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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.

Breaking Bad Brecht: Off-Broadway ‘Arturo Ui’ Goes Kerplop

Director John Doyle's revival, starring Raúl Esparza, clumsily ties to our current political nightmare.

Meet the Brains Behind ‘The Female Role Model Project’

Science and theater merge in a daring experiment around gender, empowerment and music.

RJ Mitte, Stephanie Gould Envision Better Roles for Actors with Disabilities

On this podcast, two actors imagine how the arts could better represent a highly overlooked minority.

After 50 Years, Elaine May Returns to Broadway

In Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery," May gives a superb performance of lasting memory.

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.

As Joan of Arc’s Mother, Glenn Close Sears Your Soul

With one extraordinary performance, the three-time Tony winner seems to ask two questions.

On Stage Now: The Brilliant Nazi Scientist That America Embraced

A play about a Nazi (former Nazi?) who helped America to put a man on the moon.

Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

A documentary theater pioneer takes on a "deeply human" feminist legend.

For Bob Dylan Musical, Conor McPherson Jettisons the Jukebox

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

Craig Lucas Has a Job Off-Broadway, and We Pay For It

The playwright's heart is in the right place. The play isn’t quite.

Political Machines, Private Lives: Facing the Truth of ‘The True’

“You don’t buy loyalty, you inspire it," says Edie Falco's character, proving that politics hasn't changed.

The Whim and Whimsy of James and Jamesy

They're more Beckett than bonkers.

Five Off-Broadway Actors Admit to Being ‘Separate and Equal’

America was always destined to be so much more, and so much better, than "separate but equal." Yes, it's disheartening and infuriating and galvanizing...

Holocaust? What Holocaust? It’s a Hoax! It’s a Hoaxocaust!

In 2014, they asked: "If the Holocaust didn’t happen…what did?" After Trump and Charlottesville, I think we have an answer.

Who’s That Goy Speaking Yiddish?

Shane Baker's muse -- from the crown of his keppie to the ends of his kishkes.

Audible and ‘Harry Clarke’ Remade David Cale’s Career

Starring Billy Crudup, produced by Audible, it was performance, workshop and theater history in one.

Will Lillian Hellman Return to the Boards for ‘Days to Come’?

Revisiting the work of a woman who did not cut her conscience to fit any theatrical fashion.

Pointed Political Parallels in an Off-Broadway ‘Henry VI’

In Stephen Brown-Fried’s elegant new two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy for Off-Broadway's National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), we don’t have to...

The Maria Irene Fornes Play Marathon We Need Right Now

A 12-hour tribute to the greatest playwright you've never heard of.
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