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Amy Heckerling’s amiable but limp adaptation of her classic 1995 film suggests a peppy fan club putting on its own makeshift show.
This gnomic tale from the fabled director portrays a man expiating a patricide outside a prison’s walls.
This extraordinary, London-born work of immersive theater places its audience at the fraught and energetic center of a migrant camp in France.
Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of the 1976 film presents a pricelessly demented affair between a has-been anchorman and the cameras that love him.
It was a year when classics were reincarnated in deceptively modest interpretations, conventional story forms were tossed aside and strong voices roared.
Martin Moran’s radiant memoir of a play recalls an experience of sexual abuse with a sense of luminous mystery.
In this garrulous play of ideas, the author of “The Real Thing” and “The Coast of Utopia” takes on the essence — and ethics — of being human.
Aleshea Harris’s remarkable new play brims with an expressly theatrical eloquence and anger.
Hansol Jung’s industriously imaginative play uses visions of winged flight to explore the loneliness of two ambivalent lovers in Seoul.
John Doyle’s inventive revival of Brecht’s 1941 satire about Adolf Hitler is more impressive for theatrical ingenuity than topicality.
This one-man show, about the anxieties of impending fatherhood, makes a seductive case for seeing a comedian live in the age of Netflix.
In Oliver Butler’s revival, Will Eno’s reputation-making monologue of masochistic bleakness suddenly feels a lot less shocking.
Mr. Sanders, a veteran of four decades of stage and screen work, is giving the performance of his career in his first appearance in Chekhov.
The one-ton, 20-foot marionette is impressive, but the $35 million musical he stars in doesn’t even succeed as camp.
Patricia Ione Lloyd’s macabre domestic comedy suggests that for African-Americans, every day is a potential horror movie in the making.
Garry Hines’s very funny interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s best-known work finds the kinetic cartoon humor in existential futility.
In this brisk and entertaining revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning play, Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl are mesmerizingly larger than life.
Ngozi Anyanwu’s tender new play, directed by Awoye Timpo at the Vineyard Theater, considers the nature of memory in the aftermath of a tragedy.
This impeccably acted revival presents Kenneth Lonergan’s poignant comic drama about dementia as a memory play in more ways than one.
Jaclyn Backhaus’s cheerfully instructive play follows a young Punjabi-American woman, a descendant of a notorious pirate, who opens a bar in Wisconsin.
Jez Butterworth’s great, sprawling drama of rural Northern Ireland during the Troubles bares a culture’s contradictions through riveting storytelling.
In Jane Anderson’s satisfyingly old-fashioned play about Joan of Arc’s mom, Ms. Close shows the stuff of which great stage stars are made.
Portraying a celebrated art historian with two resentful sons, Ms. Channing finds the anguished heart in a didactic comic drama.
David Greenspan’s tone poem of a play, at the Bushwick Starr, considers time, death, family and the ways in which we recall our dead.
This strident satire from the filmmaker behind “Happiness” and “Wiener-Dog” is perfectly staged — and all too obvious.
This bill of short comedies, early and late, allows fans of Gurney to chart the evolution of theater’s foremost chronicler of a waning caste.
A stripped-down, communal version of the 1943 musical reveals a great complex work of theater, with chili and cornbread included.
Bill Irwin blurs the lines between clown and dramatic actor in an insightful anatomy of the works of Samuel Beckett.
In this multimedia performance piece, Angelica Page delivers a portrait of a poet for whom being “nobody” was anything but a pleasure.
Conor McPherson’s bleak tale of a Minnesota boardinghouse in the Great Depression finds a luminous transcendence in the Dylan song book.
In the baggy, emotionally fraught play, Heidi Schreck considers her ever-changing relationship with a seminal document.