Chaim Potok’s hit novel “My Name Is Asher Lev” makes an uneasy transition from page to stage, but Gordon Edelstein’s sure direction and commanding performances smooth out the bumps.
The New York Philharmonic’s staged concert of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Carousel,” starring Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, and Kelli O’Hara, values music over drama.
Chekhov’s “Ivanov” can be hard to love, with its maddening depressed protagonist, but Ethan Hawke triumphs at Classic Stage Company under Austin Pendleton’s knowing direction.
Penny Jackson’s provocative “I Know What Boys Want,” from Ego Actus, spurs a dialogue about the dangers of the Internet; led by a fiery Sara Hogrefe, the young cast impresses.
In “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet,” Jake Gyllenhaal explores what he thinks is the most important thing: family.
Sara Fousekis, the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ new director of development, shares her secrets of successful fundraising.
Bethany Knox of Telsey + Company is casting the project, which runs March 10-April 12 in New York City.
“Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto,” writer-performer Anna Khaja’s engrossing solo show at Culture Project, examines the Pakistani prime minister’s assassination.
“When You’re in Love, the Whole World Is Jewish,” derived from 1960s Jewish comedy albums and directed by Jason Alexander, is mostly a long, repetitive list of stereotypical jokes.
Director Anne Bogart and SITI Company fail to bring the necessary drive and energy to “Trojan Women (After Euripides),” at BAM, yielding a staid and artificial production.