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Let’s Disconnect the ‘Disconnect’ in Nonprofit Theater

Just because a play delivers "excellence" doesn't mean it delivers "impact."

Trigger Warnings at the Theater: Should This Be a Thing?

Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?

We Need a Little Yiddish, Right This Very Minute

As a smash hit, all-Yiddish "Fiddler" preps to move Off-Broadway, the American theater's most unlikely CEO seizes a new tradition.

Big, Black and On Broadway

But "King Kong," the musical, doesn't quite confront its disturbing history as a metaphor for racism.

Mike Hot-Pence by Day, VP Mike Pence by Night

After creating a satirical character, actor Glen Pannell never expected to play the real VP.

For Bob Dylan Musical, Conor McPherson Jettisons the Jukebox

"Hurricane," "Forever Young," “Like a Rolling Stone” -- but not always where you'd expect them.

Stage Legend Mary Beth Peil: A Leading Lady On Film at...

Broadway's grande dame shines in a film about aging, longing and the generation gap.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Is So Unpretty

Broadway pimps out a Hollywood title. Don't buy it.

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Rocks Broadway

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

Oh, My “D-Illyria” For Shaina Taub’s First-Rate ‘Twelfth Night’

The rain fell steadily, once stopping the show for maybe 15 minutes. I refused to budge.

On a Clear Day, You Can See Stephen Bogardus Forever

The original #MeToo musical offers memorable acting by enduring stage talents.

Masi Asare and Her Radical, Creative Musical Theater

A Black woman composer-lyricist-book writer can hit many diversity check-boxes. But she'd rather talk about craft.

Theater’s Online Community Is Dying. Can We Save It?

Let's not lament the decline of theater blogs. We can get the conversation back.

How Mickey McGuire Will Put His FL Theater on the Map

When The Seminole is busy and buzzing, so are Homestead's restaurants and greater downtown.

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.

Billy Bigelow: Still a Wife-Beater. ‘Carousel’: Still a Miracle

The first 20 or so minutes are the absolute best of any musical ever written.

Grote Expectations: A New Musical Heralds the Power of Story

"I’m partial to the guillotine as a device," the playwright said.

TCG Announces New Playwright Trading Cards™

Two expansion decks are also on the way, including “Beckett and the Absurdists,” arrival date TBD.

Tony-Winner Clint Ramos: Strange Art Makes Us Better People

How a Tony-winning costume designer confronts audiences with the odd and unexpected.

Where Are Conservatives in the Arts?

There’s a conversation I want to have. It is about the relationship between conservatives and liberals in the arts. Last year at this time,...
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