Lynn Nottage

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Michelle Wolf to Melania's roses: the arts and pop culture that sum up the Trump era
CocoRosie’s call to arms, the rage of Sweat, Arthur Jafa’s white supremacy montage and the first lady’s grand designs … Guardian writers pick the works that encapsulate Trump’s reign

Oliver Wainwright, Lanre Bakare, Brian Logan, Emma Brockes, Claire Armitstead, Arifa Akbar, Keza MacDonald, Peter Bradshaw, Adrian Searle and Brian Moylan

06, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'The audience booed, the cast fled' – playwrights relive their worst flops
Alan Ayckbourn’s orchestra decamped to the pub, Lynn Nottage’s social satire became all too real, and April De Angelis is still angry with her critics

Interviews by Kate Wyver

01, May, 2020 @2:43 PM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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'Rest, Toni Morrison. You were magnificent': leading writers on the great American author
After the death of the great Nobel-prizewinning author, Ben Okri, Alice Walker, Elif Shafak and others offer their personal tributes

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Aminatta Forna, Danez Smith, Caryl Philips, Lynn Nottage, Candace Allen, Candice Carty-Williams, Elif Shafak, Bonnie Greer, Preti Taneja, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Kamila Shamsie and Margaret Busby

06, Aug, 2019 @6:10 PM

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Martha Plimpton on The Goonies, Sweat, partying hard and quitting Twitter
The star talks about modelling for Calvin Klein, returning to the London stage and why there’s nothing ‘silly’ about acting

09, Jan, 2019 @1:41 PM

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Lynette Linton: 'Why are we not marching in the streets?'
Fuelled by passion and outrage, the playwright and director is shaking up theatre with works about Windrush to an all-women-of-colour Richard II – and now she’s taking over the Bush in London

Bridget Minamore

02, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Sweat; The Convert; The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – review
Lynn Nottage brilliantly dramatises industrial unrest in small-town America in the year’s most powerful play

Susannah Clapp

23, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Sweat review – breathtaking drama about life in the American rustbelt
Based on interviews with residents of small-town Pennsylvania, Lynn Nottage’s play vividly describes the betrayal and resentments of striking female factory workers in an era of industrial decline

Michael Billington

20, Dec, 2018 @10:35 AM

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Playwright Lynn Nottage: ‘We are a country that has lost our narrative’
As Sweat opens in London, the only female dramatist to win two Pulitzers talks about America’s left-behind

Sarah Crompton

02, Dec, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Michael Jackson musical to hit Broadway in 2020
A stage show about the King of Pop’s life featuring the biggest hits from his catalogue is now in development

Jake Nevins

19, Jun, 2018 @3:35 PM

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'It was like meeting a cowboy': Ed Harris, Kathy Burke and others remember Sam Shepard
Ed Harris played pool with him. Kathy Burke called him to say sorry. He gave Lynn Nottage some 3am advice and watched the chaos of 9/11 with Matthew Warchus. Theatre stars share their encounters with the great playwright

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

02, Aug, 2017 @1:06 PM

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Playwright Lynn Nottage: theatre is the last bastion of segregation
Nottage, in London to receive the Susan Smith Blackburn prize for female playwrights, criticised the lack of racially diverse stories seen on stage

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

22, Feb, 2016 @8:00 PM

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