Overwhelmed by the New York theater offerings in the 2015–16 season? Here are 14 recommendations from the likes of MCC Theater, the Public Theater, and Lincoln Center.
The Public Theater
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P.J. Griffith is preparing to master the Public Theater's stage in the new musical, based on the book by Edna Ferber about a wealthy Texas landowner. Griffith originated the role at the Dallas Theater Center earlier this year.
At its best, “Giant,” Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa’s adaptation of Edna Ferber’s sweeping 1952 novel of Texas, at the Public Theater, is compelling musical theater.
Author Nathan Englander makes an auspicious playwriting debut with “The Twenty-Seventh Man,” at the Public Theater with Chip Zien, Ron Rifkin, Daniel Oreskes, and Byron Jennings.
The first four episodes of Nature Theatre of Oklahoma’s marathon “Life and Times,” part of Under the Radar, turn an exercise in banality into the first great theatrical event of 2013.
“Detroit ’67,” Dominique Morisseau’s new play about the Detroit race riots that’s part of the Public Theater’s Public Lab program, is appealing but lacking in tension and conflict.
Presidential politics and personal conflicts are subtly and movingly examined by Richard Nelson in “Sorry,” the third play of the Apple family saga, at the Public Theater.
“Neva,” at the Public Theater, attempts to satirize the work and life of Anton Chekhov, but writer-director Guillermo Calderón’s dark, moody concept isn’t appropriate to the task.
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