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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.

Dreamy “Peter Pan” Grows Wild and Full of Bedlam

When Peter still instructs the Darling children to fly by wishing for it, they close their eyes and dream, still solidly on the ground.

Off-Broadway, Max Crumm Finds Himself a “Hot Mess”

Please meet Max and Eleanor. Or, if you like, Eleanor and Max. They go together like -- well, Max and Eleanor, or Eleanor and...

What Is Censorship? The Tale of Michael Weller’s “Buyer Beware”

Yesterday morning I read up on Brandeis University's decision to cancel a production of Michael Weller's new play, Buyer Beware. Or at least that's...

John Patrick Shanley’s New Play? Snap Out of It!

Jason Alexander, Sherie René Scott, Mary Testa Battle the Odds to a stand-still.

Free, Free at Last: In Flux, US Playwright Finds Stability

"I’m looking forward to seeing all the protest theater in the next four years."

Historic Cherry Lane Theatre Blooming Under New Leaders

"This is professional theater. We take great pride in that."

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

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

Robert LuPone Pulls Heart and Strings to Play “The Violin”

The glory of age means that artistic satisfaction can come from within himself.

Political Theatre Thrives Once More in Brexit-Era London

British audiences are going where there's political theatre.

Advice and Consent: Nia Vardalos Finds “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Nia Vardalos adapts and stars in a theatrical retelling of pain and survival.

Son to Forgive His Betraying Mother? Ask “The Treasurer”

Wall board and masking tape cover a lifetime of scars in Max Posner’s The Treasurer.

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

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

In “A Clockwork Orange,” Onstage Violence Turns Red Hot

Anthony Burgess' violent dystopia: is it here?

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.