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Harry Hadden-Paton and Lauren Ambrose in My Fair Lady (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Review: My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center

Let me lay your worries to rest: director Bartlett Sher’s production of My Fair Lady finds a way to stage the notoriously troublesome musical with a sense of where we ...

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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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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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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical (Photo: Joan Marcus)

What’s Wrong with Brand Name Art

Here’s an idea: a Broadway musical that you can actually talk about. And it happens to be majorly Tony-nominated.https://t.co/emxNDfFrFb — Peter Marks (@petermarksdrama) May 4, 2018 When I caught sight of a ...

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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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Review: The True at The Pershing Square Signature Center

Pershing Square Signature Center

Edie Falco brings nuance and passion to her role of political fixer in a play that could use more spark. Joey Sims reviews.

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: September

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

28 August


Review: The Naturalists at Walkerspace


A stellar central performance dominates this new play by Jaki McCarrick, but the production languishes in its naturalism. Nicole Serratore reviews.

13 September


Review: Heartbreak House at Theatre Row

Theatre Row

Despite a flawed framing device, David Staller dusts off George Bernard Shaw's play for a vigorous interpretation. Lane Williamson reviews.

11 September


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Review: Head Over Heels–A Dialogue

Hudson Theatre

We convene a critics panel to discuss "the beat" and how it's rendered in the new Go-Go's musical Head Over Heels.

4 September


Review: Pretty Woman at Nederlander Theatre

Nederlander Theatre

You're better off sticking with your worn out VHS copy of the film than delving into this new musical. Nicole Serratore reviews

29 August

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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.

Exeunt Staff

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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Exeunt NYC Recommends: June

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

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Review: Gettin’ the Band Back Together at Belasco Theatre

Belasco Theatre

Moments of comedy and a talented cast cannot make this regressive and generic Broadway musical vital. Alison Walls reviews.

20 August


Review: Twelfth Night at Delacorte Theater

Delacorte Theater

Lane Williamson reviews The Public Works' celebratory production, anchored by Shaina Taub's inventive score and lyrics.

2 August


Review: Mary Page Marlowe at Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theatre

Tracy Letts's play about the many lives within one woman takes some puzzle-solving. Loren Noveck reviews.

1 August


Review: Straight White Men at Helen Hayes Theater

Helen Hayes Theater

A sympathetic portrait of straight white men ends up one-note. Patrick Maley reviews.

30 July

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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.

2 April
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Irrational Theater Dislikes: Our Critics Sound Off

Irrational though they may be, our critics share the big and small things that bug them about the theater.