How 2 veterans of New York’s 1960s-’70s avant-garde theatre made edgy, alternative theatre in a conservative state, and what enduring lessons their example may hold out for others.
Though celebrating her 95th birthday as well as the Actors Studio’s 75th, the acclaimed but still busy actor isn’t about to rest on her laurels.
Known for her lively, no-gimmick stagings of Shakespeare with Theatre for a New Audience, the director is branching out with ‘Des Moines.’
How a number of recent shows in New York are landing, and what it feels like to work on them, in a time of rising antisemitism and right-wing violence.
As he marks his 20th year in a show now celebrating its 25th Broadway anniversary, Mercer says that enthusiastic audiences—and a certain amount of backstage pranks—are what keep him energized.
American Theatre’s former senior editor talks about her new editor-in-chief gig, and how she thinks the theatre discourse has changed for the better.
In a free-ranging retrospective interview, the Tony-winning choreographer of ‘The Wiz’ talks about his influences, his work with pop stars, his time with Alvin Ailey, and the love of his life.
In ‘Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family’ and ‘The Gospel Woman’ this journalist-turned-playwright recovers overlooked histories—and that work started at home.
His new play ‘Straight Line Crazy’ may treat an American subject, but the English playwright is still addressing some of his chief political and social preoccupations.
With a 40th anniversary staging of ‘Ubu The King,’ the Actors’ Gang co-founder is revisiting his company’s roots, though he never strayed very far from them in the first place.