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Barra Grant: ‘Miss America’s Ugly Daughter’ No More

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It's one thing to grow up, and grow insecure, as the child of a celebrity. It's another thing to transcend it all with forgiveness.

The Confession of Howard McGillin

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It's not just actor-playwright Charles Busch offering a revelatory exercise in camp along Off-Broadway right now. Watch his co-star.

Immersive Theater Brings Legendary Nellie Bly Back to Life

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Remembering a period of history that was downright cruel, especially in regard to women's health -- and the woman who exposed it all.

In ‘Halfway Bitches,’ Playwright Guirgis Goes All the Way

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This is two-act, two-hour-and-40-minute political issue to which attention must be paid.

In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwright Mines Lesser Days

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Judith Ivey appears at the center of a few, very individual stories of certain troubled Americans -- and a much, much larger American tragedy.

‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’

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Welcome to a 2019 fantasy history play about a 1979 White House experience that might have been.

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.

Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again!

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My, my -- how can I resist Harvey Fierstein in his new play, "Bella Bella"?

Playwright Rebecca Gilman Finds ‘A Woman of the World’

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The story of Mabel Loomis Todd -- first editor of Emily Dickinson's poetry and much more -- opens Off-Broadway with the timeless Kathleen Chalfant.

Dear Will Arbery: About ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’

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The hold of conservative Christianity on the American body politic is a symptom of the crisis.

How Two Mfoniso Udofia Plays Became One Night of Theater

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

Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire

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Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains.

In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo

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But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions?

Making a Frame: How I Found an Augusto Boal Book in...

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Looking back on more than three decades creating community and drama around the world using the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed.

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home

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There must be method to playwright Halley Feiffer's current madness.

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy

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Despite predictable drawbacks, Chris Urch's theatrical indictment is an important work of art.

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears

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With the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) under right-wing attack, Mary Kathryn Nagle sounds the alarm.

‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest

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Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again.

‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered

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The playwright thinks he’s offering us shocks. They register more like mild nudges.

Who Are The 1491s and What Is ‘Between Two Knees’?

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An intertribal, Indigenous sketch-comedy troupe exposes a deep cultural scar.
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