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After winning two Oscars, she stopped acting for decades to fight Thatcherism. Now, at 81, she’s tackling an Edward Albee classic. But she insists, “I lead a very dull life.”
Aleshea Harris’s sensational new play, at Soho Rep, sends twin sisters into a wild, wild West on a bloody mission of vengeance.
A rowdy Irish revue from the Dubin-based troupe Thisispopbaby asks the world to make love, not war, and dance, dance, dance.
Ms. Maxwell, who has died at 61, transmitted an uncommon intelligence and love of craft found only in great theater performers.
A Morgan Library & Museum exhibition of the playwright’s letters and manuscripts showcases the hungers that drove and derailed him.
In this play directed by Thomas Ostermeier and starring Nina Hoss, a French philosopher ponders the move to the right in blue-collar France.
This London import shows the director and writer of “Three Billboards” still utterly at home in the (dark) shadows of the stage.
With her first play in nearly a decade, the 86-year-old playwright reminds audiences of her singular vision.
Michael Kahn’s production for the Shakespeare Theater Company provides Elsinore with a new arsenal that includes smartphones and surveillance cameras.
The Mad Ones’ portrait of a group of teachers in a purgatorial staff meeting finds the entertainment factor in endless irritation
In the bleak and buoyant “Paradiso,” a world beyond human existence is summoned with stark sentimentality and endless eloquence.
Enda Walsh’s wild cosmic farce, in which two men act out the life of a fantasy village, finds the aching emptiness in words, words, words
In this multimedia, multidimensional performance piece, the boundaries of race, gender and ethnicity blur into a shifting pageant of identity.
For the new year, productions that aim to shake up your senses and challenge your assumptions. Plus: ’80s jargon and hair.
This harrowing and exhilarating revival, featuring an inexhaustible cast of two, summons the agonies and ecstasies of being 17 in a blighted Irish town.
The newcomer Jamael Westman steps out as a fully formed star in the title role of the triumphant London production of “Hamilton.”
In a creative master stroke, this National Theater adaptation of the Disney film uses oversized puppets to play adults, who tower over the title figure.
In Claire van Kampen’s strange, enchanting “Farinelli and the King,” from Shakespeare’s Globe in London, music hath charms to spare.
Fiasco Theater’s agreeable production of a much-performed play finds the clarity in a comedy of confusion.
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