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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Frank D. Gilroy Dies At 89

Gilroy also won a Tony Award and a Drama Critic's Circle Award for The Subject Was Roses, a play about a World War II veteran returning home from war. He died Saturday.
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Women's Voices Theater Festival

More than 50 of the region's professional theaters have joined together this season to highlight the range of work by women. We speak with an artistic director, a playwright, and a participating theater director about the festival.


Lives Displaced By Central Park Take Center Stage In New Play

The land that became New York City's Central Park was once home to Manhattan's first-known community of African-American property owners. A new play explores how eminent domain forced them out.

Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. Originally broadcast March 5, 2015.

Ballet Programs Look For More Boys To Step Up To The Barre

It takes two to dance a pas de deux, but demand for the male half of the duex far outstrips supply. Many schools and ballet programs offer special classes and steep discounts to male students.

At Farm To Ballet, Watch Vermont's Cows And Tomatoes Do Arabesques

A dance troupe is performing the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall, told through reinterpretations of classical choreography.

'Waitress' Serves Dark, Funny Fare With A Musical Twist (And A Side Of Pie)

The musical was adapted from a 2007 indie film starring Keri Russell. It follows a diner waitress who pours her churning emotions about her abusive marriage into creatively named pies.

Lesbian Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Countered Dad's Secrecy By Being Out And Open

The musical and graphic novel Fun Home describe Bechdel's coming out, and her dad's closeted homosexuality. She says, "In many ways ... my professional career has been a reaction to my father's life."

'Evan Hansen' Makes Music Out Of Teen Angst And Anxiety

A new musical by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen is a comedic drama that deals with teen suicide in the age of social media.

Ballet Dancer Dies In London Motorbike Accident

38-year-old British dancer Jonathan Ollivier was killed on Sunday, hours before a scheduled performance.