Grease – Warren Casey/Jim Jacobs

"Grease: It’s Still the Word" proclaims the advertising for a touring company of the show making a stop in San Francisco in its second year on the road. What explanation can there be for the enormous and continuing success  ...

Fallen from Proust – Norman Allen

Fallen From Proust, a new play by by Norman Allen, is an entertaining comedy about relationships. Its fast-paced, clever dialogue is reminiscent of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Like Wilde’s comedy of manners and satire on Victorian  ...

Caroline, or Change – Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori

Caroline, or Change is a memory play from Tony Kushner, originally planned as an opera, but morphed into a contemporary musical by composer Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Kushner's Angels in America set a standard for intelligence, thoughfulness and  ...

The Gamester – Freyda Thomas

The Gamester, Freyda Thomas’s re-do of a 17th Century French comedy, is like a sit-com in rhyming couplets. Loosely based on Le Joueur (1696), by Jean-Francois Regnard, Thomas took just the skeleton of this nearly lost, Moliere-era play, and  ...

Doubt – John Patrick Shanley

Doubt is a spellbinding and expertly written new play from John Patrick Shanley. In a season awash with tepid revivals, over-amplified musicals, and Hollywood stars doing their “legit” gigs, Doubt renews your faith in the theater with an excellent  ...

Eurydice – Sarah Ruhl

Miss Gana Ottoman Exclusive to Design Within Reach. Made out of 100% recycled materials. Only 50 available. Made from unworn, overstocked flip-flop sandals. It’s usually all about Orpheus. But Chicago playwright Sarah Ruhl has taken  ...