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Review: Skimming the surface of semi-fiction in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

Hillary: Likable or not? Likable enough? And if not, why not? Those much-discussed questions, asked and answered ad nauseam over the course of her two terms as a presidential wife, and her two presidential bids,...

Review: An exhilarating ‘Hadestown’ revitalizes a classic love story

The road to hell is paved with heavenly music in “Hadestown,” the exuberant, exhilarating new musical that stands tall among a season of mostly (so far) lackluster Broadway competition. A retelling of the myth...

Review: A blazing Adam Driver commands the stage in ‘Burn This’

Winter storms may be in the rearview mirror, but idle storm chasers should know that there’s a tempest being whipped up nightly at the Hudson Theatre, where a ferociously good Adam Driver is starring...

Review: A distracted ‘Oklahoma!’ skims the emotional surface

The new Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” could be compared to a surrey with a little too much fringe on top, to swipe the nearest metaphor. It may get you where you...

Review: A scorching Glenda Jackson leads the way for the women of ‘King Lear’

Women are in firm control of the kingdom in Broadway’s Cort Theatre, where a new revival of “King Lear,” starring Glenda Jackson in the title role, opened Thursday. Jackson’s Lear is, naturally, the production’s...

Review: An act of resistance in ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’

The layered and strategic structure underpinning Heidi Schreck’s “What The Constitution Means To Me” could easily be underestimated. That is because the wacky and warm Schreck, who describes herself as “psychotically polite,” welcomes us...

Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ hits the steps, but not the story

Broadway’s proudest moments of the past couple of decades have rarely – er, make that never – included any of the long parade of jukebox musicals that flooded the zone. (Perhaps it’s time to...

Review: Kelli O’Hara soars in a revised ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

Spring was tardy this year, so if you are still suffering from seasonal affective disorder, you might try some therapeutic theater courtesy of the radiant revival of “Kiss Me, Kate,” which is spreading high-summer...

Review: ‘Be More Chill’s’ slick production misses a moral center

Much has been made of “Be More Chill’s” unusual path to Broadway. Originally produced to middling response at New Jersey’s Two River Theater, the resulting cast album fueled a large cult following that led...

Review: A classic sibling battle gains new depth in ‘True West’

Toxic masculinity may be a growing blight on society, but for spectacular proof that onstage, at least, it can also be vital entertainment, look no further than the sizzling Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s...
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Review: Skimming the surface of semi-fiction in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

Hillary: Likable or not? Likable enough? And if not, why not? Those much-discussed questions, asked and answered ad nauseam over the course of her two...

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to bring ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ to...

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will reprise their roles in "Sea Wall/A Life," as the plays transfer to Broadway's Hudson Theatre this summer. The two...

Review: An exhilarating ‘Hadestown’ revitalizes a classic love story

The road to hell is paved with heavenly music in “Hadestown,” the exuberant, exhilarating new musical that stands tall among a season of mostly...

Ryan Murphy will adapt ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix

Ryan Murphy will bring a film adaptation of "The Boys in the Band" to Netflix, the television producer announced Wednesday. The film will be an...

Drama League announces 2019 nominees

The Drama League announced its 2019 nominees Wednesday, which include off-Broadway and Broadway productions. In addition to category-specific awards, the Drama League, made up of...