Showcases aren't just for hungry producers sniffing around for fresh material; they can also help emerging playwrights spot the flaws in their works-in-progress.
The manic-depressive character who has a meltdown in "Side Effects" isn't the only one who goes off her meds in this shaky mounting of Michael Weller's two-hander about a self-sabotaging power couple.
Helmer Moises Kaufman and friends apply their gorgeous visual aesthetic to the story of a young man from Arkansas who lost an arm, turned to hustling, and now awaits execution for murdering one of…
Mint a.d. Jonathan Bank seems to have some precious-metal detector for the kind of forgotten theater gems that deserve to be dusted off and given a chance to shine again.
Among male scribes, even a diehard political playwright like Tony Kushner finds the fathers-and-sons trope an irresistible dramatic theme.
Watching astonishing young actress Carey Mulligan lose her mind in 90 minutes is ample reason to see the Atlantic Theater Company's disquieting production of "Through a Glass Darkly."
Daniel Goldfarb lines up some promising characters, but play is marred thanks to self-indulgences in the script and directorial mis-readings.
Hollywood bio-dram about the demeaning career options for black actresses going back to the 1930s smartly showcases scribe's comic gifts.
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Tony Kushner came this close to writing a great play, but he ultimately leaves his wonderful characters high and dry.
Whenever hard-working theater people just want to play, the famously permissive CSC is sure to indulge them. "The School for Lies," David Ives' clever meta-spoof of Moliere's "Misanthrope" (rhyming…