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Why Edith Wharton Might Hate My Play

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A mixed-race playwright reconsiders 'The House of Mirth' and its relevance (or lack thereof) for people of color.

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.

Mars Never Seemed So Close, or So Far Away

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After an abortive launch, Erin Treadway finally blasts off in the new play "Spaceman."

Shepard’s ‘True West’ May Not Be So True After All

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I used to think this was a great play. Now I fear it's a great play wrapped in a gimmick.

Lear deBessonet Makes Theater as a Hopeful Public Proposal

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This community organizer/director also aspires one day to recreate the Federal Theatre Project.

When a Safe House Isn’t So Safe

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Abby Rosebrock's play "Blue Ridge" finds Marin Ireland is brilliantly all the rage.

Living the Theater of the Absurd

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The symptoms of this pathology begin with malevolent myth and end, inevitably, in violence.

I’m a Playwright, and Trigger Warnings Trouble Me

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What right has anyone to tell me how audiences should experience my plays?

Atticus Finch Galvanizes Broadway

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Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" astounds with the great Jeff Daniels.

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.

Thrills, Chills, Battle of Wills: Theresa Rebeck’s ‘Downstairs’ Terrifies

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With Tyne Daly and Tim Daly reaching new acting heights, what is the playwright afraid of?

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?

Breaking Bad Brecht: Off-Broadway ‘Arturo Ui’ Goes Kerplop

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Director John Doyle's revival, starring Raúl Esparza, clumsily ties to our current political nightmare.

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.

After 50 Years, Elaine May Returns to Broadway

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In Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery," May gives a superb performance of lasting memory.

“Making Oscar Wilde”: A Young Aesthete Lectures America

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His American tour served him as he wrote the stage comedies that gave him lasting literary currency.

‘The Ferryman’ Not Only Has Broadway’s Best Ensemble…

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...it may well be the best play of the last 10 years.

In ‘Hitler’s Tasters,’ Young Women Feast on the Fuhrer’s Food

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Former journalist turned playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks explores a grim historical footnote.

On Stage Now: The Brilliant Nazi Scientist That America Embraced

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A play about a Nazi (former Nazi?) who helped America to put a man on the moon.
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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?