgiveness.
In Declan Donnellan’s production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the homicidal protagonist’s motives are all too clear.
“The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” at the McKittrick Hotel, is a rambunctious yarn imported from Scotland.
Dan LeFranc’s sweet and scary, lackadaisical and hypnotic play centers on a pending divorce and baby-boomer couples with a lot of time on their hands.
Selections by Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood.