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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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Thomas Sadoski and Daveed Diggs in White Noise. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Review: White Noise at the Public Theater

White noise: a combination of frequencies that combine to produce an auditory neutral, a shield against other, more distracting sounds. White noise: a sleep aid. White noise: static, the nagging, ...

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Phoebe Waller- Bridge as Fleabag (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Review: Fleabag at SoHo Playhouse

It’s possible you haven’t heard of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and you might wonder how her American stage debut Fleabag, at SoHo Playhouse through April 14, sold out its entire run before ...

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The Cast of Be More Chill (photo: Maria Baranova)

Review: Be More Chill at Lyceum Theatre

Be More Chill is a PSA on not to take the pill that will implant a snarky supercomputer in your brain—even if it tells you how to be cool. You ...

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"Nantucket Sleigh Ride" at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (Photo: T. Charles Erickson)

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

If you can tell your sperm whale from your humpback, you’ll likely know that a “Nantucket sleigh ride” is whaling slang for what happens when a harpooned whale speeds off ...

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Review: Benny & Joon at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse

A musical adaptation of the 1993 Johnny Depp film makes some improvements to the characters, but still doesn't sing. Lane Williamson reviews.

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Exeunt NYC Recommends: April

Daniel Fish and Heidi Schreck make it to Broadway, while Ivo van Hove and Enda Walsh take Brooklyn by storm. Our critics recommend all that and more this April.

28 March


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Review: Plano at the Connelly Theater

Connelly Theater

Will Arbery's play brings the laughs alongside the panic attack. Joey Sims reviews.

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Review: 17 Border Crossings at New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop

Thaddeus Phillips plays an unnamed traveler as well as everyone he encounters crossing the titular seventeen borders in this tour de force solo play. Alicia Kort reviews.

17 April

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Review: Norma Jeane Baker of Troy at The Shed

The Shed

An office worker dictates a play about Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy in Anne Carson's dazzling "experimental hybrid of forms." Maya Phillips reviews.

17 April

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Review: Socrates at the Public Theater

Public Theater

Tim Blake Nelson delivers an "utterly confounding" play about the Greek philosopher that features a powerful performance from Michael Stuhlbarg in the title role. Juliet Hindell reviews.

17 April


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Exeunt Staff

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.

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.

Exeunt Staff

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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Review: Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie at Ars Nova at Greenwich House

Greenwich House

A deep dive into The Mad Ones' latest outing: a group of strangers assemble to offer opinions on a children's television show and reveal the subtleties of human interaction. Teresa Kilzi reviews.

10 April

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Review: Dad in a Box at HERE Arts Center

HERE Arts Center

Kev Berry gets angry and grapples with questions of artistic responsibility.

10 April

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Review: The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company

John Doyle's signature minimalism fails to amplify the storytelling in this revival of Marc Blitzstein's satirical play in music. Lane Williamson reviews.

10 April

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Review: Ain’t No Mo’ at the Public Theater

Public Theater

This world premiere of Jordan E. Cooper's play offers an uncompromising critique of race in America. Patrick Maley reviews.

8 April


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1 January
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Most Memorable Theater of 2018

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


28 November
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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
Exeunt Staff

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!