Haaz Sleiman has come a long way from Lebanon, and yet he feels an inherent connection to "Venice," a new musical loosely inspired by Shakespeare's "Othello" and currently playing at TNew York's the Public Theater.
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Author Nathan Englander makes an auspicious playwriting debut with “The Twenty-Seventh Man,” at the Public Theater with Chip Zien, Ron Rifkin, Daniel Oreskes, and Byron Jennings.
“Detroit ’67,” Dominique Morisseau’s new play about the Detroit race riots that’s part of the Public Theater’s Public Lab program, is appealing but lacking in tension and conflict.
Presidential politics and personal conflicts are subtly and movingly examined by Richard Nelson in “Sorry,” the third play of the Apple family saga, at the Public Theater.
“Neva,” at the Public Theater, attempts to satirize the work and life of Anton Chekhov, but writer-director Guillermo Calderón’s dark, moody concept isn’t appropriate to the task.
Patton Oswalt at the Fake Gallery; “The Comedy of Errors” at Shakespeare in the Park; the La Jolla Playhouse production of “Tribes”; the centennial of the Rehearsal Club; and Sherie Rene Scott’s “Piece of Meat” are what we’re looking forward to this week.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright talks about developing a play at the Public Theater, connecting past and present, and what she appreciates in an actor.