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Stephen Karam

What "The Humans" Tells Us About America

Neal Gabler | Posted 06.01.2016 | Arts
Neal Gabler

As the lights go up in Stephen Karam's potent new drama, The Humans, we see a balding, sixtyish-year-old man in a baggy beige sweater and loose-fitting jeans standing and holding two plastic grocery bags, sagging, as he stares forlornly into space. It may be the quintessential image of middle America today.

Interview: Joe Mantello Directs, Part 1

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Joe Mantello Photo: Brigitte Lacombe Over the last twenty seasons, Joe Mantello has directed thirty plays and musicals (including Take Me Out, Assas...

The Humans

Francis Levy | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

To err is human; to forgive, divine," read the lines from Alexander Pope. Stephen Karam's The Humans currently playing at The Roundabout is full of both errant and divine behavior and a lot in between.

Aisle View: Family Monsters

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Stephen Karam, whose Sons of the Prophet in 2011 remains one of the finest American plays of the decade, has returned to the Roundabout's Laura Pels with The Humans.

The Tony Awards: Who Nominates? and When Do They Step Back?

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselves?

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.

Amy Lee

'Dark Sisters,' A New Opera About The Lives Of Sister-Wives | Amy Lee | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

"In order for a chamber opera to have legs, you want to have more women's voices than men's and you want to keep it seven or eight people," Nico Muhly...