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Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre AD, Accused of Sexual Harassment

In a long Twitter thread, a former intern at Glencoe's celebrated Writers Theatre alleges that Artistic Director Michael Halberstam repeatedly sexually harassed him in 2003.

“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.

► Director Michael Almereyda on Making “Marjorie Prime”

In this podcast, Alamereyda reflects on memory, technology and the themes of his new film.

Crystal Field: Making Street Theater for Five Decades

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

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."

Gotta Minute? Nuts and Bolts of the One-Minute Play Festival

Can a play really tell a story in a minute?

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

A surprising misreading of Shakespeares

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

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

More Women in Ballet Must Go From Pointe to Power

Why is it so difficult to see women not just as fouetteing ballerinas but choreographers?

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Michelle Hensley

The Artistic Director and Author shares her wonder at travel, family and her adopted home.

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.

Goodman to Skip Plays, Just Show Movies for 17-18 Season

Chicago's Goodman Theatre devotes its 2017-2018 season to The Power of Film.

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!"