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

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

Pointed Political Parallels in an Off-Broadway ‘Henry VI’

In Stephen Brown-Fried’s elegant new two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy for Off-Broadway's National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), we don’t have to...

Network TV Needs to Stop Doubting Its Best Comedians

Networks keep assuming audiences can't handle smart, fast humor. Ratings prove otherwise.

Et Tu, Orange Brute: Is Donald Trump “Julius Caesar”?

A surprising misreading of Shakespeares

League of Their Own: Broadway Casting Directors Unionize

Following a billion-dollar season, will Broadway's powerful casting directors strike?

How Diep Tran Hones Her Theater Criticism — With Anger

No one believes that full-time criticism is a viable career option, she says.

“Curious Incident” and Autistic Actors on Broadway

Why would "thousands" of people protest actor Tyler Lea?

Quit Dumping on Middle-Aged Women

I don’t know how these messages break down along other racial, ethnic or class lines.

Online Test: Casting Assumptions

Is your first thought your best when it comes to diversity?

Let’s Hear It for Marion Dougherty and Casting Genius

Here's how the New York casting director changed Hollywood right through today.

The Myth About Star Casting on Broadway and Beyond

Before regional theaters, the business model of the actor-manager was, by definition, about the star.

On the NY Theatre Workshop-Deaf Actor Controversy: Where Do You Draw...

"We simply see that this situation arose from the lack of knowledge that Rebecca Gilman, the writer, and director Doug Hughes have of our community."

Mary Frank Madera Cast as Lady M in ‘Macbeth’ Film; Final...

As Lady M sleepwalks and encounters her guilt, it would be boring if she had no real guilt to begin with.

Frances You Sanderson Cast as Lady Macduff in ‘Macbeth’ Film; Kickstarter...

Lady MacDuff represents all of the victims of the Macbeths' reign of terror once it really gets going.

Robert Berliner Cast in Title Role in ‘Macbeth’ Film; Kickstarter Funding...

Mosquitoes, roaring motor bikes, intermittent showers, steamy weather -- none could keep capacity crowds from turning out and enjoying Robert Berliner in Peer Gynt.

Mark Greenfield Joins ‘Macbeth in Close-Up’ Film; Kickstarter Fundraising Continues

A close-up on the Portel will provide the feeling of being right next to a friend who happens to be telling a really hilarious joke.

Everett Quinton Joins Cast of ‘Macbeth’ Film; Kickstarter Fundraising Ongoing

In "Macbeth in Close-Up," it's the explosive combination of physical proximity to truly intense acting work that will set this film apart for audiences.

Cast Announced for Lincoln Center Theater’s “In the Next Room or...

Charge your batteries: Ruhl's "vibrator" play is headed our way.

Cast Announced for Lincoln Center Theater’s “Broke-Ology”

In the summer of one king's death, the King family is another direction for audiences to focus.

Five Finger Exercise: “Los Grumildos” Arriving at HERE Arts Center

Dying to spend some time with plasticine-made hyperrealist automatons? Here you go.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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?