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The door closing was a “shot heard round the world.” Audiences were shocked as Nora Helmer leaves her husband and children in Ibsen’s classic, A Doll’s House … more
Anastasia, a new musical, with music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, is based on the 1956 movie starring Yul Brynner and Ingrid Bergman. The story tells of a young girl with amnesia who might be … more
Is there really such a thing as deja vu? What if you had to relive one day over and over again forever? That’s the plight of Phil Connors, a sarcastic urban … more
Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Paula Vogel has finally made it to Broadway. After a sold-out, acclaimed run at The Vineyard, her play Indecent has opened at The Cort … more
Far too often, a woman’s role in a play is either that of villainess or victim. The new revival of Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Little Foxes’ features two meaty women’s roles, one of each. Two of … more
Perseus Jackson is a demi-god, half-mortal, half-god, but he doesn’t know it. When he finally learns his true parentage, born to a mortal mother (Carrie Compere) and … more
When people complain that there aren’t any good parts for women, they need only look at this Broadway season. Directed by Michael Greif, War Paint is an original … more
Review by Elyse TreversI have to admit I wasn’t very excited about seeing the revival of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, a comedy that Coward wrote with himself in mind playing Garry … more
How do you translate sugary sweetness from screen to the Broadway stage? Sometimes you just can’t. Such is the case with the movie Amelie, the 2001 French romantic comedy starring the winsome … more
Lynn Nottage was prescient when she began work in 2011 interviewing residents in Reading, Pennsylvania, where there was 40 percent unemployment. Her interviews led to her Pulitzer-prize winning play, … more
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