Nilaja Sun's "No Child …," dramatizing a trip down a rabbit hole into the bizarro world of urban public schools, is a bracing antidote to the pompous rhetoric of an election year. In its understated…
Richard Greenberg, the gifted playwright Henry James only dreamed of becoming, explores Jamesian themes of fortune management and self-reconstruction in his 1990 high comedy "The American Plan,"…
Although Shakespeare's plays were written for all-male performance, modern unigender productions, especially of the tragedies, usually come off as gratuitous and ly trivial. Happily, the all-female…
Every new "Cabaret" seems to strain harder to invest the Kander and Ebb musicalization of Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories" with a profound statement about the Third Reich and/or universal…
Odds are, someone is performing "The Importance of Being Earnest" somewhere in the world every day -- and inadequately.
As far as legit goes, hip-hop's driving rhythms and audacious rhyme schemes have been largely restricted to poetry slams and one-person shows. Now they triumphantly represent in the telling of "The…
The 1950s Cold War setting, film noir-inspired imagery, espionage plots and references to Joe McCarthy and Ike are all red herrings in "Red Herring,"
Can she talk! Two parts candid conversation to one part groaner farce, veteran comedienne Joan Rivers, nee Joan Molinsky from Larchmont, N.Y., serves up a self-portrait that's a compendium of…
In "Some Girl(s)," Neil LaBute continues his careerlong evisceration of that perennial, and by now a little tired, target: the white heterosexual male.
This year's PGA award nominees boast equal measures of studio moxie and indie cred -- a blend of smartness and scope suggesting the traditional "Chinese Wall" separating majors from boutique…
Kathleen Kennedy confesses it was the movies of her youth that inspired her, not the example of David O. Selznick, whose names graces the award she is receiving with her husband, Frank Marshall.