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Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand

Diversity, inclusion and curious sins of omission in a new book on the "greatest star."

‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest

Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again.

For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real...

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play.

She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It

One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage.

What Becomes of Jussie Smollett Now?

What kind of career will Jussie Smollett have now? Will he even have one? I suppose his staunchest defenders will take umbrage at these...

Halley Feiffer: Writing New Roles One Play at a Time

How an actor who has always been a writer became a writer who has always been an actor.

My Heart Doesn’t Belong to ‘Daddy’

Jeremy O. Harris' play, starring Alan Cumming and set in a pool, barely makes a ripple.

‘Transit’ Strike: An Interview with Franz Rogowski

The 33-year-old German actor is about to take the movie world by storm.
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In Season 3, HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Finally Gets a Clue

A show returns to critical-darling status...if you can forgive Stephen Dorff's wig.

Please, Lynn Nottage, Don’t Make Me ‘Meet Vera Stark’!

One of our towering dramatic playwrights finds no time for comedy.

Revisiting the Comic Tragicomedy of Sean O’Casey

Irish Rep reexamines a challenging classic, set during the Irish War for Independence.

My Journey with Orson Welles (and the Betacam)

The co-author of the new play "Maverick" remembers the year he worked with a genius.

Mars Never Seemed So Close, or So Far Away

After an abortive launch, Erin Treadway finally blasts off in the new play "Spaceman."

Sorry, Globes: Patricia Arquette Was a ‘Dannemora’ Dud

Three words: director Ben Stiller. Oh, and maybe there's a fourth word: misogyny.

Shepard’s ‘True West’ May Not Be So True After All

I used to think this was a great play. Now I fear it's a great play wrapped in a gimmick.

And the Oscar Goes to…Blanche Walsh?

The idea of "movie star" was built for her. She deserves the first "Forgotten Women" Oscar.

In ‘Lab’ Strike Against B’way, Is Actors’ Equity Overreaching?

Writers disrespected...non-union actors bullied...Broadway pros offer a sharp critique.

Atticus Finch Galvanizes Broadway

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" astounds with the great Jeff Daniels.

Let’s Disconnect the ‘Disconnect’ in Nonprofit Theater

Just because a play delivers "excellence" doesn't mean it delivers "impact."

Pastors, Skaters, Lady Gaga: Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson on 2018’s Best Films

Vox's film critic joins CFR's Sean Douglass and Jose Solís‏ to review their "favourite" movies of the year.
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