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This stylized, two-character play finds the woman whose false accusation led to the lynching of Emmett Till bound to him, and to racist myths, forever.
On the farm with Isabella Rossellini, as she readies a streaming theater piece with cameos from her animal friends.
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.
The setting is stylish, and some tricks are nifty. But this Zoom show, which encourages audience involvement, is more scattershot than inspired.
In the dreamscape of Toshiki Okada’s play, the American philosopher is a 21st-century presence, and an author meets his younger self.
It might seem churlish to criticize productions improvising through a pandemic. But for audiences taking the chance, design makes a difference.
The Billie Holiday Theater’s brilliantly designed performance, staged for a live audience in Brooklyn and filmed for YouTube, is an urgent response to police misconduct.
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.
Thrice-delayed and now virtual, this year’s scrambled show-tune revue “Miscast” has to entertain while recognizing that casting is political.
Jonathan Groff tapping a tribute to Sutton Foster? Lin-Manuel Miranda singing Anita’s part in “West Side Story”? Watch these videos and see what’s possible.
Pairing Molière and Millay for a socially distanced audience, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey offers light entertainment just when we need it.
In this gay haven known for its nightlife, the crowds are smaller this summer. And the nightclubs are closed. But by the pool, the show goes on.
Shaun Prendergast’s play, written to be performed in darkness, asks audiences to imagine what the “ugliest woman in the world” looks like.
Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor venues are shut. But for performers and directors, open-air memories are as sharp as the bite of a mosquito.
With an influenza pandemic and a war on, New York’s health commissioner took an unorthodox stand, declining to shutter public entertainment.
The industry’s show-must-go-on smile masks a harder truth: that there is no substitute for the live interaction between performer and audience.
With its themes of white privilege and black rage, Kermit Frazier’s “Kernel of Sanity” resonates powerfully today. That’s why Paula Vogel is giving it a boost.
Thousands of students should have been gathering to cheer on the year’s best shows. But this isn’t a typical year.
A playwright, a director, an artistic director and an actor share their experiences — and prescriptions for change.
In his new audio comedy, Alan Ayckbourn does more than write: He and his wife, Heather Stoney, portray several couples in disarray.
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.”
Watching familiar plays online can be a comfort — and sometimes a revelation.
His 10-minute, two-character play will test the possibilities of a new form that puts faces, more than bodies, at the center of the action.
A virtual send-off for the artistic director and playwright drew more attendees than could have fit under a tent. “I liked this better,” she said.
“Homebound” is one company’s attempt to give structure and meaning to the worries and what-ifs of the strange new present. But these aren’t plays, the artistic director says.
We continue our cast album series with more recommendations for wonderful musicals to listen to at home
A rare show that retooled and flourished after its New York debut, the musical, a decade later, has endured in schools and through international productions.
Two theater critics suggest some of their favorite books about the theater, giving us portals to a world that is now forbidden.
In committing to paying its people during a three-month shutdown, the theater gives itself breathing room to prepare for when it can open again.
When theaters closed by the pandemic stream their shuttered plays online, watching sharpens the longing for the real thing.
What’s a birthday celebration without tribute concerts, new commissions and revivals of three classics? Here’s how to join the party, live.