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The worldwide sensation and American-style musical theater form an awkward alliance onstage.
Shakespeare’s tragedy becomes a girl-power romp in a cotton candy jukebox musical, featuring songs by the Swedish hitmaker Max Martin.
The lure of fascism comes disguised as adolescent romance in Bess Wohl’s disturbing new play.
The season’s most moving new musical earns its place among the behemoths of Broadway.
The new Kate Nash dance musical, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, is spectacular as long as you pay no attention to what it’s saying.
In a new Off Broadway play, Linda Lavin shines as a woman paid to say what an ailing young man cannot.
Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film, set in the world of bands and groupies, does not survive its Broadway musical transplant.
In a revival of the 2002 musical “A Man of No Importance,” the star of “The Big Bang Theory” achieves something more delicate.
Off Broadway at the Shed, Ralph Fiennes is glorious in David Hare’s sputtering portrait of the man who paved New York.
Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 classic ends on a note of cautious optimism. Its latest incarnation, at the Public Theater, does not.
A latter-day Lincoln and Booth try to survive the American dream in a hilarious, harrowing and superbly acted Broadway revival of the Suzan-Lori Parks play.
She performed without sentimentality or histrionics, embodying the full range of human joy and depravity while remaining professional and approachable.
Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke star in a powerful revival of Arthur Miller’s drama, led by a Black cast.
A revival of the musical about the Declaration of Independence underlines the gender imbalance among the Founding Fathers — and everything else.
The Viennese Jewish family at the heart of this new Broadway production thinks it is too assimilated to be in danger when the Nazis arrive. They are wrong.
An imaginary electronic conversation between the two playwrights falls somewhere between a ❤️ and a 🤷.
The “Glee” star is stupendous in the role Barbra Streisand made famous, turning the 1964 musical into something better than we know it to be.
Behind every new New York season are a lot of wannabes, also-rans and hopeless cases to keep track of.
We can no longer ignore the theater’s systemic inequities. But leaving them behind may remake the industry in unexpected ways.
Barrington Stage Company offers a take on the Sondheim-Wheeler classic highlighted by performances in shades of regret.
In this excerpt from “Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers,” a Broadway musical is born at a summer camp.
At the Stratford and the Shaw theater festivals, four heated classics get cool new productions for summer.
The requirements of the theater, and the constant physical and emotional risks facing performers, have many demanding their basic needs as humans.
The Stratford Festival in Ontario opened a glamorous new theater last month that prioritizes the theater itself, not just what surrounds it.
At Shakespeare in the Park, athletic stamina and action-hero charisma muddy the meaning of a play about disability.
At Shakespeare in the Park, athletic stamina and Marvel charisma muddy the meaning of a play about disability.
Frank talk about salaries and the end of unpaid internships are positive steps, but the cost may be fewer opportunities to learn the ropes.
In a strange and beautiful new play by Will Arbery, finding happiness is a process of failing upward.
A revival of the Fats Waller musical revue emphasizes the blues in its blueprints.
Many of the “great men” who helped America create its classics, its institutions and its own acting style were tyrants. We need to cut them loose.
The comedian’s memoir was funny. But when the new show based on it tries for something deeper, it sinks into bathos.