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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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The Plastics in Mean Girls (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Review: Mean Girls at August Wilson Theatre

The Mean Girls musical, with a book by Tina Fey, is based on her 2004 teen film. It stays close to its source text in which a home-schooled teen girl must navigate ...

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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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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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Welcome to Exeunt NYC

Welcome to ExeuntNYC, Exeunt Magazine’s dedicated portal for New York theater coverage. ExeuntNYC builds on Exeunt Magazine’s seven years of smart, thoughtful reporting and reviewing in New York. On the ...

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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.

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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.

25 June


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


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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


Review: The Damned at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory

Ivo van Hove directs the Comédie Française in an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film. Molly Grogan reviews.

29 July

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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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Exeunt NYC Recommends: June

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

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The State of Plays

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

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Review: Dear Diary LOL at New Ohio Theatre

New Ohio Theatre

The horrors of adolescent get brought to the fore in this soul-bearing verbatim piece devised from teen diaries. Alicia Kort reviews

27 July


Review: The End of Mermaids at Paradise Factory

Paradise Factory

Anya Richkind doesn't dive too deep in this coming-of-age story that gets gory. Jordan G. Teicher reviews.

23 July


Review: Fire in Dreamland at The Public Theater

Public Theater

A conventional plot mires a post-Sandy Coney Island tale in Rinne Groff's new play. Loren Noveck reviews.

17 July


Review: whatdoesfreemean? at The Tank

The Tank

Ran Xia reviews Catherine Filloux's latest play about women in detention.

13 July

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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.

26 March
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Exeunt NYC Recommends: April

April brings with it a ton of Broadway openings but there's much to see beyond Broadway as well. Our critics recommend these hot tickets.