Smaller and out-of-the-way theaters are increasingly presenting musicals angling for the big time. For the creators of “Hadestown,” the path veered way north.
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The British panto tradition finds a welcoming home on the Lower East Side.
The venerable experimental troupe Mabou Mines incorporates “Frankenstein,” fetishwear and puppetry in excavating the playwright’s obsessions.
Susan Soon He Stanton’s new play uses only audio interactions, from voice mail to intercom, to tell a story about the breakdown of intimacy.
Our chief theater critics on their favorites this year, from “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway” to a host of playwrights tackling life’s chaos.
This ginormous adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series perfectly captures the innocently idiotic spirit of its prototype.
Théâtre du Soleil brings a huge, dizzy epic of all the world’s ills (and theatrical styles) to the Park Avenue Armory.
A revised version of a musical memoir from the Bengsons affectingly reimagines commitment-phobia in existential terms.
Rajiv Joseph’s new play jams 90 years of lies, fantasies, propaganda and conspiracy into just under three hours. Also: the worst soup ever.
“A Tribute to Barbara Cook” will honor her life and work with a night of songs, stories and speeches on Dec. 18. Ms. Cook died this year at age 89.
Also the week of Dec. 10: Nicholas Nixon’s “Brown Sisters” portraits in Boston; Merce Cunningham alumni in Brooklyn.
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
Geoff Sobelle’s hallucinatory performance piece at the Brooklyn Academy of Music is set in a house that comes to life before your eyes.
Theatergoers were excited for the musical’s West End preview. Though many were hazy on the details of the founding father it’s named after.
A new play at the Young Vic portrays life in a bleak migrant camp and how theater and music united some members of that homeless, fractured community.
Christmas stalwarts like the Rockettes’ Radio City show, participatory events including a festive caroling walk, and even a dose of Taylor Mac’s wild cabaret.
This multimedia show, featuring the Lemon Bucket Orkestra and set during the Maidan revolution, doesn’t translate its protest anthems, which the audience is asked to join.
A lawsuit by the Broadway League alleges that casting offices have violated antitrust laws in an attempt to unionize. The directors have said they want health care and pension benefits.