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On the small screen and on the campaign trail, Mormonism is undergoing an odd cultural renaissance. Now, it's on the stage in 'Dark Sisters,' a new opera by Nico Muhly.

November 15 2011 10:21 AM

Playwright and director Moises Kaufman talks about the 'Standing on Ceremony' plays, and just how political the stage can be.

November 04 2011 5:41 PM

I am a Tony Kushner groupie. As it was for so many people, seeing the Broadway production of Angels in America as a teenager in the early '90s was a shattering experience. It confirmed my suspicions that theater could be both rooted in the real and explode convention, flesh and fantasy entwined.

May 26 2011 8:00 PM

Though it's certainly poised to make a run at Broadway, diehard fans will have to charge San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater this summer to catch the long-awaited stage adaptation of Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin's famous serialized novels. With Tony-winning Avenue Q playwright Jeff Whitty and Avenue Q director Jason Moore onboard, and Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears and John Garden writing the score, hopes are Golden Gate Bridge high.

May 22 2011 8:00 PM

For many who didn't catch Rory O'Malley's 2006 Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the actor's path as an activist caught their attention first. In 2008, O'Malley co-founded Broadway Impact, a coalition of theater professionals committed to raising funds and awareness in supporting marriage equality. But it's his role starring role in South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon that has truly thrust the Cleveland native into the spotlight.

May 19 2011 8:00 PM

The last few weeks have been a bum rush of theater openings, each show eager to debut prior to the deadline for Tony Award eligibility. The 2011 Tony award nominations were announced earlier this week [link:] and we will tackle the slights and the worthy nods in an upcoming column, but for now, here is the lowdown on two of the season's buzziest shows:

May 04 2011 8:00 PM

The old-fashioned musical has returned with a toe-tapping, high-kicking vengeance. First, that perennial favorite Anything Goes is back on the boards with the indefatigable Sutton Foster as the nightclub singer Reno Sweeney. In addition, the brand-new musical Catch Me If You Can, adapted from the true-life story of a teenage con artist in the 1960s, is currently having its Broadway debut.

Here, a quick-fire guide to the ways in which the two engrossing shows are both wholly alike and wildly different:

April 20 2011 8:00 PM

Penny Arcade made me dance. In a theater. On the stage. It was 1993, and everyone else in the audience was doing it too. The song was Prince's "Sexy M.F.," and the show was Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! -- still, all these years later, the most exhilarating two hours I have ever spent in a theater, so exhilarating that I went back to see it a second time. And a third and a fourth. That dance never got old. How often does theater do that for you? B! D! F! W! was about sex and censorship and self-expression, but most of all it was about love.

April 04 2011 8:00 PM

When 2009's London revival of Tom Stoppard's sublime Arcadia opened to mostly ecstatic reviews, I closed my mouth and held my breath in anticipation that the production might find its way to New York. Well, it finally has.

March 30 2011 8:00 PM

Hunched over a table in the bar of London's Royal Court Theatre, Ben Whishaw looks like a small woodland animal. As if scanning for predators, his eager eyes dart around the room surveying the crowd as he breaks a banana into pieces and pops it into his mouth. He fidgets and squirms in his seat as if flea-infested, his oversize sweater almost drowning his wiry frame in wool. He is not typical leading-man material.

March 27 2011 8:00 PM