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Three rising comics share an aesthetic that marries crass physical humor with disarmingly sexual themes. They’re unsettling and hilarious.
A fascinating love letter to “Fiddler on the Roof” asks: What makes the quintessentially Jewish musical speak to everyone?
The comic hasn’t adjusted his material for the setting: he’s still defending wealthy, famous peers and joking about transgender targets.
Jacqueline Novak is poised for a breakout with “Get on Your Knees,” a new one-woman show Off Broadway.
“I Think You Should Leave,” starring Tim Robinson, takes absurd premises to unpredictable places.
The new Michael Riedel column on Beetlejuice is a subtext-rich doozy. Time for a new Reidel translator.
In a loose-knit scene packing audiences into intimate New York spaces, comedians are getting big laughs with original songs.
Visionary stylist or one-trick pony? With “Network” on Broadway and “All About Eve” on the horizon, the multimedia-mad stage director is ready for his close-up.
This anarchic, unhinged 30-ish comedian with a demented weekly cable access show also pulls stunts for a podcast, including marrying a Tide bottle.
The Australian stand-up Hannah Gadsby examines a culture that excuses abuse and takes on comedy’s pieties. Laughter is not good medicine, in her view.
In a rambling but dramatic and fascinating performance in Dublin, the comic addressed the fallout from her widely condemned Trump photo.
The experimental theater company stages the Bard’s enigmatic “Measure for Measure” at the Public Theater.
On the wings of his Netflix comedy special, “Staying Alive,” Mr. Morgan closes a stint at the comedy club with more of his near-death experience quipping.
These two outsider comedians haven’t exactly gone mainstream, but they’ve had an outsize impact on communications from liquor ads to “Portlandia.”
This Park Slope venue was shut down after a fire in March, but it has a strong slate of stand-up the week it reopens.
Meghan Kennedy’s new play focuses on Italian parents and their three daughters growing up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 1960.
Lane Moore’s shows involve real men on the dating app, but she works hard to avoid mocking them. The result is a clever show that’s deservedly a hit.
The dissembling liar at the center of Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. The hit Broadway musical is testament to the power of skillfully crafted art to obscure moral concerns.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan focuses on a near future with New York under martial law.
This Pulitzer-winning playwright’s 1996 work, about a 19th-century star of English freak shows, will be directed by Lear deBessonet, an Obie winner.
Does Lillian Hellman rank alongside Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller?
Yes, the three-ring circus can seem like a relic. But something irreplaceable will be lost when this tent is closed for good.
The Debate Society presents a world premiere based on events at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.
This theater’s $2 ticket increase is a similar response to market pressures that eventually sent some Off Broadway prices into the stratosphere.
Steven Levenson, who wrote “Dear Evan Hansen,” now has a play Off Broadway, “If I Forget.”
The play, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, focuses on a father-son relationship in a story about gypsy-cab drivers.
Whether they were talking about a wife or a parent, comedians confronted the seemingly taboo subject in stark terms that made us laugh — and think.
Jake Broder brings back a cult comedian in the solo show “His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley.”
In this adaptation of the movie “The Band’s Visit,” an Egyptian band that arrives in Israel ends up stranded in a remote village after a mix-up at the border.
Clay McLeod Chapman uses the bloody tools of horror to satirize this political season.
Ms. Weisz is following in the footsteps of Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Kate Nelligan in David Hare’s drama.