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Stage Door: Happy Days

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Samuel Beckett's existential landscape of alienation takes on a marital twist in Happy Days, now playing off-off-Broadway at The Flea. It features a longtime married couple: Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub, best known from Monk.

Actors Equity and the Future of American Theater

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

There is no doubt that Actors Equity has a vital role to play in American theater in the 21st century, much as it did throughout the 20th century. However, if it wants to preserve its vital role it must change its vision of the future.

Should the NLRB Mediate LA's Equity Wars?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It may be time for the National Labor Relations Board to step in and mediate LA's "99-seat theater wars."

Equity's Union-Busting Tactics

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It's a perfect example of "divide and conquer" that will ultimately lead to the decline of L.A. theater. Why? Because talented young actors, fresh out of drama school or college, will be unable to form their own companies with their colleagues.

At the Broadway Opening of the Show 'Hand to God' Celebrities Reveal Their Childhood Creative Projects

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.21.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In the thought-provoking and darkly hilarious new Broadway play, Hand to God, Jason, a well-meaning soft-spoken teenager, creates a hand puppet from a gray sock, red fuzz and some felt.

IVP's Censored on Final Approach at The Judson Gym

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

IVP's ensemble cast does an admirable job of dramatically bringing to life the passion for flying of these women and the challenges of sexism (both in the military and at home) and being first in their field.

One Woman with Many Voices Tells About Passage from Guyana to the USA

Isa Freeling | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices
Isa Freeling

DEMERARA GOLD, A One-Woman Show by Ingrid Griffith OPENING: JULY 17 - JULY 31 www.demeraragoldtheshow.com You have only to read a few poignantly...

Artists, Ethics, and the Plastic Pig of Consumerism: An Interview With Mike Albo

Eddie Sarfaty | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Eddie Sarfaty

In The Junket, playing March 14th-April 20th at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, writer and performer Mike Albo presents the thinly veiled autobiographical ...

Rediscovering the Power of Story: One Actor, Making Magic

Monica Bauer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Monica Bauer

There's a time and a place to see The Lion King, and a time and a place to sit in a small theater, inches away from a great actor, who brings you face to face with nature, red in tooth and claw.

When Will I Start Paying More Attention to Off-off-Broadway?

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The more nervous producers, the more Broadway will turn into a land of stasis and the more important off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway will become for people who like to see new works.

Curtis M. Wong

'Showgirls! The Musical!' Makes NYC Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

How does an infamous erotic thriller-turned-cult-classic like the movie “Showgirls” become an effective stage musical? For writers Bob and Tobly M...

Bite Your Tongue at Theater for the New City

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Lauren Cahn

What if one day, for no explicable reason, every single one of these people - people like you and me and everyone we know - suddenly broke that long-standing contract we've made with society to keep our thoughts to ourselves?

Repairing The Arts, After The Storm

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Life and safety are most important. A place to live comes next. Then jobs, business, livelihoods. In the wake of the storm that just slammed New Jerse...

Independent Theatre is the American Theatre

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

Instead of focusing on the homogenized product of Broadway that has been created to appeal to every possible demographic, we need to come to the realization that "American Theatre" is as diverse as the communities that make up America.

Closing Soon: Four Theatergoing Options This Weekend

Andy Propst | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts
Andy Propst

This evening of short plays from Nick Jones addresses contemporary issues with a decidedly quirky and dark wit. For instance, the title piece in this show focuses on a pair of brothers, barely teenagers, whose views of sex have been completely shaped by the porn they've seen online.

The Car Plays: Real Drive-In Theater in Downtown LA?

Wyatt Closs | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Couldn't resist the pun in that headline, but in this case the stage is a car, so it works. In fact, the stage is 15 cars. Thats the number that sit i...

Astoria Characters: The Out-of-the-Box Actor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Since July, the world has been watching with delicious delight as Michael Cyril Creighton stuffs his face with Bakeway cupcakes on Jack in a Box, the comedy series he created for YouTube.