NEW YORK -- Go up to Scott Shepherd and ask him to begin reciting from, say, the beginning of Chapter Seven of "The Great Gatsby" and he pauses for on...
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NEW YORK -- Hanging around outside The Public Theater next week could turn you into an unanticipated actor.
An hour or so before the group known as t...
Whether it's the Julie Taymor film version or the numerous other productions from the past, I've never seen a satisfying Titus.
KING LEAR ** out of ****
King Lear is such a mountain of a play that just getting to the top must feel like an accomplishment. But Sam...
Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad elucidates why many of us feel a tug of shame when we stop to consider how the 9/11 attacks changed us, if at all.
Amid the various public remembrances of 9/11, Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad offers a personal meditation on loss.
By moving from its usual big top on Randall's Island to the magnificence of Radio City Music Hall, Zarkana ups its theatrical impact. Set in an abando...
The cancellation of the New York Philharmonic's annual park appearances came as a disappointment to many Gothamites. But the city's legion of free cul...
"In a year filled with so many productions... Almost as much as I love doing plays, [I love] going to see them, and there are so many incredible productions and performances right now."
Language has failed -- that's Guirgis's story and he's gallantly sticking to it. This modern rom-com is to be greatly admired, enjoyed and seriously pondered after the final fade-out.
Catch Me If You Can boasts two incredibly entertaining leads. Unfortunately, the musical is all razzle -- no dazzle.
A provocative drama, it's based on Meyer Levin's efforts to adapt The Diary of Anne Frank into a Broadway play.
Had Shylock been a person's first exposure to a Jew, should they be crucified for thinking he was a devilish creature?
This comedy-laced drama sends audiences staggering into the streets from its power to shake up previous assumptions about the requirements needed for leading a fulfilling political and personal life.
Katherine Cornell, known as the greatest American stage actress of the 20th century, is little remembered today. Yet she reigned for decades, heralded for her powerful performances and glamorous personae.
Quit filling stages with the same old shows year after year, because it is the key 18-35 demographic that will need to fill seats, and an over-the-hill Gypsy will not pass muster.
I got a chance to sit down with Spike Lee and singer/songwriter Stew to discuss the New York musical hit, Passing Strange.
The Public Theater's presentation of "Twelfth Night," starring Anne Hathaway and Raul Esparza, has closed. What a superbly home-grown triumph this has been!
To bring together a wonderful cast of some of the great performers in the American theatre and watch them create one of the best shows I have seen in the Park in quite some time was a rare treat.
New York's Public Theater Gala at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park attracted a host of celebrities.
Many actresses aspire to be like Audrey Hepburn, with her perfect combination of gamine and sexy; few achieve it. Hathaway really does.
Last night was the opening for the annual Shakespeare In The Park at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. This year's production of Twelfth Night i...
The year just past was a notable one in the career -- and surely also the life -- of Kevin Kline. Notably busy, and at times disappointing. But ultima...
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