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And who's to blame the Paper Mill or any other regional theater for trotting out the safe bet around the holidays?
Jersey City Theater Center production presents Euripides's "Trojan Women," with a linguistic tapestry of 12 languages
Three hours of farce is a bit like an overfull bowl of ice cream: a fun guilty pleasure that in the end proves taxing and occasionally laborious.
Marisela Trevino Orta's new play, now playing in Long Branch, is a dark and moving folktale.
The season opening production of a new play by Walter Anderson feels too safe and predictable.
This provocative play by Dominique Morisseau centers on five lives just on the periphery of the riots
"Black Tom Island," an excellent new play, tells the story of an actual explosion near Jersey City in 1916.
In "Uncle Vanya: Scenes from a Jersey Life in Four Acts" at Hudson Theatre Works, the adaptation is heavy-handed, and the characters are opaque.
Sam Shepard's play should linger with audiences well after leaving the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Everything from the direction to the sets to the choreography is stolid and uninspired in this tale about a child's first theater experience, now showing at Two River Theater.
"The Age of Innocence," adapted for the stage by Douglas McGrath from Edith Wharton's 1921 Pulitzer-winning novel, plays at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton until Oct. 7.
Nicole Pandolfo's "Brick City," now receiving its world premiere at Union's Premiere Stages, tells its story in a manner we know well enough by now, but struggles to make a compell…
Victoria Mack, a regular performer on this Madison stage, makes her Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey directorial debut with a light, confident hand on this farcical ghost story.
Under Nadia Tass' direction, the play's illustrious cast does fine work to flesh out Michael Tucker's characters to whatever degree the script allows for development throughout the ensemble.
An apprentice work that is far less complex or well crafted than Shakespeare's mature tragedies, the play is often a guilty pleasure.
"Linger" examines how the shockwave of one event can emanate and wreak havoc on life after life.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey moves down the street to the Greek Theatre at the College of Saint Elizabeth for its annual outdoor production.
The play sets itself up as a psychological examination of life in turmoil, but Orville and the rest of the characters are painted in broad strokes at New Jersey Repertory Company.
The new honkey-tonk musical now running at Red Bank's Two River Theater grafts Anton Chekhov's 1896 psychological melodrama "The Seagull" onto contemporary Music City.
Taking his first crack at directing Shakespeare for the Public's free Shakespeare in the Park, Ruben Santiago-Hudson has crafted an "Othello" that disperses the force of the hero's…
Featuring a cast boasting a dazzling collective resume of stage and screen success, the show at Paper Mill Playhouse adapts the 2008 documentary "Gotta Dance."
Likely Moliere's play most familiar to modern audiences, "Tartuffe" has great fun piteously lampooning conservative notions of religion, gender and power.
Christopher Durang's acerbic world-premiere "Turning Off the Morning News" shines at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton.
'The Nerd' plays at George Street Playhouse through May 20
The 1995 production returns to the Luna Stage with reflection and humanity for the American icon
Chloe Hung's great new play, "Issei, He Say, or the Myth of the First," is playing at NJ Repertory Company through May 20
Brian Friel's 1990 play focuses on one weighty summer in the lives of five sisters sharing a small cottage in rural northwest Ireland
'Wild Horses' seems like that stranger at the bar late in the night who is just dying to tell a story. Nobody likes that person.
'The Bridge of San Luis Rey,' adapted from the Thornton Wilder novel, plays in Red Bank through March 18
"What Stays," a new play at Summit's Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, fosters a space for plenty of baggage
Behind Laiona Michelle's electric performance, the closing half hour of this play very abruptly becomes great theater