Theater Commentary: American Drama — A Diminished Force

June 13, 2018
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We will not get another Angels in America unless we demand it  — and stop accepting bogus substitutes.

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Book/Theater Interview: Library of America Celebrates Arthur Miller’s Centennial

October 16, 2015
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The Library of America has done its part to applaud Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday with a handsome 3-volume set of his plays.

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Theater Commentary: Tennessee Williams at 100 — A Few Personal Thoughts

March 24, 2011
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Director and woman as I am, I would love to see A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, even The Rose Tattoo, cast with all men. Then I would push some courageous director to attempt to prove on stage that Williams’s final plays are not the work of a declining talent, but…

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Theater Review: ‘Adding Machine: A Musical’ – Pluses and Minuses

March 20, 2010
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Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.— Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus Adding Machine: A Musical. Based on the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice. Original Music by Joshua Schmidt. Libretto by Schmidt and Jason Loewith. Directed by Paul Melone. Steve Bergman, Music Director. David Connolly, Choreographer. Susan Zeeman Rogers, Set Design.…

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Theater Commentary: Dead American Theater Walking

March 12, 2008
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by Bill Marx In a New York Times article I wrote about earlier this week, dramatist Marsha Norman suggests ways to soften nasty stage reviews, which she claims chase audiences away from the glories of theater and into the decadent arms of television. But how would she discipline a successful homegrown dramatist, Neil LaBute, when…

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