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With broad winks to Agatha Christie and the limitations of remote theater, a serialized song-and-dance mystery goes on. Well, not so much dance.
Expanding content and experimenting with form, the avant-garde finds a congenial new home online, as two recent offerings demonstrate.
In “The 7th Voyage of Egon Tichy,” an experimental theater lab operating from a closet adapts a timely tale about the solitude of cramped quarters.
Eight short plays take cues from the 1930 Noël Coward comedy — but now the stakes are different.
Not so long ago, top stars brought top musicals to suburban arenas that started their lives as tents.
A documentary play based on interviews with New York doctors, nurses and paramedics underlines the inequities of a medical system “flawed from its root.”
Our critics discuss the last four months, which thanks to Zoom (and Meryl Streep) have been full of experimentation and playfulness.
The British government has promised $2 billion to save its cultural institutions, while the American theater, lacking meaningful leadership, is left to fend for itself.
Richard Nelson’s fictional family returns, but for the first time this drama of connection in the age of American bewilderment feels smaller than life.
A streaming production of the Molière comedy, with allusions to the White House as well as Black Lives Matter, tears down walls to rebuild a classic.
An Atlanta theater company addresses racial inequity in a series of virtual dinners that mix drama with discussion.
From the documentary works of Anna Deavere Smith to brief monologues written in this moment of unrest, dramatists are sounding an alarm.
Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”
On the stage and on the page, his fury was fueled by an often-cloaked belief in the power of love.
What we plan to listen to in perpetuity (or right now) in our Spotify-enabled isolation.
To begin with, don’t call them soundtracks!
A listening guide to the cast albums, playlists and video footprints left behind by 18 Broadway and Off Broadway musicals.
Our co-chief theater critics discuss the plays and musicals that reflected and predicted an unstable world.
Our chief theater critics have no nickel-plated medallions to hand out, but they find plenty to celebrate among shut-down Broadway offerings.
Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.
One of the country’s most racially diverse cities struggles, nicely, with representation and inclusion on its many bustling stages.
An opinionated take on the songwriter’s major works, from a delayed debut to a Pulitzer Prize- winning classic.
Let’s not underrate Stephen Sondheim any longer: Theater’s greatest songwriter is also one of theater’s greatest playwrights. Here’s why.
What do Korean divers and Manhattan playwrights have in common? A new play looks for the connection.
Richard Greenberg’s overstuffed new play about family feuds and ethical choices turns a wedding comedy into a crisis.
Young Jean Lee offers upbeat tunes about downbeat lives and inevitable ends.
A cold case. An amateur sleuth. A new clue. But sometimes the murder isn’t the real mystery.
With this season promising so many revivals and touring productions, our critic wonders whether it’s possible for audiences to treat them as exciting arrivals.
Charles Busch’s mash-up of mother-love weepies finds both pathos and hilarity in the tough talk of Hollywood divas.
Bess Wohl’s new play puts a Neil Simonesque spin on the story of a couple considering divorce after 50 years.
The Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama finds premonitions of today in the story of a 1944 murder.