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Jon Robin Baitz

Aisle View: Fire without Substance

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

And here we have a revival of Jon Robin Baitz' 1991 play The Substance of Fire, which introduced a decidedly promising playwright and garnered all-rou...

Lie! Lie! My Darling

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Dialect plays a critical role in David Lindsay-Abaire's heart-rending dramedy, Good People. Set in South Boston, it captures the sound of New Englanders who have been stuck in a pocket of economic depression for years with little chance of finding a better life.

First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Film Society" Well Projected at the Clurman

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Jon Robin Baitz is the rare example of a playwright whose every play--with possibly one or two exceptions--is even better than the work that preceded ...

First Nighter: Regina Taylor Confronts the Computer Age Poorly, Matt Charman Does It Better

David Finkle | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Whatever Regina Taylor is trying to get across in stop. reset., at the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney, has gone completely over my ...

Jon Baitz's Journey to Other Desert Cities

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Baitz's play seeks an alternative way out of the seeming impasses of our times -- our political deadlocks, our family dramas, even our most heartfelt and ego-driven certitudes -- by making us experience a greater emotional truth.

Guild Hall Celebrates Laurie Anderson, Bruce Weber, Jon Robin Baitz, and Dina Merrill

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Given the decidedly downtown edge to the awardees, the speeches were rather formal. Lou Reed presented to Laurie Anderson for Performing Arts.

Failed TV Writer Is A Hit On Broadway

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- It was F. Scott Fitzgerald who famously wrote there are no second acts in American lives. It is Jon Robin Baitz who says that's utter balo...

HuffPost Review: Peep World

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As Peter Himmelstein's script jumps from a family birthday dinner back to the day before, we get a thumbnail of each Meyerwitz child's disappointing life.

Stage Door: Other Desert Cities

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Put Stockard Channing and Linda Lavin on stage and watch the magic. They play sisters on opposite sides, both political and familial, in the smartly staged Other Desert Cities.

Words and Pictures: at Tibor de Nagy and Condo's Subversive Art at The New Museum

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

On a random Friday afternoon between snowstorms, visitors to Tibor de Nagy's midtown gallery for the "Painters & Poets" exhibit marveled at the small ...

Theater: Killer Kitson; Fairly Earnest; So-So Baitz and Interminable Ibsen

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In the very first letter, Church plans to kill himself. But when he sends out a pile of final goodbyes (often to strangers and with little or no hint that he was planning to off himself), he unexpectedly gets some responses.

First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" is Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In the living-room of the luxurious Palm Springs home where Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities takes place, a long, curved stone wall looms upst...