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Thursday, September 29 2011

‘Wendy and the Lost Boys’ Is Catnip for Wendy Wasserstein’s Fans

If you don't share Wendy Wasserstein's obsessions you may wonder what all the fuss is about, but Julie Salamon demonstrates how Wasserstein learned to dramatize her vulnerability to make people like both her and her plays.


Wednesday, June 1 2011

Kanye West = Batman? Five Perfect Broadway Superhero Musicals We’d Like to See

If only the creators of the Spiderman musical had chosen Elvis Costello instead of U2 to create Spidey's soundtrack... While we're at it, here are some ideas for Broadway's next pack of superhero shows.


Friday, April 22 2011

Robin Williams tackles a role of a different stripe


Tuesday, April 5 2011

The PopMatters Video Interview: Greg Allen of the Neo-Futurists

"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" is the longest running show in Chicago history, despite the fact that it completely changes every week. PopMatters sits down with Neo-Futurist founder Greg Allen for a one-of-a-kind discussion ...


Wednesday, January 26 2011

‘The Collected Plays of Paul Rudnick’: Seven Plays by One of Theatre’s Sharpest Wits

At his best, Paul Rudnick writes plays which are hilariously funny while dealing seriously with issues like personal identity, life and death, and religion and morality. At his worst, he’s still pretty damn funny.


Tuesday, July 6 2010

‘The American Stage’ Is Best Enjoyed As Theatre As Literature

A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.


Monday, March 15 2010

Reading the Plays of Wendy Wasserstein by Jan Balakian

The works of Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein encapsulated the concerns of a generation of American women.


Thursday, February 11 2010

The Play That Changed My Life by Ben Hodges

What may have been intended as a collection of essays about how certain playwrights got their start winds up turning into an infectious, joyous love letter to all things theatre.


Wednesday, January 6 2010

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook

With generous helpings of both vital information and insider tidbits, this is an impressive resource for the theatre journalist or fan.


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