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October 17, 2020
Actor calls virtual play 'Virtue,' a 'Portal into the future' of theater
With Broadway shut down until at least the middle of next year, theater makers have gotten creative. One example is "Virtue," ...
October 17, 2020
Heidi Schreck's 'Constitution' play set to stream during election cycle
Heidi Schreck brought her experiences as a high-school debate champ to the stage with "What the Constitution Means to Me.
October 16, 2020
'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15
The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an ...
October 14, 2020
Play about the Constitution streams in time for Election Day
Most playwrights want their works to remain relevant for decades to come. Not Heidi Schreck, not with “What the Constitution ...
October 07, 2020
Radha Blank of 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' isn't late
If Radha Blank had a tagline for her film, “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” it would be: “You don't age out of your passion.
October 07, 2020
Review: A terrific debut in ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’
Precociousness can be a curse if adulthood successes don’t live up to your assumed potential. And placement on one of those ...
September 23, 2020
In Miami Beach, live theater returns — in vacant storefronts
This fall, the seven deadly sins will be found all along an iconic Miami Beach thoroughfare — but they'll be socially ...
September 16, 2020
The Latest: Pre-debate, Biden studying Trump's past comments
The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Joe Biden says he’s begun preparing for ...
September 14, 2020
Review: Ayad Akhtar’s `fever dream’ of a fallen America
“Homeland Elegies,” by Ayad Akhtar (Little, Brown and Company) An elegy is a mournful poem expressing regret for something ...
September 10, 2020
Blue staters make their case in satirical 'Coastal Elites'
Playwright Paul Rudnick has never been comfortable with the term “coastal elites,” that sneering nod to educated ...
September 09, 2020
Maggie O'Farrell's Shakespearean 'Hamnet' wins Women's Prize
Maggie O’Farrell won the Women’s Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for “Hamnet,” a novel that explores the lives of William ...
September 08, 2020
Ayad Akhtar named new PEN American president
Playwright-novelist Ayad Akhtar has been named the new president of PEN America, the human rights and literary organization.
August 30, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both ...
August 18, 2020
Tyler Perry's work honored with 2020 Governors Award
Tyler Perry has won awards from the NAACP and BET. Now he's getting a big one from the Television Academy: He and his ...
August 10, 2020
The always intimate Theatre for One goes online
The coronavirus hasn't stopped the world's smallest theater. “Theatre for One,” where one audience member sees one short play ...
July 30, 2020
Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theater piece
Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite ...
July 29, 2020
Review: A sweet tearjerker in WWII film ‘Summerland’
“ Summerland ” might look like something you’ve seen before: A scenic story about a schoolchild who must leave London during ...
July 27, 2020
La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes
The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence ...
July 16, 2020
Liked 'Hamilton'? New documentary shows where it came from
You've probably seen or heard the highly scripted side of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now get to know the unscripted one.
June 26, 2020
Christine Lahti plays friend, feminist icon Steinem on PBS
Christine Lahti's portrayal of Gloria Steinem in PBS' “Gloria: A Life” reflects both a veteran artist's skill and a passion ...