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Theater news and analysis from The Nation
July 11, 2016
Drumpf: The Musical
The story of the real-estate mogul’s rise through the 2016 Republican primary slog.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 16, 2016
Despite its all-female cast, a new production of
The Taming of the Shrew
is still a man’s story.
June 15, 2016
More Repossession Than Revival
A new form of critical drama comes to Broadway, remaking brave claims for the confident expression of degraded peoples.
April 25, 2016
Arthur Miller’s Chameleon Play
Over the past 63 years,
has taken on myriad new meanings. But the real lesson is that some things never really change.
April 20, 2016
How to Succeed on Broadway!
Why is Arthur Miller one of the most lauded American playwrights—and one of the most vilified?
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March 25, 2016
Chile’s Future: On the World Stage
What can Chile’s Santiago a Mil festival tell us about the country?
March 11, 2016
‘Eclipsed’: Out From the Shadows
The new, wonderfully acted Broadway play sheds light on the untold stories of the women who lived through the second Liberian civil war.
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.”