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Robert Schenkkan

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

All the Way: Bryan Cranston Shows How LBJ Passed the Civil Rights Act

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

History plays have not, by and large, been a large sell since Shakespeare. But Schenkkan has turned the yearlong battle over the 1964 Civil Rights Act into high drama.

First Nighter: Lucy Thurber's Five Hill Town Plays Progress From Must-See to Less-Need-to-See

David Finkle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There's nothing wrong in presenting a cycle about a character progressing from damaging childhood to escape from psychological entrapment adulthood. Indeed, it's a great idea. But the over-and-again Hill Town Plays are clearly not the way to do it.