Curtain Call: “A Brief Encounter” Leads to Emma Rice’s New Show

"The film is perfect. So there's no reason to remake it. Our goal is to rethink it, to add a different lens to it"

Curtain Call: The Not So Lush Life of Bettye Lavette

"I’ve never been in any social or communal catastrophe. Everything bad that has happened to me has happened to me personally"

Curtain Call: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and David Hyde Pierce

When the original director can't helm the L.A. production, a former “Vanya” steps in

Curtain Call: Opera Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

The Long Beach Opera puts Duke Ellington into its out-of-bounds season

You Can Now Applaud, the LA Drama Critics Circle Nominations Are In

"The Fantasticks" and "Dreamgirls" lead the pack with six nods apiece

See the Curtain Rise on Craig Byrd

Our Curtain Call columnist takes the stage for a talk about "An Iliad"

Curtain Call: Using Wooden Swords and Action Figures to Keep Kids Entertained

Doing battle with technology to get children unplugged and tuned into theater

Curtain Call: Playwright Zoe Kazan Gets Audiences Talking About Relationships

"You spend a good deal of your twenties navigating male attention. You lean into it and they call you a slut. If you don’t, they call you a tease. You can’t win for losing."

Curtain Call: How Shock and Awe Turned Actor Denis O’Hare into a Playwright

How the Vampire King of Mississippi adapted "The Iliad" into a one-man show.

Curtain Call: Tony Winner Laura Benanti Strips Away Everything to Reveal Herself

"I'm just being myself. It's just me. It's not slick. I'm not interested in that."