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Labyrinth Theater Company

First Nighter: Peter Brooks' Valley of Astonishment, The Sucker Emcee, The Bullpen

David Finkle | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The interest Oliver Sacks takes in the human brain fascinates Peter Brook. The Valley of Astonishment is another consequence of that fascination, and, as presented at the Young Vic, currently Brook's London outlet of choice, it, too, is fascinating.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Trying to Hold Mercury

Lucia Brawley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Lucia Brawley

If you came up in the New York theater in the 2000s, as I did, and cut your teeth in tiny, but respected off-Broadway houses, like the Rattlestick, the McGinn/Cazale, 2nd Stage, LaMama, you hoped, you prayed, to even approach the outskirts of the orbit of the planet-sized talent of Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Silence Is a Not a Virtue: Brett C. Leonard's Ninth and Joanie

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

This two hour long play could have been streamlined to an emotionally powerful 80 or 90 minute play.

'Love Sick,' Elephant Theatre Company, Los Angeles

James Scarborough | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Not a few poets attest to love's ability to uplift and heal. The rest narrate its far more interesting downside. That downside is brilliantly expounded in Kristina Poe's "Love Sick."

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.

Padma Lakshmi Shows Off Growing Bump (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Pregnant "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi showed off her growing bump Monday night at a LAByrinth Theater Company benefit in New York. PHOTOS: ...