Dream Up is a festival dedicated exclusively to new works of a nontraditional bent. It eschews the well-made play, and hopes for pieces focused more on ideas, and that use “roads less traveled or undiscovered” to communicate those ideas.
Samuel D. Hunter’s acclaimed Off-Broadway drama “The Whale” receives a fine production at South Coast Rep, with Matthew Arkin doing tour de force work as its 600-pound protagonist.
Harry Gibson’s stage version of Irvine Welsh’s novel “Trainspotting” is not for the faint of heart, but Roger Mathey’s strong direction and solid performances deliver the goods.
In Mexican playwright Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio’s “I Hate Fucking Mexicans,” at the Flea Theater, the piling on of political incorrectness becomes almost poetic.
This returning holiday musical retains some of the charms of the 2003 film, but lead actor Jordan Gelber is no match for Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf.
Lee Pace, who is starring in "Golden Age" Off-Broadway, says Joe Mantello gives a "master class" in acting in "The Normal Heart."
Michael Kimmel discusses "The Last Goodbye," a musical adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" with Jeff Buckley music, and how he collaborates with actors.
Tom Hanks was one of 12 performers celebrated the Music Box Theatre for enjoying their Broadway or Off-Broadway debuts this season.
Interesting both as American and theater history and earnestly produced, this 80-year-old play becomes turgid over its 105 unrelieved minutes by repetition of its thesis.
An unsettling take on an Iraq vet story, James McManus’ new drama “Blood Potato,” from Apothecary Theatre Company, powerfully explores the destruction that’s going on at home.