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David Greenspan gives a wild ride of a performance in “On Set With Theda Bara,” and marionettes star in Vaclav Havel’s play “Audience.”
There’s plenty of pleasure to be found at the end of the world in the Irish Repertory Theater production of Samuel Beckett’s play.
Ping Chong discussed his more than 50-year career as a multidisciplinary artist who has found inspiration in the surreal.
After its original New York outing in 2019, the trippy musical returns in the post-Roe era with an updated script and sharpened fangs.
The Public Theater’s experimental theater festival is back in person for the first time since 2020. Here, our critics review a second selection of the works on display.
“Frankenstein’s Monster Is Drunk and the Sheep Have All Jumped the Fences” and “Heaven,” two plays in Origin’s 1st Irish Festival, offer two very different views of marriage.
The Public Theater’s experimental theater festival is back in person for the first time since 2020. Here, our critics review a handful of the works on display.
“Theater traffics in unconscious symbolism.” Set designers, lighting designers and a sound designer talk about skin tones, aesthetics and more.
Anthony McCarten’s biodrama about the artists’ work together lifts the curtain on their friendship, or at least it thinks it does.
The British comedian and actor is now performing her solo take on Dickens’s coming-of-age drama Off Broadway. It’s “pure storytelling,” she said.
Bailey Williams’s comedy is a sharp-toothed, sometimes bewildering satire of all-consuming workplace culture.
An addiction and recovery tale wrapped in a romantic comedy, Leah Nanako Winkler’s play insists on acknowledging the messy coexistence of joy and pain.
Will Swenson, the star of “A Beautiful Noise,” has come a long way from his days as an eighth grader wooing girls with his Diamond repertoire.
The ancient and contemporary swirl together in Liba Vaynberg’s ambitious, off-kilter play about life after a divorce.
The deep, dark tragicomedy by Bruce Norris is set in a group home for sex offenders.
Yilong Liu’s new play toggles between China in 1984 and the United States in 2021.
A play based on the writer’s memoir about the death of her husband, in its first New York revival, goes small to powerful effect.
In a probing new play from the Civilians, based on the book “Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind,” current and former members of the clergy grapple with the reality of losing the…
At Irish Arts Center, a wry, experimental iteration doesn’t do much to untangle the playwright’s unwieldy early work.
Best known for her 1995 hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” the enchanting singer-songwriter Jill Sobule is the star of a winsome and defiant autobiographical musical.
The playwright, whose Pulitzer-winning “Cost of Living” is now on Broadway, talks about “the precarity of life” and our inherent need to be taken care of.
Emma Rice’s glorious stage adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel is a feat of storytelling, with a singing and dancing chorus embodying the moors.
Melissa Etheridge’s limited run at New World Stages is a celebration of its smoky-voiced 61-year-old star, and contains some confessions, along with her hits.
A husband and wife who may be the “astrological doubles” of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed head toward a crisis in this new play by Kareem Fahmy.
The hottest celebrity in town right now is an enchanting 12-foot-tall Syrian refugee puppet. She’s drawing masses of admirers, but that’s not always a good thing.
“My Onliness” is voluptuous and frenetic, while “This and That” is a slip of a show. Both are pleasingly peculiar.
The actor David Greenspan is a tour-de-force, taking on all the roles of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s large-cast opera from 1934, sans music.
Steven Fechter’s “The Memory Exam” begins with a promising setup, our critic writes, while Grant MacDermott’s marriage story “Jasper” struggles for emotional resonance.
In the solo play “Remember This,” David Strathairn portrays Jan Karski, a witness to the Nazi genocide during World War II.
Cameron Darwin Bossert’s smart new play fictionalizes a 1941 labor dispute to explore the tension between passions and paychecks.
We spoke to three actors and a playwright — Gregg Mozgala, Bonnie Milligan, Solea Pfeiffer and Noah Diaz — who are taking big shots this season.