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2019-06-17, 18:36

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