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In the Theater of Nwandu, Black Men Yearn to ‘Pass Over’

A tragicomic play invites comparison with other works, but ultimately stands on its own.

Theater’s Online Community Is Dying. Can We Save It?

Let's not lament the decline of theater blogs. We can get the conversation back.

Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?

We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

It Floats. It Sails. It Sinks: Anthony Giardina’s ‘Dan Cody’s Yacht’

Teenagers with well-grounded values is the best part of the play. Then there's the rest of it.

No, ‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Anything But a Period...

Gays may be more comfortable in their sexuality, but internalized homophobia hasn't vanished.

How to Make a Black Man Disappear From Broadway

Here's what Ben Brantley did -- or didn't do -- in his review of "Angels in America" on Broadway.

Why Harold Wolpert Took the Leap to Signature Theatre

"Don’t be afraid to take chances, but always act with integrity."

At Last, There’s ‘Peace for Mary Frances’ (and Lois Smith)

The legendary actress is in pain, and her character's family is giving her more of it.

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Outdated ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Falls on Deaf Ears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

TCG Announces New Playwright Trading Cards™

Two expansion decks are also on the way, including “Beckett and the Absurdists,” arrival date TBD.

‘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.
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