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May 19, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Operation Crucible’
NEW YORK—Surviving a near-death experience is one thing. Coming through it unscathed is something else. Kieran Knowles’s harrowing ...
May 13, 2018
Theater Review: ‘The Iceman Cometh’
The essence of O’Neill story can still be seen in director George C. Wolfe’s production of “The Iceman ...
May 6, 2018
Theater Review: ‘A Brief History of Women’
NEW YORK—Alan Ayckbourn’s comedic drama "A Brief History of Women" has a misnomer for its title. Something more ...
May 6, 2018
Theater Review: ‘The Seafarer’
NEW YORK—Never wager more than what you can afford to lose is a credo of professional gamblers everywhere, ...
April 28, 2018
Theater Review: ‘The Metromaniacs’
NEW YORK—Light enough to blow away yet filled with a plot so wonderfully convoluted that I dare you ...
April 21, 2018
Theater Review: ‘We Live by the Sea’
Theater company Patch of Blue's “We Live by the Sea” is first and foremost a story about family—those ...
April 16, 2018
Book Review: ‘Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution’
It should be noted that Todd S. Purdum's “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution" is not about ...
April 7, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Lobby Hero’
NEW YORK—A group of people standing around talking is not always the best idea for a play. Fortunately, ...
April 1, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Frozen’
NEW YORK—When Elsa (Caissie Levy), the newly crowned Queen of Arendelle, sings "Let It Go" at the close ...
March 16, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Three Wise Guys’
For its final main stage production after a 25-year run, The Actors Company Theatre offers up the comedy ...
March 11, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Good for Otto’
NEW YORK—Playwright David Rabe makes a triumphant return to the New York stage with The New Group's presentation ...
February 22, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Kings’
NEW YORK—It may be true that one person can make a difference, but when going up against a ...
February 6, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Cardinal’
The play the "Cardinal" offers a lesson on the often unforeseen ramifications of urban renewal.
January 27, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Party Face’
NEW YORK—The term "party face" can best be described as a defense mechanism. Specifically, it's an attitude one ...
January 21, 2018
Theater Review: ‘John Lithgow: Stories by Heart’
NEW YORK—All theater tells stories and all actors are storytellers notes John Lithgow in his one-man Broadway show ...
January 8, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Farinelli and the King’
Claire Van Kampen examines the healing power of song in her very absorbing work "Farinelli and the King."
December 23, 2017
Theater Review: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’
Winningly played by Ethan Slater, SpongeBob has his day in the new Broadway musical "SpongeBob SquarePants."
December 10, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Shadowlands’
NEW YORK—Nothing lasts forever. The happiness and satisfaction we experience may vanish and be replaced by a directly ...
December 2, 2017
Theater Review: ‘The Dead, 1904’
The Irish Repertory Theatre's "The Dead, 1904" returns to the American Irish Historical Society for its second year ...
November 18, 2017
Theater Review: The Big Apple Circus
Celebrating its 40th anniversary season, "The Big Apple Circus" offers a warm welcome and totally pleasing experience.
November 13, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Marcel + The Art of Laughter’
NEW YORK—Timing is everything comedy, be it delivering a one-liner, a bit of physical slapstick, or a long ...
November 3, 2017
Dance Review: ‘The Red Shoes’
Matthew Bourne’s presentation of “The Red Shoes” masterfully tells a tale of three people undone by obsessive ambitions.
October 21, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Off the Meter, On the Record’
NEW YORK—John McDonagh has never delivered a baby in the back seat of his cab, but he's come ...
October 7, 2017
Theater Review: ‘No Wake’
Touching, powerful, and above all, honest, “No Wake” shows the potential for something new on the horizon if ...
September 28, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Small World: A Fantasia’
NEW YORK—The age-old battle of art versus commerce takes center stage in Frederick Stroppel's two-character work, "Small World: ...
September 24, 2017
Theater Review: ‘On the Shore of the Wide World’
NEW YORK—Family relationships can be a tricky dance of unconditional love, painful understandings, and harsh realities. Simon Stephens's ...
Arts & Culture
September 2, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Prince of Broadway’
Despite the able cast and distinguished subject of Hal Prince, "Prince of Broadway” feels inconsistent and incomplete.
Small Banks See Big Win as Congress Rolls Back Stifling Regulations
WASHINGTON—Congress rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big ...
Leaked Document Reveals Informant Culture on China’s Campuses
A leaked document circulating on the Chinese internet recently demonstrates how the Chinese Communist Party stifles dissent in ...
2 in 3 Americans Credit Trump for Great Economy
Almost two-thirds of Americans view the economy positively and more than two-thirds believe that President Donald Trump’s policies ...
Justice Dept. Starts Probe of Obama Admin Role in Spying on Trump Campaign
The Justice Department officially started an investigation into whether political motivations were behind the Obama administration's spying on ...