All boys together in Pinterworld

A new production of Betrayal reminds us of the playwright’s insights into male relationships

Spoiled for choice

Joshua Harmon’s new play about the struggle to get into top American universities could not be more timely

Molière still hits the spot

The classic Tartuffe transposed to Highgate provides a witty commentary on post-crash London

Thrashing out a few solutions

New plays on Broadway and at the Royal Court take on gay coming of age and corporal punishment

A nuanced take on immigration

A new play about a bereaved London Caribbean family avoids the preachiness of much contemporary drama

Resurrected by Thomas Cook

The Oberammergau Passion Play, put on once a decade, has been a community effort for over 400 years

Porgy’s blessed: songs, cast, dance

George Gershwin’s masterpiece is revealed in all its splendour by ENO’s sprightly new co-production

Everyday story of Trump’s folk

Stephen Karam’s Broadway hit about a family at the mercy of the market resonates in London too

Get me to the Fifties on time

The American director Bartlett Sher has restaged two classical musicals with style and panache

Why the small stage is beautiful

Little theatres like the Donmar and Jermyn Street are important venues for attracting new audiences

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"