More political thesis than play, "A Strange and Separate People" is a cri de coeur from Jon Marans (whose coeur delivered a similar cri in "The Temperamentals" last season) for "a new breed" of…
Tyne Daly brings to the role of Maria Callas a sense of vulnerable humanity that makes her courage to survive all the more admirable.
When a play is as notoriously kinky as "Measure for Measure," the magic of Shakespeare in the Park would be much enhanced by an inventive approach to the challenging problems the play presents.
There are good reasons "All's Well That Ends Well" is considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays."
"Unnatural Acts" is a natural for gay auds, who should be riveted by the story behind the real-life scandal in which the suicide of a Harvard student in 1920 led to the unmasking of a clandestine…
"Sex Lives of Our Parents" smartly showcases the play's absurdist style and casts the kind of pros who can pull it off.
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.