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In the Theater of Nwandu, Black Men Yearn to ‘Pass Over’

A tragicomic play invites comparison with other works, but ultimately stands on its own.

Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?

We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

Set in Japan, Okada Drama Haunts NYC Theatergoers

The Play Company's latest production examines the quest for normalcy after a devastating tsunami.

At Last, There’s ‘Peace for Mary Frances’ (and Lois Smith)

The legendary actress is in pain, and her character's family is giving her more of it.

Despite Stiff Staging, Deft Denzel Warms ‘Iceman Cometh’

How do you stage semi-sloshed drunks mostly sitting at bar tables for four hours?

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

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

Nottage’s Mlima, and His Tusks, Make Incredible ‘Tale’

A rondeau of scenes about the illegal ivory trade makes the case for action.

Outdated ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Falls on Deaf Ears

Sarah feels “split down the middle, caught between two worlds.” Because she is.

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.

‘Three Tall Women’: A Memory Play Through Class and Mirrors

Director Joe Mantello transforms Edward Albee's emotional exorcism into tremulous enchantment.

Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane Lead a Celestial ‘Angels in America’

To quote Robert Browning: "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

How Indie Theater Like ‘Athena’ Suddenly Becomes a Hit

And why you can liken the production to farm-to-table cuisine.

Was Augustin Daly, 19th Century Theater Genius, a Secret Progressive?

Why director Alex Roe calls "A Marriage Contract," from 1892, an "indictment of prejudice, privilege and complacency."

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."

As Racial Tensions Rise, Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” Stands Army Strong

Chatting with Charles Weldon, artistic director of the legendary Negro Ensemble Company.

20 Change-Making US Artists You Should Track During 2018

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

Miracle Village: Embodying Sex Offenders on the NYC Stage

This part of America may be hard to see, making it crucial not to look away.

Seeing Red: Why “Cardinal” Is Not a Very Good Play

When a play is poor-to-middling, directors and casts can ratchet things up. Not here.

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.
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