The American premiere of Katori Hall’s “Children of Killers” at the Castillo Theatre examines the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath, but it doesn't add much to our understanding of the atrocities.
There’s so much that’s right about director James Lapine’s joyous revival of “Annie” that it’s particularly painful to have to note the one element that isn’t working.
Although Frank Winters’ new play of dark deeds in Iraq, “On the Head of a Pin,” at 59E59 Theaters, is protracted and unwieldy, it does indicate a promising if undisciplined talent.
The documentary "Broadway Idiot" traces the journey of the musical "American Idiot" from conception to Broadway.
David Henry Hwang’s 2011 play “Chinglish,” in a co-production by Berkeley Rep and South Coast Rep guided by original Broadway director Leigh Silverman, is a tragicomic masterpiece.
Del Shores ("Sordid Lives") knew that he needed to make his play "Southern Baptist Sissies" into a film, and on a budget, he created something inventive—a film of the play.
Center Theatre Group leads pack with 29 nods, followed by Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West with 16.
"Mad Men" star and Back Stage subscriber Rich Sommer explains how improv helped his career and admits he's "freaking out" about his upcoming Broadway debut.
Female superheroes fight for love against Doctor X in Adam Szymkowicz’s “Hearts Like Fists,” a fun, athletic, but overlong comic book of a play from Flux Theatre Ensemble.
Harry Gibson’s stage version of Irvine Welsh’s novel “Trainspotting” is not for the faint of heart, but Roger Mathey’s strong direction and solid performances deliver the goods.