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The frenetic Broadway spring comes to a thrilling conclusion with the lightning-bolt opening of Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a new play so endlessly stimulating that it co…
The boys singing and swinging their hearts out in “Bandstand,” an exuberant new musical set in the days just after World War II, are chasing an uncertain future and running from their tr…
Is it me, or have the follies of rich New Yorkers become less delightfully entertaining than they once were? To wit: Some of the savor has left the champagne in the Broadway revival of “Si…
A lot of merchandise is for sale in the lobby of the Shubert Theatre, where Bette Midler stars in the highly anticipated, or, really, let’s make that breathlessly awaited revival of “Hel…
It doesn’t take a refined intellect to separate the bad characters from the good in Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes.” The bad tend to be scheming, grasping and spiteful, and mayb…
The producers and creators of “Groundhog Day” must be uncomfortably aware by now that, despite the fantasy at the center of their show, every day really is a new day — and not necessar…
You don’t have to go in search of a magnifying glass to discern the active ingredients in the new musical “War Paint,” at the Nederlander Theatre, a dual biography of the dueling cosme…
Sizing up the Long Wharf Theater’s sharp and unsettling production, starring Brian Dennehy, and the meandering “Imogen Says Nothing,” at Yale Repertory Theater.
Nora Burns’s feisty and funny one-woman show recalls those sex-and-drug-filled days of gleefully reckless abandon.
Pierre Corneille’s 1644 comedy follows the misadventures of a pathological teller of falsehoods, and his compulsively honest servant.
Paola Lázaro’s play, at the Atlantic Theater Company, assembles a crew of vivid characters on a San Juan street corner.
The playwright David Ives delivers an adaptation of the Pierre Corneille comedy.
This enchanting, unclassifiable show swings freely between political commentary and surrealistic comedy.
In her latest one-woman show, Marga Gomez pays tribute to her father, a popular entertainer in the Latino vaudeville circuit.
In this autobiographical show, written by and starring David Deblinger, the actor explores his filial relationship and plays a cast of characters.
This show is a jaunty foray into a little-known footnote in American military history.
This work by Tania El Khoury enlists audience members who visit the simulacrum of a cemetery to memorialize opponents of the Assad government.
The play, by the company 600 Highwaymen, incorporates audience members to deliver a meditation on human connection.
The theater critic Charles Isherwood offers a look at outstanding Broadway and Off Broadway offerings in January.
The New Yiddish Rep presents a revival of the 1907 Sholem Asch play that scandalized New York with its portrayal of prostitution and same-sex romance.
This revival features a scene that can take away the breath of anyone who was touched by an illness that started claiming mainly gay men.
Old themes are still explored, but the context has changed.
This classic musical, directed by Bartlett Sher, is timely and shines on all fronts. It closes on New Year’s Eve.
In his hilarious new solo show, Drew Droege stars as an opinionated guest at a same-sex wedding.
“Life Is for Living,” a tribute from Simon Green and David Shrubsole, combines songs with snippets of Coward’s letters and diaries, and some verse.
This stage adaptation of the 1992 Whitney Houston film, at Paper Mill Playhouse, features lots of Houston hits but characters of minimal dimensions.
Pia Scala-Zankel’s play, a Vertigo Theater production at the New Ohio Theater, follows youths living on the streets of New York in the 1980s.
An opulent setting, tinkling crystal and perfectly cooked beef is on tap for guests of this intimate production based on a James Joyce Story.
This loose, loopy and enjoyable seminar on the making of “The Wizard of Oz” combines live video and performance.
In Meshell Ndegeocello’s show at Harlem Stage, “The Fire Next Time” might as well be the Bible. And the big question is, “How are you surviving 2016?”
Selections by Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood.