Douglas Carter Beane’s winky fantasia finds Pinocchio, Puck and other unlikely characters meeting cute in a storybook setting.
Douglas Carter Beane’s winky fantasia finds Pinocchio, Puck and other unlikely characters meeting cute in a storybook setting.
Women who write plays; Covid and the theater; attacks on health workers; why books are delayed.
“The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton” are among those making changes as theaters reopen following the lengthy pandemic shutdown.
His first big break came as Tom Hanks’s co-star on the TV comedy “Bosom Buddies” in the early 1980s. He also worked on the stage, occasionally on Broadway.
The actor, who is Christian, said in an interview he was let go because of his religious beliefs. The show’s producers declined to comment.
After a long pandemic pause, “The Phantom of the Opera” is returning to Broadway with some help from its creator.
“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” a popular Hindi-language movie from 1995, will debut during the 2022-23 season.
The playwright Keenan Scott II, the director Steve H. Broadnax III and others discuss how “a timeless piece” for Black actors has evolved over 15 years.
A $2.1 billion fund for undocumented workers runs out, and an ad campaign for tourists begins.
The Olivier Award winner stars in “Caroline, or Change” in a role that pays tribute to “all Black women trying to make their way through this life.”
The city’s tourism marketing agency is starting a campaign in several countries to attract visitors after the long pandemic lockout.
The Irish Repertory Theater returns to live performances with a domestic tragicomedy by Kevin Barry.
With mask wearing and proof of vaccination not legally required, it’s up to venues and audience members to make their own decisions about coronavirus safety.
Seeing theater these days can involve waiting in lines to show proof of vaccination and getting rapid coronavirus tests for young children. Many fans seem undeterred.
In his memoir “Unprotected,” Billy Porter recounts his lifelong struggle to heal the deep wounds buried under the sheen of his charismatic presence.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s popular TV series comes to the stage with its sisterhood intact. But at times this revival feels a lot like a pretext to vent.
Deirdre O’Connell brilliantly lip-syncs the testimony of a woman abducted by a white supremacist in a play by Lucas Hnath.
The play, tracing the rise and fall of the fabled financiers, finally opens on Broadway after successful runs in London and at the Park Avenue Armory.
A new work by Caryl Churchill, the final installment in Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell saga and a Larry Kramer play deploy their running times with varied success.
Keenan Scott II’s play, incorporating slam poetry, prose and songs, aspires to be a lyrical reckoning with Black life in America.
In the E.E.O.C. filing, the actor, who is nonbinary, describes being retaliated against after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room, among other claims. The show denies the allegations.
In Tiago Rodrigues’s show, audience members learn a Shakespeare sonnet together — line by line, over and over.
A major American theater planned to produce nine plays by men and one by a woman this season. Why did it take a male playwright to change that when women have flagged such inequities for years?
In this review of a biography by Matthew Sturgis, one playwright takes the measure of another.
Rajiv Joseph’s new drama revisits the protagonist, and the metaphoric possibilities of origami, of his earlier play “Animals Out of Paper.”
The “S.N.L.” star steps into a role originated by Lily Tomlin, and Claudia Rankine’s “Help” gets its pandemic-delayed world premiere in the new Shed season.
The actor, singer and songwriter, whose new show is inspired by the Met, talks about finding clarity with Yung Pueblo and the spiritual aspects of Grape-Nuts.
The American playwright’s first new play since he parted ways with his theater in 2018 during the #MeToo movement finds a stage far from New York.
When I discovered the record, it felt like the bizarre offspring of my deepest, dorkiest passions: theater and dad rock.
The rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened on Broadway on Oct. 12, 1971, to protests, an irate composer — and sold-out shows.
For the comedian Jacqueline Novak, the embarrassing and uncomfortable are a gateway to the profound.
Beneath the dry words of an F.B.I. interview, a new play unearths a world of interior terror.
She has portrayed three characters over the course of the 12 plays in Richard Nelson’s “Rhinebeck Panorama.” A decade later, it’s time to move on.
Squabbling siblings, familiar stereotypes and a chorus of amens: A new play aims for the pleasures of Broadway’s traditional family sitcoms.
The daring Manhattan theater reopens this month with a gorgeous puppet festival, proving it has lost none of its nerve during the pandemic.
In its first full season since the start of the pandemic, the organization will feature a mix of new and familiar works in dance and theater.
She was a familiar, sometimes meddling, presence on a hit ’90s sitcom about a pair of newlyweds. Earlier she won acclaim as Wallis Simpson, who inspired a king to abdicate.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings his tender and vibrant autobiographical show to Broadway, honoring the woman who not only raised him but also kept a cast of misfits in line.
