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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.

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?

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

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

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."

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.

“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.

Feeling Wins Elections. Feeling Wins Arts Audiences, Too.

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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

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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

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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.

Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

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

For Bob Dylan Musical, Conor McPherson Jettisons the Jukebox

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"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

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Even just her name still connotes outsized emotions.

Craig Lucas Has a Job Off-Broadway, and We Pay For It

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The playwright's heart is in the right place. The play isn’t quite.

Political Machines, Private Lives: Facing the Truth of ‘The True’

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“You don’t buy loyalty, you inspire it," says Edie Falco's character, proving that politics hasn't changed.

Five Off-Broadway Actors Admit to Being ‘Separate and Equal’

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America was always destined to be so much more, and so much better, than "separate but equal." Yes, it's disheartening and infuriating and galvanizing...
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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?