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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.

Kidman, Johansson, Gadot and Other Reasons to Stop Reading Now

The powerful do not instigate mass movements. They appropriate and profit from them, then kill them at the grassroots.

Like Music, Broadway’s “Farinelli” Has Charms — and Mark Rylance

Was Spain's melancholy king, Philippe V, crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Only a castrato knew for sure.

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.
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