Gary Tischler

Writer Richard Ben Cramer Knew What It Took

Richard Ben Cramer, biographer of politicians and athletes, wrote the ultimate campaign book.

'Django,' a No-No

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" shows cinematic prowess in parts, but it lacks size and greatness.

Patti Page, Harry Carey, Jr.: Entertainers of Another Age

The deaths of Patti Page and Harry Carey, Jr., reflect the passing of an era in American arts and entertainment.

Our Unconquerable Memory of the Trojan War

Homer's epic -- told by one actor at Studio Theatre -- retains its power over our imagination.

Lives We Miss and Have Missed

The lives you have known and have missed -- and now miss -- will soon be part of last year but not forgotten.

Cody Slaughter as a Fresh Elvis: Keeping It Real

In “Million Dollar Quartet.” the young man with the very rock-and-roll name of Cody Slaughter is asked to portray Elvis ...

A Musical Education: 'Les Mis' and 'White Christmas'

If you want to get an idea of the diversity enshrined in what is loosely called "The Musical," past, present ...

'Million Dollar Quartet': Present at the Creation of Rock-n-Roll

Goodness gracious, I don’t know how much nostalgia an old body can handle.

These past few months have seen ...

Gingerbread Witch in 'Hansel and Gretel': O.K. for Kids

In his role for the opera, "Hansel and Gretel," Corey Evan Rotz plays a different kind of role: a witch.

Massacre at Newtown: A Defining Moment for America

The Dec. 14 shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., stunned America. We are in mourning. A defining moment is upon us: what will this nation do about it?

E. Faye Butler Comes on Strong in 'Pullman Porter Blues'

In "Pullman Porter Blues" at Arena Stage, E. Faye Butler leads the band on the train out of Chicago and takes the audience on a musical ride.

Adam Green Takes Puck for A Spin in ‘Midsummer’

This is another in a series of profiles and stories about actors who are performing iconic roles in and around ...

Hitched for the Holidays Winner of 2012 Holiday Window Competition

How do you know it is Christmas?

Parties, sure. Santa Claus ringing bells, sure. Shows and plays, sure. All the ...

A Chat With Fantine As 25th Anniversary Tour of 'Les Miserables' Hits National Theatre

It seems even the cast members of the U.S. national tour of the 25th Anniversary production of “Les Miserables ...

'Pullman Porter': Great Blues Overstuffed With Melodrama

Arena Stage's "Pullman Porter Blues" delights, inspires, informs to great music and an overwrought storyline.

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