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★★★★ Billy Crudup smoothly portrays a seductive rogue and his many admirers in a new solo play.
★★★ In Later Life, A.R. Gurney paints a Jamesian portrait of a gentleman's second chance at true love.
★★ Ed Harris leads excellent actors through a loosely-knit string of case studies in David Rabe's overlong new drama.
Possibly you are familiar with a guy like Aubrey Piper, the egotistical title figure of THE SHOW-OFF: Aubrey is a noisy know-it-all whose sense of truth is only marginally anchored in realit…
In “Exit the King” by the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, a 400-year-old ruler must go, eventually.
The rarely produced play, visually updated in this revival by the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, pits a scornful Roman consul against a boisterous populace.
The award-winning ‘Circle Mirror Transformation,’ a study of an amateur drama class, is the inaugural offering of a formerly vagabond company.
This revival in the New Jersey theater stays true to the classic musical with traditional staging, high-flying dances and teenage-fueled emotion.
A trio of shady ladies figure in “Villainous Company,” Victor L. Cahn’s new play, with duplicitous doings and plot twists.
Noël Coward’s play, about a man whose ex-lover confronts him with details of his dark past, offers conflict, surprise and an affecting conclusion.
Upbeat suburban scenes are interrupted by travels to a different world in inner-city Philadelphia, with a deadly serious twist.
Poignant moments punctuate “Old Love New Love,” a play by Laura Brienza that is receiving its world premiere at Luna Stage Company in West Orange, N.J.
The new program NJPAC Stage Exchange commissions plays and promises staged readings and eventually full productions in Newark.
The play by Deborah Rennard, in its world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, portrays two women in love with a scoundrel.
The play, by Bárbara Colio, focuses on three men bound uneasily together by their distant ties to their father, a tightrope walker who abandoned them as boys.
Two siblings, one highhanded and the other free-spirited, form the core of Dreamcatcher theater’s staging of John Kolvenbach’s work.
The play, at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, depicts the friendship between Jamie Wyeth and Rudolf Nureyev.
Talk of ceiling tiles leads to questions about failings that may have led to a child’s drug addiction in a new play at New Jersey Repertory Company.
In “Lives of Reason,” a play by Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel having its world premiere in Red Bank, several academics compete for a deanship .
An all-male version of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, N.J., is a delightfully unorthodox production that succeeds on several level…
The psychological drama by Bryan Delany is having its world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch.
Two new shows, a comedy by Ken Ludwig and a musical by Richard Oberacker, evoke the light and dark sides of bygone eras.
Two new plays by female writers that explore both the virtual and real worlds have premieres in the Garden State this fall.
In “Equivocation,” Shakespeare, called Shag here, faces a conundrum when King James I asks for him to write a play.
The New Jersey fall theater schedule includes new works by the critically acclaimed playwrights Joe DiPietro, Jennifer Haley and Ken Ludwig.
“Misalliance,” by George Bernard Shaw, takes on big social issues within a zany comedy.
Hurricane Sandy highlights a family’s strained relations in this production of Sharyn Rothstein’s drama at Premiere Stages at Kean University in Union.
“Ruthless!” is anything but high musical theater art but it certainly delivers any number of low laughs. “Ruthless!” continues at St. Luke’s Theater, 308 W. 46th Street.
The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey delivers a fresh version of Ferenc Molnar’s romantic romp, which successfully seizes the potentially tragic theme of marital mistrust and twists it in…
The Bellport production of the musical stars Rashidra Scott as a singer fleeing hoodlums and Jennifer Allen as the leader of the convent where she hides.
Alex Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf star in the revival of Arthur Miller’s play about a businessman whose irresponsible practices during World War II eventually imperil his family.