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The Best New York Theater of 2019

The Hollywood Reporter chief theater critic's top 10 includes formally inventive reflections on racial identity, illuminating revivals that found new shadings in familiar works, a peerless solo show and a kickass concert that doubles as a cure-all elixir.

‘The Michaels’: Theater Review

Playwright-director Richard Nelson continues his intimate portraiture of our troubled times with 'The Michaels,' the latest elegiac chapter in his 'Rhinebeck Panorama.'

Stage Musical Based on Hit Indie Film ‘The Visitor’ Sets Public Theater Premiere

The 'Next to Normal' team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey penned the score for the adaptation of writer-director Tom McCarthy's intimate 2007 drama that starred Richard Jenkins and Danai Gurira.

‘Illyria’: Theater Review

Richard Nelson's play 'Illyria' depicts the beginnings of the Public Theater and its free Shakespeare productions in Central Park under the leadership of Joe Papp.

‘Women of a Certain Age’: Theater Review

With 'Women of a Certain Age,' playwright-director Richard Nelson completes his real-time Chekhovian trilogy about this momentous election year in the life of the Gabriel family from Rhinebeck, N.Y.

‘What Did You Expect?’: Theater Review

The second installment in Richard Nelson's real-time trilogy, 'What Did You Expect?' continues tracking the lives of a family living in upstate New York during a tumultous election year.

‘Hungry’: Theater Review

Richard Nelson's new trilogy follows the template of his 'Apple Family Plays' in tracking the lives of a Dutchess County, N.Y., family during a tumultuous election cycle.

‘The Night Alive,’ ‘All the Way’ and ‘Fun Home’ Take New York Drama Critics Awards

Special citations went to the Shakespeare's Globe double of "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III," and to playwright-director Richard Nelson's four-part cycle, "The Apple Family Plays."

PBS to Film Richard Nelson’s ‘Apple Family Plays’

The four dramas about the political and personal lives of an American family in Rhinebeck, N.Y., have been critical hits both individually and together in rep at the Public Theater.