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Jessica Lange in Long Day's Journey into Night: "I Like Dark Places"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.28.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Movie icon--and lately best known for her role on American Horror Story-- Jessica Lange has performed on Broadway only twice before, in two Tennessee ...

Aisle View: Pacino Takes Flight

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.03.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The unpredictable kismet that Broadway producers face deigns that sometimes you end up with something brilliant that no one, alas, wants to see. Contrarily, you sometimes come up with a decidedly non-workable show that people nevertheless demand to see, in droves.

Side By Side By Side By Side

George Heymont | Posted 11.19.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

It's no secret theatre districts act as important economic engines in urban areas. Although many theatres have been built in reasonable proximity to concert halls and mass transit lines, grouping auditoriums together as part of an architectural concept started nearly 100 years ago.

Aisle View: Swingers With Qualms

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Bruce Norris, who has given us the award-winning Clybourne Park (about race relations) and the less-successful Domesticated (about the broken marriage of a philandering politician), turns to wife-swapping in The Qualms.

On the Culture Front: Bjork With Orchestra, Small Mouth Sounds and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.10.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Backed by the fifteen-piece modern classical orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, her voice resonated with chilling clarity.

Elisabeth Moss as Feminist Heidi Holland in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Elisabeth Moss, now more famous for Mad Men than when I first saw her onstage in David Mamet's Speed the Plow opposite Jeremy Piven and Raul Esparza, gives Heidi the requisite intelligence, as she did in the Mamet play.

First Nighter: Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles" in A+ Revival

David Finkle | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

When Heidi Holland, studying for a degree in art history, is first seen, she's at a college dance with best-friend-forever Susan Johnston (Ali Ahn) where she meets admirer Peter Patrone (Bryce Pinkham).

Joe Biden at the Golden: A Delicate Balance

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

To wit, someone asked, the vice president of what company? For me it was an off night at the theater. I don't want my money back. Are you listening Scott Rudin? I'd like a ticket to see it again. Maybe those 25 others would too.

On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

Tony Winner Emily Mann on Girls Night at the Tonys

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Angela Bonavoglia

If McCarter Theater Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann's acceptance speech at the Tonys for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as best play was gracious, so also were the circumstances under which she came to give it.

It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots.)

"The Parisian Woman," South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa

James Scarborough | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

All photos courtesy of Henry DiRocco/SCR. The world premiere of The Parisian Woman, written by Beau Willimon (inspired by Henri Becque's La Parisienn...

'A Suspense Thriller That Holds Little Suspense'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If you ever wondered what really happened to Baby Jane, Craig Lucas offers one theory in his new play The Lying Lesson, a suspense thriller that holds...

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

12 Female Directors Reshaping Theater

ARTINFO | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts

Of the 39 productions that opened on Broadway in 2008, just three were directed by women. This season that number doubles to six. Off-Broadway, anothe...

Talking Back at Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It seemed a delicious idea, seeing Edward Albee's Tony award-winning play, Talking Back at Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf about George and Martha, a university couple whose marriage unravels over cocktails with a younger couple one night -- with an audience of couples counselors.

George, Martha & Me

Rob Taub | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Rob Taub

The latest production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opened Saturday night at the Booth Theatre in NYC exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday October 13, 1962.

Clybourne Park on Broadway: There Goes the Neighborhood

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Now on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater after a stunning debut two years ago, Bruce Norris biting Pulitzer Prize winning drama Clybourne Park begins in 1959 with a couple leaving their Chicago home after many years.