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The stage and screen star is ready for another close-up as faded film goddess Norma Desmond. A bare bones London transfer focuses all eyes and ears on Close, with marvelous results.
Audiences are just inches away from actors in composer Dave Malloy's adaptation of a small slice of "War and Peace." Innovative eye-candy.
Mike Bartlett's clever dark comedy introduces us to a pair of boomers who have babies of their own. An easy-to-appreciate rumination on selfishness, responsibility and luck.
Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt star in MTC's spot-on rumination about joy and sadness, and how either can seep into proceedings where neither may have been anticipated.
U.K. actor Simon McBurney stars in a non-linear performance piece about an explorer's quest to find the source of the Amazon. A multi-sensory technological achievement crammed into a story t…
The exacting "Transparent" actress is a schoolteacher living with the consequences of a long-ago affair in "All the Ways to Say I Love You."
George Brant's world premiere shines a light on Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the queen of "race records" who influenced Elvis Presley, but ended life in an unmarked grave.
World premiere from playwright Leslye Headland explores the fallout from a one-night stand. Taut, twisting and full of surprises.
British pop star Leona Lewis, as Grizabella, has the showiest singing role in the second coming of the the polarizing Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Peppy, kinetic and sometimes monotonous.
An actor forced to draw personal boundaries from an early age is cast as an anonymous writer wondering how much of his life belongs online. An entertaining and ultimately disquieting comic-t…
Playwright J.T. Rogers explores Norway's behind-the-scenes role in the 1993 Middle East peace accords. A thoughtful drama arguing that the treaty set us on a better course, even if it didn't…
The first production of The Public's summer Shakespeare season, directed by a veteran of all-female stagings, throws into relief the silly ways men behave.
The lord our creator is back for a second summer, this time with the "Will & Grace" co-star overseeing the universe. Hayes, alternatingly wicked and charming, is a God with some gravitas.
Even with a cameo by Albert Einstein's pickled hippocampus, the writer's latest American premiere, a drama about memory and identity, is missing a sense of wonder.
Penelope Skinner's meaty dystopian drama asks: What responsibility do we have to solve a problem that is under our control, when we know we can’t solve the larger problem it’s a part of?
A teen seizes upon the suicide of a classmate as a means of feeling connected to the world. Still-keen teen observer Michael Greif draws a textured performance from sympathetic lead Ben Plat…
Modernized Tennessee Williams drama, on a turntable set, immerses audiences in the action. Gillian Anderson as we've never seen her before.
The Tyrone family excels at denial, but hard truths loom like incoming fog in an elegant and traditional staging of O'Neill's classic.
The "Modern Family" star returns to Broadway, playing some 40 characters in a delectable one-man comedy.
It’s easy as pie to fall for “Waitress,” a sweet comic musical returning the Tony Award winner (“Beautiful”) to Broadway.
Benjamin Walker has rage and soullessness as the maybe-murderous banker created by Bret Easton Ellis. But Duncan Sheik's techno score and a workaday story adaptation have extracted most of t…
Belgian director Ivo Van Hove continues his busy season with a surprisingly pliant interpretation of Arthur Miller's 1953 tale of the Salem witch trials. Outstanding performances, but withou…
Hank Azaria is the founder of a private equity firm under fire for its own excesses. Claire Danes and John Krasinski are his warring partners in an engaging world premiere that treads ever-r…
Two parfurmerie clerks bump heads on the job, unaware that they're anonymous romantic pen pals. A vibrant and transporting revival of the 1963 Bock-Harnick rom-com.
"Bridges" Star Steven Pasquale is a handsome backwoods rogue in an always-in-motion Off-Broadway take on the 1975 musical. Pleasing slapstick with roots in a short story by Eudora Welty.
The past catches up with a middle-aged businessman in the first Broadway staging of David Harrower’s “Blackbird.” Williams and Daniels are intense, and the play is a small gem.
The "12 Years a Slave" Oscar winner is fragile, funny and conflicted in Danai Gurira's first-rate war drama set at the end of the Liberian civil war.
An African family transplanted to Minnesota prepares for their daughter's wedding. The "Walking Dead" star has written a well-told drama that pitches tradition against assimilation, without …
Noah Haidle's unusual, ultimately hopeful play combines elements of magical realism and manic vaudeville.
Two men contemplate life's big questions on a frozen Minnesota lake. Along the way, they meet a state wildlife official, a spear fisherman and his granddaughter, who isn't dressed for the we…
With time, the characters in Stephen Karam's relatable drama seem even more vulnerable. Jayne Houdyshell shines brightly in a cast of superior talents.