Q & A with Lanna Joffrey

“A Thousand Splendid Suns”, a new play based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (“Kite Runner”), focuses on the lives of two women in war-torn Afghanistan. Adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and directed  ...

Q&A w/Labhaoise Magee

Irish Repertory Theatre’s revival of “Pumpgirl” recently opened to rave reviews, with critics praising the performance of Labhaoise Magee as the title character.  A heart-wrenching drama set in a remote Northern Ireland town, the play is directed by Nicola  ...

Q&A with Jay Wegman

NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts underwent a leadership change in 2016 when Jay Wegman, a highly regarded veteran of the NYC downtown arts scene, took over the top position from Michael Harrington, the center’s former director. Mr.  ...

Eureka Day

“Eureka Day,” a new play by Jonathan Spector, centers around today’s headline grabbing topic of mandatory vaccinations.  The dramedy (a very funny first half is followed by a more sober second half that shifts in tone following an inevitable  ...

The Running of the Bulls

If you took Mardi Gras and combined it with New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve and then multiplied that by ten, you would still fail to come up with a festival that approaches the frenetic energy and  ...

Six

ARAGON. BOLEYN. SEYMOUR. CLEVES. HOWARD. PARR. Remember their names because these ladies are set for world domination. “Six,” the thoroughly smashing pop musical about the wives of Henry VIII is currently playing in London to  ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nicholas Hytner’s new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is notable for the casting of Gwendoline Christie (fan favorite Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as the Fairy Queen but audience members who were expecting a traditional  ...

Doubt – John Patrick Shanley

Doubt is a spellbinding and expertly written new play from John Patrick Shanley. In a season awash with tepid revivals, over-amplified musicals, and Hollywood stars doing their “legit” gigs, Doubt renews your faith in the theater with an excellent  ...