Two high-profile, celebrity-laden versions of the campy musical are playing on opposite coasts. Which one is better? It depends if you prefer innovation or nostalgia.
Women and people of color, along with artistic originality, should not be considered commercial risks.
In a post-‘Moonlight’ world, writers like Michael R. Jackson and Jeremy O. Harris are making the case for LGBTQ stories that go beyond the gay white experience.
If people of color were able to speak freely in a theatrical space, what would we say? Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play offers a compelling answer.
Last week at the Colorado New Play Festival in Steamboat Springs, work by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Jill Sobule, among others, searched for its sound and form.
Samantha Shay’s stripped-down, fem-focused take on the tragedy inspires low-tech awe—and starts a raucous argument.
How ‘Vietgone’ and ‘Poor Yella Rednecks’ subverts the Asian-as-foreigner trope to tell a distinctly American story.
The shows in this year’s new-play fest at Actors Theatre of Louisville were in dialogue with past offerings, no doubt, but also with our current moment.
What does Sondheim’s newest heroine have to say about his body of work, and about women today?
Spoiler: The new bio-musical series isn’t just great TV, it also makes a case for more inclusive storytelling.