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

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Anna in the Tropics – Nilo Cruz

What happens when people refuse to change, will not accept technological advances, and do not know how to cope in a world that has passed them by? Playwright Nilo Cruz explores these predicaments in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna  ...

Alma – Joshua Sobol

Alma Mahler not only (sequentially) married the composer, Gustav Mahler, Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and novelist and poet Franz Werfel, but she was a lover or romantically connected to painters Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, composer Alexander Zemlinsky and  ...