Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

Review: 'The Encounter' Is an Extraordinary Journey Into the Amazon

Friday, September 30, 2016

Imagine a compelling narrative like the podcast Serial crossed with a multi-layered sonic landscape like Radiolab. That's coming close to this Broadway play.


Review: 'The Wolves' Showcases the Passionate, Ordinary Teenage Girl

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sarah DeLappe's play does something completely unexpected: it shows us teenage girls without cliché.


At the Public Theater, Pulling Up a Chair at the Kitchen Table

Friday, September 16, 2016

In Richard Nelson's three-play cycle, we drop in on the Gabriel family during the election season. Like a lot of Americans, they wonder, who will make things better?


Fall Arts Preview: Celebrities, Plays and Great Shows Off Broadway

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Move over Hamilton! You've got competition. The 2016-17 theater season is starting and you'll want to stand in line for some of these productions.


In 'The Layover,' a Canceled Flight Leads to an Affair

Saturday, August 27, 2016

If you have a wife or a boyfriend, there's a point in any casual conversation with an attractive stranger that you should mention it. If you don't — you've crossed a line.


Review: Three Great Shows, Back Off-Broadway

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Once an Off-Broadway production has closed, it's usually gone forever. But three shows are back, thanks to popular demand.


REVIEW: A Carnival Atmosphere for This 'Taming of the Shrew'

Saturday, June 18, 2016

It's a tricky play to stage in our contemporary era — but Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production for "Shakespeare in the Park" brings is fun and frisky


Review: 'Incognito' Is All Brain

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nick Payne is a dazzling playwright. But this Off Broadway production sacrifices feeling for thought.

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REVIEW: Two Tragic Tales of Love

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Two new Off-Broadway shows focus on historical love stories that have dire results.


Cirque du Soleil Launches Itself Onto Broadway

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Canadian circus company, with outposts in Las Vegas and Dubai, aims to plant a flag in New York.


Review: Sol LeWitt Collected the Art of Everyone But Sol LeWitt

Friday, April 29, 2016

Some of the best art collections are put together by artists who swap work with each other. A new exhibit at the Drawing Center presents the works LeWitt gathered over time.


Review: A Waitress, a Serial Killer and Eternal Life Come to Broadway

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Musicals based on 'Waitress,' 'American Psycho,' and 'Tuck Everlasting' are now on Broadway. Theater critics from WNYC and the Daily News review the latest adaptations.


400 Years Later, Shakespeare Is Still an American Star

Friday, April 22, 2016

He died on April 23, 1616, yet productions of his plays remain fresh and contemporary.

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Ute Lemper on Preserving the Music of the Holocaust

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The German singer is one of the voices behind a decades-long project to recover music written in concentration camps and ghettos during WWII.

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When a Raging Performance Poet Becomes a Mom

Friday, January 22, 2016

Staceyann Chin is known for her furious work, standing up for the rights of women, gay people and immigrants. But in her new show, she talks about how having a child transformed her.


'Our Mother's Brief Affair' Allows Linda Lavin to Shine

Friday, January 22, 2016

A new Broadway play by Richard Greenberg stars Lavin as a wry, complex matriarch.


How El Niño Helps the Economy

Friday, January 08, 2016

With its unpredictable, and often destructive, weather patterns, El Niño might actually be beneficial to the U.S. economy. 


Mapping the Pungent History of 'Brooklyn's Curious Canal'

Friday, December 18, 2015

A new book by a New York City tour guide examines how the Gowanus has been an essential — and frequently controversial — part of Brooklyn's history for more than two centuries.

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The Making of 'The Book of the Year'

Friday, December 11, 2015

Even before its release, Garth Risk Hallberg's debut novel, "City on Fire" was marked for success.

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From Bangladesh to Brooklyn: Tanwi Nandini Islam's 'Bright Lines'

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The debut novel tells the story of three Bangladeshi-American teenage girls on the cusp of adulthood in brownstone Brooklyn.