Theatre to watch in New York

FT critics review the latest shows on Broadway and beyond

John Guare’s zany new play is packed with dizzyingly clever references

Florian Zeller’s drama about a family under pressure makes its New York debut at the Linda Gross Theater

Hilarious, bawdy and laced with sadness, this one-woman show portrays of the isolation and hedonism of contemporary London

A piece of biting social commentary at the Pershing Square Signature Center, New York

The absence of a proper villain further exacerbates this musical’s lack of bite

This production, at the Robert M. Wilson MCC Theater Space in New York, sheds the books’ dark undertones but adds an understated pathos

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Athol Fugard’s portrait of dispossession and despair resonates in New York, where homelessness has soared

An energetic staging tackles race and showbusiness at the Pershing Square Signature Center, New York

The hip-hop group’s on-the-hoof musical at New York’s Greenwich House Theater was an entertaining if somewhat tame affair

Sam Shepard’s shaggy-pony story of warring brothers opens at the American Airlines Theatre, New York

The LaBute New Theatre Festival features three grimly plausible one-act plays by the writer

Two shows exemplify the range and depth of this annual festival

School-based drama makes its Broadway debut at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

A halfway house full of misfits is the setting for Abby Rosebrock’s new play

Jeff Daniels is a muddled Atticus Finch in this meddlesome adaptation at the Sam S Shubert Theatre

James Gibbs updates The Turn of the Screw for the digital age

A faithful stage adaptation at the Pershing Square Signature Center, New York

A PR woman experiences a blitz of misfortune in Lynn Nottage’s play at the Pershing Square Signature Center, New York

Jeremy O. Harris’s new play explores murky psychological territory

Ivo van Hove’s compulsively watchable adaptation of the prophetic 1976 movie comes to the Belasco Theatre

The writer’s reflections on the 1960s come to life on stage

Thin characters skim over a perennial conundrum at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater

Michael C Hall brings a devilish charisma to bear as he delivers Will Eno’s darkly whimsical monologue

Mike Birbiglia explores fatherhood in his new one-man show

Patricia Ione Lloyd’s new play has an ever-present sense of unease

Rinne Groff’s new play is centred around a 1911 amusement park blaze

The star exudes self-deprecating charm in Dennis Kelly’s sharply observed one-woman play about modern romance

David Ireland’s play explores sectarian hatred in contemporary Northern Ireland

Vanity and hypocrisy are exposed in Joshua Harmon’s new black comedy

This open-air Shakespeare is uneven, but the performances suggest a bold re-reading

The cast navigates playwright Kate Scelsa’s zany twist on Edward Albee with deadpan flair

A birthday party full of gay men descends into cruel jibing in this tightly wound staging of Mart Crowley’s play at the Booth Theatre

Starring Denzel Washington and Colm Meaney, this is a production that needs to take more risks

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre delivers theatrical thrills — and a touching tale of adolescence and fatherhood

Renée Fleming provides emotional subtlety but sounds a little underpowered in Jack O’Brien’s old-fashioned staging

Tina Fey has toned down the material in her musical adaptation of the teen comedy