Thinking About Theater

Bert Williams: America's First Black Star
By Michael Feingold · Oct 24, 2014

A rediscovered film at MoMA prompts reflections on a great artist's extraordinary career.

America's Greatest Woman Playwright (Maybe) (Part II)
By Michael Feingold · Sep 26, 2014

Listening to Ruth Draper, actors and playwrights learn simple truths.

America's Greatest Woman Playwright (Maybe)
By Michael Feingold · Sep 19, 2014

Dana Ivey, Darko Tresnjak, and other leading Broadway lights reflect on a trailblazing solo performer.

Lear, There, and Everywhere (Part II)
By Michael Feingold · Aug 22, 2014

Further reflections on a tormenting play.

Me, the World, and The Killer (Part II)
By Michael Feingold · Jun 27, 2014

Follow Ionesco deep into a man's dark heart, and you discover the world outside.

Me, the World, and The Killer
By Michael Feingold · Jun 20, 2014

Translate Ionesco, and who knows what planet you might wake up on.

Gilbert & Sullivan & ... the Marx Brothers? (Part II)
By Michael Feingold · May 23, 2014

When artists argue about money, the argument's really about art.

Gilbert & Sullivan & ... Frankenstein?
By Michael Feingold · May 16, 2014

A carpet for the theater lobby can cost a lot — in terms of friendships and careers.

Credits, or Credibility? (Part II)
By Michael Feingold · Apr 25, 2014

Is that a star, or just a string of credits?