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

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

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home

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

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy

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

How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’

An autobiographical musical about an autobiographical musical about -- well, you know.

‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered

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

‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion

Playwright Cori Thomas learned to see the San Quentin incarcerated as individuals, not as past crimes.

Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister

How to play an avaricious, amoral capitalist in an age of avaricious, amoral capitalists.

What ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality

Audiences laughed. But no one will ever understand the pain of African Americans.

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.

Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’

An Off-Broadway musical fronts a hologram of Oscar Hammerstein II -- and faces headwinds.

Halley Feiffer: Writing New Roles One Play at a Time

How an actor who has always been a writer became a writer who has always been an actor.

Dear Deb Margolin: A Letter About ‘Imagining Madoff’

Will the real Skim Shady please stand up?

I Wrote ‘After’ — a Play About a School Gun Massacre…

...then the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre happened minutes from my home.

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

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

My Heart Doesn’t Belong to ‘Daddy’

Jeremy O. Harris' play, starring Alan Cumming and set in a pool, barely makes a ripple.

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.'

‘Chick Flick: The Musical’ Should Be Your Quick Pick

We should all celebrate voices -- even those not necessarily our own.

Why Professional Wrestling Should Be in the Theater Conversation

Why not? After all, writers create the narratives and matches have predetermined outcomes.

Of Sound Mind: Fitz Patton Sees Theater As Tonal Adventure

Sound designer? Composer? Photographer? Publisher? Call him what you like. But call: he's listening.

Please, Lynn Nottage, Don’t Make Me ‘Meet Vera Stark’!

One of our towering dramatic playwrights finds no time for comedy.
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