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Many of the plays and musicals that resonated this year deftly married elements of drama and comedy.
At Abrons Arts Center, a hilarious family show in the British holiday tradition that runs “like a steam train when it goes well.”
With “Poor Yella Rednecks,” the writer continues to tell his Vietnamese American family’s immigrant story. Maybe one day his parents will even see the shows.
The actress makes her stage debut alongside Christopher Abbott in an Off Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s compact and combative play.
Conceived in part by Bill T. Jones, this multigenre work at the Perelman Performing Arts Center is interested in homegrown prejudice, but lacks dramatic focus.
This creepy Halloween show is the latest visual feat from Joshua William Gelb, presented by Theater in Quarantine and produced in a closet.
Graciela Daniele and Priscilla Lopez are working together on Michael John LaChiusa’s memory musical, “The Gardens of Anuncia,” inspired by Daniele’s early life.
Haenel, working with the choreographer-director Gisèle Vienne in “L’Étang,” is trying to “pierce through the surface of things.”
Returning to Broadway for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” the actor shares his love for dishing during a haircut and comes out as a pluviophile.
The playwright David Adjmi explores the in-studio creation process in a play with new songs by the former Arcade Fire member Will Butler.
For theatergoers who love uncrowded stages, the coming months bring a range of works, from musical comedies to Shakespearean dramas.
Larry Charles’s musical comedy is so hellbent on being outrageous that it just ends up being tiresome.
Dmitry Krymov’s two shows at La MaMa thrillingly stress the porosity of the line between life and storytelling.
A gender-bending play at New World Stages filters well-known characters through influences like “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Young Frankenstein.”
The writer-performer wanted to avoid the pandemic, but couldn’t. Her new solo show dives into birth, death and cosmic confusion.
Check your cynicism at the door: Brendan George is earnest and endearing as he mourns Roman in this one-man show.
The comedian talks about her slightly goofy, slightly surreal style, and why New York has proved to be “the hardest translation” yet.
The Goodspeed Opera House takes on Charles Walters’s 1950 film with zest and humor.
Erica Schmidt’s revival of this Tennessee Williams play for Theater for a New Audience downplays the melodrama.
At the helm of Soho Rep, Benson presided over a long streak of ambitious, thought-provoking works. As she heads out the door, she reflects on her vision for theater’s future and plans for …
Only 650 people got to experience one of the 21st century’s artistic feats, until this documentary. Unfortunately, it misses some of the performance’s key aspects.
A lonely high school student discovers she may be a divine messenger in Paul Gordon’s half-baked new Off Broadway musical.
The Britney Spears jukebox musical, about fairy tale princesses fighting for their emancipation, comes up short as a narrative of feminist awakening.
A bio-show about the radio D.J. Alan Freed, one of rock music’s early popularizers, dutifully plays the hits.
‘Good Vibrations’ at the Irish Arts Center takes a snapshot of life in Northern Ireland during the Troubles through its music scene.
In her autobiographical new show with songs, Catherine Cohen delivers a heightened version of millennial oversharing and confidence run amok.
With a clever opening number and repeated support for striking writers, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s shows, performers and creative teams.
In Abe Koogler’s latest play, melancholy islanders try to band together to investigate where their beloved orcas have gone.
From LaGuardia High School to Broadway, this Tony Award-nominated star has traveled many miles on her journey to theater stardom.
Levi Holloway on his psychological thriller starring Laurie Metcalf: “It wears the jacket of horror. But I think it’s more heart than horror.”
Artists and dreamers sing of revolution in a musical set on the cusp of the birth of the Soviet Union.