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This experimental docudrama at La MaMa charts the history of the National Endowment for the Arts and argues for its continued importance.
In Catya McMullen’s tender and funny play, a brother with Asperger’s syndrome seeks connection as his overprotective sister’s relationship flounders.
In “Gloria: A Life,” Ms. Steinem will be portrayed by Christine Lahti, who isn’t shy about making suggestions about moments that belong in the script.
Yes, household objects stand in for famous characters. But in the hands of master storytellers, these condensed versions can cast a spell.
Ensuring that “I Was Most Alive With You” was accessible to both hearing and deaf audiences made rehearsal dauntingly complex — and a little confusing.
The play, set in 1914, is staged as if in a London air-raid shelter in 1940. It’s an ungainly frame for this crisp comedy.
A community reels after a young father is killed by police in Geraldine Inoa’s unsettling play.
The National Asian American Theater Company puts on a fast-paced and unusually lucid staging of the bloody history play.
The creators of this folk-rock musical about the second man on the moon want us to sympathize with his emotional wound.
This dementedly daffy piece of fun, from the theater company TV, will give you a warm glow in the fleeting moment it’s here for a brief run.
The Mint Theater Company’s revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1936 play is a mishmash of acting styles, tonally uneven and frustratingly unfocused.
A production with same-sex leads is one of many signs that directors are approaching the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with new eyes.
Jonathan Leaf sticks close to historical fact in his ambitious new verse play, but the action in this production always feels removed, like a diorama.
A play based on a confessional, self-obsessed woman’s memoir — from the 15th century — is back, at the Duke.
Following “The Originalist,” the judge talked fondly about its subject: her frequent legal sparring partner Antonin Scalia.
But, racing through 40 classic Leiber and Stoller songs in 90 intermission-less minutes, the show only occasionally slows down enough to breathe.
A show set inside a smartphone is silly, yet surprisingly resonant with contemporary politics.
This immersive British import at Roy Arias Stages puts a crusty toilet in the center of the audience, but it lacks the film version’s sense of seamy tragedy.
Defiance and justice drive this brisk staging from the Classical Theater of Harlem, directed by Carl Cofield.
Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj’s visceral play with music explores an ugly historical chapter in the fight for school integration.
In this Charles Mee play, two sixty-somethings, who have never known true love, find the tender comfort of companionship.
There are shows that find their true best form in concert. “Songs for a New World,” which was Jason Robert Brown’s first musical, is one of these.
Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt are just a few of the apparitions in Christina Quintana’s bittersweet new comedy about a lesbian wrestling with her Catholic upbringing.
The women in Will Arbery’s funny, surreal, ultimately muddled play devote vast emotional acreage to men who don’t return the favor.
Natalie Soto and her brother, Christian, joined a training program at Roundabout Theater Company that aims to diversify the ranks of theater workers.
Certain moments are politically and artistically potent, but most of “Fruit Trilogy,” a program of three short plays, is pervaded by a curious flatness.
In the middle of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Angels in America” are late-afternoon gaps to fill. We offer some ideas to pass the time.
Antoinette Nwandu’s “Pass Over” considers the fate of young black men in a gun-torn city. Its first production caused a stir — and won a fan in Spike Lee.
In Nilo Cruz’s poetic tangle of a play, an opera star finds the recipient of her husband’s heart after he dies in a car accident.
Maly Drama Theater’s spare, subdued — and slow — adaptation finds dreamy lovers split apart by political schemers.
Majority rule (mostly). One play per playwright. How we put together the 25 Plays list, and a bid to remember notable writers and favorite works that missed the cut.