Thinking About Theater

Staying Power and the Power to Leave (Part II)

Why a critic can — but mostly shouldn't — walk out at intermission.

Staying Power and the Power to Leave

Why shows can be — but shouldn't be — walked out of.

Talking of Turkeys (Part II)

How to tell a legendary disaster from a simple flop.

Talking of Turkeys

The holiday season summons recollections of flops past.

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.

America's Greatest Woman Playwright (Maybe)

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

Lear, There, and Everywhere (Part II)

Further reflections on a tormenting play.