‘Macbeth’ and ‘Cyrano’ are two classic plays getting fresh interpretations — with very different results
Classic plays don’t require updates or new translations to stay fresh, but if they are indeed classics, they can withstand new interpretations.
Hard truths spill out in the tentative friendship of two men in Samuel D. Hunter's Off Broadway play, “A Case for the Existence of God.”
With "Suffs" and "Paradise Square," Broadway offers two new musicals that address the great animating subject of the American musical: America itself.
In “Camera Man,” the critic Dana Stevens uses the biography of the great silent film clown as a lens to explore the early days of movies, the cultural forces that gave them birth and the social upheavals they in turn engendered.
The journey of most of the characters in “Station Eleven” is from self-protective emotional withdrawal to vulnerability and connection.
“Tick, Tick … Boom!” is also a soul-deep tribute by Lin-Manuel Miranda to an artist who inspired him at a formative age.
The show’s true subject is nothing less than spiritual sickness, fueled by the existential dread of folks with no material wants who nevertheless don’t know what to do with their lives or how to spend them happily with each other.