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Geoff Sobelle’s hallucinatory performance piece at the Brooklyn Academy of Music is set in a house that comes to life before your eyes.
Our chief theater critics on their favorites this year, from “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway” to a host of playwrights tackling life’s chaos.
This ginormous adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series perfectly captures the innocently idiotic spirit of its prototype
A revised version of a musical memoir from the Bengsons affectingly reimagines commitment-phobia in existential terms.
This narcoticized production of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s play, starring a drug-glazed Chloë Sevigny, revisits a dirty old New York of yore.
The Hypocrites’ blithe production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic offers the perfect restorative alternative to holiday drudgery.
Ivo van Hove’s hypnotic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s notorious 1943 novel speaks to the primitive narcissist in all of us. (Mr. Trump, are you listening?)
Revivals of plays by Ibsen and Wilde, and a new work about the young Karl Marx, find strong women chafing under the yoke of dominating men
New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.
Sarah DeLappe’s remarkably assured first play, a group portrait of a girls’ soccer team, is now at Lincoln Center Theater.
A site-specific revival of “Witness for the Prosecution” finds the comfort factor in a murder trial.
A stage adaptation, directed by Ivo van Hove, confirms the prophecy of a 1976 movie about populist rage and manipulative technology
New plays from Mike Bartlett and James Graham pose E.M. Forster’s newly urgent question of who inherits England
Everett Quinton’s frantic revival of an intergalactic farce from 1967 reveals Charles Ludlam as a pioneer of cultural recycling.
This singularly seductive show, based on an Israeli film, finds the ecstasy in ennui in a small desert town.
Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Disgraced,” explores the shady side of 1980s Wall Street in an economics lesson of a play.
“Brigadoon” appears (briefly), Amy Schumer steps onto Broadway and an acclaimed musical returns to a bigger stage.
Vinyl sings across the decades in the Wooster Group’s transcendent presentation of a 1965 album of songs from a Texas chain gang.
Richard Nelson’s murmur of a play is set at a momentous time in the Manhattan theater world of the 1950s.
David Harrower’s remarkable play, depicting a romantic triangle in a desolate, premodern world, finally receives its New York premiere.
A powerful Clive Owen is the best thing about the didactic revival of David Henry Hwang’s breakthrough look at sexual delusion and East-West relations.
Anna Ziegler’s new drama enters the heads of two players at the U.S. Open as they struggle toward match point
This futurist play, starring Cristin Milioti, imagines a world in which reality (or the nonvirtual kind) is in retreat
Portraying mother and son in a fierce revival of Harvey Fierstein’s comedy, Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Urie are in peak form.
Works from the Belarus Free Theater and the Freedom Theater explore the drama of confronting authority.
Heather Christian communes with — and possibly exorcises — the spirits of the dead in a truly one-of-a-kind performance piece
An astonishing Lars Eidinger is a hunchback to remember in Thomas Ostermeier’s Halloween treat of a production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The experimental theater troupe’s rendition of “Measure for Measure” is frenzied but not especially insightful.
A definitive revival of the musical “Merrily We Roll Along” and a new play about Andy Warhol and Truman Capote dissect the discontents of celebrity.
Titans of literature and politics are asked to look deep into their souls and admit their bad faith in Scott Carter’s careful debate of a play.
Max Posner’s tender yet unforgiving new play considers a son’s inability to love a mother who has dementia.