Catch a week of the best plays
Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>
Michael Feingold will return to chair the 2014 Village Voice Obie Awards -- Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway's highest honor -- to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall.
Susan Choi reads 'My Education'
August: Osage County is the Pulitzer winning play by Tracy Letts (see above) about the disappearance of a father and how it further spirals one of the more dysfunctional families in American literature. It was a powerful experience on Broadway, and now, inevitably, it's become a Meryl Streep movie. ... More >>
Her last campaign--something on the order of "She's the greatest actress we have, but she hasn't won in 29 years"--worked wonders on voters' guilt, and Meryl went home with the golden man for The Iron Lady. Well, the very same idea needs to be trotted out again, but on a slightly smaller scale. Sh ... More >>
Take a dip with Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph
Quiara Alegría Hudes's Pulitzer winner gets its New York debut
Quiara Alegría Hudes’s play comes to Second Stage
Yes, something called Rent Boy...The Musical is apparently really going to happen, unlike Rebecca the Musical. And I bet a lot of old men in trench coats will line up for tickets. It's a stage show filled with actors playing singing and dancing escorts, and it'll be heading to NYC in March, where ... More >>
Tracy K. Smith reads with Tina Chang
A revival of Maxwell Anderson's Pulitzer-winning political classic
Both Your Houses gets a revival
Today, Gawker's John Cook published an explosive article called "The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney's Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes." And in it, Cook says that he's exclusively obtained 950 pages of confidential financial documents that show just how much of a tax-dodging slimy robot of a man the Repub ... More >>
Have dinner with Denis Johnson
Ray Bradbury, the Pulitzer Prize-cited sci-fi scribe who penned Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died Tuesday night at 91. And he wouldn't have wanted you to blog, Tweet, or Facebook about his death -- just like we're doing right now. Much like his contemporary Kurt Vonnegut, Bradbury wa ... More >>
You don't need to watch Futurama* to know that in the future, our grotesque output of garbage will come back to haunt us. Or, as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes puts it, "We don't see the consequences of our wastefulness."
In the Heights's book writer takes home this year's drama prize for her play Water by the Spoonful
Philip Seymour Hoffman comes to Broadway
Jim Dwyer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times has done a second column on the Adrian Schoolcraft affair. His column published yesterday details the exchange between Schoolcraft and Deputy Chief Michael Marino right before Marino ordered him taken forcibly to the Jamaica Hosp ... More >>
At the Irish Rep, a novice O'Neill shows rare power
Are they still? I'm sure the answer is yes, unless you're Christina Crawford. But we often convince ourselves that our parents weren't really supportive of us because it's easier to fall into a self-victimizing frame of mind that plays into our I-wasn't-loved-enough-as-a-child shtick. We lose sig ... More >>
It was inevitable that gay marriage should come to the legit stage, so in this week's column, I talk about the result: Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, an evening of short works with a rotating cast including Mark Consuelos, who plays a gay whose mother is pressuring him to ge ... More >>
Euripides gets an update from Big Dance Theater
The St. Marks Bookshop, a lovely place very near Voice headquarters, surrounded by several other lovely places (and some less lovely) that have changed numerous times since we were college students staying at an NYU dorm for the summer, has managed to hang on -- since 1977, albeit in a few di ... More >>
Brooklyn honors its literary community
So Cynthia Nixon will be coming back to Broadway this season in a revival of the Pulitzer winning Wit, about a woman sardonically dealing with the depersonalization of cancer treatments. Well, guess who she could very well be competing with for the Tony?
In today's edition of Press Clips, our daily media column, the seriously unserious comedians at "America's Finest News Source" do the "I get no respect" routine, kicking off a campaign to score journalism's highest prize, while some more traditional reporters obscure their work, perhaps unint ... More >>
The Pulitzer winner looks back at race in the movies
And we finally stop insulting Guatemalans!
A feisty nun and a fidgety priest battle it out over a teen with sexual problems. Sound like the Pulitzer wining Doubt? You wish. High is more like a standard-issue play, with TV-style melodramatics cozying up to one-liners and some pretty banal religiosity. ("You've got to meet me halfw ... More >>
viaDid you win a Pulitzer Prize today? Us either. If you're from the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald or The Tennessean, you also did not win, even though you were in fact nominated in the category of Breaking News Reporting. That $10,000 prize -- "For a distinguished example ... More >>
Plus Derek Jacobi, the Shaggs, and other spring theater picks
Funny Girl is the classic musical about entertainer Fanny Brice, a show that is never revived because Barbra Streisand was so indelible in the role, you'd have to be an absolute looney tune to even go near it. And the movie captures her performance for all time, a constant reminder of the p ... More >>
Newly revived on Broadway, That Championship Season is Jason Miller's Pulitzer-winning 1972 play about a reunion of Pennsylvania high school basketball team members that ends up being a slam dunk into sourness. The play doesn't totally hold up, mainly because some of its melodramatic revel ... More >>
Want to see two legends--James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave--in the current Broadway revival of the Pulitzer winning Driving Miss Daisy? I'm giving away three pairs of tickets for the Monday February 7th performance, which is a very special benefit for the all impor ... More >>
Daniel Kitsons hit makes its U.S. premiere
Yes, David Mamet himself drew this cartoon for Tablet Magazine. David Mamet, of course, is the Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright who penned such dramas as Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow, but has also written Torah commentary, and a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank in Marietta, G ... More >>
Love blooms in the nurses office