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In ‘Halfway Bitches,’ Playwright Guirgis Goes All the Way

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This is two-act, two-hour-and-40-minute political issue to which attention must be paid.

In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwright Mines Lesser Days

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Judith Ivey appears at the center of a few, very individual stories of certain troubled Americans -- and a much, much larger American tragedy.

‘Jitney,’ in LA, Sings August Wilson’s Song of the Forgotten Man

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Only 34 at the time that he wrote his first play, Jitney, August Wilson may or may not have known just how the emotion-driven...

‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’

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Welcome to a 2019 fantasy history play about a 1979 White House experience that might have been.

Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the Horror

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My old friend -- director of Broadway's hit "Slave Play" -- tells me why theater is the space for the complicated and the uncomfortable.

Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again!

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My, my -- how can I resist Harvey Fierstein in his new play, "Bella Bella"?

Playwright Rebecca Gilman Finds ‘A Woman of the World’

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The story of Mabel Loomis Todd -- first editor of Emily Dickinson's poetry and much more -- opens Off-Broadway with the timeless Kathleen Chalfant.

Dear Will Arbery: About ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’

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The hold of conservative Christianity on the American body politic is a symptom of the crisis.

How Two Mfoniso Udofia Plays Became One Night of Theater

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"Our idea has been to let the plays shine, to let the playwright shine, and to support each other."

Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire

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Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains.

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

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

On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life

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The hard elegance of the performances -- especially Tom Hiddleston, in his Broadway debut -- are a potent factor in the overwhelming success of this revival.

Is the Tragedy of Sept. 11 Intelligible to Us Yet?

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Looking to ancient drama to comprehend the incomprehensible.

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home

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

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy

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

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears

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With the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) under right-wing attack, Mary Kathryn Nagle sounds the alarm.

‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest

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Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again.

‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered

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

‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light

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Playwright Terrence McNally can be greatly thanked -- especially in the light of the moon.

Who Are The 1491s and What Is ‘Between Two Knees’?

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An intertribal, Indigenous sketch-comedy troupe exposes a deep cultural scar.
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