Table of Contents for April 2013

It’s Better With a Band
By Rob Weinert-Kendt
The American musical’s next wave isn’t jukebox shows and rock stars—it’s a jam session between indie bands and theatre artists making vital new music together.

Spring Fever
By Matthew Sigman
Bogart, Jones and Twist revisit a legendary succes de scandale 100 years later

Between the Lines
Looking back on 150 playscripts in American Theatre and the candid comments of those who wrote them
Compiled by Nicole Estvanik Taylor

Playscript: The Realistic Joneses
Two couples sharing the same last name converge in a backyard in Will Eno’s existential new play. Plus, an interview with the playwright by Tracy Letts.

DEPARTMENTS:

Editor’s Note

Letters to the Editor

From the Executive Director
All Together Now

News in Brief
Plus: Entrances & Exits; Awards & Prizes

Front & Center
‘Smash/Hit!’ Brings War Stories Onstage
Puppets Tackle the Icelandic Banking Crisis in ‘SAGA’
Mark Rylance Goes Fishing for Poetry in ‘Nice Fish’
‘Adam Sultan’ Fuses Death and Theatre
Nina Raine’s ‘Rabbit’ Explores Gender Politics
‘Vainglorious’ Stages the Napoleonic Era
Almanac

Production Notebook
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, from Theatre Latte Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust

Currents
Edward Karam on the Barrington Stage Musical Theatre Lab

People
Jessica Hecht’s acting method, by Christopher Kompanek

Critic’s Notebook
Carol Martin tours the 20th century with Double Edge Theatre’s The Grand Parade

Books
Susan Jonas analyzes Leon Katz’s long-awaited masterwork

Media
Eliza Bent peruses TDF’s online Theatre Dictionary

Strategies
The art of underwater photos by Nicole Estvanik Taylor

Global Spotlight

April Onstage

20 Questions
for Kevin O’Donnell

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