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King Kong (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

A Dialogue on Dialogues

In the wake of Ben Brantley and Jesse Green’s much-discussed joint review of King Kong, Exeunt NYC’s staff gathered to consider the virtues and drawbacks of a form the site ...

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Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano in TRUE WEST, Photo by Joan Marcus, 2019

Review: True West at American Airlines Theatre

The smell of toxic masculinity wafts through the American Airlines Theatre, where Roundabout Theatre Company presents a revival of Sam Shepard’s magnum opus True West. But don’t mistake this production, directed ...

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David Turner, Jessica Frances Dukes, and Manoel Felciano. Photo: Joan Marcus

Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at Signature Theatre

The original production of Lynn Nottage’s By The Way, Meet Vera Stark was a 2011 hit and, truthfully, it’s a tough act to follow. A sumptuous Second Stage premiere designed ...

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The Ferryman (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Review: The Ferryman at Bernard Jacobs Theatre

Like one of those Celtic knots, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, a story about a family in Northern Ireland set in 1981 amid the heyday of IRA menace, wills and weaves ...

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Review: The Cher Show at Neil Simon Theatre

The thing about The Cher Show is that, at some point, you pass through the veil of real life where things like logic and sense bear down and you emerge ...

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Review: I Married an Angel at New York City Center

Thick layers of sexism and a dull score pervade any chance of this lost Rodgers & Hart musical taking flight. Lane Williamson reviews.

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: March

Glenda Jackson's Lear, the latest from wunderkind Jeremy O. Harris, and the New York debut of Phoebe Waller-Bridge: all that and more are coming up this March.

24 February


Review: White Noise at the Public Theater

Suzan-Lori Parks negotiates masculinity, race, and the weight of American history. Loren Noveck reviews.

21 March


Review: Nantucket Sleigh Ride at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre

Mitzi Newhouse Theatre

John Guare's new play is a raucous romp through a seaside town with a bevy of outrageous characters and circumstances, but how does it all add up? Juliet Hindell reviews.

19 March


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Review: Alice by Heart at MCC Theater

Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space

Alice's rabbit hole reimagined as the London Underground during WWII: Does it work? Loren Noveck isn't so sure.

18 March


Review: If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons

Tori Sampson's new play gives the audiences a mirror to reflect on ideas around black beauty. Ayanna Prescod reviews.

18 March

Jess Barbagallo

Up in the Air with Bonnie’s Last Flight

Eliza Bent's audacious work embraces puns and play. With her new show taking flight this month, Jess Barbagallo observes and reports.

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: February

New musicals arrive on Broadway, a neglected Swedish master gets his due, and Dionysus becomes Diane. All that and more this February in New York!

Nicole Serratore

Review Round-Up: An Exponential Festival Sampler

At the 4th annual Exponential Festival, Nicole Serratore finds frequent laughs and is only mildly hostile about taking off her shoes.

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Most Memorable Theater of 2018

We share what shows and performances stayed with us in 2018.

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Review: Five Easy Pieces at NYU Skirball

A meditation on abuse, power, and control in performance and beyond. Nicole Serratore reviews.

17 March


Review: Hatef**k at WP Theater

WP Theater

Can you really f**k someone into being a different person? Layla's going to try. Loren Noveck reviews.

14 March


Review: Fleabag at SoHo Playhouse

Soho Playhouse

A cringeworthy world of surprising and complete characters from the singular Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

12 March


Review: Be More Chill at Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

This high school set new Joe Iconis musical brings a bonkers sci-fi energy to Broadway

11 March

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: Winter

Broadway and music and festivals -- oh my! New York has it all this winter, and our critics share their top picks for December and January.

27 November
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A Dialogue on Dialogues

Our critics discuss the merit of dialogue reviews, the New York Times experimenting with them, and King Kong.

23 October
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Exeunt NYC Recommends: November

Timely and topical plays debut on and off Broadway this November. A bit farther uptown, a Puccini masterpiece returns to the Metropolitan Opera for its hundredth anniversary. Our staff recommend all that and more!

24 September
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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.