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King Lear, Shakespeare in the Park

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. New York’s most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrated its 52nd season in Central Park’s famous Delacorte Theater with Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King… Read more »

The Spoils, New Group

Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben.  He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and… Read more »

The Apple Family Plays: Scenes From American Life, European Tour

Beginning in 2010, Tony Award winner Richard Nelson premiered a new play each year at The Public Theater about the fictional, liberal Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York. These plays about family, politics, change, and the way we live today burst with remarkable immediacy. Each of The Apple Family Plays originally premiered on the night… Read more »

Posterity – 12

Norway’s most celebrated sculptor is hired to create the last official bust of its most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. Posterity explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten.

The Apple Family Plays: Scenes From American Life, PBS

Beginning in 2010, Tony Award winner Richard Nelson premiered a new play each year at The Public Theater about the fictional, liberal Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York. These plays about family, politics, change, and the way we live today burst with remarkable immediacy. Each of The Apple Family Plays originally premiered on the night… Read more »

The Shadow of the Hummingbird

When Oupa is visited by his ten-year-old grandson (who is playing hooky from school) the two spend a memorable afternoon together.  The boy reminds the old man of his lost sense of wonder, while the child is given a bit of hard-earned wisdom.  In a charming meditation on the beauty and transience of the world around… Read more »

Stage Kiss

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a… Read more »

A Second Chance, Public Theater

A stirring musical journey, A Second Chance tells the New York story of a recent widower and a divorcée who meet in mid-life and mid-crisis. Presented with the overwhelming challenge of freeing themselves from their painful pasts, neither feels deserving of happiness.  Yet, the awakening of unanticipated feelings leads them to a possibility they both least expected to… Read more »

King Lear, TFANA

In William Shakespeare’s royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won’t publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch.

Wicked, Mexico City

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is currently the 10th longest running Broadway show of all time. Based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked is set before we meet Dorothy in L. Frank Baum’s classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The… Read more »