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Molly Pope and Hanlon Smith-Dorsey in “The Making of King Kong,” presented by the Target Margin Theater.

Review: In ‘The Making of King Kong,’ a Hallucinatory Descent into the American Imagination

December 2, 2018

The satire at the heart of Lisa Clair’s “The Making of King Kong,” presented by Target Margin Theater, is not aimed at that famed monster himself. If anything, Kong is the most reasonable being in the room.

Chris O'Shea and Adelaide Clemens in Tom Stoppard’s “The Hard Problem,” now open at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Review: Stoppard’s ‘The Hard Problem’ Looks for Humanity in Human Consciousness

November 20, 2018

“We need to live first of all; to believe in what makes us live and that something ‘makes’ us live — to believe that whatever is produced from the mysterious depths of ourselves need not forever haunt us as an exclusively digestive concern,” Artaud told us, jokingly.

The cast of “The Prom,” now open at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway.

Review: ‘The Prom’ Is a Celebratory Trumpian Footloose When We Need It Most

November 15, 2018

“The Prom” may very well be the musical comedy sensation of this Broadway season — its story of four clueless, Indiana-bound Broadway divas, determined (though misguided in their efforts) to help a small-town lesbian banned from her prom, too tempting of a political carrot for a Broadway community starving for witty political humor and the warm embrace of an indulgent Broadway musical.

Adeola Role invited the Arts & Culture editors and Kaila Cordova, FCLC '22, behind the scenes at the Lyric Theatre after

From Harvard to ‘Harry Potter’

November 15, 2018

“I f---ing love New York. I love the speed of it, I love the people, I’m so happy and thrilled to ...

Michelle Krusiec and Peter Kim in the New York premiere of “Wild Goose Dreams,” written by Hansol Jung and directed by Leigh Silverman, running at The Public Theater.

Review: ‘Wild Goose Dreams’ Takes You to the Lonely Frontier of Digital Life

November 15, 2018

You’ll need to fight through dense brambles of code and programming, sort through the clamor of soci...

Marianne Rendon (left) and Jax Jackson (right) in “Plot Points In Our Sexual Development,” now open at the Claire Tow Theater, LCT3.

Review: At LCT, ‘Plot Points In Our Sexual Development’ Traces the Edges of Queer Intimacy

November 9, 2018

“Plot Points in Our Sexual Development” — stashed away in the secluded interior of the Claire Tow Thea...

Paddy Considine (Quinn Carney – center, standing) and the company of “The Ferryman,” now open at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway.

Review: ‘The Ferryman’ Steers Us to the Crossroads of Family and Myth, History and Tradition

November 9, 2018

Pay close attention and you’ll find that “The Ferryman” is washed in the holy waters of classic l...

Michael Urie in the Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song,” now open at the Hayes Theater.

Review: “Torch Song” Breathes New Life, Radiantly Led By Michael Urie

November 9, 2018

I don’t need to tell you that “Torch Song” is brilliantly funny, nor do I need to mention that ...

In the number “What You Want”, Elle Woods (Sam Rizzo, FCLC ’22)  is admitted into Harvard Law.

“Legally Blonde” Delivers Fresh Feminist Message

November 8, 2018

To rephrase the opening sequence of “Legally Blonde,” “Omigod, omigod you guys, Splinter Group’s gonna win the prize.” On Thursday, Oct. 18...

Readers are cordially invited to a unique theatre-going experience.

Sleepless Nights After “Sleep No More”

November 8, 2018

You’re Invited to “Sleep No More” Who: Theatergoers, thrill-seekers, Shakespeare-lovers, horro...

Andrew R. Butler as Rags Parkland in “Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future,” now playing at Ars Nova.

Review: At Ars Nova, ‘Rags Parkland’ Takes Us To Our Future

November 7, 2018

“Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future” is a lesson, a study, really, in the very making of folk tradition, of oral history told through song.

De’Adre Aziza (center) in the world premiere of “Eve’s Song,” written by Patricia Ione Lloyd and directed by Jo Bonney, running at The Public Theater.

Review: ‘Eve’s Song’ Makes An Ambitious Attempt at Tackling Family and Violence in Black America

November 7, 2018

Most of “Eve's Song,” The Public Theater’s world premiere by resident playwright Patricia Ione Lloyd, is spent around a table, and that’s because “Eve's Song” is the story of an American family.