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In Joshua Harmon’s ‘Admissions,’ the Real Test Is Racial Quotas

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On stage, should a white character speak for her unseen Black husband and biracial child?

David Rabe’s “Good for Otto” Needs Off-Broadway Shrink-Wrapping

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A play as long and as painfully repetitive as real-life analysis can be.

Why We Need Black Antiheroes, with Antoinette Nwandu

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Playwright Antoinette Nwandu on writing new kinds of black characters and her upcoming film with Spike Lee.

How Indie Theater Like ‘Athena’ Suddenly Becomes a Hit

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And why you can liken the production to farm-to-table cuisine.

Off-Broadway, “An Ordinary Muslim” Offers Extraordinary Journey

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“The problem is not the Jamaat," one character declares. "The problem is this family.”

“Kings” Passes Bechdel Test, Drowns in Design

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In the new play by Sarah Burgess, hyper-aggro sound design nearly ruins the storytelling.

At SoHo Rep, “Is God Is” Mostly Is, Until It Isn’t

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Playwright Aleshea Harris is bound and determined to offer us an allegory. Or several.

In “Hangmen,” Martin McDonagh Still Plays Fast and Noose

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Head-knocking and blood-spilling in his plays are often packaged with high hilarity.

Miracle Village: Embodying Sex Offenders on the NYC Stage

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This part of America may be hard to see, making it crucial not to look away.

In Interactive Play “Constellarium,” Children Learn to Be Refugees

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How the Verigrin came to define themselves as a sanctuary planet.

Adrienne Kennedy’s New Play of Love, Race and Puppets

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Memories of her white grandfather animate the 86-year-old legend's first play in a decade.

Seeing Red: Why “Cardinal” Is Not a Very Good Play

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When a play is poor-to-middling, directors and casts can ratchet things up. Not here.

Orlandersmith Finds Documentary Theater in Ferguson, MO

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A quiet contemplation of America’s newly energized racist past.

How WVF Champions Theater Women in Denver and Beyond

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It's all about attitude, "Hattitude" and making women a central artistic priority.

Like Music, Broadway’s “Farinelli” Has Charms — and Mark Rylance

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Was Spain's melancholy king, Philippe V, crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Only a castrato knew for sure.

How Kids TV Made Playwright Matt Hoverman a Star

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Broadway producers disappointed him twice. Winning an Emmy for "Arthur" let his spirits rise again.

Nuclear Powerless: Cleaning the Mess Boomers Leave Behind

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Lucy Kirkwood's debut play on Broadway intertwines personal legacies with disaster.

How the CEO of Hanky Panky Became an Off-Broadway Producer

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Is Lida Orzeck running for Most Interesting Woman in the World?

Authoritarianism Rises Off-Broadway in “Describe the Night”

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph offers an allegory for today's corrosive political climate and totalitarian rumblings.

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

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