James Hannaham

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  • 1 year ago

    Lose your expectation that the title Straight White Men, when affixed to a play written and directed by a Korean American woman, must provide some Jane Goodall–type analysis of what makes Euro-American heterosexual males tick — like so...

  • 1 year ago

    Tail! Spin! is an amusing vaudeville of spliced-together soundbites from a Top 4 of recent political sex scandals, reconstituted in the spirited performances of improv/comedy professionals including former SNL player Rachel Dratch. Enacting transc...

  • 1 year ago

    Herman Melville, whose 195th birthday passed this August, is one of the few white American writers of the pre-civil rights era whose writing doesn't swoop into icky moments of surprise racism—you know, those times when, say, a pack of "wooll...

  • 2 years ago

    It seems fitting that any production of The Maids — the play that launched what came to be known as Theater of the Absurd — should be somewhat absurd itself. In the Lincoln Center Festival's production (presented in association with th...

  • 2 years ago

    "I want to be known," says the magnetic young actor Zak Resnick, playing the part of songwriter Bert Berns. Bert who? Berns, the subject of this biographical jukebox musical, penned several of the best-known hits of the 1960s, including "Twist and...

  • 2 years ago

    Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr June 3 Small in stature yet large in courage, so private that she didn't come out of the closet until her obituary, pioneering American astronaut Sally Ride is a classic American enigma, a f...


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