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Theresa Rebeck

First Nighter: Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-Prized Disgraced in a Welcome Return

David Finkle | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If you go by several adamant playwrights, it's a terrible idea for married couples to get together over an after-hours drink or dinner or for a casual weekend or a serious discussion about children. Nothing good ever comes of it.

Exploring Washington Market Tavern, Scenes From a Marriage and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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.

An Artistic Milestone For One Of NYC's Most Prolific Female Playwrights

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts

Theresa Rebeck will reach a personal milestone when her new play, “Poor Behavior,” opens in New York on Aug. 17. Still, having had 15 new works st...

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.

The Fourth Annual Lilly Award at Playwrights Horizons

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

The first I heard of the Lilly Awards was when I was lucky enough to be invited to the fourth annual ceremony on June 3rd, 2013, at Playwrights Horizons presented by The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater.

'Smash Became A Train Wreck'

www.buzzfeed.com | Posted 07.01.2013 | TV

In late January, I wrote a story about the musical drama Smash: what went wrong with its first season, and NBC's attempt to reboot it. Its creator, Th...

Family Ties Gone Slack: Katie Holmes in Dead Accounts

Carey Purcell | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Packed with comparisons of New York to the Midwest, Dead Accounts landed some solid laughs from the New York-based audience but one wonders what tourists will think of the inside jokes. Unfortunately, those are the only aspect of the show that is communicated clearly.

'Dead Accounts' Is A Head-Scratcher

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Some of the answers in Katie Holmes' new Broadway play "Dead Accounts" come at the end of the first act, and it would be remiss to give them away. Or, as the main character himself says, "It's so complicated it's not worth explaining."

Tension of Media-celebrity vs. Art

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts
David Tereshchuk

At the preview I attended it took just four seconds from the stage lights first going up before applause broke out -- for Katie Holmes and her co-star sitting at a table. Applause not for working successfully at entertaining us, of course, but for... well, for being recognized.

Why The Former 'Smash' Showrunner Left

Posted 11.28.2012 | TV

"Smash," the show viewers loved, then loved to hate-watch, saw behind-the-scenes drama as it ended Season 1. Series creator, executive producer and sh...

Katie Holmes Talks About Her Return to Broadway

Andy Propst | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Andy Propst

At a recent press event for the Broadway show she'll be opening at the end of November, Holmes came across pretty much like any actress just finding her way in rehearsals in a new play.

Theater Review: Seminar at the Ahmanson Theatre

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Plays about writers and writing present major challenges for both audiences and playwrights. Because writing is such an internal process, full of grinding frustration and occasional exhilaration, it is a tough subject to portray on stage.

Katie Holmes' First Post-Cruise Role Announced

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.19.2012 | Home

While Katie Holmes' theatrical split from Tom Cruise made celeb hounds' jaws drop, her latest move is sure to spread grins across the Great White Way....

Backstage Dirt

George Heymont | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

What are the actors thinking when they're required to break through the fourth wall?

Ex-'Smash' Boss Speaks Out

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

It was revealed that "Smash" creator and executive producer Theresa Rebeck was leaving the NBC musical drama in March, after a flurry of both critical...

Seminar: How Much Humiliation Does a Writer need in Order to Write?

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 06.24.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

While watching Theresa Rebeck's searing and funny play, Seminar, about an unethical but brilliant celebrity editor named Leonard giving a $5,000 a pop seminar to wannabe writers, I was haunted by the memories of a few of the writing instructors I had.

Couch Potato: NBC's 'Smash' Closes in on So-Bad-Its-Good

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now that 11 episodes have run, I'd say the so-bad-it's-good prediction has just about materialized.

TV Star Joins Broadway Cast Of 'Seminar'

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Zoe Lister-Jones, who plays a bit of a high-strung wreck on the TV series "Whitney," is about to join the Broadway cast of "Seminar" as, y...

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother: At the Athena Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Recipients are asked to adhere to only one caveat: they must speak about a woman who has influenced or inspired them, not their mother. An act of rebellion, this rule was immediately violated.

Jack Kerouac Dissed In Seminar On Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Seminar is one of the funniest shows on Broadway and Alan Rickman is delightfully your worst nightmare as a teacher, and also the most realistic.

Stage Door: Seminar, Richard II

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Seminar has one overarching reason for being on Broadway: Alan Rickman.

Theater: Alan Rickman's Seminar Needs Another Edit

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Seminar sorely lacks any insight into or love of writing. We don't see anyone realizing they don't have what it takes or enjoying a creative breakthrough. In short, at this Seminar, we don't get our money's worth.

Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Return To Broadway

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater will star opposite Alan Rickman this fall in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play. Producers ...

Back To Broadway: Lily Rabe And Hamish Linklater

hosted2.ap.org | Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater will star opposite Alan Rickman this fall in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play. Produce...