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The Wisdom of Theater Elders in COVID Time

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These artists remind us of how multivalent the theater is, how many solutions there are to the crises of funding, isolation, censorship and personal voice.

Artists First? Charting a Future for the American Theater

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By the time our theaters reopen, which artists will be left standing? Let us revisit the ancient notion of the acting company.

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.

That Time Susan Sontag Did Something Stupid

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She staged "Waiting for Godot" in 1993 Sarajevo. A Sontag biography raises current questions on what motivates social practice.

Why Professional Wrestling Should Be in the Theater Conversation

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

‘Transit’ Strike: An Interview with Franz Rogowski

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The 33-year-old German actor is about to take the movie world by storm.

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.

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

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

Living the Theater of the Absurd

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

Stage Legend Mary Beth Peil: A Leading Lady On Film at...

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Broadway's grande dame shines in a film about aging, longing and the generation gap.

Who’s That Goy Speaking Yiddish?

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Shane Baker's muse -- from the crown of his keppie to the ends of his kishkes.

Will Lillian Hellman Return to the Boards for ‘Days to Come’?

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Revisiting the work of a woman who did not cut her conscience to fit any theatrical fashion.

On a Clear Day, You Can See Stephen Bogardus Forever

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The original #MeToo musical offers memorable acting by enduring stage talents.

On Stage Now: The US Women Who Served in Vietnam

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A documentary play called 'In Their Footsteps" illuminates an era.

Grote Expectations: A New Musical Heralds the Power of Story

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"I’m partial to the guillotine as a device," the playwright said.

TCG Announces New Playwright Trading Cards™

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Two expansion decks are also on the way, including “Beckett and the Absurdists,” arrival date TBD.

Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane Lead a Celestial ‘Angels in America’

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To quote Robert Browning: "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

A Play About Equity for Women? (Yes! Written In 1912!)

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Stanley Houghton's "Hindle Wakes" was ahead of its time. But serendipity can be jaw-dropping.

All Hail “The Crown” (and the Queen)

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Peter Morgan's Netflix series offers catharsis for uneasy times.

Like Music, Broadway’s “Farinelli” Has Charms — and Mark Rylance

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Was Spain's melancholy king, Philippe V, crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Only a castrato knew for sure.
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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?