Thomas Russo, the chief legal officer at Lehman Brothers when the Wall Street colossus filed for bankruptcy and threatened to melt down the global financial system, was recalling that frenzied final weekend
They seem like nice people, Victor the doctor and Martha the maid, chatting away companionably in his comfortable office at the clinic. It’s bitter winter in Winkelheim, Germany, and wartime has made a
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge are bringing to Broadway a pair of moving monologues about fatherhood, loss and resilience. Fresh off a sold-out run Off Broadway at the Public Theater, the actors announced
What will America be like in 2024? That was the prompt for the 15 playwrights who created original works for T’s recent Culture issue. Paul Rudnick scripted Jared and Ivanka’s possible debate over which
A mighty sigh — equal parts frustration and resignation — seems to animate “Hillary and Clinton,” Lucas Hnath’s piquant, slender new play about … well, it’s about exactly what, and whom, its title suggests.
Edgy only in the sense that it is very, very square, Matt Williams’s “Actually, We’re ______” at the Cherry Lane Theater stakes out a quartet of millennials as they navigate fertility, fidelity and a smoothie:
“Please join me in taking a collective breath to acknowledge that we’re all in this together.” That solicitous invitation, issued by a cast member from the stage, is part of the preperformance ritual “Good
Lesson 1: Adults wearing school uniforms will make almost anything look creepy. All the more so if said adults, all in blond wigs, have the fixed stare of cult members and often speak in unison. In “Skinnamarink,”
It all looks perfectly scientific: the researcher in his cylindrical booth, speaking instructions into a microphone; the subject on her back, inside a machine that’s taking scans of her brain activity.
Jackie Sibblies Drury has taken a shredder to the sacred Great Person biodrama and let the pieces fall like confetti. In “Marys Seacole,” her breathless and radiant new play, the title character is indeed
The composer Julia Wolfe’s new multimedia oratorio concerns the 1911 Triangle shirtwaist factory fire. It was a prescient choice of subject. The fire — which took the lives of 146 garment workers, most
Hamlet is in a bathtub with water up to his neck delivering “To be, or not to be.” Look to your right and you’ll see his mother, Gertrude, in her bedroom putting on makeup. Look in the distance, and you’ll
Barney Fein is a depraved Hollywood mogul — “a bloated monster” — whose fall from grace can be seen in London’s West End starting in June. He is also based in part on Harvey Weinstein. “Bitter Wheat,”
The new play “Master of the Crossroads” has range: The tone goes from frenzied to hysterical to off-the-charts bonkers. Fine, so it is a narrow range. There may be nuances buried deep, but they’re hard