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.
Astaire winner Eric LaJuan Summers and choreographer Patricia Wilcox talk about what every dancer needs to know—whether playing a member of the Jackson 5 or not.
“Years to the Day,” Allen Barton’s rant-filled bromance from Skylight Theatre Company at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, is talky, often static, and full of predictable moments.
The stars of "Bring It On" discuss making their Broadway debuts in the musical written by Jeff Whitty, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, and Amanda Green.
Dream Up is a festival dedicated exclusively to new works of a nontraditional bent. It eschews the well-made play, and hopes for pieces focused more on ideas, and that use “roads less traveled or undiscovered” to communicate those ideas.
Samuel D. Hunter’s acclaimed Off-Broadway drama “The Whale” receives a fine production at South Coast Rep, with Matthew Arkin doing tour de force work as its 600-pound protagonist.
Laurie Metcalf is devastating in Sharr White’s penetrating dementia drama “The Other Place,” originally from MCC Theater and now on Broadway courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club.
Lee Pace, who is starring in "Golden Age" Off-Broadway, says Joe Mantello gives a "master class" in acting in "The Normal Heart."
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.
New Georges’ ambitious “Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born,” based on a true story of a “Dungeons & Dragons”–obsessed couple who knock over an armored car, feels more ADD than D&D.