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Is James Franco Fueling Low Ratings for HBO’s ‘The Deuce’?

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Without fresh accusations, he's probably in the clear for Season Two.

“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.

Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

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

Tales From the Arts World: Women Who Bully Women

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A woman joins a group of writers of a TV show. The woman who recruited her then tries to destroy her.

Audible and ‘Harry Clarke’ Remade David Cale’s Career

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Starring Billy Crudup, produced by Audible, it was performance, workshop and theater history in one.

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Rocks Broadway

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Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But it can strike near enough.

Masi Asare and Her Radical, Creative Musical Theater

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A Black woman composer-lyricist-book writer can hit many diversity check-boxes. But she'd rather talk about craft.

‘An American Quilt’ Pulls Back the Covers of Enslavement Culture

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But why doesn’t Rachel May run with her many “what ifs” and give us a novel?

How a Tenement House Transformed Into a Theater

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A historical place came to life through the spoken word of immigrants who have achieved their artistic dreams in America.

New Bio Confirms: Martin Luther Was a Medieval Radical

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Not to mention hemorrhoids and constipation when he faced the Catholic inquisition.

2017 Politics Got You Down? Let William Dean Howells Be Your...

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Nationalistic rhetoric, fear of immigrants, police killings of citizens? How the Haymarket case reflects 2017 politics.

How Kids TV Made Playwright Matt Hoverman a Star

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Broadway producers disappointed him twice. Winning an Emmy for "Arthur" let his spirits rise again.

New Georges A.D., Susan Bernfield, Dips in “The Pool”

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Susan Bernfield talks about jumping into The Pool and her play "Tania in the Getaway Van."

Free, Free at Last: In Flux, US Playwright Finds Stability

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"I’m looking forward to seeing all the protest theater in the next four years."

Historic Cherry Lane Theatre Blooming Under New Leaders

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"This is professional theater. We take great pride in that."

“The Deuce”: Vivid Portrait of Pre-Disney 42nd Street Sleaze

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"The Deuce" has the earmarks of a great show, but will it live up to its potential?

“The Phoenix Years”: Celebrating Chinese Artists’ Persistence

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Madeleine O'Dea's new history examines China's post-Mao creative life.

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: John Pollono’s “Stronger” Journey

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Four and a half years ago, Boston was under siege when unknown assailants detonated two homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston...

Disney vs. Stravinsky: Titans Clash in Off-Broadway Premiere

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Stravinsky didn’t realize that the whole story was going to be about dinosaurs...
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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?