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Even the most sterling production would have difficulty making Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy-thriller work well. By BOB ASHBY
Profound emotions swell as a Catholic priest must choose between the woman he loves and his vocation in the Church. By BOB ASHBY
The score sounds luscious, but look elsewhere for musical complexity. By BOB ASHBY
Two men and a woman in a complex relationship triangle confront their hard truths.
José Rivera's brilliant world premiere, breathtakingly acted, about artificial intelligence and aging.
The musical mashup of stories by Dr. Seuss goes all in on color and energy.
The foundational Greek tragedy gets a shoutout.
In this entertaining world premiere, a TV exec wants to fictionalize and commercialize a book about bigotry and the author wants the truth to be told.
The characters in this modern adaption of a 17th-century play make something of their lives in ways that have a real impact on the audience.
The comedy is sprinkled with amusing lines and entertaining bits, and the actors' characterizations are as exaggerated as advertised.
The very real interaction of two characters we cannot help caring about.
One wrote of being enslaved; the other wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' Whose story matters more?
Stephen Sondheim once wrote a song titled “I Never Do Anything Twice.” It wasn’t about his career, but it might have been. The subject matter of each of his shows is distinct and singu…
Set in the Indian-American community in California, Madhuri Shekar's play celebrates romance, misunderstandings, and the power of reconciliation.
Only rarely in a lifetime of attending theater is there a production that so engages the minds, hearts, and senses of an audience as to leave one nearly breathless with awe. Anchored by Patr…
The production combines Lorraine Hansberry’s commentary and the feelings of its characters and cannot but affect the minds and hearts of those who view it.
In nonlinear short scenes involving multiple characters, the play probes the vagaries and mysteries of the human brain.
The livewire concoction eggs on the audience to enjoy exceedingly cheesy comedy.
On a journey of love and loss, they face forces that make authentic lives unbearably costly.
An explosive contest between a creative nonfiction writer and a zealous fact-checker at a time when fabrication is politics as usual.
The concert performance highlighted the musical, more than the theatrical, virtues of Verdi’s comic masterpiece
A deliciously detailed production encompassing the deepest emotions of one of the greatest works of American musical theater.
The play’s off-off-Broadway roots are evident in the deliberately dorky dialogue, physical comedy, and over-the-top characters.
A stunningly effective mixture of all the elements that make opera worth attending.
Brilliant acting highlights August Wilson’s harrowing, imperfect play.
Whether for first-time viewers or longtime Sondheim fans, the singing here is not to be missed.
The production, though puzzling, is well-sung.
Klezmer, folk, and rock styles marry in this powerful musical based on playwright Hanna Moscovitch’s great-grandparents.
Inspiring new musical based on Frederick Douglass’ revolutionary speaking and writing evokes his public and private life.
A grippingly intense experience of theater, and a microcosm of Jim Crow America, set in a mental hospital for Negroes in segregated 1935 Oklahoma.
She’s Black. He’s white. They are in love. They are police officers. Their acting is as close to perfection as one can expect to find on any stage.