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The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

Podcast: Reflections on The World Only Spins Forward

Tony Kushner's epic play, Angels in America, had a famously messy birth and development. In their new book The World Only Spins Forward, authors Isaac Butler and Dan Kois, bring ...

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Head Over Heels (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Review: Head Over Heels--A Dialogue

NICOLE SERRATORE: From the rapturous reception Head Over Heels got from fans, I expected to fall for it too.  This jukebox musical based on the catalog of The Go-Go's (with ...

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Sunset Boulevard (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Irrational Theater Dislikes: Our Critics Sound Off

We love theater. We really do.  Except, all the things we hate about theater. Our critics share their mostly irrational, personal peccadilloes about stage devices, theater management, and design elements ...

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Pascale Armand, Lupita Nyong'o and Saycon Sengbloh in Eclipsed (Photo: Joan Marcus)

The State of Plays

Nicole Serratore: For months now, I’ve been fretting about the state of new plays on Broadway. It has been a strange year for new works, with some weaker American plays ...

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Andy Karl and Samantha Barks in PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018

Review: Pretty Woman at Nederlander Theatre

At intermission, my companion thought maybe a fourth glass of wine would make Pretty Woman bearable. She was wrong. Entirely sober, I found myself writing cries for help in my ...

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Review: Mother of the Maid at Public Theater

Public Theater

Glenn Close moves the audience to the heavens in this new play from Jane Anderson. Alicia Kort reviews.

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: October

Elaine May returns to Broadway. Anne Bogart brings ancient Greece to Brooklyn. Bedlam mashes up two classic plays. Our staff recommends all that and more this October.

24 September


Review: Travisville at Ensemble Studio Theatre

Ensemble Studio Theatre

William Jackson Harper's play only soars when he embraces the stage as an idealogical battleground. Joey Sims reviews.

17 October


Review: Fireflies at the Atlantic Theater

Atlantic Theater Company

A nuanced portrait of a troubled marriage against the less-nuanced backdrop of a troubled world. Loren Noveck reviews.

16 October


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Review: Black Light at Greenwich House Theater

Greenwich House

Jomama Jones invites us to imagine our way out of these troubled times. Loren Noveck reviews.

11 October


Review: The Six Brandenburg Concertos at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker plunges deep into Bach's music in an inventive evening of modern dance. Lane Williamson reviews.

10 October

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: September

From saints to computers to the Constitution, we have many new works to recommend this month.

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: Summer

As the summer festivals begin and things quiet down on Broadway and Off, we have some theatrical treats to keep you busy around town and out-of-town.

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Confess Your Theater Sexual Awakening

Our critics confess the formative sexy shows, performances, and moments that stirred them.

Kev Berry

Taking Solace in the Comfort of Queer Art Created for Queer Audiences

Kev Berry reflects on Penny Arcade's Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! at Performance Space New York.

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Review: What the Constitution Means to Me at New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop

Heidi Schreck asks whether "equal protection of the laws" is really so equal or protective after all. Loren Noveck reviews.

9 October


Review: Oklahoma! at St. Ann’s Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse

Director Daniel Fish and company bring a bright clarity and an aching desire to this classic American musical. Alison Walls reviews.

8 October


Review: R+J:A Reimagination of Romeo and Juliet at Access Theater

Access Theater

A world without cis men still presents problems in this reimagination of Romeo and Juliet. Nicole Serratore reviews.

8 October


Review: Final Follies at Cherry Lane Theatre

Cherry Lane Theatre

Primary Stages presents A.R. Gurney's trio of plays about "the waning of WASP culture," but a little more mining is required to bring out his "dark, distinctive voice." Joey Sims reviews.

5 October

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29 May
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Exeunt NYC Recommends: June

Don't let the summer heat stop you from seeing some plays our critics recommend.

21 May
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The State of Plays

Are American plays on Broadway in crisis? Our critics discuss.

8 May
Nicole Serratore

What’s Wrong with Brand Name Art

Or Why You Should See SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical. Seriously. I Mean It. I’ll Wait. Go Buy Your Ticket Now.

26 April
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Exeunt NYC Recommends: May

With an array of new plays and revivals, our critics make their selections for theater to see in May.