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  • Pacific rim shot: Comic 'Chinglish' hits Broadway

    Pacific rim shot: Comic 'Chinglish' hits Broadway
    NEW YORK — David Henry Hwang's direct-from-Chicago comedy "Chinglish" arrives on Broadway amid a crowded fall for new American plays. This arresting and amusing riff on the innumerable translation problems — of language, culture, love — that result when Westerners try to make overtures across the Pacific has broadened (and tensed up) on the eastward migration of director Leigh Silverman's production. But "Chinglish" remains a fascinating comic bookend to "M. Butterfly," the more serious and softer-gauzed 1988 play that launched the career of America's foremost dramatic chronicler of East-West relations.
  • Broadway casting set for 'Chinglish'

    The entire Goodman Theatre cast of David Henry Hwang's “Chinglish” will reprise their roles on Broadway this fall. With one exception. The central role of Daniel, played at the Goodman by James Waterston, will now be played by Gary Wilmes....

    Dispatch from New York: Yes, the Public Theater's 'Gatz' is really six hours long

    There are no surviving recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading any portion of his masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby,” but if Fitzgerald ever did read aloud from the 1925 novel, it was probably nothing like “Gatz,” an 8-hour theatrical experience...

    Marathon Drama Redux: 'Gatz' and 'Angels in America'

    Theatrical marathons, those all-day affairs adored by festival-trotting Europeans, are quietly staging a comeback in New York. Nothing as momentous as Peter Brook’s production of “The Mahabharata” or the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Nicholas...