Empire: The Musical

Al Smith’s quest to build the Empire State Building in 1930 is depicted in this uneven show; its sparkling performances and fine stagecraft are virtues.

Zooman and the Sign

Isaiah Joseph. (Photo credit: Jonathan Slaff)

A powerful revival of Charles Fuller’s 1980 Black family drama; a 12-year-old girl is shot to death; her family grieves and her 15-year-old killer vents.