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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.

With ‘Judas,’ Phoenix Rep Revisits the Mark of Robert Patrick

The greatest story ever told, by one of the greatest LGBTQ playwrights ever known.

Despite Stiff Staging, Deft Denzel Warms ‘Iceman Cometh’

How do you stage semi-sloshed drunks mostly sitting at bar tables for four hours?

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.

Outdated ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Falls on Deaf Ears

Sarah feels “split down the middle, caught between two worlds.” Because she is.

‘Three Tall Women’: A Memory Play Through Class and Mirrors

Director Joe Mantello transforms Edward Albee's emotional exorcism into tremulous enchantment.

Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane Lead a Celestial ‘Angels in America’

To quote Robert Browning: "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

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.

Get Your Tics For “Syndrome,” Play About Tourette’s

And why Kirk Wood Bromley, master of verse plays, isn't dating Jennifer Lawrence.

Why We Need Black Antiheroes, with Antoinette Nwandu

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu on writing new kinds of black characters and her upcoming film with Spike Lee.

Thriving in Science, Working as Artist? Here’s an Elegant Proof

No, we're not all brooding eccentrics.

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

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

Was Augustin Daly, 19th Century Theater Genius, a Secret Progressive?

Why director Alex Roe calls "A Marriage Contract," from 1892, an "indictment of prejudice, privilege and complacency."

“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.

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.
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