Steppenwolf's revival of “This Is Our Youth,” Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play about disaffected rich kids in the Reagan era, might be re-titled (or marketed as) “These Are Your Parents.” These…
Be so kind as to hand me the straight razor. “And I And Silence,” a new, politically potent historical drama from Naomi Wallace, deals with the casually racist and purposely cruel conditions for…
We've all been there — at another couple's house in the country when too many bottles of wine are consumed over dinner and a sexually charged quarrel breaks out to ruin the whole weekend. Theresa…
As showpieces go, they don't get much showier than Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in the Sydney Theater Company production of Jean Genet's “The Maids,” the theatrical centerpiece of this…
Who would think John Lithgow would give us such a piteous Lear?
Stephen Adly Guirgis is such a quintessentially New York playwright, it's incredible how popular his plays are outside the city limits. You have to wonder what those out-of-towners will make of…
One of those in-your-dreams fantasies that evaporate by the dawn's early light.
Second Stage really knows how to show a girl a good time, the proof being its excellent track record of producing vital work by important women playwrights. Chalk up another win with “Mala Hierba,” a…
In “The Long Shrift,” Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river…
Despite a clunky book, this show is on fire. But it's going to be a hard sell with traditional auds, and can the real fans spring for Broadway ticket prices?