Tarell Alvin McCraney, the prodigiously talented author of "The Brother/Sister Plays," has called August Wilson a mentor, though Wilson's stylistic influence hasn't been conspicuous.
Emily, the hands-on owner of a construction firm in Adam Bock's "A Small Fire," is never more at home than when barking orders to her workers at a building site.
Sometimes a musical finds its ideal home away from home.
Judged by the lofty standards of dramatic literature, Paul Oakley Stovall's "Immediate Family" isn't all that impressive. But as dramatic entertainment, it's often touching and amusing and through its sensitive handling of topical subjects it means to do some good in the world.
Vera, the old Greenwich Village lefty with bad hearing and some trouble remembering words, was the main attraction of "4000 Miles," Amy Herzog's critically acclaimed drama about progressive politics and the generation gap.
The Tony Awards are a time for taking stock, but let’s not put an undue burden on this year’s nominations. To sort out the enigma of the 2014-15 Broadway season would require dusting off Alan Turing’s machine.
One of the unrecognized ironies of the whole Actors' Equity brouhaha is that the union representing actors seems to understand better than most that the Los Angeles theater scene cannot remain hostage to actors who want the freedom to use the stage as a sideline.
Spoiler alert: The title character of Rajiv Joseph's new play, "Mr. Wolf," kills himself after the first scene. This would preclude him from serving as the play's protagonist, but it doesn't prevent the actor in the role, John de Lancie, from receiving his share of stage time.