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Review: A Doll's House at the Hudson Theatre

Amy Herzog’s writing has a surgical precision that pares away at the human experience to reveal the core truth of relationships. It was evident in her last theatrical outing, Mary ...

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020): Viola Davis as Ma Rainey. Cr. David Lee / Netflix

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: Fat Ham at the American Airlines Theater

Adapting a well-known work holds a challenge: unavoidable comparisons to the original piece.  And there are few works better known than William Shakespeare’s seminal work, Hamlet, a play, it has ...

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Review: Parade at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

The Broadway revival of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade reaches its summit in its silences. I don’t mean that as faint praise. The anthemic, Tony-winning score soars, of course, in its telling ...

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Review: Summer, 1976 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Manhattan Theatre Club concocted a winning formula for its final Broadway offering of the season—or so it appeared on paper. What happens when you combine two beloved theatre performers, a ...

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Review: Primary Trust at the Laura Pels Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

Loren Noveck feels like hope is hard to come by right now, and Eboni Booth's new play succeeds in bringing us just a little.

25 May


What Does Climate Change Have to Do with the Future of Directing? Notes from the International Directors Summit

Directors from all over the world met virtually for six months, seeking a more accessible, resilient, and inclusive theater industry.

13 April


Review: Work Hard Have Fun Make History at Clubbed Thumb Summerworks

ruth tang's sly, funny play explores prophets and profits. Nicole Serratore reviews

25 May


Review: Monsoon Wedding at St. Ann’s Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse

Juliet Hindell finds this musical adaptation of a 2001 film sometimes predictable, but nonetheless irresistible.

22 May


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Review: demons. at the Connelly Theater

Connelly Theater

Keelay Gipson writes and directs a surreal dark comedy about trauma, where the monsters are real. Loren Noveck reviews.

20 May


Review: The Fears at the Pershing Square Signature Center

Pershing Square Signature Center

Emma Sheanshang's new play feels like it was created by an algorithm; there's nothing at its core. Loren Noveck reviews.

18 May

Kev Berry

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.

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.

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Review: King James at New York City Center Stage I

New York City Center - Stage I

Rajiv Joseph dribbles a new play about the friendship between two straight men and their love of basketball. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

16 May


Review: Prometheus Firebringer at The Chocolate Factory Theater

The Chocolate Factory

Annie Dorsen returns with a new piece of algorithmic theater which asks the audience to focus on language and what power we are handing over to AI. Nicole Serratore reviews.

13 May


Review: Dimanche at BAM Fisher

BAM Fisher

Playful puppetry looks at the horrors of climate change. Lorin Wertheimer reviews.

8 May


Review: shadow/land at the Public Theater

Public Theater

Erika Dickerson-Despenza's Katrina Cycle kicks off with a gorgeous production at the Public. Loren Noveck reviews.

4 May

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9 July
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.

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.