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2019-08-23, 17:13

Review: A Nose by Any Other Name in a Hudson Valley ‘Cyrano’ Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers’s adaptation of “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival asks us not to take anything at fac...
2019-08-21, 22:00

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own enviro...
2019-08-21, 00:00

Tripping on Broadway: A New Musical Explores LSD Use by Cary Grant and More The Lincoln Center Theater show is written by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, and will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazb...
2019-08-21, 00:00

Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Reaper of Tonys, Dies at 91 Mr. Prince helped bring to life a stunning lineup of shows: “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd,” and Broadway’s longest-running spectacle, “The Phantom of the ...
2019-08-03, 22:52

Review: History’s Shadows Haunt ‘The Black Clown’ In this musical theater piece adapted from a Langston Hughes poem, the bass-baritone Davóne Tines embodies the evolving, divided soul of black Americ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Bursting Onto the Stage Like a ‘Bat Out of Hell’ The musical based on the grandiose Meat Loaf album shines a light on its songwriter, Jim Steinman, and the many twists and turns it took to get both ...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Dancing Boys and a Bloodthirsty Plant Sidle Up to Shakespeare Better known for its classics, the Stratford Festival has long presented fine-tuned versions of Broadway musicals. This year: “Billy Elliot” and “Lit...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Tony Award Collector, Dies at 91 Mr. Prince helped bring to life a stunning lineup of shows: “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd,” and Broadway’s longest-running spectacle — “The Phantom of the...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Still Aiming to Confound, the Scrappy Brick Turns a Page A new leader is about to take over from the Williamsburg theater’s founders. A festival there now offers a sense of her transgressive, slightly bonke...
2019-07-18, 22:26

Jack Viertel Stepping Down at Encores! After 20 Years as Leader A tenure that included 60 concert presentations of classic shows and led to several Broadway productions will conclude with “Thoroughly Modern Millie...
2019-07-16, 21:52

Listen to the Sound of Love Reinvented in ‘Oklahoma!’ (Headphones On) How did a lush throwback like “People Will Say We’re in Love” become the lean, sexy, countrified number being sung today? Follow along as we break it...
2019-07-11, 00:13

Listen to the Sound of Love Reinvented in ‘Oklahoma!’ (Headphones On.) How did a lush throwback like “People Will Say We’re in Love” become the lean, sexy, countrified number being sung today? Follow along as we break it...
2019-07-10, 21:26

How ‘Oklahoma!’ Revolutionized the Cast Album It took decades for the full Rodgers and Hammerstein score to be available. But even abbreviated, the show helped build a whole new audience for Broa...
2019-07-10, 18:26

Review: ‘Dog Man: The Musical’ Celebrates a Cop Who Sniffs Out Crime The bizarro, irreverent world of Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants books, has been deftly translated to the Lucille Lortel Theater’s ...
2019-07-09, 17:52

What Do You Get When You Cross Mark Morris With Samuel Beckett? The choreographer, whose playfulness is serious, will stage three pieces by Beckett, who wears his seriousness lightly, at a festival in Northern Ire...
2019-07-06, 00:26

Paul Benjamin, a ‘Corner Man’ in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Is Dead In a career that lasted almost half a century, he also appeared on screen opposite Clint Eastwood and other stars and was frequently seen on televisi...
2019-07-06, 00:26

Max Wright, Who Went From Theater Roles to ‘ALF,’ Dies at 75 He was best known for playing a suburban father who lives with a furry alien. But he preferred the stage, and he said he had been “hugely eager” for ...
2019-07-02, 20:13

Getting ‘Ink’ on Their Hands Audience members with compromised vision had the rare chance to feel their way through the Broadway show’s elaborate set before a recent performance....
2019-06-27, 19:52

Review: ‘Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson,’ Aiming for His Head Based on an anecdote from the set of an infamous commercial, the play focuses on the behind-the-scenes people who work to realize an artist’s vision....
2019-06-19, 18:13

Can a Kung Fu Musical Get (Way) Off the Ground? “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise,” the unlikely offspring of a Chinese-American opera impresario and the writers of “Kung Fu Panda” — with songs by Sia — ...
2019-06-19, 11:26

Review: ‘A Strange Loop’ Is a Self-Portrait in a Hall of Mirrors Michael R. Jackson’s gutsy, exasperated musical is set within the mind of a black, queer man who’s writing a musical about a black, queer man who’s w...
2019-06-18, 04:13

Volksbühne Theater in Berlin Names Artistic Director, Ending Leadership Crisis René Pollesch, an acclaimed German playwright and director, will take over starting in 2021. His appointment ends a tumultuous few years for the inst...
2019-06-12, 16:00

Bryan Cranston Praises Journalists in Tony Awards Speech “The media is not the enemy of the people,” said Mr. Cranston, who won best leading actor in a play for his performance as a journalist in “Network.”...
2019-06-10, 17:26

Who Won and What Happened at the 2019 Tony Awards “Hadestown” won eight prizes, including best musical. And Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony, for her role in “Oklahoma!”...
2019-06-10, 15:13

Ali Stroker Accepts Tony in a Wheelchair, Making History “This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her ro...
2019-06-10, 07:39

Tony Awards Red Carpet: Dresses to Impress, and the Men Wore Them Well Billy Porter continued to challenge gender norms at high-profile events by wearing a gown to Sunday night’s awards show. And this time, he wasn’t alo...
2019-06-10, 05:39

They Say You Can’t Go Home Again. Laura Linney Just Did. She talks about revisiting Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” for a fourth time, and the potential impact of Georgia’s abortion bill on the produ...
2019-06-07, 17:39

3 Days in a Van With a Shakespeare Troupe: Daggers and Dunkin’ Donuts What was it like being a traveling player in Elizabethan times? Touring the northeast for months, the intrepid young actors from Shakespeare & Compan...
2019-05-22, 22:00

Home Is Where the Greek Drama Is The choreographer and performance artist Ann Liv Young is using her Bushwick apartment — and her daughters and animals — in her version of “Antigone....
2019-05-21, 15:39

Caught in the Middle of #MeToo: Unions That Represent Accusers and Accused From the shop floors of factories to ballet’s grandest stages, unions are rethinking how they balance their responsibilities in sexual harassment cas...
2019-05-21, 15:39

Solving the 6 Biggest Mysteries of This Broadway Season How does she stay so still? Is that scene really live? And how tall is that guy, anyway? We dig into the burning questions about Tony-nominated shows...
2019-05-21, 15:39

Obie Awards Honor ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ The annual awards ceremony, which celebrates theater beyond Broadway, also gave a prize to Quincy Tyler Bernstine for sustained excellence of perform...
2019-05-21, 15:39