Theatre to watch in New York

FT critics review the latest shows on Broadway and beyond

Three overlapping monologues are woven together skilfully in Elaine Murphy’s play

There’s razmatazz but little else in this stage spectacle at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre

David Cale’s musical is a tale of youthful awakening in suburbia

Terrence McNally’s story of hesitant romance is thoughtfully revived at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre

Dave Malloy’s new musical addresses a very contemporary form of addiction

The new drama serves up misery and narcissism at the Pershing Square Signature Center

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The playwright’s 1977 portrait of farming lives in freefall opens at the Pershing Square Signature Center, New York

This production of Sophocles’s tragedy emerged from the death of a black teenager in Missouri

The stage adaptation of Tim Burton’s film offers one strikingly memorable performance

James Graham’s tabloid takeover drama brings Fleet Street to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, New York

Santino Fontana’s assured performance drives Scott Ellis’s fluid staging at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow offer impressionistic versions of the real-life couple

Nathan Lane and Kristine Nielsen bring Vaudevillian flair to Shakespeare follow-up at Broadway’s Booth Theatre

The star’s rambunctious performance is the best thing about this dated melodrama

Anne Carson’s play at the new cultural complex blends past and present, drama and music

The actors often seem bewildered by Sam Gold’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy

Inside the Park Avenue Armory, an eerie emptiness evokes the invisible abstraction of money itself in Sam Mendes’ production

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

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