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‘Don’t Make Me Come Down There’ — and Other COVID Comedy

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On this episode of the Burke's Law podcast, we enjoy those that Trump once called "My generals" giving him a slap-down -- right in his tiny privates.

‘Jitney,’ in LA, Sings August Wilson’s Song of the Forgotten Man

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Only 34 at the time that he wrote his first play, Jitney, August Wilson may or may not have known just how the emotion-driven...

Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the Horror

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My old friend -- director of Broadway's hit "Slave Play" -- tells me why theater is the space for the complicated and the uncomfortable.

On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life

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The hard elegance of the performances -- especially Tom Hiddleston, in his Broadway debut -- are a potent factor in the overwhelming success of this revival.

Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score?

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The zeitgeist doesn’t bode well for top-flight musical theater scores. Unless...

Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates

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Who has legal standing to know the results of an investigation? What about a moral imperative?

Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand

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

‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light

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Playwright Terrence McNally can be greatly thanked -- especially in the light of the moon.

All the Good News I Could Find

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Nine not-a-little-bit-bougie pieces of good news and nice things for the decadent extremist in us all.

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

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

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

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

Giving Chase to Choreographer Chase Brock

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Dance "from character and situation and circumstance and plot and theme."

Halley Feiffer: Writing New Roles One Play at a Time

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

Of Sound Mind: Fitz Patton Sees Theater As Tonal Adventure

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Sound designer? Composer? Photographer? Publisher? Call him what you like. But call: he's listening.

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

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

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

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

I’m a Playwright, and Trigger Warnings Trouble Me

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What right has anyone to tell me how audiences should experience my plays?

Atticus Finch Galvanizes Broadway

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

In ‘Network’ on Broadway, Design Battles Howard Beale

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Played by a craggy, and mesmerizing Bryan Cranston, he's not going to take it anymore.

Big, Black and On Broadway

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But "King Kong," the musical, doesn't quite confront its disturbing history as a metaphor for racism.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?