2019-2020 Theatre Season: Revivals

My favorite revivals — plays and musicals alike — of the 2019-2020 (non-Broadway) theatre season:


Summa Cum Laude

  1. A Raisin in the Sun (WTF)
  2. Fires in the Mirror (Signature)
  3. Sincerity Forever (Flea)
  4. Fefu and Her Friends (TFANA)
  5. Not I (Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival @ BRIC)
  6. Bad Penny (Flea)

Magna Cum Laude

  1. Adrienne Truscott’s (Still) Asking For It (A Stand-Up Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!) (Joe’s Pub)
  2. The Young Man from Atlanta (Signature)

Cum Laude (AKA: everything else I saw, listed alphabetically)

  • A Bright Room Called Day (Public)
  • Antigone (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center @ Park Avenue Armory)
  • Blues for an Alabama Sky (Keen @ Theatre Row)
  • Caesar & Cleopatra (Gingold Theatrical Group @ Theatre Row)
  • Constellations (Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival @ La Mama)
  • Coriolanus (Public’s Delacorte)
  • Curse of the Starving Class (Signature)
  • Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth (Potomac Theatre Project/NYC @ Atlantic Stage 2)
  • DruidShakespeare: Richard III (Druid @ White Light Festival Lincoln Center)
  • Dublin Carol (Irish Rep)
  • Dying City (2ST)
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Public)
  • Ghosts (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
  • Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre Company @ Sidney Harman Hall)
  • Hamlet (Gate Theatre @ St. Ann’s Warehouse)
  • Judgement Day (Park Avenue Armory)
  • Mac Beth (Red Bull @ Hunter Theater Project)
  • Macbeth (CSC)
  • Midsummer: A Banquet (Food of Love / Third Rail Projects @ Café Fae)
  • Molly Sweeney (Keen @ Theatre Row)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Public’s Delacorte)
  • Pumpgirl (Irish Rep)
  • spunk (Signature, Washington DC)
  • The Crucible (Bedlam @ Connelly Theater)
  • The Woman in Black (McKittrick)
  • Timon of Athens (TFANA)


Summa Cum Laude

  1. Little Shop of Horrors (x2: @ Westside)

Magna Cum Laude

  1. Mack & Mabel (Encores! @ City Center)

Cum Laude

  • Evita (City Center)
  • Mud Drowning (Mabou Mines @ Performance Space)
  • Promenade (Encores! Off-Center @ City Center)
  • Rock of Ages (New World Stages)
  • The Bacchae (Classical Theatre of Harlem @ Marcus Garvey Park)
  • The Sorceress (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbien @ Museum of Jewish Heritage)
  • Working (Encores! Off-Center @ City Center)

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