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    ‘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!

  • Reviews

    Encores! Returns to Bock and Harnick's 'Fiorello!'

    Encores! concert version of “Fiorello!,” at New York City Center, is best enjoyed for its presentation of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s witty and melodic score.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reviews

    Involving ‘Luck of the Irish’ Makes for Fine Drama

    Kirsten Greenidge’s time-spanning “Luck of the Irish,” from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, is an astute play about race and class in 20th-century America with top-notch performances.