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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.

In Interactive Play “Constellarium,” Children Learn to Be Refugees

How the Verigrin came to define themselves as a sanctuary planet.

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.

How WVF Champions Theater Women in Denver and Beyond

It's all about attitude, "Hattitude" and making women a central artistic priority.

How Kids TV Made Playwright Matt Hoverman a Star

Broadway producers disappointed him twice. Winning an Emmy for "Arthur" let his spirits rise again.

Nuclear Powerless: Cleaning the Mess Boomers Leave Behind

Lucy Kirkwood's debut play on Broadway intertwines personal legacies with disaster.

Authoritarianism Rises Off-Broadway in “Describe the Night”

Playwright Rajiv Joseph offers an allegory for today's corrosive political climate and totalitarian rumblings.

Miller’s “20th Century Blues”: 40 Years, Four Women Fall Flat

Told in the rhythm of a daytime serial, this play will put a smile on your face with no great depth of inner feeling.
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