A beloved musical about refugees, and a new one about current U.S. border policies, hit unexpectedly hard in a newly unsettled time.
In this excerpt from ‘Shy,’ the brutally frank memoir Rodgers wrote with Jesse Green, a Carson McCullers adaptation takes shape, then founders.
Composer Mary Rodgers’s unsparing new memoir, equal parts hilarious and harrowing, tells of an eventful life in which musical theatre wasn’t the only source of drama.
Jennifer McClure’s new book provides a prop master’s guide to blood effects, from design to clean-up and every sanguinary step in between.
Using ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ as jumping-off points, 2 theatremakers tackle the often cross-cutting challenges of Jewish representation, and explore why casting alone can’t save problematic material.
The forces attacking the human rights and free expression of the most marginalized among us know exactly what they’re doing, but we have a way to fight back: the stage.
Fair criticism is one thing, but the vitriol directed at the ‘Funny Girl’ star, or at anyone who dared to celebrate her historic casting, felt personal.
This excerpt from a new book introducing performers to the unique world of the stage actor covers some of its unique rituals and traditions.
An excerpt from a new book about the lessons learned from staging the work of 2 major English writers.
The Public Theater founder’s life and legacy, traced in a documentary on PBS, may be best understood, and built upon, as part of the U.S. regional theatre movement.