Theresa Rebeck

"I want, before you die, for you to feel at rest, to feel you’ve accomplished enough. To look around at this earth and say: It was good."
If you go by several adamant playwrights, it's a terrible idea for married couples to get together over an after-hours drink or dinner or for a casual weekend or a serious discussion about children. Nothing good ever comes of it.
Sometimes things aren't quite what they seem. Walking through Washington Market Tavern's unassuming doors prepares you for a gastropub experience but what lies ahead is more akin to straight up fine dining minus the white table clothes.
Pausing for a moment, she then quipped, “One drink will be fine, but two will be better.” “It’s a challenging time in the
A director's work is often tricky to review on the basis of one production -- in the case of a first work, it is often unclear what is a director's idea versus what is a stage direction in the script itself. It is also hard for people to separate actors' choices from a director's touch. But after a period of watching a director's work, you get it.
The first I heard of the Lilly Awards was when I was lucky enough to be invited to the fourth annual ceremony on June 3rd, 2013, at Playwrights Horizons presented by The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater.
In late January, I wrote a story about the musical drama Smash: what went wrong with its first season, and NBC's attempt
Packed with comparisons of New York to the Midwest, Dead Accounts landed some solid laughs from the New York-based audience but one wonders what tourists will think of the inside jokes. Unfortunately, those are the only aspect of the show that is communicated clearly.
Some of the answers in Katie Holmes' new Broadway play "Dead Accounts" come at the end of the first act, and it would be remiss to give them away. Or, as the main character himself says, "It's so complicated it's not worth explaining."
At the preview I attended it took just four seconds from the stage lights first going up before applause broke out -- for Katie Holmes and her co-star sitting at a table. Applause not for working successfully at entertaining us, of course, but for... well, for being recognized.