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

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

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.

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.

Stunning Dunning Unveils His ‘Signature Project,’ 1M People Strong

More than 300,000 people have literally affixed their names to one artist's vision.

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.

1983 Viral? Revisit Reagan’s Grenada Invasion in “Halcyon Days”

And a brief introduction to actor Tom Paolino, who plays Eddie.

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.

As Racial Tensions Rise, Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” Stands Army Strong

Chatting with Charles Weldon, artistic director of the legendary Negro Ensemble Company.

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

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

Adrienne Kennedy’s New Play of Love, Race and Puppets

Memories of her white grandfather animate the 86-year-old legend's first play in a decade.

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.

A Play About Equity for Women? (Yes! Written In 1912!)

Stanley Houghton's "Hindle Wakes" was ahead of its time. But serendipity can be jaw-dropping.

Hirabayashi Lives On, Still Defending the US Constitution

A play set in World War II reminds us that our rights are only as strong as our resolve to defend them.

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.
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