Ivo van Hove brings fresh eyes to West Side Story in this video-heavy production and with it makes something wholly original. Lane Williamson shakes off van Hove fatigue and finds pleasure again in van Hove’s work.
Potent, vivid documentary theater about 2010 West Virginia mine disaster with music by Steve Earle. Jordan G. Teicher reviews.
Juan Ramirez finds no joy in this “lifeless production” of Richard Greenberg’s new play, with a “dire lack of dramatic tension.”
Haruna Lee’s surrealism, satire, and comedy serve a gut-wrenching play on gender, sexuality, immigration and trauma.
Katori Hall returns to Memphis and brings the dialect of the city to simmering life in her new play. Patrick Maley reviews.
Beth Malone shines in the title role, but Joey Sims wishes this production were a little more “actively weird.”
A verbatim play about the abduction of Lucas Hnath’s mother raises questions of authorship, while still delivering quite a wallop of a story. Lane Williamson reviews.
Big, bold directorial choices don’t enhance Young Jean Lee’s intimate musical. Loren Noveck reviews.
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.