How do we get from here to there? That's the question the theater always asks. Following the standard routes may be boring, but if you ignore them and hack out your own path, you'd better be a damn good road builder if you want the public to come along. Just now, the New York theater's in a miserable state: With more and more people eager for the journey, the main roads have all degenerated into dreary strip malls, while the side roads that used to be so full of scenic surprises have either gotten commercialized themselves or run down into unnavigable ditches at the behest of those who like to stay off the beaten track. We need new paths, a latter-day Treplev might remark, but every square inch of land has been so overdeveloped that there's hardly room to map... More >>>