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.
Vanessa Williams (of “New Jack City”) finds interesting shadings in the “I’m nobody’s doormat” heroine of “Intimate Apparel,” Lynn Nottage’s 2003 play about love, class, and isolation.
Austin Pendleton directs and performs in Mississippi Mud Productions’ account of Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer,” but the barebones presentation is an acting-class exercise.
Center Theatre Group leads pack with 29 nods, followed by Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West with 16.
Backstage chats with Carnival creatives Kristin Alexis Turner and John Tartaglia about the perks of working on a cruise line, why it’s great for your performance arsenal, and unexpected talents you’ll acquire!
A possible touring version of the Broadway musical resurrects safety questions.
"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.
Jason Robert Brown has chosen to direct “The Last Five Years,” his 2002 two-person musical about a troubled first marriage, for Second Stage Theatre, and the result is enthralling.
Lee Pace, who is starring in "Golden Age" Off-Broadway, says Joe Mantello gives a "master class" in acting in "The Normal Heart."
Using flamingos in a Miami park to symbolize society’s malaise, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas’ “Bird in the Hand,” from Fulcrum Theater, though idea heavy, is a witty, often moving show.