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"Disgraced

Karen Pittman: Disgraced Star Talks Art and Life

Nsenga Burton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

The character of Jory has completely disappeared when Pittman arrives for the interview dressed down. The actress, who has a recurring role on FX's The Americans, speaks softly and thoughtfully about the character of Jory.

First Nighter: 'Send for the Million Men,' 'The Invisible Hand' Ripped From Headlines

David Finkle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The 90-minute undertaking is a call for justice when it's become shockingly clear that injustice looks to be a national scourge no less potent now than it was nine decades ago.

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

First Nighter: Stoppard's 'Real Thing,' McNally's 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart'

David Finkle | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

This week we get the revivals of Tom Stoppard's somewhat autobiographical The Real Thing (1982), at the American Airlines Theatre, and Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991), at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre.

First Nighter: Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-Prized Disgraced in a Welcome Return

David Finkle | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If you go by several adamant playwrights, it's a terrible idea for married couples to get together over an after-hours drink or dinner or for a casual weekend or a serious discussion about children. Nothing good ever comes of it.

The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

Broadway Fall Preview: What Ticket Buyers Want to See

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I love the fall theater season. First, fall is my favorite time of the year in the city. Second, the fall theater season is chock full of new offerings, but the pressure to see them right away is less than it is with spring offerings, as the Tony Awards isn't as imminent.

Aisle View: Ivy League Daughter Speaks Out

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

While The Who and the What does not displace Disgraced from its perch near the top of the most important new American plays of the decade, it suggests that Mr. Akhtar has plenty to say and knows how to say it.

Aisle View: Cinderella Boy

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The honorable folks at Lincoln Center Theater have once again been slightly -- though not seriously -- misguided in their aim to reach out to younger and non-traditional audiences with the offerings under their LCT3 program.

And The Pulitzer For Drama Goes To...

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Ayad Akhtar's "Disgraced," a play about a successful Pakistani-American lawyer whose dinner party spins out of control amid a heated ...