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How Kids TV Made Playwright Matt Hoverman a Star

Broadway producers disappointed him twice. Winning an Emmy for "Arthur" let his spirits rise again.

How “Mudbound” Smartly Deconstructs the Mammy Myth

No more whitewashing the history of forced black domestic labor under slavery.

Off-Broadway, Max Crumm Finds Himself a “Hot Mess”

Please meet Max and Eleanor. Or, if you like, Eleanor and Max. They go together like -- well, Max and Eleanor, or Eleanor and...

John Patrick Shanley’s New Play? Snap Out of It!

Jason Alexander, Sherie René Scott, Mary Testa Battle the Odds to a stand-still.

“Downton Abbey” Star Does Double Time on Broadway

The playwright bounces time on his knee.

Historic Cherry Lane Theatre Blooming Under New Leaders

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

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

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

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: John Pollono’s “Stronger” Journey

Four and a half years ago, Boston was under siege when unknown assailants detonated two homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston...

Atlanta Actor Lee Osorio: Aspiring to Affordable Apartments

Even with plenty of work, artists in Atlanta still struggle to find homes they can afford.

Ruhl “For Peter Pan…” Is Noh Way to Write a Play

Sarah Ruhl gets it one-third right., with lots or room to crow. Er, grow.

Could Shia LaBeouf Become the American Petr Pavlensky?

Every country should have one.

In “Prince of Broadway,” Broadway’s King Crowns Himself

It's pretty much is pretty much and-then-I wrote or else and-then-I-produced-directed.

Crystal Field: Making Street Theater for Five Decades

In street theater, "you have only yourself, your passion and what you believe in."

How Did “GoT” Get So Damned Popular? A Fan Explains.

The show abounds in families. Be it toxic or supportive, we all have them.

Lear deBessonet’s “Midsummer NIght’s Dream” Is Dreamy

Lear deBessonet’s jolly notions are too many to list -- and why give them all away?

► Why Oscar-Nominee James Cromwell Went to Jail

In this episode, James Cromwell reflects on his arrest and the truth about fracking.

Oscar Isaac’s Hamlet: All Briefs, Not Enough Prince

The fever dream of a prep school boy: Sam Gold's direction of "Hamlet."

Dystopian “Death of a Salesman” Brings Hyper-Reality to BAM

The original working title for "Death of a Salesman" was "Inside of His Head."

Actor Ben Curtis Launches Off-Broadway “Crusade”

"We have to find humanity in everything we do," Curtis says. "That's our job."

Actor-Writer Jim Brochu: The Greatest American Zero

"Zero is a great character to play, whether people know he was real or not."