I rarely remember the exact moment I begin writing a play or novel. If you asked me to pinpoint the precise date I started scratching out a particular project, most of the time I’d shrug: “No idea.” But there’s one play for which I do know the inception date.
That play is The Bottle Tree, and the day I started writing it was Friday, December 14, 2012—the day of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
For a little while, Lee Pace lived in the house that YouTube built. Eight years ago, the actor, now 38, bought some land in upstate New York determined to
Born at the same time in the same small southern town during the same Jim Crow era, the lives of Sister Thea Bowman and I ran as parallel as the Illinois Central railroad tracks that separated the town.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Dating: Adults Embracing Failure wants to bring a little hope to the singles out there—those of us who haven’t found their lobster, penguin, fainting goat, or whatever other animal mates you’re looking to meet.
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I’ve written a lot of articles over the years on the Broadway business, but this may be