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Writer and producer Frank Rich has led a long and varied career in the arts, from serving as theater critic for The New York Times to his current role as executive producer for the hit HBO show “Veep,” now in…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
A new play showing at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., chronicles the rise of a young Vladimir Putin to power in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. "Kleptocracy," written by Kenneth Lin, offers a glimpse into Putin’s…
By Corinne Segal
Neil Simon, whose comedic mastery dominated American stages for decades, died Sunday at 91 of complications from pneumonia, his family said in a statement.
By Jeffrey Brown
When the members of an Egyptian band arrive in an Israeli city for a performance, it's clear something is wrong -- they've gotten the name wrong and ended up in a sleepy desert town. That's the premise of a new…
The Non-Binary Monologues Project, which began last month, is publishing monologues and audition materials for non-binary and trans actors.
By Dayana Morales Gomez
This year’s Tony Awards honored the best and brightest of plays and musicals on Broadway. "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Oslo" took home the awards for best new play and musical -- the most coveted prizes of the night, respectively.
By PBS NewsHour
“Oslo,” a Tony-nominated Broadway drama, takes a deep look at the secret negotiations that went into the historic Middle East peace accords, and their relevance in today’s world. Using real characters and real events, the play imagines what went on…
“Dear Evan Hansen,” a surprise hit musical, is the story of an ordinary teen who all his life has felt invisible. But when a classmate commits suicide, Hansen is mistakenly seen as his one friend and becomes the center of…
In the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” the title character is told that she cannot bury her brother, who has been killed. Echoes of the classical work rang out in 2014, when Michael Brown was shot by police and left dead in…
By Omar Etman, Corinne Segal
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of acclaimed Broadway musical "Hamilton," performed in the show one last time on Saturday night.
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