At Berlin’s FIND festival of new international drama, some plays tackle big themes while others reject being useful.
The Off Off Broadway theater, which ended programs for emerging artists in December, will return next year with a model that centers the work of underrepresented artists.
In her new book, “Hooked,” the Broadway and “Younger” actor opens up about how she collaged and cross-stitched her way out of anxiety and loss.
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.
The musical will feature the theatrical debut of the Roots’ Black Thought, who will be writing the music and lyrics and be in a lead role.
The characters he plays are “a departure from how people perceive” them. He’s testing perceptions again as one of the famous banking brothers in “The Lehman Trilogy.”
Once a fan and now a pioneering female member of the hip-hop improv troupe Freestyle Love Supreme, she is “switching it up.”
Tina Satter’s “Is This a Room” and Lucas Hnath’s “Dana H.” are performing in rotation at the Lyceum. They spoke about the significance of telling the true stories of living people.
Sarah Ruhl, after a long struggle living with Bell’s palsy, knows the feeling of being masked among the unmasked.
The show will be rewritten for a production set on the South Side of Chicago in the 1940s, directed by Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover.
The exuberant queenhood-is-powerful pageant about the wives of Henry VIII was shut down on opening night by the pandemic. Now it’s back, and it totally rules.
Aya Ogawa’s gentle, forthright reckoning of a play is a belated processing of the loss of a parent by a daughter who now has children of her own.
Por fin, la estrella de la franquicia James Bond se despide del 007 con ‘Sin tiempo para morir’ (y se entera de su vida como meme).
Michael Kinnan’s sendup of “Titanic” explores the liminal space between tribute and affectionate satire.
Anne Washburn’s phantasmagoric “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” is getting a timely new run at Theater Wit in Chicago.
The directors staging the most ambitious premieres are all female millennials.
At long last, the star of the James Bond franchise bids farewell to 007 with “No Time to Die” (and learns for the first time about his life as an internet meme).
The Broadway show had just returned to the stage on Tuesday with several understudies.
My memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” became more than just a book. It was an opportunity to reach and help more people.
Even when I feel there is nothing more any of us can say about our collective grief for the fragility of Black life, there can be a way forward.
It takes 15 minutes or less in each segment of “Three Short Plays by Tracy Letts” for the bard of male moral decrepitude to skewer his subjects.
Suggestions for Democrats in Congress; the return of live performances; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; an airline no-fly list; boys' struggles.
Ruth Negga will co-star as Lady Macbeth in a production directed by Sam Gold and scheduled to open next April.
The hit sitcom, which ended in 1993, is back as play, premiering in Arkansas. But how do its laughs land in our more pointed political landscape?
The city is mobilizing, once again, to sell visitors on a dream. But what if we just let New York be itself?
Some of the most innovative set designers and directors are placing actors within transparent boxes, posing novel aesthetic questions in the process.
“I’m not a capitalist. So I see the wealthy all finally getting hoisted by their own petard.”
In this new musical, a singer’s future hangs on one song, but entrusting it to an inexperienced songwriting team is not, perhaps, the shrewdest choice.
The new production of the play, which won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will mark the 125th anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s birth.
If a Broadway return heralded by the 74th Tony Awards suggested it’s time to suit up again, the live show pointed to a dress code with very few don’ts.
“Slave Play” received a record number of nominations, though took home none. Still, Jeremy O. Harris found reasons to celebrate.
The streaming part of the ceremony actually did a better job conveying the electricity of being in a theater than the CBS special billed as “Broadway’s Back!”
Despite an evening split between streaming and TV, the message on Sunday night was clear: Broadway is back.
The play, which had been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, will return to Broadway in November.
The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film scored 10 Tony Awards on Sunday, making it the night’s big winner.
The ceremony, held for the first time in more than two years, honored shows that opened before the pandemic and tried to lure crowds back to Broadway.
López’s drama, inspired by the novel “Howards End” by E.M. Forster, is a sprawling two-part play about gay culture in the wake of the AIDS epidemic.
Accepting the award, the director Kenny Leon said the names of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, two Black people killed by the police last year.
Odom, 40, won a Tony Award in 2016 for “Hamilton,” and this year was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work as both a performer and songwriter for the film “One Night in Miami.”
Warren’s performance as Tina Turner, a role she originated in London and then again when the show opened in New York in 2019, has thrilled audiences.
This year was the first time Tveit has been nominated, and the circumstances were unusual: he was the only person nominated in the category, best leading actor in a musical.
The show received a special Tony Award for creating something different: an improvised musical performance whipped up anew every night.
