Theater History

Should Kristin Chenoweth Play Paul Robeson?
How ethnicity and gender have complicated casting.
An Outspoken Critic Provokes Visions of Stages Past and Present
In the 1930s, London theater journalist James Agate discovered America.
Bert Williams: America's First Black Star (Part II)
A rediscovered film at MoMA prompts reflections on a great artist's extraordinary career.
Bert Williams: America's First Black Star
A rediscovered film at MoMA prompts reflections on a great artist's extraordinary career.
America's Greatest Woman Playwright (Maybe) (Part II)
Listening to Ruth Draper, actors and playwrights learn simple truths.
And Away We Go
Terrence McNally takes us on a wild ride through the history of theater.