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On the Culture Front: American Psycho, The Father and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.29.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

One of the more potent arguments made by people who don't like musicals is that it's hard to convey something truly terrifying through a medium steepe...

First Nighter: Alice Birch's 'Revolt, She Said, Revolt Again' Introduces the Feminist Absurd

David Finkle | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Yoo-hoo, theater cognoscenti! Remember Theater of the Absurd, the new strain of writing that--to fall into reviewer's clichés--burst on the scene in the 1950s? That's when playwrights like Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco began making names for themselves.

On the Culture Front: Better Call Saul, Constellations, Tijuana Picnic, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.08.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Last night, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Michael McKean took the stage at the 92nd Street Y to talk with moderator about the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." I interviewed Banks the previous day for the Washington Post and avoiding spoilers felt like dodging carefully planted land mines in a desert war zone.

On Stage Kiss Helmer Rebecca Taichman

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A director's work is often tricky to review on the basis of one production -- in the case of a first work, it is often unclear what is a director's idea versus what is a stage direction in the script itself. It is also hard for people to separate actors' choices from a director's touch. But after a period of watching a director's work, you get it.

Ten Theater Companies That Made My 2013

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Another year of theater has come and gone. In celebration, here are the theater companies that made some of my favorite 2013 shows possible.

Something for a Queen and the Rest of Us

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Carmen Pelaez

The production is representational and simple and at the same time as modern as it is traditional. Everything from balls, to carriage rides, to angry mobs are brought to breathtaking life through a sound scape, a lighting scheme or a glance.

First Nighter: Lee's "Luce" No Loser; Adjmi's "Marie Antoinette" Loses Its Head

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Several years before JC Lee's stinging play Luce, at the Claire Tow, begins, Amy (Marin Hinkle) and Peter (Neal Huff) adopted a child from the Congo w...

On the Culture Front: Stripping Away the Myth of Walt Disney to Reveal the Man

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.23.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Soho Rep is the most thrilling theater in New York currently because they manage to consistently transform their cozy Walker Street space into the universe of each play they produce, blurring the line between seats and sets.

Dramatizing Walt Disney: An Interview With Playwright Lucas Hnath

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Walt Disney is making his off-Broadway debut. He's a character in Lucas Hnath's intriguing new play, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney, currently in previews at Soho Rep.

On the Culture Front: Africa Onstage and Up Close

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The unknown is generally thrilling in any form. It's the feeling that all your past experiences have been rendered irrelevant by what's now in front of you.

A Fresh Take On Chekhov's Classic

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Tis’ the season for Chekhov, but then again when isn’t it. Wedged between Target Margin Theater’s postmodern production of "Uncle Vanya" last m...

An Evening With Soho Rep. The Broadway of the Avant Garde!

Cator Sparks | Posted 07.04.2011 | Arts
Cator Sparks

Monday night I spent an amusing evening at the Soho Rep spring gala at the Highline Ballroom getting down on hamburgers (Yay! No rubber chicken gala d...

'Orange, Hat & Grace': A Brave New Play by Gregory S. Moss

Lily Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

Old woman with graying hair has sex with wild abandon on kitchen table. Young man has a fully convincing shave. Moss's new play abounds in unique imagery and wily psychological wrangling.