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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.

Mossad, Charlie and Khalil: ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Comes to TV

The Arab-Israeli conflict rages on, making a TV version of John Le Carre's 1983 novel sadly relevant.

Thrills, Chills, Battle of Wills: Theresa Rebeck’s ‘Downstairs’ Terrifies

With Tyne Daly and Tim Daly reaching new acting heights, what is the playwright afraid of?

RJ Mitte, Stephanie Gould Envision Better Roles for Actors with Disabilities

On this podcast, two actors imagine how the arts could better represent a highly overlooked minority.

Is James Franco Fueling Low Ratings for HBO’s ‘The Deuce’?

Without fresh accusations, he's probably in the clear for Season Two.

Screen or Stage, Tyne Daly Finds Arts Essential to Democracy

The Emmy- and Tony-winner has choice thoughts on men and #MeToo, too.

After 50 Years, Elaine May Returns to Broadway

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

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

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

Mike Hot-Pence by Day, VP Mike Pence by Night

After creating a satirical character, actor Glen Pannell never expected to play the real VP.

Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

A documentary theater pioneer takes on a "deeply human" feminist legend.

Actors Work For Praise? No. Actors Should Work For Money

Not paying actors is a tale as old as time. True, neither total annual salary nor the pay for any particular project should define...

What the Constitution Means to Me, You, and Mike Iveson

"Ruth Bader Ginsberg is essentially America's greatest superhero right now."

Stage Legend Mary Beth Peil: A Leading Lady On Film at...

Broadway's grande dame shines in a film about aging, longing and the generation gap.

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

Even just her name still connotes outsized emotions.

Geoffrey Owens, Working Artists, and Me

Artists should start forgiving themselves -- and each other -- for wanting to pay their bills.

Who’s That Goy Speaking Yiddish?

Shane Baker's muse -- from the crown of his keppie to the ends of his kishkes.
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