Theatrical Plays

  • Theater

    June 17, 2008

    Elyse Singer and Neil LaBute Take On Prettiness

    Two new American plays argue against the 'virtues' of female beauty

  • Theater

    June 17, 2008

    Vincent River: No Kitchen, No Sink

    Formula only comes alive once in Philip Ridley's mystery

  • Theater

    June 10, 2008

    Three New Plays Struggle With Information

    Albee's Occupant interrogates sculptor Louise Nevelson, while Saved pursues Christianity

  • Theater

    April 15, 2008

    Two New Plays and the Perils of Autobiography

    The Little Flower of East Orange and Marcy in the Galaxy show why not everybody's life is worth dramatizing

  • Theater

    April 1, 2008

    Three Evenings With Young Playwrights: This Is Our Youth

    Next to Albee's early one-acts, new plays by Adam Bock and Itamar Moses look undramatic

  • Theater

    August 28, 2007
  • Film

    July 17, 2007
  • Theater

    July 3, 2007

    The Office Plunger

    A multimedia head-scratcher from Feed the Herd

  • Theater

    May 29, 2007

    The Asian Equation

    What exactly should an Asian-American theater fest celebrate?

  • Theater

    May 15, 2007

    1907, 1957, and...Now?

    Welcome to Off-Off-Broadway's newest theatrical discovery—the past

  • Art

    February 27, 2007

    Lear Window

    Kevin Kline prepares to scale the mad king's heroic heights and war-torn politics

  • Theater

    December 26, 2006

    Brave New Year

    Some of Off-Broadway's leading lights offer up resolutions for 2007

  • Theater

    December 5, 2006

    Delayed Transmission

    Václav Havel finally collects his Obies

  • Theater

    November 21, 2006

    Married to Moliére

    A Would-Be Wife's Wit Triumphs

  • Theater

    November 14, 2006

    The Daily Show

    Neither rain nor sleet nor writer's block kept Suzan-Lori Parks from her play a day

  • NYC Life

    August 29, 2006

    Early RSVP

    Wedding bells are ringing for Rudnick and his glittery cast

  • Theater

    July 25, 2006

    Infertile Ground

    A comedy pregnant with possibilities but no substance or slammable doors

  • Theater

    July 11, 2006

    Free Willy

    Summer means outdoor classical theater—and it's not just Shakespeare in the Park

  • Theater

    May 30, 2006

    Short-Form Filing

    Marathon display of the ancient art and variegated pleasures of the one-act

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006
  • Theater

    March 14, 2006

    Half Nelson

    Natives are restless in feverish follow-up

  • NYC Life

    February 28, 2006

    Faust Things First

    A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging

  • Theater

    November 1, 2005

    A Public Display of Direction

    Sunrise dawns on a new day at a downtown institution

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Stage Beauty

    Downtown theater and the 'Voice' grow up together.

  • Theater

    August 23, 2005

    Imperfect Ibsenites

    Poet or proselytizer: Will the real Henrik please stand up?

  • Theater

    May 10, 2005

    Now Plus 50

    What comes next for Off-Broadway? The last 50 years may offer a few clues.

  • Theater

    May 10, 2005

    Remembrance of Obies Past

    Judges from the last five decades pay homage to the productions and artists they'll never forget

  • Theater

    May 3, 2005

    Watering the Off-Broadway Garden

    The founder of the 'Village Voice' Obies recalls what led to their inception 50 years ago

  • Theater

    April 12, 2005

    Misuses of Enchantment

    Bad-boy playwrights McDonagh and LaBute dish it out, and critics can't get enough

  • Theater

    March 15, 2005

    Altared Stages

    From Shanley's Doubt to Guirgis's Judas Iscariot, the Catholic Church undergoes intense theatrical scrutiny

  • Theater

    February 8, 2005

    Arthur Miller


  • Theater

    November 9, 2004

    Ethnic Blending

    Still hopeful, Shanley keeps romancing the blarney stone

  • Theater

    September 28, 2004

    Operation: Quagmire

    A chilling dramatization of the ongoing U.S. military fiascos

  • Theater

    August 10, 2004

    Unwarranted Intrusion

    A celebrity drops in on a budding playwright, but is that something to write plays about?

  • Theater

    June 8, 2004

    Moliere in the Dark

    When a comic genius sheds light on sickness, fraud, and greed, why turn the light off?

  • Theater

    May 11, 2004

    Season Your Admiration

    In the midst of global dimming, the theater could offer a few bright spots

  • Theater

    May 11, 2004

    Writers' Bloc

    A fearless new generation of Off-Broadway playwrights establishes downtown beachheads

  • NYC Life

    May 4, 2004
  • NYC Life

    February 24, 2004

    Getting Gilbert Unmarried

    The famous librettist, sans Sullivan, is most engaging with a play that's so old it's new again

  • News

    February 17, 2004

    Succeeding at the Public

    Papp's restive ghost haunts the search for Wolfe's replacement

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003

    The Great Race

    A lesson from post-apartheid South Africa

  • Theater

    December 2, 2003

    Lifetime Portraits

    I am women, hear me roar my most personal confessions

  • NYC Life

    September 9, 2003

    Subway Series

    We're Henry IV, We Are, We Are: The Plays, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Are the Things

  • Theater

    July 29, 2003

    Off Directing (Part I)

    Cost-Cutting Tip for Theaters: Delete the Art That's Lost Its Meaning

  • Theater

    May 20, 2003

    The Plays What They Wrote

    The Best Scripts Not Yet Mounted on a New York Stage

  • Theater

    April 22, 2003

    The Beautiful Noise

    The Expanding Role of Theater Sound Design

  • Theater

    February 4, 2003

    Thames the Breaks

    London's Winter of Theatrical Discontent

  • Theater

    November 19, 2002

    The Young Man and the Sea

    After a String of Royal Court Premieres, Christopher Shinn Goes Stateside

  • NYC Life

    September 3, 2002

    Rallying the Troupes

    Young Directors Take Charge

  • Theater

    July 9, 2002

    Don DeLillo's Chile Dish

    The Rude Mechanicals Travel the 'Most Modern Journey'

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