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  • Heartache: 'The Normal Heart'

    The power of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart lies not only in its incisive, witty and emotionally honest account of the birthing pains of New...

  • Spanglish

    Puerto Rico can be a peculiar experience for visitors, with its confusing mix of cultures and commercialism, of Spanish and English – Spanglish – of...

  • Hot to Trot

    To be a teenager is to feel overwhelmed. It's lonely. All sorts of oily, crunchy, hairy things happen to your body. You can't stop thinking...

  • Ring Them Bells

    Ever see a gender-bending twist on ''Cell Block Tango'' from Chicago? ''I think that is so typical of what the show is,'' says Eric Schaeffer...

  • Apocalypse Now

    The best way to approach Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, is to forget how funny The Simpsons is. For although playwright Anne Washburn bases her...

  • Gods and Monsters

    ''There's this really ambiguous sexual attraction,'' says Christopher Henley, referring to the relationship between the god and ruler in The Bacchae. At one point, the...

  • Concept Man

    Beloved for more than half a century since its Broadway debut, The Music Man is certainly a musical comedy that's earned the label ''timeless.'' Yet...

  • Dance to the Music

    ''I played Harold Hill in high school,'' laughs Parker Esse, when asked how familiar he is with The Music Man. Of course, his starring role...

  • The A Word

    ''Our friends were just vanishing!'' says playwright Steven Dietz of the 1980s. ''It was hard to not write a play about AIDS.'' But unlike Larry...

  • Some Enchanted Story

    The precursor to today's fight for marriage equality was, of course, the fight for interracial marriage. And that didn't reach its biggest milestone, the Supreme...

  • Superstars

    A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, WSC Avant Bard's spring rep of Euripides's The Bacchae and Sam Shepard's The Tooth of...

  • Vice Squad

    It's worth knowing that Bachelorette has made playwright Leslye Headland a very, very popular woman. This was the play, after all, that attracted Hollywood goofballs...

  • Double Serving

    At one point in the middle of the complicated hijinks of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's The Servant of Two Masters, Truffaldino, the servant in question,...

  • Maps and Mythology

    The specter of AIDS haunts Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet – and yet the disease is never mentioned by name. But it is AIDS causing the...

  • Gay Skate: Xanadu

    ''It appeals to more than just the gay audience, but for some reason it appeals to our sensibility the most,'' says Matthew Gardiner. In fact,...

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