Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
And the Tony Nominations Go to...
Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth will host the June event.
Exploring the World of Autism Through Musical Theater
In the play Max Understood at San Francisco’s Cowell Theater, the guesswork of the parents in the play and their increasingly desperate attempts to understand what is going on in the mind of their son, is at the heart of the story.
Should Shakespeare Be Censored?
It’s not just "The Merchant of Venice" that disturbs today’s actors and audiences.
After Robin Williams’s Suicide, Brian Copeland Revives His Show About Depression
Comedian Brian Copeland decided not to kill himself and made a one-man play about the experience; then things got funny.
Word For Word Theater Brings Alice Munro’s Stories to Life on Stage
Word For Word lives up to its name, bringing short stories to the stage
Performances have included an all-black "Reservoir Dogs" and an all-female "Glengarry Glen Ross."
Remembering Carl Djerassi: Playwright, Chemist, Birth Control Pioneer
Friends, family and colleagues remember the “Father of the Pill” as a writer and teacher who occasionally liked to rap.
Courtney Love Stars in an Avant-Garde Opera
“Kansas City Choir Boy,” a Greek tragedy of sorts, is based on a true story.
Pantomine Has Never Been So Outrageous – Or So Popular
Sexual inuendo, dreadful puns, absurd costumes - for many British families it would not be Christmas without panto
Live and Onstage, the Supremes!
After making theater from Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Andy Kaufman, New York’s Elevator Repair Service is on the top court’s case.
Broadway’s Bright Black Friday
Broadway just had its best Thanksgiving week on record.
Double Take: Broadway’s ‘Side Show’ Is a Freakish Romp
Film director Bill Condon, of ‘Gods and Monsters’ fame, continues pop culture’s rekindled interest in the circus freak shows of yore.
The Columbine Shooters, Downstage Center
A new play draws from the shooters’ journals, letters and home videos to try to spur discussion about school violence. Some Columbine families are furious.
Sex, Drugs, and Ronald Reagan: ‘This Is Our Youth’
Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, and Kieran Culkin go back to the eighties in their Broadway debuts, starring as privileged New York teenagers in Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth.
Say Yes to Anna Gunn's ‘Sex with Strangers’
‘Breaking Bad’s’ Anna Gunn knocks them dead in this off-Broadway drama directed by David Schwimmer
England’s Most Enigmatic Modern Playwright Takes New York
In on the Joke
Broadway audiences are lapping up plays by Harold Pinter, England’s cryptic master of comic menace
Sex, Lies, and Class Politics Set to Music
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s indignation at the scapegoating of Stephen Ward 50 years ago inspires a hit stage musical about the Profumo Affair.
True-Life Drama: The Women of Syria Play the Women of Troy
Women escaping the Syrian civil war act out the horrors of their lives.