★★ Two women separated by age and race find no common humanity in Eleanor Burgess’s dispiriting new play
★★★★★ Samuel D. Hunter surveys the America we still don’t know well enough in his beautiful, haunting two-part play
★★★★★ Glenn Close brings Joan of Arc’s mother to radiant life in a luminous account of women’s strength, and love
★★★ Christian Borle directs two other facile funny men in a play by James Hindman.
★★★★ Bill Irwin offers an exuberant homage to a master of bleakness
★★★★★ Depression-era Minnesotans find no shelter from their storms in Conor McPherson’s adaptation of Bob Dylan’s songs
★★★ La Femme Theatre Productions offers a fittingly languid revival of a later, lesser-known Tennessee Williams play
★★★★ Edie Falco plays a political survivor, decades before #MeToo, in Sharr White’s moving play.
★★★★ Long-Run Lookback: One of Disney’s most enduring screen-to-stage confections remains among its most adult-friendly—and seems freshly relevant.
★★★ Four winning performances and a stunning one add up to an absorbing production of Jen Silverman’s entertaining but frustrating play.