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The Whim and Whimsy of James and Jamesy

They're more Beckett than bonkers.

Geoffrey Owens, Working Artists, and Me

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

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Rocks Broadway

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But it can strike near enough.

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.

Hannah Gadsby Just Killed Comedy As We Know It

First she shows how her jokes work. Then you're left appalled at why you laughed in the first place.

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?

10 Nominees for Trump’s Chair, National Endowment for the Arts

There's a deep, eclectic bench ready to lead the agency.

No, ‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Anything But a Period...

Gays may be more comfortable in their sexuality, but internalized homophobia hasn't vanished.

The 2018 National Summit and Expo on Diversity in the Arts

A conference to tackle the difficult questions. Here's what you can expect.

Barr None: Crotch-Grabbing Comic Sabotages Stupid Sitcom

Next time, ABC, if you don't want to put the "big" back into bigotry, don't green-light a bigot.

How I Found a Flicker of Art in the Artless Soul...

"Transparent Falsehood" is a satire full of “outtakes of humanity” for a man who has none.

‘Saint Joan’ On Broadway: Shaw’s Timeless Gift to Powerful Women

The title character has a heap of gumption as played by Condola Rashad.

It’s Me! Will Shakespeare! Come ‘Measure’ My New Musical!

"Desperate Measures"? You could have knocked me over with the feather that I still write with.

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

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

No, Claire Berlinski: #MeToo Isn’t Going Too Far

Not when there are restaurant rape rooms and Louis C.K. is just fine.

Mia Dolan Sucks, But Jimmy Fowlie Will Leave You Laughing

The fictional character played by Emma Stone in "La La Land" finally performs her one-woman show for all the world to see.

Willimon’s Will: The DC Swamp (and Uma Thurman!) Take Broadway

No one sees and no one draws a moral line. Talk about a snake pit!

Amy Schumer Does Edward Albee, Courtesy of Steve Martin

Amy Shumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Sjamos spark a play giving marriage the once-over.

With “Vacationland,” Comic Liar John Hodgman Spills Truth

The onetime "Daily Show" player turns serious in a new collection of personal essays.
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