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The Tony Awards: Who Nominates? and When Do They Step Back?

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselves?

Switzerland at the Geffen Playhouse

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Crime novelist Patricia Highsmith was renowned for her intense psychological thrillers, particularly her series featuring the murderer Tom Ripley, but she was also known for her reclusive, abrasive and even hateful personality.

Aisle View: Too Much Sun, Not Enough Laughs

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Playwright Nicky Silver, director Mark Brokaw, and living legend Linda Lavin have returned to the Vineyard Theatre, launching-ground of their 2011 comedy The Lyons, for another go at it.

So, You Want to Write a Book?*

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Carlota Zimmerman

I urge you to write the book(s) inside of you, because if nothing else, that process, and the confidence, hope and pride it brings is bound to change at least one person's life...yours.

How to Reboot a Classic

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

There's plenty of old-fashioned magic in the current Broadway production of Cinderella, which just nabbed nine Tony noms -- enough to make all the little girls in the audience sigh and swoon and stare enraptured, and their parents too.

First Nighter: The Woefully Misunderstood Damsels in Distress of Passion and Cinderella

David Finkle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The correct title for the Sondheim-Lapine opus would be Romantic Obsession, and it wouldn't try to ingratiate itself as a depiction of what genuine love is. Passion is anything but a love story.