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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: 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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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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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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Reviews

Review: Chicken & Biscuits at Circle in the Square

Circle in the Square Theatre

A funeral feels more like a party in Douglas Lyons' warm-hearted family comedy. Daniel Krane reviews.

19 October

Features

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.

29 August


Reviews

Review: Songs for a New World at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse

Carolee Carmello brings her incredible talent to a New Jersey revival of Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, but the piece is starting to show its age. Lane Williamson reviews.

18 October

Reviews

Review: Dana H at the Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

Lucas Hnath makes harrowing and unsettling use of his mother's life, channeled through an extraordinary performance by Deirdre O'Connell, in a piece that raises questions about the ethics of documentary theater. Loren Noveck reviews.

17 October

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Review: The Lehman Trilogy at the Nederlander Theatre

Nederlander Theatre

"There is a value to...approach[ing] unfettered capitalism with a critical eye," writes our critic, but Stefano Massini's play (as adapted by Ben Power) doesn't keep its gaze trained where it should. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

14 October

Reviews

Review: Laura Benanti at Feinstein’s/54 Below

54 Below

Laura Benanti brings her jazz-inflected album and signature sense of humor to the stage in the second concert of Feinstein's/54 Below's Diamond Series. Lane Williamson reviews.

12 October


Features
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.

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.

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Reviews

Review: Is This A Room at the Lyceum Theatre

Tina Satter's documentary theater piece transfers to Broadway with its power and its exceptional central performance intact. Loren Noveck reviews.

11 October

Reviews

Review: Six at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

A glittery "histo-remix" of the lives of Henry VIII's six wives brings its high-energy woman power back to Broadway post-shutdown. Loren Noveck reviews.

3 October

Reviews

Review: Kelli O’Hara at Feinstein’s/54 Below

54 Below

Kicking off the new Diamond Series, Kelli O'Hara dazzles at Feinstein's/54 Below. Lane Williamson reviews.

29 September

Reviews

Review: Sanctuary City at the Lucille Lortel

Lucille Lortel Theatre

Two young undocumented immigrants struggle in Martyna Majok's new play, which leaves Loren Noveck heartsick at the state of the world.

21 September


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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.


28 March
Nicole Serratore

Letter from the Editor

Thinking of you all during this unprecedented moment.