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30 International Artists You Should Track During 2018

They are global spitfires -- artists making a difference -- and they are producing hope.

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.

Hirabayashi Lives On, Still Defending the US Constitution

A play set in World War II reminds us that our rights are only as strong as our resolve to defend them.

How “Mudbound” Smartly Deconstructs the Mammy Myth

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

Authoritarianism Rises Off-Broadway in “Describe the Night”

Playwright Rajiv Joseph offers an allegory for today's corrosive political climate and totalitarian rumblings.

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!

New Georges A.D., Susan Bernfield, Dips in “The Pool”

Susan Bernfield talks about jumping into The Pool and her play "Tania in the Getaway Van."

He Said, He Said: “M. Butterfly” Takes Wing on Broadway

Butterflies fly. And a man is a woman is a man is a woman is a man.

In “Torch Song” Return, Fierstein Lights Beautiful Gay Flame

Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff, Mercedes Ruehl as Ma Beckoff spark Kaufman's production.

“The Home Place”: Persnickety Plot Paralyzes Political Play

An overreaching, over-plotted play about a rising working class and the landed gentry.

“Skeleton Crew,” By Playwright Morisseau, Finds Life in Detroit

Does Morisseau think Trump can restore jobs to Detroit? Hell no.

“The Deuce”: Vivid Portrait of Pre-Disney 42nd Street Sleaze

"The Deuce" has the earmarks of a great show, but will it live up to its potential?

“Mary Jane,” Mom to Chronically Sick Child, Gently Explodes

The audacity of hope in the face of mortality. Mary Jane endures because she must.

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...

Searching for a Shore, This Family Settles Into Silence

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

Disney vs. Stravinsky: Titans Clash in Off-Broadway Premiere

Stravinsky didn’t realize that the whole story was going to be about dinosaurs...

This Is Aurin Squire: From Side Jobs to “This Is Us”

The life of a playwright has many upsides: the high that comes from immersing yourself in your characters, the joy of being part of...

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

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

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Dramaturg Ilana M. Brownstein

"Citizenship and civic engagement are inextricable from the art I make."

In Tina Howe Premiere, Theatre 167 Confronts Climate Change

Fans of innovative theatre will surely recognize this as an event.
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