Can Ionesco slay a 21st-century crowd?
The Drama Desk had a wonderful luncheon at Sardi's on Friday, where the topic was "The Art of Storytelling." And while learning about that art, we also were lavished with some prime examples of it. One of the panelists, Bertie Carvel, plays the evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the dark musica ... More >>
Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comic tour de force about a bunch of Chekhovian characters full of yearning, who are simply waiting for the blue heron to appear to give them some peace. David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen are siblings (by adoption) living in their l ... More >>
"It's a 'What if?' play," said playwright Christopher Durang at yesterday's meet-and-greet for his comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which is moving to Broadway. "I thought, 'What if I had lived all my life [in a country home] with my sister and we were just miserable?" As a result, the ... More >>
David Adjmi's new comedy is sadly no laughing matter
A fake Andrew Jackson and a fake Moliere join a real Patrick Stewart on Broadway
And intrigue bogs down Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Boeing-Boeing
Eras apart, A.R. Gurney and St. John Hankin find common spirit in class-conscious comedy
In Curtains and Our Leading Lady, show people get their scalpels out
Kevin Kline prepares to scale the mad king's heroic heights and war-torn politics
If this season was any indication, the future is brighter Off-Broadway
Holy superhero! Comic-book tale needs more Biff! Bam! Pow!
A daft match made in heaven: Author and star of Betty's Summer Vacation reunite in lunacy
What is Streetcar's dull competence good for? Showing what's not dull about Streetcar.
The 45th Annual OBIE Awards