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Benjamin Ivry
Molière faced opposition from church figures during his life over his controversial works. Four centuries after his birth, what religious themes and tensions can be found in his plays?
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar and Common in ’Between Riverside and Crazy’ (Joan Marcus).
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
As ever, Stephen Adly Guirgis writes hilarious, profane dialogue and puts his characters in contention over matters both petty and portentous.
Arts & CultureTheater
Jim McDermott
“Downstate,” Bruce Norris’s new off-Broadway play about a group home for pedophile, raises the question: Who gets to write about pedophilia? And what are they allowed to say?
Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington in ”The Piano Lesson” (photo: Julieta Cervantes)
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ showcase the strivings for Black economic independence and self-determination.
The company of Roundabout Theatre Company's “1776” (photo by Joan Marcus)
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
While Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular Founding Fathers remix was built for performers of color, “1776” has been retrofitted onto this troupe of talented women.
Jennifer Jones and Vincent Price in ‘The Song of Bernadette' (photo: alamy.com)
Arts & CultureTheater
Patricia Lawler Kenet
Over 80 years after Bernadette’s canonization, Frank Wildhorn has composed the music for a new stage adaptation of “The Song of Bernadette.”