★★★ Four winning performances and a stunning one add up to an absorbing production of Jen Silverman’s entertaining but frustrating play.
★★★★ A musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy champions diversity with a light hand, a full heart, and an effervescent score.
★★★ A new rock opera set in 1979-80 New York may move and even thrill you, but offers few insights.
★★★ A new show from the long-established troupe makes us ponder the power of quiet contemplation and connection.
★★★★ Irish Repertory Theatre’s Charlotte Moore refreshes the Lane/Lerner musical while mining its enduring charms
★★★★ Jordan Harrison explores the challenges of moving forward in a provocative new play.
★★★ Joshua Harmon and Idina Menzel look at the search for eternal youth and the bad behavior it can encourage
★★★ Antoinette Nwandu’s account of doomed black men is powerful and vexing, on different levels.
★★★ David Byrne draws on an acclaimed book to ponder our animal nature and other big ideas in a theatrical context
★★★ A radiant Lois Smith leads a supple cast in a not-always-fresh look at family dysfunction and mortality.