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Trigger Warnings at the Theater: Should This Be a Thing?

Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?

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.

After 50 Years, Elaine May Returns to Broadway

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

“Making Oscar Wilde”: A Young Aesthete Lectures America

His American tour served him as he wrote the stage comedies that gave him lasting literary currency.

‘The Ferryman’ Not Only Has Broadway’s Best Ensemble…

...it may well be the best play of the last 10 years.

In ‘Hitler’s Tasters,’ Young Women Feast on the Fuhrer’s Food

Former journalist turned playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks explores a grim historical footnote.

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.

She’s Bernhardt, She’s Hamlet, and She Wears the Pants

Even just her name still connotes outsized emotions.

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.

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.

Jayne Atkinson: Many Political Women, One Singular ‘Ann’

A Texas-sized challenge for any actress, even one at the peak of her performative powers.

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.

The Maria Irene Fornes Play Marathon We Need Right Now

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

Marcus Gardley Constructs ‘The House That Will Not Stand’

A spunky, engaging, sardonic story of women making their way in a society framed by -- who else? -- men.

On Broadway, ‘Straight White Men’ Is Somewhat Bent Over

Young Jean Lee isn't necessarily crafting drama about what she knows so much as depending on others for what they know.
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