'Mankind' at Playwrights Horizons: Tedious, offensive satire set in an all-dude future

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Robert O’Hara takes up the feminist cudgel and beats to death the title of his new play, that misogynistic synonym for humanity,... Read more

'Farinelli and the King' at the Belasco: A triumph for Mark Rylance, a major event

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This is what they mean by theater magic: the spellbinding performance of a great actor in a fairytale setting, leaving the audience besotted... Read more

'The Children' at Manhattan Theatre Company: Taut, dark, emotional drama of a generation trying to fix its mistakes

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It begins by disturbing our sense of sight, the kind of blur that makes you first clean your glasses and then wonder whether something is seriously... Read more

'Parisian Woman' with Uma Thurman: Lifeless, trashy look at power brokers in the age of Trump

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Cashing in on anti-Trump sentiment with cheap jokes, The Parisian Woman, by Beau Willimon, is toothless as political satire. As a drama about... Read more

'Describe the Night' at Atlantic Theater: Provocative, profound, engrossing

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“Describe the night,” Isaac Babel tells himself while writing in his diary. The 20th-century Russian writer, now a character... Read more

Bedlam's 'Peter Pan' at the Duke: A feminist fairy tale takes flight

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Bedlam is the name of the theater company that has, for the past five years, been deconstructing/reconstructing classic plays. There’s... Read more

"The Band's Visit" at the Barrymore: A joyful reinvention of the musical

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If you’ve travelled a lot in places where you can’t speak the language, you’ll understand immediately how this Egyptian Band... Read more

'Junk' at Lincoln Center: Greed and its unlikable fans

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Robert Merkin (Steven Pasquale) stands before us, the audience as surrogate shareholders, in evangelical mode: “What is wrong in America... Read more