★★★ 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.
★★★★★ Director Phylicia Rashad mines the spiritual curiosity under Stephen Adly Guirgis’s exquisitely crushing dialogue in a stirring revival.
★★★ The second play in a trilogy by Dominique Morisseau looks at jazz and change in a gentrifying city.
★★★ Maria Aitken’s new staging of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy lacks consistency but offers lovely touches, and all ends well.