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‘Joker’ Is Wild, But Arthur Fleck Is No Partisan Tool

To weaponize the film as just another ideological salvo reduces pop culture to agitprop.

Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the Horror

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

Filmmaker Olympia Stone Receives Bruce Museum Retrospective

"Rewind/Fast-Forward: Celebrating the Artist Documentaries of Olympia Stone" is set for Nov. 7 at 7pm.

América the Beautiful

Directors Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside discuss their exquisite and thought-provoking new documentary.

How Two Mfoniso Udofia Plays Became One Night of Theater

"Our idea has been to let the plays shine, to let the playwright shine, and to support each other."

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

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

That Time Susan Sontag Did Something Stupid

She staged "Waiting for Godot" in 1993 Sarajevo. A Sontag biography raises current questions on what motivates social practice.

How Halston Predicted the Future and Became a Pariah

Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary retraces the rise and fall of an iconic, enigmatic American designer.

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

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

The Currency of Bertolt Brecht

What a shame we still live in a world that the playwright would so readily have recognized.

Women Take the Spotlight at Panorama Europe 2019

A striking through-line highlights this festival, now at NYC's Museum of the Moving Image.

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

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

Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’

You have a tough scene late in the play. You probably know it -- what you do at the end of it.

‘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.

Isabelle Huppert Suffers (Again!) in Surreal Off-Broadway Play

Watching Florian Zeller's 'The Mother,' we suffer right along with the glorious French actress.

Yes, Ma: Gay Boy Playwright-Choreographer Makes Good

It's all about his mother (and her love life) in the part-play, part-dance 'The Mar Vista.'

Revisiting the Comic Tragicomedy of Sean O’Casey

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

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

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

‘Tito and the Birds’: Using Animation to Fight Political Fear

Only 10-year-old Tito, his friends and his pigeons take a stand and save the day.

Lepage Still White-Washing as ‘Kanata’ Opens in Paris?

The story of the show is as offensive as the story being told.
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