The shows that reigned over the year


As we count down the last days of 2021, New York’s top theater critics have taken stock of this abridged theater season, deciding their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. The season has been undeniably shortened, but still full of plays, musicals, covers and stellar new works, both on Broadway and in France.

Below, check out our list of “Best of” for theater this year. Don’t forget to check back for new additions as they come out later!


Happy wives
Go over
What happened ? : Michaels abroad
Sanctuary city
Six
Is it a room
Dana H.
Caroline, or Change
Problem in mind
Clyde
and more.

Click here for the full list in The New York Times.


The Lehman Trilogy. Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes

Best Musical Director – John Doyle, Assassins
Best Director of a Play – Eric Tucker, Persuasion
Best Classical Revival – Ms. Warren’s Profession
Best Individual Performance – Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
Best Overall Cast – Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley & Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy
Best New Play – Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage
Artist of the Year – Alice Childress, Trouble in Mind

Click here to read the full list in the Wall Street Journal.


The best theater of 2021: the shows that marked the year
Society. Photo credit: Brinkhoff Moegenburg

Eben Shapiro, Time

Only an octave apart
Blindness
Enemy of the people
Dana H.
Is it a room
Assassins
Society
Caroline, or Change
Kimberly Akimbo
Problem in mind

Click here to read the full list on Time.


Dan Rubins, Slant

Girl from the north of the country
Kimberly Akimbo
Blues Lackawanna
Happy wives
Morning sun
Go over
Sanctuary city
Six
Trevor the Musical
Problem in mind

Click here to read the full list on Slant.

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