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For fans of cast albums, Bandstand and The Band’s Visit were among the standouts of this past year.
John Lithgow ineffectively performs two short stories by himself.
Stanley Houghton1912 three-act drama plays surprisingly well today, thanks to this deft production.
By presenting parts of a handful of musicals, Encores! has created a clunky and disorienting show.
Signature Theatre could have chosen a more intimate stage for Edward Albee s double one-act.
In her thoughtful piece of young-adult fan fiction, Alexandra Silber explores the story of Hodel and her fiancé Perchik beyond the events in Fiddler on the Roof.
The Irish Repertory Theatre showcases three one-acts by major turn-of-the-century Irish playwrights.
Lerner and Loewe s 1947 musical is a welcome treat for golden-age musical theater devotees.
Denise Gough delivers an all-out, full-bodied performance in this inventive production.
Richard Nelson’s slow-moving historical drama depicts Joseph Papp s struggles during the early years of the New York Shakespeare Festival.
John Patrick Shanley s direction encourages oversized performances and desperate stooping for laughter.
The Mint has discovered a treasure trove of lost work by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy and puts on four one-acts here.
Lucas Hnath’s 85-minute, four-character debate is not for everyone, with or without a new cast.
Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist drama “Rhinoceros” (in which humans suddenly turn into rhinoceroses) will receive its first production in Yiddish (with English supertitles) at the Castillo …
Three very solid ideas make Series B a compelling and entertaining evening of theater.
Three half-hour pieces produce varying results.
Simon Godwin puts some new touches on some old revelry.
The Trump administration inspires another production that imagines how grim our future could become.
Though the performances are superb, this production sacrifices the storytelling and score for the sake of a gimmick.
Jeffrey Hatcher presents awildly pleasing adaptation of a play that was long overdue for a revival.
Mint Theater Company takes another forgotten drama out of the drawer.
The tender, fanciful story is turned into a complete train wreck.
Paula Vogel s poignant play explores the history of the controversial 1923 melodrama God of Vengeance .
19th-century English literature gets a fresh new spin.
The film remake of Beauty and the Beast is sure to be a multiplex hit, but it doesn t really improve on the original.
Joshua Harmon’s play is a sweet and sour comedic drama about millennials in their late 20s trying to grow into adulthood.
Thornton Wilder’s wild, meta-theatrical pageant gets the big production it deserves.
After two decades, Glenn Close returns to the role of Norma, bringing a 40-piece orchestra with her.
Brooke Shields at “Jonah and Otto.”
This all-female production completes Phyllida Lloyd’s trilogy of Shakespeare plays set in a women’s prison and performed with a punk aesthetic.
While 2016 featured several notable cast albums, Hamilton continues to hog the musical spotlight.