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A political neophyte discovers the ethical nightmare of governance — lobbyists and donors and super PACs, oh my! — in Sarah Burgess’s new play.
The Encores! series pulls some oddities out of the American musical trunk and comes up with … an oddity.
In a new one-woman show, the author of “The Vagina Monologues” connects global violence and her own life-threatening illness.
In Terrence McNally’s new play, Diaghilev invents Nijinsky, modern ballet and the 20th century. And that’s just in the first act.
Politicians, talk-show hosts, feminists, actors and executioners are featured in intriguing productions opening off Broadway.
She’s got a big idea and he’s got a big headache in Greg Pierce’s new play about a Rust Belt town on the skids and a desperate plan to save it.
A new play recreates, sometimes shot by shot, the 1973 tennis match promoted as the Battle of the Sexes. If only it scored any points.
Ngozi Anyanwu’s comedy wrings all the pleasure possible out of its familiar tropes even as it revamps their meaning entirely.
Dael Orlandersmith’s new play explores the lives — both black and white — left behind in the wake of the 2014 police shooting in Ferguson.
A new comedy at the Bushwick Starr satirizes 20-somethings, gentrifiers, landlords and activists. In other words, Bushwick.
In a touching tribute to his father and the tradition of reading aloud, Mr. Lithgow recites two classic tales of deception and comeuppance.
At the 14th Under the Radar festival, artists working with found audio and video stretch the boundaries of theater.
Robert O’Hara’s latest satire takes on too many targets as it imagines a future world in which men still ruin everything.
In Lucy Kirkwood’s chilling play, the meltdown of a nuclear power plant is not just an environmental crisis, but an existential one.
Susan Soon He Stanton’s new play uses only audio interactions, from voice mail to intercom, to tell a story about the breakdown of intimacy.
Théâtre du Soleil brings a huge, dizzy epic of all the world’s ills (and theatrical styles) to the Park Avenue Armory.
Rajiv Joseph’s new play jams 90 years of lies, fantasies, propaganda and conspiracy into just under three hours. Also: the worst soup ever.
Our chief theater critics on their favorites this year, from “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway” to a host of playwrights tackling life’s chaos.
After a dismal theatrical fall, this 1990 musical fable, set in the French Antilles, is a big, bold delight.
Dark plays are fitting for a dark month, and perhaps for our national mood. These productions offer criticism, mystery, warning and hope.
From the creator of “House of Cards,” a Washington-based “Dangerous Liaisons” that isn’t.
The comic actress makes her Broadway debut in Steve Martin’s funny if strained play about two couples sharing a stressful celestial evening together.
New cabaret shows offer radically different takes on Stephen Sondheim’s catalog.
Billy Crudup is having a blast as a Midwestern sad sack and his English alter ego in David Cale’s one-man, double-life play at the Vineyard.
Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk’s musical is about a high school senior who finds inspiration and danger in “On the Road.”
Jocelyn Bioh’s new play takes the “Mean Girls” genre to a boarding school in Ghana, refreshing and deepening it in the process.
City Center’s gorgeous revival of the Lerner & Loewe musical, staged by Christopher Wheeldon and starring Kelli O’Hara, disappears after Sunday.
Two millenniums of oppression may not seem very funny, but in his latest one-man show, Mr. Leguizamo hones the art of comic revisionism.
In Anna Ziegler’s new play, a charge of sexual assault on a college campus leads to a hearing that may be worse than the events that prompted it.
In Julia Cho’s tense new work, a creative-writing teacher tries to reach a shut-down (and possibly armed) young student.
With nonverbal characters and savants, a new play demonstrates just how broad and multicolored that spectrum is.