Stage adaptation of ‘The Curious Incident’ shines

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” has come from London’s West End to the Barrymore Theatre in Times Square, joining the pantheon of some of the theater world’s best. It is...

Adaptation offers unique audience experience

For his latest project, Flemish director Ivo van Hove has deftly reworked Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 film, “Scenes from a Marriage,” lending it stylistic ambition rarely seen on stage. The show follows Marianne and Johan through...

TodayTix app puts Broadway in the palm of audiences’ hand

It’s become a hassle to get Broadway tickets nowadays. The cheapest seats trailing the balcony exits sell out first, usually within just a few moments of going on sale. The remainder, those spectacular orchestra...

Interpretation of Hercules’ labors portrayed in new play

The husband gone to war, the wife struggling to run a farm by herself, the young, pregnant daughter unfit to be a mother — these stories have been told before. However, in Leegrid Stevens’...

Mimes go outside the box on stage

Mime is, to say the least, a niche style, and probably not one you would expect to come across as the main attraction of a production. “Topography,” presented by Broken Box Mime Theater, is...

New version of ‘Next to Normal’ moves audience

The Gallery Players’ production of “Next To Normal,” a contemporary rock opera which debuted Off-Broadway in 2008, is packed with psychological potency. Though the Brooklyn theater group performed in a humble Park Slope venue,...

Play brings strong characters, emotion

“Mr. Landing Takes a Fall” is a strange dark comedy that owes a lot to Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” At times, the influence is so obvious that it feels like a...

Play examines abilities of brain

For most of us, memory is supersensory. Recalling an event is more important than seeing it, smelling it or hearing it for the first time. But the sensation is fleeting, as actress Kathryn Hunter...

Burlesque meets literature on stage

Naked Girls Reading is an experiment in the strange but wonderful world of burlesque. At one of the shows, audience members may find themselves enraptured by the strong voices of the performers reading poetry...

‘Man in the Moon’ lands between comedy and tragedy

Theater is at its best when it tells the truth, and if “Man in the Moon” is anything, it is painfully honest. Featured at Origin Theatre Company’s seventh annual First Irish play festival —...

Performative interpretation of “Three Sisters” verges on gimmick

The works of Anton Chekhov, while certainly beautiful, poignant and deeply important to the history of Western theater, are not exactly fun. In “Three Sisters,” most romances are hopeless, much of the action takes...

Broadway to preview new fall performances

While some universities are revving up for tailgating and the start of football, many NYU students are looking forward to the start of a very different kind of season — the Broadway season. Boasting...
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