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Revisiting the Comic Tragicomedy of Sean O’Casey

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

Let’s Disconnect the ‘Disconnect’ in Nonprofit Theater

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Just because a play delivers "excellence" doesn't mean it delivers "impact."

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.

Pastors, Skaters, Lady Gaga: Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson on 2018’s Best Films

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Vox's film critic joins CFR's Sean Douglass and Jose Solís‏ to review their "favourite" movies of the year.

Trigger Warnings at the Theater: Should This Be a Thing?

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Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?

Meet the Brains Behind ‘The Female Role Model Project’

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Science and theater merge in a daring experiment around gender, empowerment and music.

Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

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

Will Lillian Hellman Return to the Boards for ‘Days to Come’?

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Revisiting the work of a woman who did not cut her conscience to fit any theatrical fashion.

The Maria Irene Fornes Play Marathon We Need Right Now

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A 12-hour tribute to the greatest playwright you've never heard of.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Is So Unpretty

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Broadway pimps out a Hollywood title. Don't buy it.

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Rocks Broadway

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Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But it can strike near enough.

Masi Asare and Her Radical, Creative Musical Theater

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A Black woman composer-lyricist-book writer can hit many diversity check-boxes. But she'd rather talk about craft.

In the Theater of Nwandu, Black Men Yearn to ‘Pass Over’

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A tragicomic play invites comparison with other works, but ultimately stands on its own.

At Last, There’s ‘Peace for Mary Frances’ (and Lois Smith)

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The legendary actress is in pain, and her character's family is giving her more of it.

Despite Stiff Staging, Deft Denzel Warms ‘Iceman Cometh’

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How do you stage semi-sloshed drunks mostly sitting at bar tables for four hours?

Why I Am Boycotting Writers Theatre in Chicago

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When a board papers over staff misconduct, maybe it's time to just say no.

‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’ Proves We Need More Political Pop Stars

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Listen before Homeland Security takes this down.
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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?