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Harry Potter

“Harry Potter” in the West End: A Hogwarts Report Card

Mostly good grades. But room for improvement.

Four Podcasts To Make You Smarter, Kinder, Hopeful

With my ear buds, I stretch my brain and open my mind to new ideas and stories.
Marni Nixon

Me and Me2: An Appreciation of Marni Nixon

"Goodbye, Me. Love, Me2."
1968

2016: Reprise of 1968?

We don’t need another 1968. Or worse, 1933.
Katdashians

Katdashians, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Politics of Parody

Kardashians! Break the Musical! sparks debate on the limits of parody.
Intimate Theater

Intimate Theater, the 99-Seat Plan and Getting Artists Justice

Actors' rights and cultural competency.
RNC in Cleveland

Reality Trumped: RNC TV

The RNC ends up with a reality show entirely starring villains.

Crippled Candidacies Augur Change

The balance of opposing political forces . . . cannot go on indefinitely.
Un Fil a la Patte at Comedie Francaise

Paris Askew Part Deux: La Rupture

The night I went to the Comédie-Française, an actor lost it onstage.
playwright

The Pipeline Festival Answers The Readiness Question

How a trio of artistic leaders learned from each other and Women's Project Theater Lab.
PokémonGo

Steppenwolf the PokéStop?: How Theaters Should Use Pokémon Go

Theaters can use the popularity of Pokémon Go to draw new audiences to their theaters.

Daniel Radcliffe “Privacy” Goes Public

More entertainment then enlightenment.

Racism Is Why I Didn’t Vote for Bernie Sanders

If you’re fighting oppression because it's convenient, you're not fighting oppression.

Liberty, Equality, Atrocity: Paris in a Time of Terror

The French state has committed its own share of crimes against its Arabic citizens.

11th Hour Party People: Monstah Black’s “Hyperbolic!”

The queer multidisciplinary performance is the centerpiece of HOT! Festival.

Arts Participation: It’s the Experience, Stupid.

We must engage with cohorts on their own terms.
Protests

Admonishments For Me and My Fellow White People

"I did nothing." This is on my mind tonight.
Brexit

Brexit: British Theatre Must Respond

London needs to wake up and look outside of the bubble.
Oslo

“Oslo”: A Lost Middle East Peace

The characters exist in this imagined scenario but not necessarily the actual dialog.
Can You Forgive Her?

Money, Love, Sex and Power: Playwright Gina Gionfriddo

The two-time Pulitzer nominee talks gender politics, House of Cards and her latest play.
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