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While Will Pomerantz and Nancy Harrow's adaptation may not necessarily raise Turgenev's literary stature, it makes for a lovely and bittersweet night at the theater.
... one of the most exhilarating, reassuring, and life-affirming performances you may experience this year.
In the end, though, the play, overstuffed with ideas and theatricality, does not pack the emotional wallop one might expect.
... an ambitious musical, but sadly, its appeal is as lasting as a one-night stand.
Romeo and Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, does not nearly reach the very high bar that Amas has set in its first half century.
... the play raises complex questions about the desire to assign blame in the wake of a senseless and tragic massacre.
With direction by Michael Wilson, the cast is uniformly strong, and they keep the audience guessing about the uncomfortable truths.
... Will Eno's strange and wonderful new play currently running at Second Stage Theater ...
How much do biographers really know about the individuals they research?
In State of the Union, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning play currently being revived by Metropolitan Playhouse, a presidential hopeful agrees to go on the pre-c…
One thing that Americans can all agree on is that Americans cannot all agree on anything.
In Awake, the estimable Barrow Group's current production, K. Lorrel Manning tackles a host of divisive and contemporary hot-button issues. Racism, sexism, Islamophobia, religious hypocrisy,…
Two years ago Nassim Soleimanpour's White Rabbit Red Rabbit was an Off-Broadway hit and ran an impressive forty-two weeks. (It played Monday nights only at the Westside Theatre.)
"Can I be honest with you?" These are the first words uttered by Undine Barnes Calles, a high-powered New York City publicist and the central character in Lynn Nottage's sweeping and satiric…
When The Tricky Part, Martin Morans lacerating solo show about child sex abuse, debuted in 2003, the nation was still reeling from The Boston Globes Roman Catholic church exposé publish…
When silent film star Greta Garbo transitioned to talking movies with her performance of Anna Christie in Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize winning-play of the same name, the marketing campaig…
It can't be easy being the last remaining dragon on earth, a planet which humans do not even inhabit anymore.
Time is of the essence in Beloved, Lisa Lengseth's one-person show currently playing at the Lion Theatre in Theatre Row.
The central image of Mike Birbiglia's dazzling new solo show, aptly and simply named The New One, is a couch.
Austin Pendelton draws fine comic performances from his cast of nine with ANDRUS NICHOLS in the title role; her indomitable spirt balancing a perfect mix of kookiness and pathos as "Margery."
Morality and domesticity are so fourteenth century. . . .
Karl Marx is in the house, and he has some things he needs to get off his chest.
Quick: Who wrote, "By the pricking of my thumbs,/ Something wicked this way comes"?
According to a program note, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was inspired to write his first play, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, after leading a reading group on The Odyssey.
The experience of watching A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing's 1988 play in its current revival by the Barrow Group, is both simultaneously comforting and disconcerting.
Babette's Feast, currently playing at the Theatre at St. Clement's, demonstrates the power of art, grace, and selfless generosity to unite a community riven by petty differences, personal sl…
At the beginning of Sean Christopher Lewis's harrowing solo play Dogs of Rwanda, now playing at Urban Stages, David (Dan Hodge) describes a particular custom in Rwanda: Individuals guilty of…
Harvey Milk often began his political speeches with the declaration, "My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you."
Throughout the 1980s there was a slew of plays that can be best described as unlovable-losers dramas. . . .
As social commentary and cultural exposé, The Thing with Feathers, Scott Organ's play receiving its world premiere by the Barrow Group, is timely and important.
Robert O'Hara's Mankind, now playing at Playwrights Horizons, begins with a bang.