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.
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.
The songs have long been standards, but O’Hara is excited about offering a fresh take on the material.
Sam Shepard’s “Heartless,” his latest symbolic drama, gets loving attention from Signature Theatre and offers fine performances, particularly from Lois Smith, but still fails to accrete in a persuasive way.
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.
Center Theatre Group leads pack with 29 nods, followed by Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West with 16.
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.
"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.
A possible touring version of the Broadway musical resurrects safety questions.
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.