Last Friday I went to see David Henry Hwang's The Dance and the Railroad at the Signature Theater. It was - it is - EXCELLENT. What, specifically, was excellent? Off the top of my head, I'd say the writing, the performances, the direction, the set, the lights, the sound . . . please just go see it already.
More broadly, if you're not already familiar, please acquaint yourself with the Signature Theater. Beyond the stand-alone excellence of their productions, they provide the opportunity to get to know the work of important playwrights - like Mr. Hwang - more deeply, via their mission and programming philosophy.
Also, on a related note, I heard on the radio yesterday that the Signature theater had the highest rate of actors of color in their productions - this in a climate in which only 23% of actors performing on NYC stages are not white.
High-Five, Signature! I love you.