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October 24, 2005
Lone Star

In his first play, ex-con and country singer Steve Earle channels the voice of a famous woman on death row.

October 3, 2005
The Rise of the Cliffs Notes Musical

After a season of shows based on the back catalogues of Elvis and John Lennon, this year’s musical-makers are borrowing from the greatest stories ever told.

September 26, 2005
Kinseyologist: Larry Bortniker

"Just as I was in the middle of writing, a very serious book about Kinsey came out. I read a review and I couldn’t stop laughing. By the time I finished reading, I had seventeen ideas for songs."

September 26, 2005
Is Tony Kushner Psychic?

Amid the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, his 2003 musical 'Caroline, or Change' seems even more eerily prescient. “There ain’t no under ground in Louisiana,” run its newly harrowing opening lines. “There is only under water.”

August 15, 2005
Fringe Figure: Rick Bland in 'Thick'

"I have written it specifically as an anti-'Forrest Gump' piece."

August 15, 2005
A Bluffer's Guide to the Fringe

Your cheat sheet to the hottest genres at this year’s festival, August 12–28.

August 9, 2005
Overheard: What the Audience Really Thought about 'The Pillowman'

"It's a most bizarre play. I didn't expect this at all! I'm from the Netherlands."

July 25, 2005
Primo

What 'Primo' really proves is that there is no way to do justice to Levi's words onstage.

July 25, 2005
Kitschmeister: Timothy Haskell

"We try to explore the themes, the characters, and then we really get a good understanding of it. And—excuse my French—then we fuck around with it."

June 27, 2005
Nice Guy: Scott Foley

I got a call from my manager, who said, “The Atlantic Theater Company’s doing 'The Cherry Orchard',” and I said, “Great . . . what’s 'The Cherry Orchard'?”

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