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Sick of seeing sidelined heroines, these playwrights are rewriting classics like ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Dracula’ to reinvent the female characters

The first thing to go? Wendy’s warped maternal streak.

No one wanted to talk about her mother’s death. So she wrote a play about it.

‘140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother’ finds that a 34-year-old woman can still get to know her mother, even if she’s gone

Scene-stealing actress Sylvia Miles, who garnered two Oscar nominations, dies at 94

She appeared in more than 30 films as well as about a dozen productions on and off-Broadway

Five women whose names you should know ahead of the Tony Awards

In advance of Sunday’s ceremony, The Lily profiled women nominated for Tonys

What does a modern-day circus look like? This one showcases a female ringmaster and the ‘strongest mom in the world.’

A photo essay featuring the women of Big Apple Circus

This advocate is bringing Shakespeare to San Francisco’s homeless community

Meghan Freebeck created a workshop on the Bard’s work. She calls it food for the soul.

Carol Channing, a Broadway legend, dies at 97

She played the lead in original Broadway productions of ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Neyla Pekarek left the Lumineers. This Wild West legend inspired her to do it.

Listen to the first single from ‘Rattlesnake,’ Pekarek’s debut album

Ntozake Shange, groundbreaking black feminist poet and playwright, dies at 70

Her 1976 debut, ‘For Colored Girls,’ broke linguistic conventions and racial barriers

Playwright who skyrocketed to fame in the ’90s gets a second turn in the spotlight

Paula Vogel is one of the hottest playwrights this fall