(RNS) — With a surprising resort to prayer, the Boss acknowledges that his relentless quest for the American dream can't be separated from tradition, roots, place, a longing for home, and faith.
(RNS) — The anti-Islamic reaction to a play about the birth of Jesus shows how badly we in America today need to hear each other's stories.
CHICAGO (RNS) — A Chicago theater company hopes its first-of-a-kind mashup will illustrate how much Christianity and Islam actually have in common.
OLNEY, Md. (RNS) Judas was a man, right? Historically, yes, but not always on stage in castings for "Godspell" or "Jesus Christ Superstar."
(RNS) "Noah" director Darren Aronofsky describes where he got the idea for the film, how he plans to respond to critics and why he focuses the film on themes of justice vs. mercy.
Some evangelical leaders have criticized Paramount's forthcoming "Noah" film for not being fully accurate. RNS' Jonathan Merritt points out that these leaders have supported equally inaccurate biblical productions and misunderstand how good art functions.
(RNS) Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time in Tony Kushner's "Angels in America.'' A lot's changed since then, fueled by the church's role in Prop 8 and its efforts to build bridges to gays and lesbians.
NEW YORK (RNS) A Tony-nominated play with a controversial take on the Virgin Mary reflecting on her life closed far earlier than planned. Now the question is: Why? After all, biblically themed shows are all the rage on television and in the movies. Was “The Testament of Mary” too controversial – or not controversial enough?