Here are the winners of Sunday night’s Tony Awards.
She has won more competitive Tony Awards than any other performer, and tonight, when she is a nominee for the ninth time, she is presiding over the awards ceremony.
The musical, featuring Alanis Morissette songs, is planning to resume performances on Broadway next month.
This year’s Tony Awards are taking place, live and in-person, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. concert on CBS.
Also on the bill for this free outdoor program is the choreographer’s U.S. premiere of “Quad,” a wordless television play by Samuel Beckett.
As a spirited impresario of public relations, he promoted entertainers, films and the “I Love New York” tourism campaign.
Most of the awards are being streamed at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. musical theater concert (including three big prizes) broadcast on CBS.
This show brings together two convention-inverting artists: the cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond and the opera singer Anthony Roth Costanzo.
Broadway is back and so too are the Tony Awards. Here’s more on the ceremony and other recommendations for the weekend.
The longest shutdown in Broadway history is over. Eight shows are now running, for audiences that must be vaccinated and masked.
On Saturday night, New York City reached a milestone with “Springsteen on Broadway,” the first full-length event for a paying audience on Broadway since March 12, 2020.
This morning, three of the biggest recent hits on Broadway — “Hamilton,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked” — announced plans to resume performances on Sept. 14.
I visited the new outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces at Lincoln Center where there will be all kinds of art this summer.
They came to L.A. with a dream, but then came the pandemic.
A first look at extraordinary images from the groundbreaking 1966 musical turns Broadway history into something that’s (literally) moving.
A peek inside the performance spaces shuttered during the pandemic.
The classic illusion is still with us, a century after its first performance.
To keep your little ones occupied, look no further than the world of podcasts. Here are a few ideas for kids ages 2 to 6.
Though museums, theaters and galleries were closed, and concerts and festivals canceled, many artists continued creating indelible work.
The great film, TV, performance, art and books that emerged in a not-so-great year.
We miss theater. And we know you do too. So we asked you to share some memories with us.
Most professional theater in America has been shut down since March. So how did this production of “Godspell” come together?
Whether united by outlook or identity, happenstance or choice, these communities have shaped the worlds of art, fashion, film and more.
A minimalist staging by John Doyle of the tale of the barber of Fleet Street emphasized the raw talents of its cast.
An appreciation of the 1967 love-rock musical, which, against the odds, won over audiences across the world.
This documentary show, created to teach young audiences about the experiences of refugees, focuses on optimism and hope, perhaps to a fault.
When Sarah Stiles bowed out of the series “Get Shorty” to take a role on Broadway in “Tootsie,” the TV show explained the exit with a story line based on her experience.
A huge new literary adaptation and a tiny old melodrama both find a place in a healthy cultural ecosystem.
Watch a dozen great performers at work, from an opera singer and a subway dancer to Princess Nokia and Kelli O’Hara.
Kaneza Schaal’s experimental theater work has three sections and is paired with an installation featuring paintings and videos of the show’s inspirations.
A sold-out play casts the investment bank as the villain, but lets the plutocrat audience off easy.
Maggie Smith tackles an impressive one-woman show at the Bridge Theater, and a British classic of the 1980s gets a new lease on life at the National.
After a downtown stop, a concept album based on Greek myths has become a full-scale Broadway entertainment.
This treasured San Francisco staple is renowned as much for its spectacularly sculptural headgear as its content.
Stephen Unwin’s play, set in Germany in 1941, explores the reluctant evil perpetrated by people who think of themselves as good.
The company’s artistic director resigned, just two weeks after he announced his second season.
Michael Stuhlbarg is sublime in the title role of Tim Blake Nelson’s admiring but overlong play, presented as part of the Onassis Festival.
Thaddeus Phillips’s genial show retreats every time things get sticky or uncomfortable.
After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.
Theater encourages empathy, yet it sometimes seems women on stage get very little of it. That’s changing.
Just 28, Charlie Rosen has been working on Broadway for a decade, but his interests are as varied as the instruments he plays.
Entertainment for all: On Mondays the club hosts Playboy Live!, a showcase for Broadway talent.
The Schaubühne’s FIND Festival showcases new theater from around the world, from Brussels to Santiago, Chile, and Montreal to Barcelona, Spain.
The actor said two front-page articles in 2017 wrongly accused him of sexually harassing a female co-star during a Sydney theater production. He was awarded over $600,000 in initial damages.
The latest play from the Mad Ones finds the seeds of momentous social change in a 1979 focus group about a kids’ television show.
The fire in January reduced the historic building, opened in 1955, to a smoldering mound of mangled steel.