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American Theater

How Millennials Achieve Their Dream of Making Theater Off Broadway In New York City

Tim Ranney | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

Most children have an idea of what they want to be when they grow up, but as they face reality sometimes that dream isn't always attainable. Young adults often find that dreams become out of reach and day jobs must be attended to. That is unless you're Phil Blechman and his team of producers.

Michigan Needs More Original Theatrical Productions

Lisa Diggs | Posted 09.09.2015 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Many moons ago, Thomas Logan "paid it forward" by investing time and effort into a couple of very young emerging artists at Rising Stars. Now two of them intend to do the same by combining their passion for theater with their love of Michigan.

There's No Plays Like Home

Howard Sherman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

British arts journalist Matt Trueman wrote an intriguing piece for the Financial Times this past weekend, about the relative scarcity of new plays fro...

The Wal-Marting of American Theater

Scott Walters | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
Scott Walters

Like the business leaders and legislators who promote Wal-Mart as an economic engine, theater artists and educators who continue to promote this system are contributing to the homogenization of the American theater.

Critically Acclaimed 'Chinglish' Has Its West Coast Premiere

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts

David Henry Hwang’s critically acclaimed play, Chinglish, opens for its West Coast premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre tonight. The cultural come...

THEATRE: Americans Take To The London Stage | MATT WOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Here's a truism about the London theater that gets voiced infrequently: its indebtedness to American titles -- and talent -- has increased e...