Theater pundits can be relied upon never to underplay a dramatic moment. Each season, they punctually sound cultural alarm bells by announcing the death of the straight play on Broadway. But of the…
Nowhere more than in "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Twelfth Night" did Shakespeare put gender closer to the top of his agenda. His insights about husbands and wives in the former, and love in…
Broadway watchers are starting to wonder: What's up with "The Color Purple"? The tuner's weekly gross fell nearly $250,000 for the week ending Jan. 21, down to $481,854 (and 51% of capacity…
Like the titular statues, "Terracotta Warriors" is stiff, repetitive and hollow at its core. Writer/director/producer Dennis K. Law debuts the concept of the "action musical" here and while this idea…
Marla Schaffel ("Jane Eyre") stars in "Tall Grass," a Brian Harris play that will get a six-week commercial run at the Beckett Theater on Theater Row this spring.
Hal Holbrook, who starred as the Stage Manager in a 1977 TV adaptation of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," will reprise the role in a new production of "Our Town" at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Conn.
"Emerald Man," an alum of the 2006 New York Musical Theater Festival, is one of four developing tuners selected for the ASCAP Foundation/Disney Workshop in L.A.
Kristin Chenoweth heads the cast of "Stairway to Paradise," the first original revue to be presented by Encores!
What if the trashiest girl in your high school -- the one with the foul mouth, bad dye job and worse reputation -- grew up to have her very own show? That question gets answered by "At Least It's…
Among the chief distinctions of Garry Hynes' marathon staging last season of the complete works of J.M. Synge was the profound cultural identity she brought to plays both major and minor…
Artist Hannah Loesser, daughter of Broadway composer Frank Loesser and singer Jo Sullivan Loesser, died of cancer Jan. 25 in New York.