Sam Waterston has played Hamlet, Prince Hal, Benedick and Prospero, so it's only fitting that he would tackle King Lear for his 12th appearance at the Public Theater in a Shakespeare play.
LCT3, Lincoln Center's workshop lab for incubating new theatrical talent, opens its fourth season with the kind of show that workshops are made for -- a promising play that isn't quite there yet.
Helmer Joe Mantello did a savvy job of recasting "Other Desert Cities" for its Broadway transfer.
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Labyrinth Theater Company, ordinarily so canny about the material it develops in house, misfires badly on its season opener.
David Henry Hwang puts a happy face on "Chinglish," his new play about a naive American entrepreneur who crashes head-first into language and cultural barriers when he tries to do business in China.
Jesse Eisenberg has written himself a juicy acting role in "Asuncion" as an idealistic social reformer whose intellectual pretensions make him the exact opposite of Mark Zuckerberg, the scary-cool…
If the three one-act plays performed under the omnibus title "Relatively Speaking" had been written by playwrights named Joe Smith, Jane Doe and Sid Jones, they'd probably still be making their way…
Stephen Karam ("Speech & Debate") writes from an off-kilter sensibility that sees something bitterly funny in life's tragedies.
Katori Hall's imaginative two-hander is a soul-stirring drama. Factor in the double dose of charisma from certifiable stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, and this show has wings.
Actor-playwright Zoe Kazan ("A Behanding in Spokane") sets the stage for a tense family drama in "We Live Here" when a gifted Juilliard student brings an unsuitable boyfriend home for her older…