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Features

Thursday, December 21 2006

Rock of Stages: Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Lust

Can Duncan Sheik -- assisted by a fleet of 100-year-old horny German teens -- save the rock musical from itself?


Columns

Sunday, June 18 2006

And Baby Makes a Mess

In which Sandra Oh inadvertently scares our columnist to death in a new play that's 'like birth control'.


Monday, April 24 2006

In Sickness and in Health

In Well, Lisa Kron asks, what is the difference between the healthy and the ill? And also, why does my mom keep fucking up my play?


Wednesday, March 29 2006

Double Hedda

In New York, Henrik Ibsen's centennial is celebrated with a knockout showdown: It's Cate Blanchett vs. the robots, for the soul of Hedda Gabler.


Thursday, March 2 2006

Keeping the Line Between the Past and the Present

Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright talks to Performance Oriented about his new stage adaptation of Grey Gardens; or, How to Make 'Morbid Eccentrics' Sing and Dance.


Sunday, January 29 2006

Peanuts Brittle

In Royal's theatrical adaptation of the Peanuts cartoon strip, Charlie Brown and the gang have grow older, been through some hard times. It's sometimes funny, sometimes morbid. But like it's one-dimensional inspiration, it never manages to get 'real'.


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