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Michael Urie and Michael Hsu Rosen in Torch Song. (via facebook.com)

‘Torch Song’ Is About a Melancholic and Marvelous Life

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Nov 16, 2018
Harvey Fierstein’s tale of a drag queen’s search for love and family returns to Broadway 36 years after its premiere.
Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell in a scene from Beautiful Boy. (Courtesy of StrategyPR)

The Depiction of Substance Abuse on Screen

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Nov 9, 2018
Both “A Star is Born” and “Beautiful Boy” paint brutally honest pictures of the emotional toll of substance abuse.
Glenn Close and Grace Van Patten in a scene from Mother of the Maid. (Courtesy of The Public Theater)

Three Tall Women Serving Age-Old Lessons

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Oct 24, 2018
Elaine May, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing prove that age is just a number as all three return to the stage and deliver exceptional performances.
Kimber Sprawl and Sydney James Harcourt in Girl from the North Country.

A Midwest Tale to the Rhythms of Bob Dylan

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Oct 4, 2018
Experience the music of Bob Dylan in a way never head before in "Girl from the North Country." Running through Dec. 23 at the Public Theater.
On Oct. 2 at Skirball, Laurence Maslon hosted a talk with three Tony-Winning writers Jason Robert Brown, Lisa Kron and Steven Lutvak. The panel, “Visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia and more” is hosted every Monday at 6:30pm.

Advice from Three Tony-Winning Writers

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Oct 5, 2017
WSN sat down with three Tony-winning playwrights to discuss their processes and get their advice for any budding writers.
On Oct. 2 at Skirball, Laurence Maslon hosted a talk with three Tony-Winning writers Jason Robert Brown, Lisa Kron and Steven Lutvak. The panel, “Visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia and more” is hosted every Monday at 6:30pm.

Photo: Peterson Toscano Uses Comedy to Tackle Societal Issues

Oct 16, 2017

On Oct. 2 at Skirball, Laurence Maslon hosted a talk with three Tony-Winning writers Jason Robert Brown, Lisa Kron and Steven Lutvak. The panel, “Visionaries from the worlds...

The Power of Political Theater

The Power of Political Theater

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Oct 4, 2017
A relationship between art and politics; how art shapes the world.
“In the Blood” is inspired by “The Scarlet Letter” and is now showing at the Signature Theatre.

‘In the Blood:’ Hauntingly Modern

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Oct 2, 2017
The revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' "In the Blood" is a haunting and thrilling story of a mother's resilience through poverty and tragedy.
Playwrights student Sarah Ruhl took a new spin on the classic tale of Peter Pan and shines a new light on childhood.

Peter Pan, All Grown Up

Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer Sep 5, 2017
"For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday" channels childhood nostalgia and memories with a new take on the timeless classic.

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