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‘Brilliant,’ 41 And Lost To AIDS: The Theater World Asks Why
Michael Friedman couldn’t make it to Minneapolis this summer. Rehearsals were beginning there for his new musical, but he
Thousands Of Americans Still Die Of AIDS Every Year
Yet antiretroviral therapy can turn the deadly disease into a manageable chronic condition.
On the Culture Front: Henry IV, El Vy, The Civilians' War on Christmas, and more
Freelance cultural writer
The immersion into Phyllida Lloyd's meticulously crafted reimagination of "Henry IV" begins before the audience steps foot into the new home of St. Ann's Warehouse.
Bruce Willis, Laurie Metcalf Star in "Misery" on Broadway
John Jay Scholar, writer, chocolate enthusiast, and lover of a...
Obsession is a dangerous thing. It fills your intestines with knots as you twist and turn trying not to think of someone or something, begging to escape into any other headspace than the one where that someone or something exists.
Les Freres Corbusier Is Back! And So Is Herbert Hoover!
Cara Joy David
New York-based entertainment journalist
Now that Alex Timbers is a big Broadway director and also the co-creator/writer of an Amazon series (
Mozart in the Jungle
), I was afraid we wouldn't see much from his theater company, Les Freres Corbusier. But not so!
In Search of
The Fortress of Solitude
There is an interesting and potentially important musical contained within The Fortress of Solitude, the new piece from Michael Friedman, Itamar Moses and Daniel Aukin at the Public.
First Nighter: The Civilians Confront Climate Change With "The Great Immensity"
Writer, Drama Critic
It's taken for granted that any superior drama depends on its stakes being high. If that's the case, then
The Great Immensity
-- created by the always-intrepid Civilians troupe and presented at the Public after a world premiere at Kansas City Repertory Theatre -- is indubitably superior drama.
Can a Play Change the Planet?
Theater journalist and playwright
Thus began the journey to The Great Immensity, which will premiere at the Public Theater in New York on April 11 and is scheduled to run through May 1.
First Nighter: Anne Washburn's "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" Does Go On and On and...
Writer, Drama Critic
Why Brantley Got it Wrong
Dana Elle Salzberg
writer, comedy lover, pop culture enthusiast
Dude, I can explain. In the grand tradition of theater, "getting it" is as much of a theme as star-crossed lovers or inevitable fate. I am sorry but, Mr. Brantley, you did not get it, and I don't think you could have. The show was not for you, it was for me.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
"The Little Flower of East Orange," The Elephant Theatre Company
Art, theatre, and film critic
In an era of discredited priests, apostasy and religious fundamentalism, what the world needs is a good old saint; miracles not required.
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