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New York Theater Workshop

What the Devil? Hadestown Is Long on Music but Short on Drama and Good Sense

John Branch | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
John Branch

Hadestown, a new "folk opera" largely created by Anaïs Mitchell that's now running at New York Theater Workshop, is like a visit to New Orleans with a couple of stories tacked on.

This Is What Happens When You Introduce 'Troubled' Black Youth To Theater

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Black Voices

Upworthy asked the question "what happens when you put a bunch of troubled teens in the same acting class?" The answer to it is every bit inspiring as...

All You Need Is Love... and Information: Caryl Churchill's Love and Information

Bess Rowen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Love and Information is not a bad play, but it also not a great play. Rather it is something in between that has been written by someone who I consider a great playwright. It is a good concept in an unwieldy package.

Fetch Clay, Make Man Review

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

When a play throws a knock-out punch you leave the theatre disturbed, awakened, even tearful and in the case of Fetch Clay, Make Man, satisfied. This play explores Cassius Clay's aka Mohammed Ali's relationship with thirties' comedic actor Stepin Fetchit.

On the Culture Front: Pavement Reunion, Of Montreal, Me, Myself, and I, The Little Foxes, and the Moth

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Ivo Van Hove's The Little Foxes is an absolute masterpiece. It's the reason we go to the theater.

Deaf People Speak Out Against Hearing Actor Portraying Deaf Role

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lennard Davis

The normal education in the US involves extensive training in speech for deaf people. While not all will end up speaking in ways that might work on stage, so many can.

Winograd For Congress Sponsors Rare Reading of "My Name Is Rachel Corrie"

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Progressive Democrat Marcy Winograd is bringing Rachel's story to LA to support President Obama's call to freeze further expansion of Israeli settlements into the Palestinian territory.