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Revisiting the Comic Tragicomedy of Sean O’Casey

Irish Rep reexamines a challenging classic, set during the Irish War for Independence.

Mars Never Seemed So Close, or So Far Away

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

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

When a Safe House Isn’t So Safe

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

I’m a Playwright, and Trigger Warnings Trouble Me

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

Lepage Still White-Washing as ‘Kanata’ Opens in Paris?

The story of the show is as offensive as the story being told.

Atticus Finch Galvanizes Broadway

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

Just because a play delivers "excellence" doesn't mean it delivers "impact."

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

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?

Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?

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

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

“Making Oscar Wilde”: A Young Aesthete Lectures America

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…

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

Feeling Wins Elections. Feeling Wins Arts Audiences, Too.

The power of emotion goes beyond the voting booth. You'll also find it at the box office.

As Joan of Arc’s Mother, Glenn Close Sears Your Soul

With one extraordinary performance, the three-time Tony winner seems to ask two questions.

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

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

On Stage Now: The Brilliant Nazi Scientist That America Embraced

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

Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

A documentary theater pioneer takes on a "deeply human" feminist legend.

For Bob Dylan Musical, Conor McPherson Jettisons the Jukebox

"Hurricane," "Forever Young," “Like a Rolling Stone” -- but not always where you'd expect them.

She’s Bernhardt, She’s Hamlet, and She Wears the Pants

Even just her name still connotes outsized emotions.
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