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January 29, 2016
Anna Deavere Smith: Report From Baltimore
Dramatizing the school-to-prison pipeline—and organizing theater audiences in the process.
January 28, 2016
Start Making Sense: Frank Rich on How the GOP Is Learning to Live With Donald Trump
Plus Bill McKibben on climate change, and Anna Deavere Smith on Baltimore.
Start Making Sense
December 27, 2015
December 27, 1932: Radio City Music Hall Opens
“All at once there is a vast firmament overhead, and a great distance stretching out under it.”
December 7, 2015
Pacific Overtures on Broadway
At its best, the Japanese-internment musical
seethes with righteous anger beneath its perkiness and platitudes.
October 30, 2015
Her Writing Knows Things About Us That Most of Us Will Never Imagine
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jessica Hagedorn’s groundbreaking novel
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October 22, 2015
John Cameron Mitchell’s Journey From Reaganite to Punk Queen
prepares a national tour, its creator talks with our editors about the show’s genesis, ’90s New York, and socialist project management.
August 27, 2015
How ‘Hamilton’ Is Revolutionizing the Broadway Musical
The bracing fusion of hip hop and the musical form shows that America’s history—and its future—belong to men and women of color as profoundly as to anyone else.
August 13, 2015
Alfred Jarry’s Fun Home
gets reimagined as the murderous fantasy of an angsty teenage boy.
June 29, 2015
June 29, 2003: Katharine Hepburn Dies
"She acquired a reputation upon the smallest of down payments and then, like the honest debtor she is, set about the unpleasant business of earning the fame she already enjoyed."
April 29, 2015
‘Now Political Prisoners Are Dead Black Kids’: Playwright Lemon Andersen Connects the Dots Between Attica and Police Violence
Andersen first heard about the Attica uprising during a stint on Rikers Island. His new play brings the rebellion to life at the Public Theater.