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07/21/2019

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 bonkers vision (sour cream included)....
22:00, 07/18/2019

In the ‘Fiddler’ Crowd, Far From the Home They Love The hit Yiddish-language rendition of the classic musical celebrates its first birthday today. An illustrator recently captured what the show meant to a unique audience — refugees....
00:00, 07/18/2019

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.”...
20:26, 07/16/2019

Review: The Greeks Go Coachella in a Boisterous ‘Bacchae’ Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hendrix....
07:00, 07/12/2019

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 down....
23:00, 07/10/2019

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 stage....
17:00, 07/09/2019

They Didn’t Speak for Nearly a Decade. Then They Made a Show About It. After starring together in “The Last Five Years” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott had a “fracture” in their relationship. How do you set that to music?...
21:13, 07/08/2019

Sid Ramin, ‘West Side Story’ Orchestrator and a Composer, Dies at 100 A childhood friend of Leonard Bernstein, he won an Oscar and a Grammy for his work on the film “West Side Story” and 12 Clio Awards for his work in TV advertising....
22:52, 07/05/2019

The Boys in the Band Get to Broadway. Why Not the Girls? “The Prom” is the rare show with lesbian themes to reach theater’s biggest stage. Gay women deserve more than drawing their own conclusions about Princess Elsa and Scout Finch....
20:00, 07/05/2019

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 the show to end....
21:39, 07/02/2019

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....
19:13, 06/19/2019

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 — aims to show just how high the Shed can fly....
11:39, 06/19/2019

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 writing a musical …...
03:52, 06/18/2019

‘Oh! Calcutta!’ at 50: Still Naked After All These Years John Lennon and Sam Shepard wrote sketches. The cast was unclothed. And it went on to a two-decade Broadway run. An oral history of one of theater’s unlikeliest hits....
23:00, 06/17/2019

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 institution....
19:00, 06/12/2019

Is This Ring an Honor, or a Curse? The Iffland Ring is awarded to the “most worthy” actors who perform in German. But it comes with a supposed jinx, accusations of sexism and an association with the Nazis....
19:00, 06/12/2019

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.”...
17:26, 06/10/2019

Scenes From Inside the 2019 Tony Awards Our photographer Sara Krulwich is at Radio City Music Hall, looking for moments that might stand out — a stirring song, a striking emotion, a bit of visual razzle dazzle....
05:39, 06/10/2019

There’s Great Dance on Broadway. Hello, Tony Awards? Standard or (worse yet) slight fare gets nominated for best choreography while quality work — “Oklahoma!,” “The Prom” — goes unrecognized. An exception: Camille A. Brown’s dances for “Choir Boy.”...
16:13, 05/29/2019

Mary-Louise Parker to Return to Broadway in ‘The Sound Inside’ The play, by Adam Rapp, is about a professor, a student, and a terrible diagnosis. It is scheduled to begin performances in September and to open in October....
20:52, 05/23/2019

The Musical ‘1776’ Will Return to Broadway in 2021 The Roundabout Theater Company revival is a coproduction with the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., which will stage the show next May....
20:26, 05/06/2019

Live Updates: Tony Award Nominations 2019: ‘Hadestown’ Dominates The new musical received 14 nods, while two high-profile hit plays, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Network,” were ignored in the best new play category....
16:13, 04/30/2019

Jo Sullivan Loesser, Singer and Guardian of a Legacy, Dies at 91 She married the composer Frank Loesser and stopped performing after starring in his “Most Happy Fella.” Resuming her career after he died, she emphasized his music....
00:13, 04/30/2019

Critic’s Pick: Review: What the Crow Knows in ‘Grief Is the Thing With Feathers’ An amazing Cillian Murphy portrays both a grieving dad and the mythical bird who takes over his life in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s novel....
05:00, 04/29/2019

A Set as ‘Intense’ as the Stories the ‘Constitution’ Tells It was one thing to deliver lectures in American Legion halls as a teenager. It’s another to stand on a Broadway stage flanked by the photos of 163 staring men....
18:26, 04/28/2019

How These Black Playwrights Are Challenging American Theater Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper, on influences, gatekeepers and helping “the young black theater nerd find work that looks like them.”...
18:26, 04/28/2019