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anxiety

I Have Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety in the Age of Donald Trump

I have anxiety that turns to terror.
Fierstein

In “Torch Song” Return, Fierstein Lights Beautiful Gay Flame

Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff, Mercedes Ruehl as Ma Beckoff spark Kaufman's production.

Free, Free at Last: In Flux, US Playwright Finds Stability

"I’m looking forward to seeing all the protest theater in the next four years."

New Frontier at Tippet Rise Art Center: Access for All

Spectacular Tippet Rise exemplifies the goal to increase access to art beyond cities.
Geffen

Geffen Gone: Can a Performing Arts Facility Be Too Big to Fund?

Why was the renovation of Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center scrapped?
home

“The Home Place”: Persnickety Plot Paralyzes Political Play

An overreaching, over-plotted play about a rising working class and the landed gentry.
time

“Downton Abbey” Star Does Double Time on Broadway

The playwright bounces time on his knee.
cherry

Historic Cherry Lane Theatre Blooming Under New Leaders

"This is professional theater. We take great pride in that."
nonprofit

8 Nonprofit Phrases, From Least to Most Exploitative, Ranked

"Salary commensurate with experience" and other infuriating phrases used by nonprofits.
Skeleton

“Skeleton Crew,” By Playwright Morisseau, Finds Life in Detroit

Does Morisseau think Trump can restore jobs to Detroit? Hell no.
LuPone

Robert LuPone Pulls Heart and Strings to Play “The Violin”

The glory of age means that artistic satisfaction can come from within himself.
mass shootings

After Mass Shootings, Late-Night Hosts Are Our Best Politicians

How is it that the late night TV is the only place still outraged by mass shootings?
Vietnam

Ken Burns’ New Documentary and the Old Mistake of Vietnam

Vietnam was stupid, hopeless, murderous. "The Vietnam War," the series, has other flaws.
political

Political Theatre Thrives Once More in Brexit-Era London

British audiences are going where there's political theatre.
Huaywasi

Huaywasi: How Artisans Are Changing the Fashion Industry

An interview with the Program Director of Huaywasi, a fair-trade artisan project.
Vardalos

Advice and Consent: Nia Vardalos Finds “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Nia Vardalos adapts and stars in a theatrical retelling of pain and survival.
gender

10 Articles on Gender Parity You Need to Read Right Now

Ten gender parity articles you may have missed over the summer. Grab a cuppa and read.
Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner: A Son of a Bitch. God Rest His Soul.

People are complicated, few more so than Hugh Hefner.
Ozark

► Martín Zimmerman on “Ozark” and How Money Lures Us to Crime

A podcast with the playwright and story editor for Netflix's Ozark