Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed - George C. Wolfe and his starry team turn this mostly forgotten musical into an entertaining history lesson about black musical theater Read More
Fully Committed -Extended to 7/31! After almost 2 decaades as a regional staple, Becky Mode's upstairs/downstairs comedy come back to New York', this time on Broadway. . . Read More
Waitress - a promising Broadway debut for singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and another award-winning performance by Jessie Mueller Read More
Radiant Vermin - Philip Ridley's new play takes the idea of an 'extreme home makeover' to entirely new heights. Read
Indian Summer -
In the course of its two-or-so hours, Gregory S. Moss's comedy is as much about love — familial, platonic and, of course, romantic — as it is about longing and loneliness. It's touching without being sentimental. . . Read More
Himself and Nora - author-composer-lyricist Jonathan Brielle scratches beneath the skin of the literary lion James Joyce and delves into his passionate relationship with Nora Barnacle . . you can bet your shamrocks that it will attract Joyceans and anybody who likes a love story with a Bohemian flavor. . . . Read More
Hadestown - this almost sung-through version of the much told story has been brought to fascinating, lushly staged new life. Read More
The Total BentExtended to 6/26! - A new musical from Passing Strange team Stew and Heidi Rodewald features first-rate music and performances, but the surrounding narrative has room for refinement. Read
Incognito -Extended to July 10th!
Nick Payne, seen by many as an heir to Tom Stoppard, is back with another science themed intellectual puzzle. It's about the workings of that most mysterious human organ, the brain. . . . Read More
Turn Me Loose - Extended to 7/17!
Biographical dramas are common on the New York stage, but they're usually about dead people. Comedian Dick Gregory, the protagonist of Gretchen Law's play, is going strong at 83.Read More
The Judas Kiss - This is not a great play, not even one of David Hare's best. But with this production it it can now be considered a very good play, and one well worth seeing. Read More
Cagney - The York Theater Company's big-little bio-musical transfers to the Westside Theatre for an open runRead More
The Effect - Extended to 9/04!6! The romance that propels her plot may at first seem like a mostly authorial device to lighten things up, but it turns out to be as as combustible and unsettling as the complexities of the situation that brought two hungry for love people together.
Romeo and Juliet - The season-opening production at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum directed by Ellen Geer is smart, well-executed and sadly timely . . Read
Mad Woman in a Volvo - Sandra Tsing Loh airs her dirty laundry,
throws herself a party and lets her friends get in on the act. .and.
we don't need to endure an NPR pledge drive to enjoy the
fun or embrace the sadness. . . Read
John's A Father -
A simple story, told with truth, can far outweigh a bloated epic with grander aspirations. Playwright Julie Mayer Myatt travels a short but meaningful distance with her one-act play . . Read
Anastasia -If all goes well, this latest version of the story might make it to Broadway, though it has a long, long way to go. Still, the very name Anastasia means "resurrection," so who knows? . . .