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Theatre Reviews

Edward Albee: Theatre's True Revolutionary

Brad Schreiber | Posted 09.21.2016 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

Edward Albee changed my life when he gave me a residency to his Foundation in Montauk. It didn't make my career as a playwright. It confirmed my commi...

Jersey Boys at The National Theatre-Washington, DC

Kiley Smith | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts
Kiley Smith

Whether you love musicals or don't-I ask you to please give Jersey Boys a chance. I'm Beggin.... You see, Jersey Boys isn't your typical juke-box mu...

Nothing Sacred -- Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Eric Uhlfelder

There's rarely anything sacred in Bedlam productions. Director Eric Tucker has taken theatre away from its traditional focus on dialogue and stage, f...

"Death of the Liberal Class": Best-Selling Book Inspires Provocative New Stage Drama

Jed Ryan | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jed Ryan

Robert Lyons' provocative drama "Death of the Liberal Class", directed by Jerry Heymann, enjoyed its World Premiere last week at New York City's New O...

The Next Time Someone Has Something Bad to Say About Your Work

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
The University of Central Florida Forum

It is critical for our shows to be reviewed, and my reasons extend beyond wanting the publicity to help sell tickets. I think the university years are the most important time for actors, designers and stage managers to hear a wide variety of opinions about their work, for better or for worse.

"Feminism" Is Back in Vogue

Katharine Kramer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Katharine Kramer

It's the first theatrical documentary of its kind, and it will no doubt open the door for other films on the subject of feminism and women's liberation.

'Romeo and Juliet' Review: Classical Theater of Harlem Earns Its Stripes

Mark Canavera | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Mark Canavera

The production never sacrifices the centrality of the spoken word in its endeavor to bring the story to life. The supporting cast members are largely effective, confident with language and deliberate in their performances.

10 Most Controversial Broadway and Off-Broadway Performances | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York

While the list of eyebrow-raising productions is a long one, here are our picks for the most scandalous productions of the past 100 or so years, both on and Off-Broadway.

Infinite Variety Productions: A Piece of My Heart

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

There is no official count of the women who served in Vietnam, the all-volunteer female enlistees were forced to put an "m" next to their names signifying male. For this reason, there are only estimates of the Vietnam female servicewomen ranging between 10,000-100,000.

9mm America: A Theatrical Uprising Against Violence

Dawn Slegona McDonald | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Dawn Slegona McDonald

"When will it stop?" the girls ask and I found myself drowning in this question. When our obsession with guns runs so deep and is based on centuries of firmly rooted racism, fear and greed, how can we overcome it?

How Broadway Has Changed

Alec Baldwin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Alec Baldwin

I have not acted in a legit show on Broadway since A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992, having chosen the not-for-profit route on Broadway or regional for my last four shows. Broadway has changed in the past 21 years and I wanted take a moment to look at that.

Tóibín's Mary Breaks Her Silence

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Apprehensive is an understatement. Walking into see "The Testament of Mary," I had no idea what to expect; however, there are not enough adjectives to describe the energy and beauty with which this one-woman monologue unfolds on the stage of the Walter Kerr Theatre.

'Harvey' Reviews: 'He's Nothing Like Jimmy Stewart'

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.15.2012 | Home

Thursday night, The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of playwright Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer prize winning play "Harvey" opened to an array o...

Theater: Ghost, Leap Of Faith and Lyons Struggle on Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.11.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Three new shows on Broadway that have one thing in common: none of them are wholly satisfying, but they are all genuine attempts at serious theater.

Powerful Theatre: Box Explores Resilience, Slavery, and the Haitian Experience

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

I was so moved by a performance of Box, a new off-Broadway play, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about it. Days later, I am still inspired by the powerful themes and performances.

Muti's Otello and War Horse

Howard Kissel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Othello and War Horse are both works on a monumental scale. On these evenings I was reminded of why I chose to spend my life sitting in darkened theaters.

Theater Review: Chairs in the City of Dreams

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 06.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

A brilliant new production of Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs, now at A Noise Within Theater in Glendale, reminds us that genuine classics do not lose, but acquire meaning over time.

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.