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Review: Glenn Close Raises a Saint in ‘Mother of the Maid’

By BEN BRANTLEY

In Jane Anderson’s satisfyingly old-fashioned play about Joan of Arc’s mom, Ms. Close shows the stuff of which great stage stars are made.

Pull Up a Seat. Two Plays, Dinner and Western History Are Served.

By ERIC GRODE

A downtown theater has cleared the house to make room for Samuel D. Hunter’s pairing “Lewiston/Clarkston.”

Review: Stockard Channing Is a Mother to Remember in ‘Apologia’

By BEN BRANTLEY

Portraying a celebrated art historian with two resentful sons, Ms. Channing finds the anguished heart in a didactic comic drama.

Tom Stoppard, Always Tackling ‘The Hard Problem’

By ALEXIS SOLOSKI

Can a drama about the nature of consciousness be emotional, too? For its latest production, he’s tinkered with the script to firmly answer yes.

Review: In ‘Fireflies,’ the Preacher’s Wife Gets Her Say

By JESSE GREEN

Donja R. Love’s fantasia on the married life of a great civil rights orator suggests the price paid by the woman who gives him his voice.

A Playwright’s LSD Trip Becomes a Psychedelic Journey

By MATT TRUEMAN

The British playwright Leo Butler believes that taking acid can have beneficial effects. His new play explores how he thinks it can help.

For Aasif Mandvi, a 20-Year-Old Play Now Feels Like ‘Political Resistance’

By ROBIN POGREBIN

“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which put him on the map, has new resonance, which is why he’s summoning the energy to play all its roles all over again.

‘The Ferryman’ Shows a Dark Irish Chapter Through a Personal Lens

By LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES

It took persuading, but Jez Butterworth wrote his new play for his partner, Laura Donnelly, both to honor her history and give her a great part.

She’s 17, Sardonic and Ready to Sing in ‘Beetlejuice’

By ALEXIS SOLOSKI

Condescend at your own risk to Sophia Anne Caruso, the go-to girl for adventurous stage roles. “Even from a young age,” she says, “I had very finicky taste.”

A Playwright’s LSD Trip Becomes a Psychedelic Journey

By MATT TRUEMAN

The British playwright Leo Butler believes that taking acid can have beneficial effects. His new play explores how he thinks it can help.

Review: There’s a Dark, Golden Haze in This Reclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’

By JESSE GREEN and BEN BRANTLEY

A stripped-down, communal version of the 1943 musical reveals a great complex work of theater, with chili and cornbread included.

Review: Wrestling With a Master in ‘On Beckett’

By BEN BRANTLEY

Bill Irwin blurs the lines between clown and dramatic actor in an insightful anatomy of the works of Samuel Beckett.

An ‘Intoxicating’ Singer, Whether It’s Green Day or ‘Oklahoma!’

By ROB WEINERT-KENDT

Still waiting for her signature role, the versatile Rebecca Naomi Jones is changing things up in a stripped-down new staging of the musical classic.

Review: ‘Girl From the North Country’ Sets the Darkness Aglow

By BEN BRANTLEY

Conor McPherson’s bleak tale of a Minnesota boardinghouse in the Great Depression finds a luminous transcendence in the Dylan song book.

Review: Great Pretenders Pocket Laughs in ‘The Nap’

By BEN BRANTLEY

Richard Bean’s comedy about a wayward attempt to fix a snooker match tickles its audiences into contentment.

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