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The Lithgow Lear

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Put Daniel Sullivan together with a great play and a highly-respected, award-winning actor like John Lithgow and you're likely to get an illuminating and theatrical rendition of the work, with flashes of lightning for sure.

On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

Stage Door: Stage Kiss

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

As Stage Kiss makes clear, art imitates life, and life imitates art. It ponders what is real: What happens on or off stage? Romance is wild and intoxicating; marriage, by contrast, is day in, day out, enduring.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner's Frozen Assets in "The Commons of Pensacola"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Amanda Peet's fine playwriting debut for Manhattan Theater Club at City Center, "The Commons of Pensacola," Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner ...

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.

Movie Review: The English Teacher

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I often note how difficult it is to create a comedy that's not only smart and funny but also charming and surprising. But first-time director Craig Zisk, a TV veteran, has done that with The English Teacher.

Stage Door: The Assembled Parties, The Nance

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Assembled Parties is one of the few original plays to debut on Broadway this season -- and it's a winner. Opening in a grand Upper West Side apartment populated by assimilated Jews, it addresses searing issues of family, class and culture.

First Nighter: Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties Well Assembled by Manhattan Theatre Club

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's a strongly recommended drama that takes place on Manhattan's Central Park West in a beautifully furnished 14-room apartment, the confusing layout of which eventually becomes a metaphor for all the lost souls trying to find their way in a perplexing, disappointing life.

Revolutions of the Mind: Three Sisters and Mistakes Were Made

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As everyone is glued to media, watching a real-life revolution disrupt and otherwise transform Egypt, revolutions of a quieter, less violent but power...

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Open in 'Three Sisters' at the Classic Stage Company

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Curtis M. Wong

Those unfamiliar with Chekhov's Three Sisters and thus expecting a powerhouse performance from either Gyllenhaal or Sarsgaard might be surprised to learn that this play is very much an ensemble piece.

Stage Door: Three Sisters

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Unhappy families were a Chekov specialty -- and one of his masterworks, Three Sisters, now at the CSC, sums up all the thwarted passion, love and year...

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard Take On 'Three Sisters'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband, Peter Sarsgaard, will be together again on stage next year in another off-Broadway play by Anton C...