THEATER

Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet Brilliantly Produced by Keen Company (Video)

Steven Dietz’s play, Lonely Planet, has been brilliantly produced by the Keen Company. It’s an emotional touchstone harkening back to a time when America was caught in the deadly grip of the AIDS epidemic. Written in 1993, Lonely Planet is a two-character study that follows Jody (Arnie Burton) and Carl (Matt McGrath) through a world consumed by darkness, doubt and death.... Read More...

Rolling Stones Taking the Stage… As Subjects of New West End Musical?

The Rolling Stones have played their music on stages all over the world. So is it time for the stage to return the favor with a musical based on the rock group? Actors are reportedly auditioning in London’s West End… with one caveat. Mick Jagger and crew–Keith Richards, 73, Charlie Watts, 76, and Ronnie Wood, 70, have yet to sign off on the production. ... Read More...

Neil Patrick Harris Sends ‘Glorious’ Birthday Note to Hubbie David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris let his fans know just how much husband David Burtka means to him. He paid tribute to his “glorious husband” on his birthday, sharing a photo with fans of his six-year-old twins Harper and Gideon. “Happy Birthday, David,” he captioned the photo. “You’re the most glorious husband/father/person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. ... Read More...

Drama Desk Theater Nominees Celebrate the 2016-2017 Season

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Award nominees met with members of the organization on May 10th at the New York Marriott Marquis Manhattan Ballroom. The Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, will be presented on June 4th at the Town Hall in Manhattan. The organization, comprised of theater critics, journalists, editors, broadcasters and publishers covering theater, honors outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.... Read More...

Vagaries of Power Define This Year’s ‘Author Directing Author’ Theme

Playwright Neil LaBute (reasons to be pretty, Fat Pig), Italian playwright Marco Calvani (Strong Hands) and Spanish playwright Marta Buchaca (Emergencia) explore power struggles in three one-act plays as part of the this year’s “Author directing Author” project. Though the roles of playwright and director often overlap in rehearsals, their work is usually distinguished by their jobs; this is what makes “Author directing Author’ so special.... Read More...