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    'VGL 5’4” Top' Tells It Like It Is

    Author-actor Lucas Brooks’ “VGL 5’4” Top,” a solo show in the Frigid Festival that surveys the sexual culture of gay men, is a boisterously perceptive if familiar entertainment.

  • Reviews

    'Giant' Is a Cause for Celebration

    At its best, “Giant,” Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa’s adaptation of Edna Ferber’s sweeping 1952 novel of Texas, at the Public Theater, is compelling musical theater.

  • Reviews

    ‘The Revisionist’ Is a Potent Consideration of the Nature of Family

    Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg make a terrific team in “The Revisionist,” produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at the intimate, historic Cherry Lane Theatre.

  • News

    9 Stage Stars Currently on Screen

    Actors are always looking for more ways to challenge themselves. Check out stage stars like Linda Lavin, Lily Rabe, and Patti LuPone are tackling off-stage and on your television screen--and garnering some Emmy buzz in the process!

  • Advice

    Tara Battani, Good Listener (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Tara Battani is a SAG-AFTRA actor who earned her B.A. in theater from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Tex., and has since booked several roles as a result of reading Backstage.

  • Reviews

    'Ruff' Is a Freewheeling Cabaret of Confessions

    Peggy Shaw’s “Ruff,” about her 2011 stroke, part of P.S. 122’s Coil Festival, is playful and moving, a surprising, multidimensional exploration of a uniquely human burden, the mind.

  • Advice

    Watching My Words Come to Life

    Michelle Clunie, star of TV's "Queer as Folk" and "Make It or Break It," on the satisfaction of writing her own work, seeing actors bring her words to life on stage, and performing her own pieces. Clunie's new play, "Us," is now running in New York.

  • News

    2012 IT Awards Take Over Kaye Playhouse

    Hundreds were in attendance when the 2012 New York Innovation Theater Awards took over the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on Monday night. The IT Awards, now in their tenth year, were created in 2005 to celebrate New York City’s Off-Off-Broadway theater community.    Performer Sky Seals kicked off the ...

  • Interview

    Cynthia Nixon’s 30-Year Déjà Vu

    The award-winning actor chats with Backstage about coming full circle in “The Real Thing” on Broadway, opening Oct. 30.

  • News

    Honorary Recipients Announced for 2012 NYIT Awards

    Five Lesbian Brothers, the Theatre Development Fund, and Astoria Performing Arts Center will receive honorary awards at this year's New York Innovative Theatre Awards in September.