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    Tender Napalm

    “Tender Napalm,” English playwright Philip Ridley’s pretentious portrait of a troubled marriage, at 59E59 Theaters, submerges two terrific actors in a sea of overwrought verbiage.

  • News

    Alicia Silverstone and Malin Akerman Land New Roles

    Silverstone will return to Broadway in the porn industry comedy “The Performers,” while Akerman has been cast in a key recurring role on the ABC sitcom “Suburgatory.”

  • News

    Planned L.A. Production of 'Deathtrap' Canceled Amid Controversy

    A romantic moment between two male leads and the addition of brief male nudity derail the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s fall production of “Deathtrap,” after playwright Ira Levin's estate revokes the rights.

  • News

    Sony Makes Deal to Bring Studio's Movies to Broadway

    Sony Pictures inks a new deal to bring its movies, like "Tootsie," to the stage. Can the film industry giant match its own critical and commercial success on Broadway?

  • Interview

    Jake Gyllenhaal Hits Refresh

    With new movie “End of Watch” and his American stage debut in “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet,” Jake Gyllenhaal says goodbye to the old and hello to the new.

  • News

    Jake Gyllenhaal in Backstage: Aug. 30, 2012

    Jake Gyllenhaal talks about finding a fresh way of doing things for his upcoming movie "End of Watch" and his American stage debut in "If There Is I haven't Found It Yet."

  • Interview

    Jake Gyllenhaal Finds an Off-Broadway Family

    In “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet,” Jake Gyllenhaal explores what he thinks is the most important thing: family.

  • Interview

    Jeff Hiller Brings Hit Musical “Silence!” to L.A.

    Original cast member Jeff Hiller brings the Off-Broadway hit “Silence! The Musical” to Los Angeles.

  • Reviews

    Heartless

    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.

  • Reviews

    Elephant Room

    There’s a “Wayne’s World” inanity in “Elephant Room,” from Center Theatre Group, with three infectiously silly performers executing impressive magic tricks. But is it theater?