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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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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: 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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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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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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Review: Whisper House at 59E59

59E59 Theaters

Ghostly troubadours haunt a lighthouse during World War II in a new musical from Kyle Jarrow and Duncan Sheik. Lane Williamson reviews.

20 January


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: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at The Shed

Is it soup? Or is it art? And how good is the soup, anyway? Loren Noveck reviews.

11 January


Review: Company on Broadway

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

A gender-swapped Company leaves the leading lady without a voice. Nicole Serratore reviews.

20 December


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Review: Flying Over Sunset at Lincoln Center Theater

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Cary Grant, Aldous Huxley, and Clare Boothe Luce walk into a bar...except the bar is a Malibu estate and they're all on acid. Loren Noveck finds the hook irresistible, but the execution less interesting.

13 December


Review: Mrs. Doubtfire at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Though it may be a crowd-pleasing romp, this adaptation of the beloved film feels curiously dated. Juliet Hindell reviews.

7 December

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: Selling Kabul at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons

Sylvia Khoury's new play explores the anguishing human costs of the United States's "Forever War" in Afghanistan. Loren Noveck reviews.

6 December


Review: Medicine at St. Ann’s Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse

Daniel Krane finds not a lot to hold on to in Enda Walsh's "brusque and often alienating" new play.

26 November


Review: Morning Sun at New York City Center – Stage I

New York City Center - Stage I

Simon Stephens' new play focuses on the ordinary life of one woman in Greenwich Village, but what makes the ordinary worth depicting on stage? Lane Williamson reviews.

23 November


Review: Trouble in Mind at the American Airlines Theatre

American Airlines Theatre

Alice Childress's long-delayed Broadway debut marries simmering rage and sharp satire, and holds an uncomfortable mirror up to the theater world we still inhabit. Loren Noveck reviews.

18 November

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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.