Like most Americans, I grew up on a steady diet of fictional robots. They were occasionally friendly or cooperative, often murderous, typically clumsy and tone-deaf to human emotions and needs
Let's hypothesize a theater of solitude: a single character grappling with his own interminable discourse -- at intervals whispered and shouted; prosaic one moment, poetic or even epic the next. What is the status, in that case, of this voice that speaks nonstop?
The best musicals are priceless. No musical, however, is worth $299 -- the going rate for a premium seat at too many Broadway musical box offices today.
"We really follow the leads of the artists we admire and love, and we trust them. I'm most excited by a producing system that puts artists at the center."
Summer might be winding down, but don't whip out your scarves and riding boots just yet -- unless they accentuate your disco dancing moves.
Mark J. Charney is Associate Director of National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. Charney, a playwri...
Whenever a show makes this big move it is a cause for celebration. It suggests that the producing theaters created something of value, something that for-profit producers believe will be of interest to a far wider audience than any single regional theater can reach.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is truly unique. Founded in 1961 and presenting its first season in 1962, the organizers wanted to create something special. And they have.
I say oui oui to this tasty heartfelt romantic film, it was a hundred-foot journey worth taking. After all, there's nothing wrong with feeding your belly and soul with a little corniness.
The kinds of stories we are willing to tell speaks volumes to the value placed on individuals within a society. To this point, IRT Theater presents USELESS, a new dark-humored drama about human trafficking by Saviana Stanescu.
My third interview was with Gita Pather, the Director of Theatre at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In the book I wrote in my wife Briggs's memory, Briggs:, Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, I wrote about the last time I remembered her comp...
On August 6, Knott's Berry Farm treated season pass-holders and members of the press to an exclusive preview of its 42nd annual Halloween Haunt, also known as Knott's Scary Farm.
It is easy to get depressed about the future of the arts in America when one reads countless stories of arts institutions facing large deficits, lockouts and strikes, and even closure.
Give it up for Anna Fishbeyn, who manages to turn painful memoir into an insightful, entertaining show.
Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.