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Why Time Is Still Ripe for the Fresh Fruit Festival

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An act of defiance for 16 years and counting, we need festivals like "Fresh Fruit" now more than ever.

In ‘Mary Page Marlowe,’ Six Actors Create One (Un-) Exceptional Woman

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In Tracy Letts' new play, meet a middle-class everywoman of the American Midwest.

I Shouldn’t Judge a Play About Antonin Scalia Until I See...

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What if I think he was a terrible jurist and a bad man? Does that make me a bad critic?

What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?

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Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."

Ezra, Henry and a Refuge From Adulthood in ‘Log Cabin’

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Gender identity used as a storytelling tool, not as the point of the play.

Vanishing Politics! The Off-Broadway Wonder of Vitaly Beckman

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If this sounds like a relief, that's because it feels like a relief.

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.

Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?

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We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

It Floats. It Sails. It Sinks: Anthony Giardina’s ‘Dan Cody’s Yacht’

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Teenagers with well-grounded values is the best part of the play. Then there's the rest of it.

No, ‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Anything But a Period...

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Gays may be more comfortable in their sexuality, but internalized homophobia hasn't vanished.

Why Harold Wolpert Took the Leap to Signature Theatre

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"Don’t be afraid to take chances, but always act with integrity."

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.

New Play, ‘Alternating Currents,’ Electrifies a Queens Neighborhood

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The remarkable idealism of Electchester -- and its complicated response to a changing NYC.

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

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

On Broadway, ‘Harry Potter’ Finds Magic Is Father to the Son

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Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany wave magic wands over a two-part Broadway spectacle.

Nottage’s Mlima, and His Tusks, Make Incredible ‘Tale’

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A rondeau of scenes about the illegal ivory trade makes the case for action.

Why Ato Essandoh Will Have a Very Long Career

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He cut his teeth in NYC's downtown theater. Now he's all over your TV screen.

Grote Expectations: A New Musical Heralds the Power of Story

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"I’m partial to the guillotine as a device," the playwright said.

TCG Announces New Playwright Trading Cards™

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Two expansion decks are also on the way, including “Beckett and the Absurdists,” arrival date TBD.

New Play ‘Shooter’ Aims to Make Mass Shootings Non-Partisan

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What if the person -- and the gun -- kill people?
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And I Thought, ‘Something Just Broke’

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Systemic change will be difficult until we cut out and complete irradiate the Trumpist cancer from our diseased body politic. So we fight.