Theater: 4 Must-See Shows On (and Off) Broadway

Big-star revivals keep coming, but this spring the hot tickets are originals

One way to get bodies into the (increasingly expensive) seats on Broadway is to put big stars in old warhorses. And so this spring we've had Denzel Washington in Julius Caesar, Jessica Lange in The Glass Menagerie, Kathleen Turner in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and James Earl Jones in On Golden Pond. But here's a refreshing surprise: this season's revivals have been outshone by an unusually rich supply of new plays and musicals.

THE PILLOWMAN BY MARTIN MCDONAGH

McDonagh has put grisly deeds onstage before, in plays like The Beauty Queen of Leenane. But with The Pillowman, he almost seems...

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