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Stephen Adly Guirgis

Eternally Thrilling: Estelle Parsons Directs The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Actors Studio

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.20.2017 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

What this incarnation of Judas does so well is to combine burlesque aspects with genuine emotion.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Play, and a Winning Director, Too

Monica Bauer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Arts
Monica Bauer

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was given to the writer of a fast and funny and poignant new American play that I had the good fortune to see, Between Riverside and Crazy.

First Nighter: Nick Jones' Verité, Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Nick Jones could have fooled me -- and he did with Verité, his new comedy(?) at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow. But he didn't fool me for very long.

Exploring Washington Market Tavern, Scenes From a Marriage and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.10.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes things aren't quite what they seem. Walking through Washington Market Tavern's unassuming doors prepares you for a gastropub experience but what lies ahead is more akin to straight up fine dining minus the white table clothes.

"The Motherf**ker With The Hat," South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA

James Scarborough | Posted 03.14.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Photos courtesy of Henry DiRocco/SCR. Throughout Stephen Adly Guirgis' gripping "The Motherf**ker With The Hat", directed by Michael John Garces for ...

Lucas Kavner

Why An All-White Production Of 'Hairspray' Is Raising Eyebrows | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home

"Hairspray" is a musical based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. It takes place in Baltimore in the early 1960s and follows an overweight...

Motherf**ker on Broadway: The First Amendment Gets a Workout

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

An arsenal of language is deployed in this play, making you titter until the words themselves stop meaning what they mean, becoming pause, punctuation, and, at times, punishment.

Theater: Is Chris Rock Any F***ing Good on Broadway?

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Rock is a natural on the stage, of course. And when he's delivering his lines, he's very convincing. The problem comes when Rock isn't talking.

First Nighter: Stephen Adly Guirgis's Play, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Earns Its Broadway Asterisks

David Finkle | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

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.

"The Little Flower of East Orange," The Elephant Theatre Company

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

In an era of discredited priests, apostasy and religious fundamentalism, what the world needs is a good old saint; miracles not required.