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Playwright-Priest Pens Play About Faith and Family

Bill Cain isn't just an award-winning playwright; he's also a Jesuit priest. And he brings the two together in "How To Write a New Book for the Bible," making its East Coast premiere at Maryland's Round House Theatre.


Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' And Tom Hanks Make Their Broadway Debuts

Lucky Guy is one of the spring theater season's most highly anticipated plays. It stars Hanks, in his first Broadway performance, as tabloid journalist Mike McAlary. Director George Wolfe calls Ephron's last play "a love poem to journalism."

New York's Living Theater Drops Its Curtains

For nearly 70 years, the Living Theater championed some of the most challenging work in New York Theater. It was the original off-Broadway company. But last month, Jon Kalish reports, co-founder Judith Malina shuttered the space she poured all of her money into and moved into an assisted-living home.

'Testament Of Mary': A Familiar Mother, In First Person

Irish actress Fiona Shaw stars on Broadway in The Testament of Mary. It's a one-woman production by Irish novelist Colm Toibin and focuses on perhaps the most well-known mother ever: the Virgin Mary. Shaw talks about her intense, intimate role.
Monday, April 22, 2013

Young Playwrights Theater's New Play Festival

Young Playwrights Theater is honoring new work created by students in the In-School Playwriting Program.

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From Slave To White House Designer: The Amazing Tale Of Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery, but eventually became a seamstress and confidante to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, and a social activist in Washington, D.C.


Familiar Folks Make Up A Play's 'Good People'

The most frequently produced play in America these days is a semiautobiographical look at class divides in the modern U.S. David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People explores what can happen when two kids from the same neighborhood grow up to become two very different adults.