A brief look at theatre news across the country for the months of July and August.
The longtime outdoor theatre in Wisconsin chooses a new name that better reflects its venue and locale.
Led by Scott Miller, this small theatre revives mostly nontraditional musicals, giving new life to underrated shows and shining new light on contemporary classics.
Puppet theatre company uses festival as a platform for protest, awareness, and discussion.
Lisa Loomer’s “Living Out,” which premiers at the Gala Hispanic Theatre, utilizes supertitles to reach a wider audience.
AMERICAN THEATRE looks back on the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, which featured new plays by Kimber Lee, Lucas Hnath and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. AMERICAN THEATRE’s senior editor Rob Weinert-Kendt sat down over Skype for a podcast conversation with two theatre critics: Erin Keane—arts reporter and theatre critic from Louisville’s NPR station WFPL—and Bill Hirschman, editor and critic of Florida Theater On Stage. They discussed the festival’s offerings, if art for art’s sake is a good idea and the critic’s obligation to the playwright.
In an interview moderated by American Theatre’s Rob Weinert-Kendt, James Lapine, Santino Fontana, and Tony Shalhoub discuss their show ‘Act One,’ based on the memoir of Moss Hart.
A brief look at theatre news across the country for the month of April.
The new play by Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark questions what it means to be human.
Nationwide theatre news for March 2014, from Los Angeles to North Carolina.