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Why Time Is Still Ripe for the Fresh Fruit Festival

An act of defiance for 16 years and counting, we need festivals like "Fresh Fruit" now more than ever.

In ‘Mary Page Marlowe,’ Six Actors Create One (Un-) Exceptional Woman

In Tracy Letts' new play, meet a middle-class everywoman of the American Midwest.

I Shouldn’t Judge a Play About Antonin Scalia Until I See...

What if I think he was a terrible jurist and a bad man? Does that make me a bad critic?

What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?

Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."

Ezra, Henry and a Refuge From Adulthood in ‘Log Cabin’

Gender identity used as a storytelling tool, not as the point of the play.

Vanishing Politics! The Off-Broadway Wonder of Vitaly Beckman

If this sounds like a relief, that's because it feels like a relief.

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.

It Floats. It Sails. It Sinks: Anthony Giardina’s ‘Dan Cody’s Yacht’

Teenagers with well-grounded values is the best part of the play. Then there's the rest of it.

No, ‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Anything But a Period...

Gays may be more comfortable in their sexuality, but internalized homophobia hasn't vanished.

Why Harold Wolpert Took the Leap to Signature Theatre

"Don’t be afraid to take chances, but always act with integrity."

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.

New Play, ‘Alternating Currents,’ Electrifies a Queens Neighborhood

The remarkable idealism of Electchester -- and its complicated response to a changing NYC.

How I Found a Flicker of Art in the Artless Soul...

"Transparent Falsehood" is a satire full of “outtakes of humanity” for a man who has none.

On Broadway, ‘Harry Potter’ Finds Magic Is Father to the Son

Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany wave magic wands over a two-part Broadway spectacle.

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

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

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.

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.

New Play ‘Shooter’ Aims to Make Mass Shootings Non-Partisan

What if the person -- and the gun -- kill people?
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