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Before Gettin' the Band Back Together kicked off, the show's producer bounded down the aisle and up the steps to the stage to do a... [Read More]
There are over 130 bios in the Playbill for Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, now receiving a revival at... [Read More]
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Just keeps going strong. [Read More]
I bought a cookie at the intermission of This Ain't No Disco. Weirdly, I needed the sugar. For all the insistent, glitter-ball-bedecked, in-your-face-sleazy-sexy exuberance of... [Read More]
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A few days ago, the Times published an extensive profile of Young Jean Lee in anticipation of Second Stage's revival of her 2014 play Straight... [Read More]
There's a word in Russian: obraz. Translated simply it means image, but more accurately it refers to an icon or a sacred image, an image... [Read More]
Like a nightingale caught up in a footrace with a bioengineered cheetah—having forgotten its wings and its voice in a befuddled attempt at high-tech speed—contemporary... [Read More]
If you're a Shakespeare in the Park kind of person, your summer will be bookended by two characters, the villain Iago and the heroine Viola,... [Read More]
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"I thought you said race is a construct," says a mocking, identifiably white male voice coming from the sound system at Soho Rep halfway through... [Read More]
I'm a Tony Awards voter. If you know me as New York's theater critic, this isn't particularly strange or hilarious. But if you know me... [Read More]
Lauren Yee's smart, feisty, highly enjoyable new play The Great Leap—currently having its New York premiere at Atlantic Theater Company under the high-energy direction of... [Read More]
The appallingly talented British actor Tom Hollander has been John Ruskin, T. S. Eliot, and Dylan Thomas; the prime minister and a motion-capture hyena; two... [Read More]
Henry James would probably die all over again if he could hear one of his characters describe the looming, intangible something that dominates his life,... [Read More]
Phylicia Rashad directs an actor-friendly production. [Read More]
The wolf-eyed Erin Markey wants you to be a little scared in the theater, kind of in the way you're a little scared when you're... [Read More]
Things that happened when I was 13: I played first-chair clarinet in my middle-school band. I tried to kiss my first boy (he was second-chair)... [Read More]
In 1976 Caryl Churchill collaborated with Joint Stock Theatre Company for the first time to write a play about revolutionary fervor, apocalyptic visions, political optimism,... [Read More]
We all have that one Onion article that makes us laugh hysterically, then quietly question everything we've done with our life. Mine is "New Evidence... [Read More]
From theater that's questioning — or celebrating — the theatrical form itself, to theater that's forging new takes on old stories, to angels and Westerns... [Read More]
The cutest thing about this morning's Tony nominations was Katharine McPhee's steadily increasing inability to pronounce the words "SpongeBob SquarePants." She had to say them... [Read More]
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