An O’Neill biography puts the drama centerstage, while a tantalizing compendium of Beckett-iana largely elides it.
Two new bios examine the lives and careers of two musical-theatre giants: one most at home onstage, the other too big for any single medium.
A pair of new books reveals how Joel Grey and the Yiddish theatre both drew on Jewish stage traditions of gravitas as well as schmaltz.
In his new book, former Kennedy Center impresario Michael Kaiser argues that the future of the arts lies with quality, subsidy, and daring—all of which are in dangerously short supply.
Two new books on Alexander technique demonstrate both the power and the pitfalls of conveying a hands-on practice in written form.
Michael Bloom reviews two new books by Sarah Ruhl
Michael Bloom examines the latest biography on Bob Fosse