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Aisle View: Ivy League Daughter Speaks Out

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

While The Who and the What does not displace Disgraced from its perch near the top of the most important new American plays of the decade, it suggests that Mr. Akhtar has plenty to say and knows how to say it.

"The City of Conversation": What's The Price Of Politics?

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

What is the personal price of political change? In what coin is it paid? And when does it become too expensive? These are the questions that confront ...

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet Take on the Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

O'Brien is unquestionably one of our finest directors. Little enlightenment can be expected from Amanda Peet's The Commons of Pensacola.

New 'Macbeth' Cast Shaping Up To Be Star-Packed

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Reinforcements have arrived for the upcoming cast of "Macbeth" and some big names are joining Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff. Linco...

Aisle View: Cinderella Boy

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The honorable folks at Lincoln Center Theater have once again been slightly -- though not seriously -- misguided in their aim to reach out to younger and non-traditional audiences with the offerings under their LCT3 program.

Are NYC Theaters Truly Like Other Regional Theaters? Debatable.

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There has been talk throughout my career of allowing NYC theaters to get the Regional Theatre Tony. They've wanted it. I've always thought it was sort of a ridiculous, greedy desire.

The New Macbeth

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The Scottish play isn't taking much of a break before coming back. Ethan Hawke plans to return to Broadway this winter to play the ti...

13 Playwrights Is Preparing To Implode

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

The 13 playwrights of 13P formed nine years ago to realize full productions of their plays. Each playwright produces one play, serving as the artistic director of the production. The group ceases to exist once every playwright has had a production.

Why Can't Art Be Instructive?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Why can't Art instruct? In addition to providing entertainment, consolation, beauty, and a reflection of our humanity by holding "the mirror up to nature," why can't Art also teach us a thing or two?

First Nighter: Is A Minister's Wife the Musical's Tepid Future?

David Finkle | Posted 07.21.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

This observer believes the musicalized version of George Bernard Shaw is not only a sorrowful entertainment, but indicative of a much larger concern about how the musical, as a genre, is evolving.

Muti's Otello and War Horse

Howard Kissel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Othello and War Horse are both works on a monumental scale. On these evenings I was reminded of why I chose to spend my life sitting in darkened theaters.

CultureZohn: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-11-05-women.jpgThough this production is Sher's handiwork, he has been exceedingly faithful to the film, both in its frothy style, a hybrid of stage and film, and its spirit.

Lincoln Center Theater Cares

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charles Warner

This is a good Monday. I'm sitting at my computer listening to the new Norah Jones album I downloaded, I got my appointment letter for teaching at NY...

Michael Brunner: 'South Pacific' Lincoln Center Stage Manager Fired For Making Video Of Star Undressing

nypost.com | Jamie Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A married Lincoln Center stage manager busted for making a spy video of an actress changing had wanted to go out with her even though he had been rebu...

Change You Can Dance To: Obama Music Videos

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Rigby

Change That You Can Dance To captures a diverse cross-section of about 20 of the tens-of-thousands Obama-themed music videos created by people across the U.S. and the world during the campaign.

Confessions of a South Pacific groupie?

Abigail Pogrebin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abigail Pogrebin

Beneath my New York armor, I'm as corny as Kansas; The recent revival of South Pacific reminded me of all the lovers kept apart by this endless war and how atypical it is to love blatantly, putting devotion ahead of all else.