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Albany politics in 1977 may not seem very scintillating. But Ms. Falco brings out the buried drama of an ambitious woman in a man's political... [Read More]
A woman hunts for her former foster brother. Was he, like so many young black men, a victim of drugs or police or violence? Or... [Read More]
The shape-shifting Kathryn Hunter plays 11 members of the court of Haile Selassie in Ethiopia, witnessing and regretting the revolution. [Read More]
Sometimes what you think you won't like is what you love most. [Read More]
Jen Silverman's play takes a spirited look at the emergence of women's solidarity with the help of Sephora, Shakespeare and a well-aimed hand mirror. [Read More]
Hershey Felder plays the composer of "White Christmas" (and dozens of other American song classics) in a relentlessly minor key. [Read More]
The 'Odd Couple' writer dominated US comedy for 25 years. Then he was left behind... [Read More]
Jen Silverman's harrowing "Dangerous House" and a revival of "West Side Story" join a conversation about racial and sexual violence. [Read More]
A new "original" musical is usually something to welcome, but when it's a Frankenstein monster created from spare parts, maybe stay out of its way. [Read More]
With "The Tempest," "An Ideal Husband" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Stratford Festival carries on a conversation about purity and forgiveness. [Read More]
August turns out to be a month for musicals, with science fiction, a Hollywood rom-com and dueling garage bands on the agenda. [Read More]
The 1972 Broadway musical, closing the Encores! Off-Center season, sketches the history of the resilience of black Americans in song and dance. [Read More]
Playing in repertory at the Stratford Festival in Canada, these mirror-image musicals turn out to be part of the same conversation. [Read More]
In Young Jean Lee's smart, thorny play, two brothers (Armie Hammer and Josh Charles) urge a third (Paul Schneider) to own his male prerogatives. [Read More]
An hour north of New York City, a new production of Shakespeare's impossible comedy finds a sensible way to respond to the #MeToo moment. [Read More]
The director Robert Lepage, recently criticized for cultural appropriation, finds in Shakespeare's tragedy a defense of Great Man prerogatives. [Read More]
A powerful new revival of the 1964 musical offers a kind of authenticity no other American "Fiddler" ever has: It's in Yiddish. [Read More]
In Tracy Letts's gripping play, it takes six actors (and a doll) to embody one steely, difficult woman, from infancy to the age of 69. [Read More]
In the Berkshires, plays by Bekah Brunstetter and Douglas Carter Beane consider equality in the bakery and the rise of the "wonder homo." [Read More]
A long aborning musical adaptation of the classic backstage comedy demotes a clan of highbrow actors to tacky vaudevillians. [Read More]