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Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell: The Musical is a rock concert for rock lovers repelled by rock concerts.
Excerpt: a brightly wrapped, intricately decorated package with little inside. It's racy, sometimes vulgar, and always indifferent to historical context and narrative logic. This makes it…
Michael R. Jackson's semi-autobiographical musical transforms oversharing into high art.
nberg's new melodrama presented by The New Group, Susan Sarandon is making a meal on an unappetizing character.
a musical for Millennialsm that has the brassy, old-Broadway sound of Burt Bacharach's Promises, Promises and the 1971 revisal of No, No, Nanette.
a play that depicts vividly and with humor the toxic effects of racism. . .
This second play in an ambitious trilogy is a gifted young writer’s reflection on the civil rights movement.
This high-velocity, three-character play is an ideal boulevard comedy for the Trump era.
a theatrical reflection on how the fantasies of present day autocratic leaders rely on their so-called "base" to maintain their hold on power. . .
An impressive cast revives a long forgotten idiosyncratic comedy from the late 1950s
Director Ali steers this production along a narrow path that runs between the realistic and the fanciful, ensuring that the five fine actors do justice both to what's straightforward and to …
According to this high concept production, love and passion are the only available counterweight to all the evil in Friedrich Schiller's fictional universe -- and, presumably, in our grim mo…
The Bristol Old Vic has brought New York a creditable staging of O'Neill's masterpiece. Lesley Manville is giving a performance that's damn near definitive. How fitting that these British Ty…
With Denzel Washington at its center, this production qualifies as a star revival. But the star is supported by 18 unusually able actors
Theater aficionados will savor the actors' ability to conjure the feast with a few props and Dinesen's words. Those attending on the strength of the movie's reputation may find the lack of r…
Hammaad Chaudry's timely family drama at New York Theatre Workshop
Adrienne Kennedy is renowned for a style of dramatic writing that's all her own. And this new play is as poetic, mysterious, and intricately structured as one might expect from her past work
The Civilians Investigative Theater's artistic director Steve Cosson's two-hande is, primarily, a reflection on the dread of d
d Ethan Slater, Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants joins a long list of cartoon characters who have gravitated to the Broadway stage.
Macmillan's play is a timely depiction of the physical, psychological, and social impact of addiction. It's hard to imagine the sundry crafts of theater being brought together more expertl…
Though popular in O'Neill's day, the Freudian asides and marathon running time have proved stumbling blocks for later audiences. But Greenspan's marathon approach may have found the sec…
a talented cast conjures the figures from playwright Philip Dawkins' fertile imagination, creating a group portrait that's vivid, credible, and heartbreaking. Read
this tale of obsession fabricated from odds and ends of the historical record isn't likely to send playgoers in search of Isak Dinesen's literary works
Potomac pairs Howard Barker's Pity In History and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia
Mitu's production is for the most adventurous theater-goers and for serious students of contemporary drama. . .
Soulpepper's musical tribute to Edgar Lee Masters
Playwright Chisa Hutchinson proves herself a sharp-eyed observer of character with an up-to-the minute ear for how Americans of differing ages and backgrounds speak and interact.
Dianne Wiest joins a roster of distinguished stage performers who have undertaken the role over the 56 years since its premiere
The masterful choreographer of Hamilton and a first-class musical theater team have concocted a show that mixes music inspired by the swing era with an overall sensibility that's up-to-the-m…
our review now covers a report on both Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon's performances.
- Author Rachel Bonds calls it a "Nighttime Play with Songs," and much of its dramatic struggles do take place in the dark . . .