Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, the folk-singing rock-star rabbi of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, was born in Berlin in 1925, fled from Nazi Germany to Switzerland with his family in 1933 and arrived in New York in 1939, where his father, descended from a great line of European rabbis, took over a small Upper West Side Read More
The unhappy couple, as Tolstoy didn’t comment but probably should have, can be awfully entertaining. It’s the fount from which innumerable memorable theatrical pairs have sprung: Romeo and Juliet, George and Martha, Next to Normal’s Dan and Diana, to name just a few.
In the new two-character drama Side Effects, which opened at the Lucille Read More
There is a dirty secret hidden within The Book of Mormon, the high-profile new musical from the subversive and scatological South Park boys that was widely expected to upend Broadway this spring.
Indeed, the infamously irreverent Trey Parker and Matt Stone–whose long-running hit animated series has skewered nearly everyone, from Hillary Clinton to TV censors, Read More
Mark Ravenhill’s notorious Shopping and Fucking is the first play in the history of theater to become world-famous because of its title. To be sure, there are those who will swear on the Bible that it’s a great play, a barbarous, shocking morality tale of our amoral times, a unique stage portrait of a lost Read More