Stage

  • Lady in the Limelight

    ''I would torture my family with made-up arias and stuff, and sing around the house,'' Sutton Foster says of her childhood days in Georgia and...

  • Tempters and the Tempted

    Offered through the lens of a debauched 1930s Vienna, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Measure for Measure is thinking well outside the box. Using a cabaret...

  • Actors Delight

    Sometimes it's the sheer audacity of an actor that draws you to a particular play. In Eric Coble's new work The Velocity of Autumn, now...

  • A View of Rome

    Remember John Waters's A Dirty Shame? ''I was the 'splosher,''' says Susan Rome, who played Messy Melinda. ''I was the person who derived sexual satisfaction...

  • Spotlight on Spinella

    Stephen Spinella boldly thanked his male lover in 1993 when he won a Tony Award for Best Actor. ''There was a little squeaky-squeaky about that,...

  • On the Road to Nowhere

    Sometimes it’s all about the synergy. With Woolly’s Detroit, the power of the ride is not just in playwright Lisa D’Amour’s potently drawn prisoners of America’s...

  • Hot and Not

    Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy feels very much of its time – the turn of the 1980s – as it starts. Lead character Arnold Beckoff is very...

  • Bell Labs

    ''All I know about Alexander Graham Bell is I think he invented the telephone.'' Which is exactly what Jim Lehrer said after he was asked...

  • Staging the Impossible

    ''Every seat in the house has a little bit different experience of the show,'' says Jenny McConnell Frederick, referring to Rorschach Theatre's Neverwhere. As staged by...

  • Harried: ''Potted Potter''

    Daniel Clarkson has a valid fear of “Potterheads.” “These people come dressed up with all their wands,” he says about fans of Harry Potter. “Although...