On this week’s podcast, the critics discuss when it’s appropriate to discuss an actor’s appearance in a review, plus they battle over ‘Be More Chill.’
The New York Times’ new 25-best-plays list shows there are plenty of great plays to argue about. Where are the arguers?
The NY Times’ recent ‘Brief History of Gay Theatre’ was not so brief. So how did it manage to leave out so much gay history that wasn’t white and male?
Why did The New York Times hire another white guy to be their new co-chief theatre critic? He plans to work hard to show us why.
On this week’s podcast, we welcome playwright and former Marine Maurice Decaul and talk about why it’s important to tell war stories. Then the editors discuss the recent New York Times ‘Big River’ controversy.
What the blow-up over a Times review of ‘Big River’ says about this cultural moment—and what it may bode for the direction of criticism.
Originally hired in 2004, Isherwood had outsized influence and aroused passionate feelings, occasionally his own.
Theatres in New Jersey, Connecticut, and various New York counties will no longer be regularly reviewed in the paper of record. What now?
The paper of record dispenses with design credits, while ‘Futurity’ imagines a new musical theatre.
When the nation’s most powerful newspaper chooses to review new plays in early productions outside New York, is that helping or hurting the field?