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How I Found a Flicker of Art in the Artless Soul...

"Transparent Falsehood" is a satire full of “outtakes of humanity” for a man who has none.

‘Saint Joan’ On Broadway: Shaw’s Timeless Gift to Powerful Women

The title character has a heap of gumption as played by Condola Rashad.

It’s Me! Will Shakespeare! Come ‘Measure’ My New Musical!

"Desperate Measures"? You could have knocked me over with the feather that I still write with.

Why Hate ‘Roseanne’ When You Can Fall for ‘Barry’?

Hit-man by day, acting student by night -- and distinctly apolitical.

No, Claire Berlinski: #MeToo Isn’t Going Too Far

Not when there are restaurant rape rooms and Louis C.K. is just fine.

Mia Dolan Sucks, But Jimmy Fowlie Will Leave You Laughing

The fictional character played by Emma Stone in "La La Land" finally performs her one-woman show for all the world to see.

Willimon’s Will: The DC Swamp (and Uma Thurman!) Take Broadway

No one sees and no one draws a moral line. Talk about a snake pit!

Amy Schumer Does Edward Albee, Courtesy of Steve Martin

Amy Shumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Sjamos spark a play giving marriage the once-over.

With “Vacationland,” Comic Liar John Hodgman Spills Truth

The onetime "Daily Show" player turns serious in a new collection of personal essays.

Off-Broadway, Max Crumm Finds Himself a “Hot Mess”

Please meet Max and Eleanor. Or, if you like, Eleanor and Max. They go together like -- well, Max and Eleanor, or Eleanor and...

What Is Censorship? The Tale of Michael Weller’s “Buyer Beware”

Yesterday morning I read up on Brandeis University's decision to cancel a production of Michael Weller's new play, Buyer Beware. Or at least that's...

A Healthcare Musical! “Dr. Glassheart” Will See You Now

Everything I know is wrong! What's with these acai bowls?

John Patrick Shanley’s New Play? Snap Out of It!

Jason Alexander, Sherie René Scott, Mary Testa Battle the Odds to a stand-still.

After Mass Shootings, Late-Night Hosts Are Our Best Politicians

How is it that the late night TV is the only place still outraged by mass shootings?

Bobby Goldman Lives! A Talk With Nancy Opel of “Curvy Widow”

Bobby Goldman set out to write a naughty, racy, sexy, campy romp. Now it's a musical.
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Comics in ’70s LA: “I’m Dying Up Here” Just Misses the...

Struggling stand-up comics in LA in the early 1970s? Should be a surefire hit, right?

Summer Read: Hot-Blooded Saga of a New York Immigrant

Anna Fishbeyn's brash and impressive debut novel queries, "What price assimilation?"

Alt Satire? Here’s “Me The People: The Trump America Musical”

"We have a lot of characters you would know..."

Network TV Needs to Stop Doubting Its Best Comedians

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

Matthew Perry Swallows the Truth in “The End of Longing”

When playwright Perry lets loose, actor Perry holds nothing back.

‘Working Woman’: Humans First, Gender Second

Can women and men work together? Yes, says Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad -- when the roots of sexual harassment are finally rooted out.
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