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New York Times: 5 Shows to See if You’re in New York in January

The New York Times includes He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box as part of the “5 Shows to See if you’re in NY.” It’s a new year, which means it’s time to shed stale habits and blinkered perceptions. The New York theater is obligingly presenting a host of deliberately disorienting productions from an international array…Read More »

New York Times: Adrienne Kennedy, Playwright: Still Quiet, Still Bold, Still Furious

  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The playwright Adrienne Kennedy never wanted to move to Virginia. She spent 30 years living on the fourth floor of a brownstone on West 89th Street — her “little Victorian palace,” she called it. But the rent went higher. Her breath on the stairs came shorter. Just before she turned 80,…Read More »

Vulture: 23 Exciting Theater Productions Taking the Stage in 2018

Vulture Magazine names HE BROUGHT HER HEART BACK IN A BOX as one of 23 Exciting Theater Productions Taking the Stage in 2018: Theater for a New Audience expands upon its familiar repertoire of classics with the first new play in ten years by the great Adrienne Kennedy, a formative voice in modern African-American drama and…Read More »

New York Times: A New Adrienne Kennedy Play Will Be Staged Next Year

Adrienne Kennedy, whose surrealism-tinged dramas have addressed race and violence in American society since the 1960s, will have a new play, her first in nine years, as part of the coming season at Theater for a New Audience.  The Theater for a New Audience season also includes “Marcel + The Art of Laughter,” a double…Read More »

Whither the ladies? by Helen E. Shaw

Theater for a New Audience: What a gorgeous season! Kudos to Jeffrey Horowitz. The theater literally has a picture of Shakespeare on the front of it, and yet it is managing to put women front and center. As I believe the Bard said in Love’s Labors Lost, “From women’s eyes, this doctrine I derive: hire them in droves.” Grade:…Read More »

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