The music is bangin’, but Lauren Yee’s script and Chay Yew’s direction never quite free themselves from the obvious. Alison Walls notes a lot of missed opportunities to be daring.
A young queer person immerses herself in fantasies with the film actress Natalie Portman in a new play by C.A. Johnson. Juan A. Ramirez reviews.
Ethan Lipton’s enjoyable Western has some fuzziness around the edges that made our critic think about the films of Jim Jarmusch. Dan O’Neil reviews.
Christopher Chen’s taut stage noir is layered with deeper issues addressing family, community, trust and truth. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Pearl Cleage writes a timeless tale with detailed character portraits, but not all performances deliver. Juan Michael Porter II reviews.
Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical about Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand is revived by Encores! but its composer looms large and its main character is intolerable. Lane Williamson reviews.
Stage adaptations of two classic horror stories oddly offer few chills. Kev Berry reviews.
Director Lileana Blain-Cruz finds the delicate beauty in Alice Birch’s intricately woven portrait of despair. Loren Noveck reviews.
Jeremy Jordan bares his soul in a new cabaret show dedicated to unpacking the past and making room for the future. Lane Williamson reviews.
Using aliens as metaphor, Chilean company Bonobo create a cerebral but uneven conversation around immigration and othering. Alicia Ramirez reviews.