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Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally Shout and Weep in the Not-Bad Annapurna

Real-­life couple and stars of screen Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman storm the stage and distinguish themselves, mostly, in this duet trauma drama, one of those shows where shattered characters… More >>

Estelle Parsons Puts Up Her Dukes in The Velocity of Autumn

“Old age is no place for sissies,” Bette Davis said. Alexandra, the Molotov-cocktail–wielding grandmother at the center of Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, couldn’t agree more. Waging a war… More >>

The World Is Round Gives a Gertrude Stein Children's Story a Worthy Adaptation

Gertrude Stein’s characters have it rough. Men have the moral stature of lapdogs while women face all of life’s challenges. But such female independence — especially the kind the author… More >>

Act One is an Inspiring Chronicle of a Playwright's Determination

How do you make it big in New York when you're starting from zero? Moss Hart's 1959 autobiography, Act One, shows one path, a steep climb from poverty in the… More >>

Sigmar Polke's Aesthetic Escape Velocity on View at MoMA

Sigmar Polke was a prisoner of his childhood, as are most of us. Born in 1941, when the Nazis were at their apogee, he suffered an impoverished youth in communist… More >>

Judy Chicago Proves She's About More Than Vagina Plates at Brooklyn Museum Show Judy Chicago Proves She's About More Than Vagina Plates at Brooklyn Museum Show

Judy Chicago wears rose-colored glasses, not that she needs them. The artist behind the notoriously yonic The Dinner Party celebrates her 75th birthday this year with major museum exhibitions all… More >>

Wrenching and Racy Soul-searching in Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra

Carla (Zoë Sophia Garcia) tells Reggie (Chris Stack) she'll marry him if he agrees to one thing: They both must reenact their sexual histories together. All of it — the… More >>

Hollywood Golden Boys Provide Glitter and Little Else in Two New Productions

Of all the alter egos you can picture James Franco inhabiting, is "California farmhand" one of them? Me neither. How about Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) as a hard-luck Irishman?… More >>

Audra McDonald Brings Billie Holiday to Life in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Any theatergoer expecting in this revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill an excuse for an Audra McDonald concert won't find the singer's full-bodied, mellifluous voice here. Instead,… More >>

The Heir Apparent Brims With Linguistic Panache and Stellar Performances

"I'm a one-man Comédie-Française," boasts the scheming servant Crispin, comparing his acting skills to France's national theater. Crispin (Carson Elrod) isn't totally exaggerating: In the course of The Heir Apparent,… More >>

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