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An often irritating British-born adaptation of George Orwell’s novel suggests that all facts are alternative.

Horton Foote’s 1954 drama of repression is given an affectionate if muddy revival.

The Roundabout Theater Company’s production, directed by Anne Kauffman, has a prominently female cast.

The play, which won two Tony Awards and was set to close on June 25, will now be open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater.

En Garde Arts’ new production is an immersive work about immigration and making the best of difficult situations. Like those acoustics.

Ms. O’Donnell, currently the theater’s artistic director, said her departure was “absolutely voluntary.”

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

The playwright Lynn Nottage’s Brooklyn house is a standing-room-only theater-in-the-round of African-American art: its contents and its discontents.

Our chief theater critics went to see the interactive performance piece on the same night, expecting to have vastly different experiences. They didn’t.

The show will end after 609 performances, a far cry from the 18-year run of the original production.

Meghan Kennedy’s new play focuses on Italian parents and their three daughters growing up in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 1960.

Lane Moore’s shows involve real men on the dating app, but she works hard to avoid mocking them. The result is a clever show that’s deservedly a hit.

The satirical musical, which was planned for Broadway more than 10 years ago but never arrived, will have its first proper New York run next season.

In this impeccably realized play by Abe Koogler, four mismatched characters reach out to each other in a New Mexico desertscape.

For Soulpepper Theater Company, putting on 30 productions at home won’t do this year. The Toronto troupe is also programming a New York theater center for July.

Playbills, posters and ephemera from the performing arts center’s history is now available through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive.

The actor, who was cast in a new play by Ayad Akhtar, has left the musical “Brigadoon” over scheduling and will be replaced by Patrick Wilson.

Third Rail Projects turns the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center into a haunted house of theatrical ego.

This play about the Middle East peace process, has had a jump in ticket sales since it won the Tony for best new play.

Zakiyyah Alexander’s ambitious play leaves the viewer wanting more, but several other works register as contrived or wan.

The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, a downtown cultural mainstay, will bring together an array of arts groups for a two-day festival.

The “Jagged Little Pill” musical can’t come soon enough.

This Sheila Callaghan play, intermittently immersive, struggles under the weight of its ambitions.

This Torben Betts play, a comedy set in northern England, skewers working class narrow-mindedness and liberal condescension.