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The first thing you need to know about "Peter Pan," the musical, is that he -- rather, she -- flies. More »
James Franco has been many things since he broke into the zeitgeist in TV's "Freaks and Geeks." According to the humbly simplified bio in the program for "The Long Shrift," his first New York stab at stage directing, the pop-culture polymath and Oscar-nominated movie star is "an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author." Not surprisingly, he has also been a punch line for hyperactive overachievement among celebrities. More »
Cherry Jones is a magnificent actress. So we must assume that, fresh from her Tony-nominated Amanda in "The Glass Menagerie," she saw something worthwhile in "When We Were Young and Unafraid." Wish I knew what. More »
In 2012, novelist Ayad Akhtar burst into theater to earn a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for "Disgraced," a quick-witted and shattering drama about collisions of belief and ambivalence in diverse, supposedly enlightened, upscale Manhattan. More »
If life were not so random or so cruel, Jonathan Larson's 1990 "tick, tick ... BOOM!" would be a joyful little time capsule from the early years of one of Broadway's most important and productive musical-theater forces. More »