THURGOOD (Walnut Street): A supreme life

Johnnie Hobbs Jr. stars in a biographical play about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

THE VERTICAL HOUR (Lantern): Still means something

David Hare has the uncanny knack of being able to talk out of both sides of his mouth.

CHESS: THE MUSICAL (11th Hour): Cold War on the board

The precision and sense of drama makes you almost forget this is a concert and not a fully staged production.

THE BAND’S VISIT (National tour at Academy of Music): Lost in transit

The musicians are terrific and there are some sweet moments, but too much is lost

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AN ILIAD (Arden): Rage returns to Ilium

A bold, visceral performance giving the strong script its due.

[nyc] YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA (Signature Theatre): Times change

The style—despite a major cast—might be best described as wooden realism

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[nyc] PUMPGIRL (Irish Repertory Theatre): Things are fine in Irish drama

Everywhere you turn, there’s another Irish play, and each seems better than the last.

SHREK THE MUSICAL (Walnut Street): 60-second review

A witty as well as funny musical that brought the happy house game.

SUNSET BABY (Azuka): A shining lead performance

Victoria Aaliyah Goins shines in a new play by a hot young playwright

EUREKA DAY (InterAct): An infectious satire

No easy answers, no good guys/bad guys; it’s life as we cope with it, only funnier.

BURIED CHILD (EgoPo): A powerful production of a difficult play

It’s very satisfying to see this 1978 play revived; it still speaks to us and to the American condition

WOMAN AND SCARECROW (Irish Heritage Theatre): When did this all end in tragedy?

An existential, feminist play of wildly mournful keening, filled with rich Ianguage, intense questions, and rueful comedy

COME FROM AWAY (national tour): Welcome to the Rock

Deeply stirring and mournful, a remarkable accomplishment

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MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (McCarter): Overreaching ambition

Theatrically spectacular but without the marvelous profundity of the source novel

DONNA ORBITS THE MOON (Tiny Dynamite): A long and moving journey

At first it seems to be just another mad housewife story: a church-going, cookie-baking, carpet-vacuuming middle-aged empty nester whose husband works until 11 p.m. and most weekends. But Ian August’s…

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THE ROOMMATE (1812 Productions): 60-second review

Where are Oscar and Felix when you really need them?

LET ME DIE (Joseph Keckler): 2019 Fringe review

Spoilers puts it mildly: She dies. He dies. They die.

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METEOR SHOWER (Walnut Street): The sparks don’t fly

Steve Martin was once funny and smart.

IS THIS A ROOM (Tina Satter/Half Straddle): 2019 Fringe review

A brilliant production by Half Straddle based on an FBI transcription

THERE (Wilma): 2019 Fringe review

Visually arresting and aurally haunting, THERE makes rarefied language solid and visceral