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"The Crucible

Winona Ryder's 13 Best Performances

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment

It would be cheap to say that we’re in the midst of a Winona Ryder renaissance. A glance at her IMDb page proves that, despite a hiatus after her sh...

Reflections On The Irish Rep And 'Finian's Rainbow'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For years the night after the Tony Awards has always been a night for special events--benefits, unique for-profit shows. It used to be because it was ...

On the Culture Front: Kiki and Herb and Wolf Parade Return, Hidden Restaurant Gem Salinas, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.09.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Contrary to its name, Justin Kuritzkes' "The Sensuality Party" is anything but sexy. This intermissionless play recounts an orgy that was more harrowi...

Interview: Ivo van Hove Goes to Broadway

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Ivo van Hove Photo: Jan Versweyveld Belgian director Ivo van Hove [pronounced EE-vo van HOE-va] made his Broadway debut with A View from the Bridge ...

Saoirse Ronan Triumphs as a Girl Scorned in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Arthur Miller was well served on Broadway this season with revivals of A View from the Bridge and The Crucible, both brilliantly directed by Ivo van H...

Double Toil and Trouble: Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' on Broadway

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Saoirse Ronan, making her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams, is piercing and entirely unsympathetic, and this fits the role. Instead of feeling sorry for a homeless orphan, you shrink from the stratty-haired, staring Mean Girl.

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove Skews Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

David Finkle | Posted 04.01.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

It's only a few months since Ivo van Hove brought his startlingly strong production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge from London to Broadway.

Interview: Ben Whishaw, Staring into Miller's Crucible

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

British actor Ben Whishaw is making his Broadway debut as John Proctor in director Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

Arthur Miller's Lost Opportunity

Rachel Adams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Aisle View: Arthur Miller in Occupied France

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

James Carpinello (center) in Incident at Vichy. Photo: Joan Marcus Arthur Miller--who would have turned 100 on October 17--has had a great week in ...

First Nighter: PTP/NYC Champions the Ladies By Way of Howard Barker, Caryl Churchill, Jan Maxwell

David Finkle | Posted 07.23.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

The treatment of women as second-class members of humanity, no matter what their accomplishments, is occupying the thoughts of the Potomac Theatre Project, again in residence this summer at Atlantic II. Happily, the subject matter is turning into some of the company's best work in their 25 years.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

Coping With Undesirables

George Heymont | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Americans love a scapegoat. From Communists to slaves, from LGBT people to those suspected of witchcraft, the venom with which some Americans have shamed and persecuted innocent people is quite beyond the pale.

Arthur Miller's 'Big F*** You To 1950s McCarthyism'

Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes isn't playing around this week, so neither will we. Watch Sparky Sweets, PhD explain "The Crucible" above and marvel all over again at A...

School Artwork Reads: "God Is Dead"

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion

One Georgia parent is very upset after viewing works of art displayed on her child's classroom wall that contain the phrase “God is dead.” Offi...

Interview: The Rising Career of John Hawkes

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The parts got bigger as Hawkes developed a reputation as a character actor with the skills to play everything from goofy to menacing. He worked more and more -- and his choices expanded after he earned an Oscar nomination for 2010's Winter's Bone.

Taking Responsibility For Our Own Decisions

George Heymont | Posted 08.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Recently screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Tall As The Baobab Tree focuses on two young Senegalese women, Coumba and her 11-year-old sister, Debo, who are the first generation to leave their family's remote village in order to attend school in a nearby city.

Happy 60th Birthday To 'The Crucible'!

Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

Today is the 60th anniversary of Arthur Miller's seminal American play, "The Crucible," which opened on Broadway in 1953. The play is based on the Sal...

Being a Teacher on 9/11

Lori Ungemah | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Every 9/11 I think of the students whom I spent that day with. They were juniors (4 classes) and seniors (1 class). They are grown ups now, some with kids, some in graduate school/medical school, some working.

Rubbernecking: Project Runway Episode 8, "A Rough Day on the Runway"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This week the show begins with everyone (OK, Ivy and Michael D) tweezing their eyebrows in their pocket hand mirrors. Michael C dishes on Ivy to Andy and honestly, I can no longer feel sorry for him