★★★★★ Tracy Letts returns to the Midwest with a subdued but stunning play about someone “unexceptional”
★★★★ The late Michael Friedman receives a fitting tribute at Encores! Off-Center with The Civilians’ melancholy Gone Missing.
★★★ Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus star in Irish Rep’s stripped-down, chamber-style revival of the 1960s musical.
★★★ Jason Robert Brown fans rejoice! The Tony-winning composer’s first work is getting the Encores! treatment.
★★★★ Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan captivates in a gritty one-woman drama from Matilda scribe Dennis Kelly.
★★ Did you hear the one about the baby who looked like Gerry Adams? Cyprus Avenue is a black comedy in search of a weighty punch line.
★★★★ Antoinette Nwandu’s modern-day mash-up of Godot and Exodus pulls no punches when it comes to police violence.
★★★★ Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll wrestle with the green-eyed monster in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Othello.
★★★ Attention must be paid to Eve Ensler’s newest works, but your patience will be tested during this dissonant trio of shorts
★★★★ Dominique Morisseau wraps up her Detroit trilogy with a jazzy ode to the city’s once-thriving entertainment district