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Academy Award winner/trendsetter/celestial being Tilda Swinton has yet to make her New York stage debut, but while we await for her to grace us with her presence, comedian/Buffy alum Tom Lenk is playing her (or a version of her) in the hilarious Tild …Read more

What it’s about: Lincoln Center Theater’s Admissions explores the ideals and contradictions of a liberal white family in New England. Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the stud …Read more

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (at 59E59 Theaters) is definitely a different kind of theatrical experience. Conceptually, it’s beautiful: a cast and set that emerge from a giant shipping crate, a klezmer score, a story about Jewish refugees in searc …Read more

This spring, New Yorkers get the chance to see the iconic actress Melissa Gilbert star in the solo show My Brilliant Divorce. The limited engagement, directed by Fallen Angel Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Founder Aedín Moloney, is scheduled …Read more

March is Women’s History Month. What better way to spend a few hours than with Calamity Jane, a real life frontierswoman and professional scout?  Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the musical Calamity Jane has a short run from March 13-25 at the Lion T …Read more

Three separate couples occupy room 719 at the Plaza Hotel on different days in 1966 to hilarious effect in Neil Simon’s classic three-act comedy Plaza Suite. Directed by Alexander Harrington and presented by The Gallery Players in Park Slope, a commo …Read more

Good for Otto, presented by the New Group at Signature Theater, offers a master class in acting from its impressive cast, yet the meandering plot and three-hour running time diminish the potency of its striking performances. Ed Harris is Dr. Michaels …Read more

In Urban Stages’ solo show Dogs of Rwanda a character who was witness to the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda struggles with the isolation that such knowledge brings. With exquisite writing by Sean Christopher Lewis, the play seeks to show us that thou …Read more

After making his Broadway debut in The Book of Mormon, Donell James Foreman is paying tribute to the artists he loves in The Dirty 30 Tour or Play-List: a Pop Music Memoir, a show in which he sings the likes of Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross and Mado …Read more


The newly-revived The Cover of Life is a family affair both on-stage and off-stage. Director Stephen S. Miller shares with us his exuberance and anticipation in bringing to life a work written by his late uncle, R.T. Robinson, which includes a strong …Read more

In An Ordinary Muslim, Hammaad Chaudry brings to life the Bhatti family, who have immigrated to England from Pakistan. Through a myriad of conflicts and conversations, Chaudry reveals to us the voice of a community not commonly seen on stage. In the …Read more

In Henry James’ 1903 novella The Beast in the Jungle, a man named John Marcher fails to connect with a woman who cares for him. Marcher has a premonition that something horrible will befall him in life, and when that “beast in the jungle” inevitably …Read more

Fort Lee, New Jersey-National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as p …Read more

From Pipeline Theatre Company, Folk Wandering tells the stories of three different women across three different eras – Rosealia (1911), Kai (1933), and Hannah (1955). Conceived by Andrew Neisler and Jaclyn Backhaus, it’s a sweeping, vibrant piece tha …Read more

Sex, motorcycles, the Vietnam War, refugee camps, potty-mouthed moms and soul-bearing raps: these and much more make up Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, currently playing at American Conservatory Theatre’s Strand Theatre here in San Francisco. The over two-hou …Read more

It’ll soon be time to Rise (and shine), as the eponymous musical drama, from the brains of Parenthood’s Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Sellers, readies for its highly-anticipated premiere tonight on NBC. Based on the true story of drama t …Read more

Have movies about the hapless everyman, buffeted between the aggressive hypocrisy of suburbia and the depredations of corporate greed, become outdated? Not so long ago, this ethic existed in just about every flavor: arty, stage-actoring American Beau …Read more

In its first revival, appropriately debuting on International Women’s Day, R.T. Robinson’s work The Cover of Life depicts all the hopes and regrets women face, no matter how happy they are with the choices they make. Set in 1943, the show opens with …Read more

At its March 9 concert, “The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores,” the New York Pops took the spotlight. As conductor Steven Reineke explained, New York Pops concerts frequently feature stars of the music world, but for this concert, the stars …Read more

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for its 23rd edition, which highlights the most exciting works being done in France. From rock musicals to dark comedies and sumptuous melodramas, this year’s roster of film …Read more

There’s been some well-intentioned talk in the last couple of years about how artists might help bridge the chasm between red states and blue, or—maybe even trickier—the gap between red and blue factions within a single community. So far, the talk se …Read more

What it’s about: Set in San Francisco in 1986, the musical centers around Harry (Adam Heller), an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher, who enrolls in a writing class taught by Barbara (Julia Knitel), a young lesbian writing teacher, at the seni …Read more

Playwright Sarah Burgess impressed theater audiences in 2016 with her play Dry Powder, an insightful behind-the scenes picture of private equity firms.  Directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and produced by The Public Theater, the drama illustrated the …Read more

Edward Albee first wrote The Zoo Story in 1959, but feeling it could use a little more substance (particularly regarding one of the characters, Peter), decided to add on Homelife as the first act…about fifty years later. The “complete” play, Peter …Read more

The title of the new play by James Inverne at The Cherry Lane Theatre is misleading.  A Walk With Mr. Heifetz sounds like a play focused upon the famous Russian-born Jewish violinist.  Yet it is really about Yehuda Sharett, an Israeli composer-musici …Read more

The downtown New York City art scene comes alive in performance artist John Kelly’s multimedia solo show, Time No Line, playing at La MaMa. A play on the word timeline, Time No Line incorporates Kelly’s own personal journals from the past 40 years to …Read more

What’s fate without a little push? Certainly nowhere near as a funny as Stiff, Dallas playwright Jeff Swearingen’s zippy, big-hearted black comedy, now onstage at Manhattan’s TBG Theater. The intimate Off-Broadway venue is a cheeky home for this play …Read more

We are at a crossroads and Jomama Jones is here to guide us. The alter-ego of performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones, Jomama is a creature full of warmth, vitality, and poignant stories. Bask in her radiance, and multiple costume changes, in Black …Read more

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