Joey Sims compares two approaches to Zoom plays that have emerged during quarantine: the more traditional theatre-like style of MCC’s “Beirut” and the scrappier, internet-acknowledging “The Honeycomb Trilogy” from Gideon Productions.
A polished streamed reading shows the possibility of the format, but launches with a dated satirical Mamet play. Cameron Kelsall streams and reviews.
Richard Nelson brings his Apply Family back for a Zoom call for our times. Joey Sims reviews the streaming experience.
Mud, laughs, and tears. Nicole Serratore streams Hamlet with Lars Eidinger and she’s not okay.
Hilary Bettis’s new play works best when it trusts its smallness. Joey Sims reviews.
Rebellious and fractious, this new musical never quite pulls off its intentional tonal dissonance. Nicole Serratore reviews.
Like Bob Dylan’s music itself, this quasi-jukebox musical from Conor McPherson is filled with yearning, sadness, and humanity. Patrick Maley reviews.
Celine Song’s new play mixes brutal truth, barnstorming set pieces, and a bit of magic. Joey Sims reviews.
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.