Actor, writer, director, drag performer — Taylor Mac has become one of America's brightest and boldest theatre artists. A new piece looks at the history of American popular music through Mac's unique style of interpretation and performance.
Alex Sharpe, a recent Julliard graduate, plays Christopher Boone, the young, autistic hero of the Broadway play, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Sharpe says the role has been a life-altering experience — and not just as an actor.
When John Cameron Mitchell first created his cult favorite, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," many friends thought it was the end of his career. But now, 20 years later, he's back playing the role of the transgender punk rocker on Broadway in an award-winning production.
"Our American Cousin" was a British melodrama that poked fun at uncouth Americans. When it came to the United States, a rewritten version turned it into a farce that mocked pompous Brits. But for 150 years, no one wanted to laugh at the play Abraham Lincoln watched on the night he died.
Hilary Mantel is an extraordinarily successful writer: she's the first woman to receive the Man Booker Prize, Britain's biggest fiction award, twice. She was awarded the prize for two books about Thomas Cromwell, a man who clawed his way out of poverty and into the life of one of the UK's most notorious kings.