‘History’ lesson


Look for Alan Bennett's "The History Boys" to achieve a nearly global profile in the season ahead. The beloved English scribe's latest play is planning an international tour as well as a Broadway run…


Oz sings indie tune


This is the dawning of the age of the impresario Down Under. Indies John Frost, Louise Withers, the Jacobsen family and Jim McPherson have emerged as the industry's kingpins following the exit of the…

Tricycle trio


Strands: A trio of plays by black Americans, August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" among them, will make up the bulk of the Tricycle Theater's 2005-06 season, featuring the first shared ensemble the…

Staging a revolution


Afghanistan last week saw its first public performance of a Shakespeare play in 25 years, with many in the audience seeing live theater -- and men and women acting together onstage -- for the first…

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