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Pundits have likened the president to Lear, to Hamlet, to Macbeth, to Coriolanus. That may have been four years of wishful thinking.
Forget tragic lovers. At the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, fast cars and other luxuries fuel tragedies about the love of things.
What started as a TikTok meme and became a crowdsourced musical could have online lessons to offer for Broadway.
A big-box store, a hotel for transgender women and a dinner party gone awry are some of the places your ears will take you to.
With their field rocked by unprecedented challenges in 2020, these people and groups — some notable, some new — stepped into the breach.
Not for decades have so many plays and musicals been turned into movies. But even in the best of the new crop, a lot gets lost in translation.
In Heather Christian’s “I Am Sending You the Sacred Face,” the saint of Calcutta vogues and lip-syncs and broods on the nature of selflessness.
In his latest magic show, Helder Guimarães shuffles an old genre into a new technology with mixed results.
Nine months covering a devastated art form have changed one critic’s habits, and tastes.
Serious new plays are always in danger of disappearing — never more so than now. But inventive virtual productions, such as “The Wolves” and “Heroes of the Fourth Turning,” offer h…
Audra McDonald stars as Blanche DuBois in a radio-like production of the Tennessee Williams classic that still has a way to go.
It wasn’t the year for celebration. But watching innovation flourish inspired our chief critic, while other writers found the joys of the stage in other media.
The astonishing Jefferson Mays stars as everyone (and a potato) in a dark and pointed adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic.
They’re attractive, young and tech savvy, but their 24 hours don’t add up to much.
Four new shows are part of a movement to engage more directly in the debates of our times — sometimes even stealing the script.
Our theater experts provide a guide to some of the successful (and failed) cinematic adaptations of plays and musicals — all for your streaming pleasure.
Would you like to see a new musical from the people who brought you “West Side Story”? For better or worse, you probably never will.
The story of a marriage saved by the pandemic, “True Love Will Find You in the End” features a live audience but recorded actors.
A trenchant workplace comedy about the folks who tried to promote Pizzagate, confuse Wisconsin and, ultimately, elect Donald J. Trump.
Anne Washburn’s would-be epic of power and powerlessness, presented as a podcast, may be too close to current events to fulfill its big ambitions.
The nominators did the best they could with a Broadway slate hobbled by Covid-19. But some of the Tonys’ problems predate (and will outlast) the pandemic.
In a new show by David Kwong, the noted cruciverbalist offers a collection of games built for Zoom that let the audience be part of the puzzle.
After 27 years and more than 2,500 reviews, The Times’s co-chief theater critic reviews his own tenure and talks about why he’s (quietly) making an exit.
From a pro-slavery Martha Washington to a blank-screen Melania Trump, the wives and other women of the U.S. presidents get sent up and dressed down.
A starry selection of scenes from Tony Kushner’s 1993 classic discovers premonitions of another pandemic in the AIDS-era play.
In a few minutes or a full show, these performers capture heartbreak, fury and laughs. For the words of Samuel Beckett, a disembodied mouth did the trick.
One-woman plays by Tracy Thorne and Eliza Bent explore the problems of white power and privilege — and how people who say the right things aren’t helping.
A musical about two French chocolatiers may satisfy the hunger for live song and dance, but keep the insulin handy.
Stephen Karam’s celebrated play about economic distress looks very different in 2020 than it did in 2015 — and streaming is only part of the change.
Six months dark. Thousands of artists out of work. Could this disaster have a surprise ending? Five critics on what must change, onstage and off.
That package in your hallway may be an exciting new theatrical experience. Or maybe not.