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Geoffrey Owens, Working Artists, and Me

Artists should start forgiving themselves -- and each other -- for wanting to pay their bills.

Who’s That Goy Speaking Yiddish?

Shane Baker's muse -- from the crown of his keppie to the ends of his kishkes.

Jayne Atkinson: Many Political Women, One Singular ‘Ann’

A Texas-sized challenge for any actress, even one at the peak of her performative powers.

How Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. Made Emmy History

Meet the first black couple to both be nominated for Emmys in the same year.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Is So Unpretty

Broadway pimps out a Hollywood title. Don't buy it.

Is the Humor of Barry Humphries Out of Time?

The days of performing witless, morally objectionable material under the guise of being "in character" are over.

In ‘Mary Page Marlowe,’ Six Actors Create One (Un-) Exceptional Woman

In Tracy Letts' new play, meet a middle-class everywoman of the American Midwest.

I Shouldn’t Judge a Play About Antonin Scalia Until I See...

What if I think he was a terrible jurist and a bad man? Does that make me a bad critic?
Westworld

‘Westworld’ Mesmerizes — and Makes No Effen Sense

HBO's metaphor for the abuses of power may be abusing its power over viewers.

Despite Stiff Staging, Deft Denzel Warms ‘Iceman Cometh’

How do you stage semi-sloshed drunks mostly sitting at bar tables for four hours?

Why I Am Boycotting Writers Theatre in Chicago

When a board papers over staff misconduct, maybe it's time to just say no.

Why Hate ‘Roseanne’ When You Can Fall for ‘Barry’?

Hit-man by day, acting student by night -- and distinctly apolitical.

Why Ato Essandoh Will Have a Very Long Career

He cut his teeth in NYC's downtown theater. Now he's all over your TV screen.

Why ‘Inclusion Rider’ Also Needs to Mean ‘Time’s Up’

Hey Netflix, you awake? If you really cared about diversity, you'd listen to Frances McDormand.

1983 Viral? Revisit Reagan’s Grenada Invasion in “Halcyon Days”

And a brief introduction to actor Tom Paolino, who plays Eddie.

These 12 Words Erased Directors of Color at the Oscars

White feminism strikes again.

“Red Sparrow”: Jennifer Lawrence Leads Ideologically Putrid Spy Movie

One has to wonder what audience this film is intended for.

Six Women Allege Physical, Emotional Abuse at Dream Theatre Company

"Jeremy continues to email me from about 10 different addresses, with marriage proposals, suicide threats and pictures of his dick."

On TV, It’s Raining Men: An Alienist and a Versace

Two recent shows were grim and stomach-turning. Why am I bored and ambivalent?

Will Eno Brings “Thom Pain,” Starring Rainn Wilson, to BroadwayHD

The playwright discusses collaborating with Wilson, his former roommate, adapting his Pulitzer-nominated play to film, and some surprising encounters with London's wildlife.
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