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In Joshua Harmon’s ‘Admissions,’ the Real Test Is Racial Quotas

On stage, should a white character speak for her unseen Black husband and biracial child?

David Rabe’s “Good for Otto” Needs Off-Broadway Shrink-Wrapping

A play as long and as painfully repetitive as real-life analysis can be.

How Indie Theater Like ‘Athena’ Suddenly Becomes a Hit

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

Off-Broadway, “An Ordinary Muslim” Offers Extraordinary Journey

“The problem is not the Jamaat," one character declares. "The problem is this family.”

“Kings” Passes Bechdel Test, Drowns in Design

In the new play by Sarah Burgess, hyper-aggro sound design nearly ruins the storytelling.

At SoHo Rep, “Is God Is” Mostly Is, Until It Isn’t

Playwright Aleshea Harris is bound and determined to offer us an allegory. Or several.

In “Hangmen,” Martin McDonagh Still Plays Fast and Noose

Head-knocking and blood-spilling in his plays are often packaged with high hilarity.

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.

In Interactive Play “Constellarium,” Children Learn to Be Refugees

How the Verigrin came to define themselves as a sanctuary planet.

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.

Orlandersmith Finds Documentary Theater in Ferguson, MO

A quiet contemplation of America’s newly energized racist past.

How WVF Champions Theater Women in Denver and Beyond

It's all about attitude, "Hattitude" and making women a central artistic priority.

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.

How Kids TV Made Playwright Matt Hoverman a Star

Broadway producers disappointed him twice. Winning an Emmy for "Arthur" let his spirits rise again.

Nuclear Powerless: Cleaning the Mess Boomers Leave Behind

Lucy Kirkwood's debut play on Broadway intertwines personal legacies with disaster.

How the CEO of Hanky Panky Became an Off-Broadway Producer

Is Lida Orzeck running for Most Interesting Woman in the World?

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!

Amy Schumer Does Edward Albee, Courtesy of Steve Martin

Amy Shumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Sjamos spark a play giving marriage the once-over.

Miller’s “20th Century Blues”: 40 Years, Four Women Fall Flat

Told in the rhythm of a daytime serial, this play will put a smile on your face with no great depth of inner feeling.
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