Stephen Karam ("Speech & Debate") writes from an off-kilter sensibility that sees something bitterly funny in life's tragedies.
Katori Hall's imaginative two-hander is a soul-stirring drama. Factor in the double dose of charisma from certifiable stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, and this show has wings.
Actor-playwright Zoe Kazan ("A Behanding in Spokane") sets the stage for a tense family drama in "We Live Here" when a gifted Juilliard student brings an unsuitable boyfriend home for her older…
Frank Langella was born to play fabulous monsters like Richard Nixon, Count Dracula, and now, Gregor Antonescu, the international financier beset by ruinous scandal in Terence Rattigan's 1963 drama…
An anthology of sketch plays, unified by a female-friendly theme and put together mostly by women? "Motherhood Out Loud," a show conceived by Susan Rose and Joan Stein and written by a dozen women…
Adam Rapp writes funny lines for scary people.
Writing political drama is a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, a novice scribe with beaucoup prizes and commissions already notched on her belt, takes up that challenge…
White boys can't jump -- or can they? Scribe Jeff Talbott reframes that question in a provocative way in "The Submission," when a white playwright uses the pseudonym of a black woman to submit his…
Documentary filmmaker Dan Klores brings a cinematic eye to "The Wood," his reverential bio-dram about Mike McAlary, the muckraking NYC newspaper columnist who won a Pulitzer in 1998 for his…
That deadly theatrical form, the romcom, gets a jolt of life from Itamar Moses, taking a break from his TV writing chores (on "Boardwalk Empire" and "Men of a Certain Age") to pen a romantic comedy…
The Fiasco Company is a seriously cute young troupe, and this commercial mounting of their offbeat garage-band treatment of the Bard's dopiest play should be an inspiration to other M.F.A. grads…
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