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“Downton Abbey” Star Does Double Time on Broadway

The playwright bounces time on his knee.

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

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

In “A Clockwork Orange,” Onstage Violence Turns Red Hot

Anthony Burgess' violent dystopia: is it here?

Searching for a Shore, This Family Settles Into Silence

Sudsy plot points with the working-class Holmes family in rural England.

You Wrote a Children’s Play About Chernobyl?

I could say “a play about Chernobyl” and end it there. "Children's play" is the kicker.

What We Did For Love: Why Amateur Theatre Isn’t a Dirty...

Amateur theatre is a sector we should be proud of.

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?

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

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

Et Tu, Orange Brute: Is Donald Trump “Julius Caesar”?

A surprising misreading of Shakespeares

Disability Disabused in Martyna Majok’s “Cost of Living”

Disability -- maybe the cost of living is one of its great rewards.

Anger, Seven Ways: Hamish Linklater’s “The Whirligig”

Raging voices can be dramatic, but they don’t necessarily constitute drama.

In “Foxes,” Linney and Nixon Bring Out Hellman’s Best

There are times when comparison are called for, and this is one of them.

► Why Nijla Mu’min is a Director to Watch

In this podcast Mu'min discusses her upcoming film Jinn, a Muslim coming-of-age tale.

Coke Addiction in “Kyle” Takes a Powder and Laughs

Kyle is Jack’s inner addict. And Hollis James's inner addict, too.

When Theater of Privilege Rots: The DWTC Story

The death of Dead Writers Theater in Chicago is another teachable moment.

American Musicals? Hello, “Schikaneder” and “Mozart!”

American musicals wearing you down? Here comes "Schikaneder" and "Mozart!"

Ives Revives a Comic Liar (And It’s Not You-Know-Who)

Cliton and Sabine? Cliton and Isabelle? Don't ask me. Events were moving fast.

The Pipeline Festival Answers The Readiness Question

How a trio of artistic leaders learned from each other and Women's Project Theater Lab.

How Director Emmi Hilger is Growing the Canon of Magical Realism

Emmi Hilger on myths, empathy and how your life may be more magical than you realize.

Gideon Productions Marches Forward with “Universal Robots”

We tell the story...We tell the story...We tell the story...