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Review: Joinification Ceremony for the Church of FemAnimism

In these socially-distant times, can we find ways to enjoy live performance together? Sibyl Kempson and her company, 7 Daughters of Eve, have invented an online form that shows we ...

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Review: Animals at Williamstown Theatre Festival/Audible

Wine flows freely in Animals, a crackling new play by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. So do insults, recriminations, and long-simmering resentments. This dinner party from Hell, co-produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival and ...

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020): Viola Davis as Ma Rainey. Cr. David Lee / Netflix

Review: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Netflix

An electric Viola Davis glows with sweat, rouge, and power in this successfully filmed version of August Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.  If she is the immovable object in this ...

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Theater 2020: The Season That Wasn't

It seems unlikely that live performance will happen again in 2020. We usually do a wrap-up at the end of the year of our most memorable theater experiences. With only a ...

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Stage Managing One Zoom At A Time

In early March, things were normal. Clarissa Ligon was production stage manager on Vineyard Theatre’s Dana H., which had four weeks remaining in its acclaimed, twice-extended run. Hannah Woodward was two days ...

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Review: Will You Come With Me? at MITU580


A Turkish playwright homes in on the intersection of love and activism. Loren Noveck reviews.

21 May


Going to the Theater is Weird These Days

Playwright and performer Kev Berry offers a personal essay in which he grapples with returning to theatre after the shutdown and his own journey to sobriety.

9 November


Review: Which Way to the Stage at MCC

Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space

Ana Nogueira pens "a love letter to the geeks, queerdos, and obsessives" and their complicated relationship with musical theatre and each other. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

10 May


Review: Into the Woods at New York City Center

New York City Center

Encores! expands its mission and delivers a fantastic revival of a very popular musical. Lane Williamson reviews.

9 May


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Review: Wedding Band at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Another lost classic by Alice Childress returns to the New York stage with a strong message but a muddy production. Loren Noveck reviews.

8 May


Review: POTUS at the Shubert Theatre

Shubert Theatre

Selina Fillinger's raucous comedy brings lots of needed laughs. Lane Williamson reviews.

30 April

Hansol Oh

When the Theaters Reopened: Observations from South Korea

Thermal cameras, hand sanitizer, and masks are the new normal for theaters in Korea. Hansol Oh saw 10 shows there and reports on her summer of theatergoing.

Nicole Serratore

Theater of Your Mind: Closet Dramas and More

Various theater-adjacent projects offer alternatives for reading and interpreting theater at home. Nicole Serratore explores closet dramas and their ilk.

Exeunt Staff

Theater 2020: The Season That Wasn’t

With a shortened 2020 theater season, we focus on the exciting artists we came across in 2020 and who we want to see more from in a post-pandemic theater world order.

Joey Sims

How The Doors Were Opened, and What Comes Next

The George Floyd protests opened up theater lobbies and has prompted a new dialogue about theater and race. Joey Sims investigates.

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Review: The Skin of Our Teeth at the Vivian Beaumont Theater

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Thornton Wilder's ever-relevant play returns in a powerful, but inconsistent revival at Lincoln Center. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

25 April


Review: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera

The Met premieres another new production of Donizetti's opera, this time in the hands of Australian auteur Simon Stone. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

25 April


Review: Cyrano de Bergerac at the BAM Harvey Theatre

BAM Harvey Theatre

James McAvoy gives a performance for the history books in Jamie Lloyd's bold revival. Lane Williamson reviews.

18 April


Review: The Little Prince at the Broadway Theatre

Broadway Theatre

Juliet Hindell finds the stunts captivating, but the interpretation of a classic puzzling and without the magic and mystery of the original.

12 April

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24 June
Joey Sims

Stage Managing One Zoom At A Time

Stage managers pivot to Zoom. Joey Sims reports on how this job has shifted in pandemic times.

10 May
Exeunt Staff

Online Theater: The Familiar vs. The New

Our critics gather to talk about what theater they are watching online and why.

5 May
Loren Noveck

Viral Content for Our Viral Moment?

Loren Noveck muses on capturing a little bit of live theater's spark in Instagram monologues.

17 April
Joey Sims

Finding Connection With Theater Online

While the impact of online theater varies, Joey Sims finds there is still connection to be made and even something new to discover.