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    Center Theatre Group Leads Ovation Award Winners

    Celebration Theatre and Center Theatre Group battled it out for top honors at Monday night's Ovation Awards in L.A.

  • 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.

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    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 ...

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    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.

  • Reviews

    Shaw's Lesser-Staged Gem 'The Doctor's Dilemma' Sparkles

    A gaggle of well-meaning quacks surrounds a most interesting love triangle in George Bernard Shaw’s “The Doctor’s Dilemma,” and A Noise Within’s revival is a thing of beauty.

  • Reviews

    'The Man Under' Goes Right Under

    “The Man Under,” in its world premiere from Athena Theatre, turns the dangerous world of the subway tunnels into a production as conventional and unadventurous as they come.

  • 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.

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    LA Stage Alliance Readies a Community Center

    The LA Stage Alliance, a non-profit arts group, is close to fully funding a community center that includes storage space, a lounge with free coffee, and Wi-Fi.