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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.

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.

Why Ato Essandoh Will Have a Very Long Career

He cut his teeth in NYC's downtown theater. Now he's all over your TV screen.

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.

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

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

New Play ‘Shooter’ Aims to Make Mass Shootings Non-Partisan

What if the person -- and the gun -- kill people?

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?"

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.

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."

Six Women Allege Physical, Emotional Abuse at Dream Theatre Company

"Jeremy continues to email me from about 10 different addresses, with marriage proposals, suicide threats and pictures of his dick."

“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.

Will Eno Brings “Thom Pain,” Starring Rainn Wilson, to BroadwayHD

The playwright discusses collaborating with Wilson, his former roommate, adapting his Pulitzer-nominated play to film, and some surprising encounters with London's wildlife.

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

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