It's true that "The Normal Heart," Larry Kramer's fiery 1985 docu-like drama about the AIDS pandemic, suffers from agit-prop agita, even in this first-rate production starring Joe Mantello and Ellen…
Mysterious play is so cleverly constructed (and subtly helmed by Joe Mantello) that the nature and depth of the problem isn't revealed until the last shattering scene.
Genuinely interesting characters are endowed with enough intelligence and wit to turn their domestic crisis into crackling drama.
Joe Mantello's Broadway production of "Take Me Out" takes the West Coast -- albeit with a near-complete change of cast -- in this hardy edition presented under Seattle Rep's auspices. Neither that…
Refreshing in its unpretentious honesty, sometimes potent in exposing unnecessary shame and horrid violence and filled with a cathartic humor, Eve Ensler's compilation of monologues about female…
A potential battle is brewing between directors and playwrights over the thorny issue of copyright control.
Jon Robin Baitz's heavily revised 1984 anti-Hollywood comedy "Mizlansky/Zilinsky or 'Schmucks' " provides Nathan Lane with yet another in the actor's ever-growing repertoire of showcase roles…
Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning "Love! Valour! Compassion!" is a perceptive, often hilarious look at love and life in the AIDS era. It is so sharply written and entertaining that in its…