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Albany politics in 1977 may not seem very scintillating. But Ms. Falco brings out the buried drama of an ambitious woman in a man’s political world.
A woman hunts for her former foster brother. Was he, like so many young black men, a victim of drugs or police or violence? Or did he just disappear?
The shape-shifting Kathryn Hunter plays 11 members of the court of Haile Selassie in Ethiopia, witnessing and regretting the revolution.
Sometimes what you think you won’t like is what you love most.
Jen Silverman’s play takes a spirited look at the emergence of women’s solidarity with the help of Sephora, Shakespeare and a well-aimed hand mirror.
Hershey Felder plays the composer of “White Christmas” (and dozens of other American song classics) in a relentlessly minor key.
They are often Broadway sensations, but jukebox musicals rarely get good reviews. We invited our critics to stop snarking and tell us what they want.
Though he remains the greatest American comic playwright, Mr. Simon was standing over a fault line in the culture that eventually pulled him down.
Jen Silverman’s harrowing “Dangerous House” and a revival of “West Side Story” join a conversation about racial and sexual violence.
A new “original” musical is usually something to welcome, but when it’s a Frankenstein monster created from spare parts, maybe stay out of its way.
With “The Tempest,” “An Ideal Husband” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Stratford Festival carries on a conversation about purity and forgiveness.
August turns out to be a month for musicals, with science fiction, a Hollywood rom-com and dueling garage bands on the agenda.
The 1972 Broadway musical, closing the Encores! Off-Center season, sketches the history of the resilience of black Americans in song and dance.
Playing in repertory at the Stratford Festival in Canada, these mirror-image musicals turn out to be part of the same conversation.
In Young Jean Lee’s smart, thorny play, two brothers (Armie Hammer and Josh Charles) urge a third (Paul Schneider) to own his male prerogatives.
An hour north of New York City, a new production of Shakespeare’s impossible comedy finds a sensible way to respond to the #MeToo moment.
The director Robert Lepage, recently criticized for cultural appropriation, finds in Shakespeare’s tragedy a defense of Great Man prerogatives.
A powerful new revival of the 1964 musical offers a kind of authenticity no other American “Fiddler” ever has: It’s in Yiddish.
In Tracy Letts’s gripping play, it takes six actors (and a doll) to embody one steely, difficult woman, from infancy to the age of 69.
In the Berkshires, plays by Bekah Brunstetter and Douglas Carter Beane consider equality in the bakery and the rise of the “wonder homo.”
A long aborning musical adaptation of the classic backstage comedy demotes a clan of highbrow actors to tacky vaudevillians.
Adam Rapp’s new play, about a Yale professor and a freshman writing student, gets a stunning premiere at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
The 1965 Lerner and Lane musical has been rewritten every which way to tell its tale of reincarnation. It never works, but oh, those songs!
A quippy Jesse Tyler Ferguson stars in Jordan Harrison’s shapeless look at what happens when the L.G.B.T. alliance starts to turn on itself.
Her father’s in love with a 20-year-old boy toy. Her son is a queer studies major. In Joshua Harmon’s new comedy, it’s the middle-aged woman who feels left behind.
A new play transposes Shakespeare’s tragedy to a modern high school, where a student with cerebral palsy has his eye on the senior-class presidency.
A new play by Antoinette Nwandu puts the epidemic of violence against young black men in a theatrical and historical context.
A look at the most memorable moments from this year’s ceremony celebrating Broadway.
Delightfully comic juxtapositions (with a serious undertow) make a new play by Angela Hanks perfect for the warming season.
A private-equity manager gives a local schoolteacher and her finances a yuppie makeover in Anthony Giardina’s new play.
The great playwright’s treatment of his son Daniel, born with Down syndrome, is the subject of a new and troubling play.