In a long career onstage (including Broadway), in movies and on television, he ranged across genres, from sketch comedy to science fiction.
In a long career onstage (including Broadway), in movies and on television, he ranged across genres, from sketch comedy to science fiction.
This gentle musical, a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, combines Scottish folklore and live looping technology.
59E59 Theaters is putting a spotlight on a midcareer artist whose work has seldom been seen locally.
The decision comes at a time when New York City has declared a “high Covid alert.”
A life-size likeness of the pioneering playwright will be unveiled in June as part of a new initiative to honor her legacy.
Members of the cast and creative team from the original production, as well as the current Off Broadway revival, look back on how the show came together and discuss its enduring influence.
Live theater summons energy no digital performance can match. Set designers for five of this season’s plays explain how they built eye-catching environments that crackle with it.
Los entusiastas de Broadway, los aficionados al arte y los amantes de la comida encontrarán nuevas propuestas en Times Square y sus alrededores y en los vecindarios cercanos a la calle 42, lo que anuncia la promesa de una recuperación animada.
At Theatertreffen, an annual celebration of the best in German-language performance, music plays a profound, and intelligent, role.
Teenagers bond after school in a sort of classroom purgatory. And, where is the teacher?
She was the last surviving daughter of the baron and the would-be nun depicted in the stage musical and 1965 film.
Performers and stage managers were released from agreements they signed to work on four shows that were produced by Scott Rudin after their union, Actors’ Equity, filed complaints.
A critic’s picks in a hard-to-predict Broadway year, plus nods to shows from Off Broadway and other, odder corners.
Decoding the Tony nominations, our critics review a season of bold productions that met audiences often craving the familiar.
“A Beautiful Noise” will start at Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston next month and transfer to Broadway’s Broadhurst Theater in November.
Anchuli Felicia King’s play about an internet firewall belongs to multiple genres all at once.
Set around protests in Istanbul that began in 2013, this play follows a couple as they circle, approach and retreat from each other over the years.
Theater has always been a team sport. But this Covid-stalked Broadway season has made clear that a prize for the entire cast should be added.
The veteran actress, nominated for her work in “Trouble in Mind,” is championing Black artists, producing on Broadway and relishing being cast as the love interest.
Good performers are able to find a way to portray people who are not like themselves.
The musical, which shuttered temporarily in January as the Omicron variant spread, has struggled with the slow return of tourists to the theater.
What gets the comedic performer through her Broadway shows? Chocolate and peanut butter, for one thing.
Target Margin Theater stages an enchanting riff on “One Thousand and One Nights” inside an old Brooklyn garage. Tea and pastries included, blankets welcome.
A co-founder of the Naked Angels troupe in New York, he was a familiar face in Off Broadway theater, in movies and on TV, often playing tough guys with tormented souls.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars. Dave Chappelle was tackled at the Hollywood Bowl. Now some venues are increasing security to protect comedians.
Performance venues at this year’s Kunstenfestivaldesarts, in Brussels, include a disused museum and the upper house of Belgium’s Parliament.
Decidedly anti-sensationalistic, Alison Leiby’s shrewd and funny personal monologue plays downtown. Uptown, a staged reading focuses on a gruesome case.
Billy Crystal, Shoshana Bean and performers from “Company,” “MJ,” “A Strange Loop,” “Six” and other Tony-nominated shows will share songs and stories.
One hundred years ago this month, the interfaith marriage comedy “Abie’s Irish Rose” kicked off a five-year Broadway run — critics be damned.
Despite an attempt to ban smartphones in the theater, a video of the actor’s nude scene in the Broadway production of “Take Me Out” circulated widely online.
Mona Mansour’s rich trilogy, now at the Public Theater, follows a displaced Palestinian family.
In her new comedy, Ana Nogueira spins zippy fun out of a fairly conventional story about a friendship strained by resentment.
Recently earning her first Broadway role and Tony nomination, the “Saturday Night Live” alumna explains the cultural essentials that carried her through.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
The 41-year-old playwright’s show “Fat Ham,” set at a Southern barbecue, hasn’t even had an in-person production yet because of the pandemic.
Lucas Hnath’s play brought the invaluable Off Broadway performer her first Tony Award nomination.
The actress made theater history, becoming the first openly transgender performer to be nominated for a Tony Award for her work in “A Strange Loop.”
The actress, who is pregnant and due any day now, said she’s grateful for the lifelong bond she’s formed with her co-stars in the production.
“The Lehman Trilogy,” as well as revivals of “Company” and “For Colored Girls,” led in their respective categories as the industry tries to recover from the long pandemic shutdown.
The Tony nominations spread the wealth among many worthy (and a few unworthy) productions, as if to salute them for arriving at all.
The actor had been hankering to get back to Broadway after last appearing there in the 1990s. “Hangmen,” for which he received a Tony nomination, gave him that chance.
Twenty-five years after it was a hit Off Broadway, the playwright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work debuted on Broadway this season.
How did the actress feel after receiving her eighth Tony nomination? “I don’t know. I just woke up. It feels great.”
Several stars, including Daniel Craig and Sarah Jessica Parker, were not nominated for their performances, while “Paradise Square” became one of the season’s most-nominated shows.
On Monday, the nominees for the 75th Tony Awards were announced. The ceremony will take place on June 12 on CBS and Paramount+.
Alice Childress’s 1962 play about interracial love and hate gets its first major New York revival in 50 years.
Sara Bareilles and Neil Patrick Harris lead a starry Encores! revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s sweet-sour musical.
Yaa Samar! Dance Theater’s production at Gibney is an uncommonly deft combination of dance and verbal theater.
At the Metropolitan Opera, Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn’s adaptation of “Hamlet” nods to different, surprising versions of Shakespeare’s text.
Now starring in “Wish You Were Here,” the Iranian-born actress has made her mark in three works by playwrights of Middle Eastern descent.
The union said it was withdrawing the petition because the producers of the nonunion tour now plan to end its run in June.
Keeping cultured on the cheap is easy if you know where and when to go in this city.
Want to see a comedy show, or drop in on a film series? Do you need kid-friendly event? Our critics offer their favorite picks.
Alison Leiby had just performed her show “Oh God, a Show About Abortion” when she learned of the leaked draft opinion showing that the court could be on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade.
Mike Bartlett’s “The 47th” presents political turmoil in the United States for laughs. But some find it more like a horror story.
Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.
Getting to know four Moonbug shows your kids may already know all too well.
New productions by the theater titans Krzysztof Warlikowski and Frank Castorf play games with ancient Greek folklore and modern history.
The nominees are to be announced on Monday, and the awards ceremony is to take place on June 12.
At the Kitchen, the multimedia artist melds the White Cube, the Black Box and your phone. The exhibition is undefined by bodies, a stage, a gallery, or physical space.
This film about the hit 2006 musical is a sure-handed blend of making-of explainer, theater-kid scrapbook, and jukebox documentary.
Samuel D. Hunter’s heartbreaking new play argues for hope even in the face of extreme disappointment.
The sitcom, about an interfaith marriage, drew criticism from Jewish groups and was canceled after one season. He fared better onstage than in television.
The production, also starring Sharon D Clarke and featuring André De Shields, will arrive some time next season.
Hillary Clinton attended a benefit performance of "Suffs," a new musical about the women’s suffrage movement.
Mark Rylance is back in a role that won him a Tony more than a decade ago. But this London production isn’t just coasting on past kudos.
With his bravura meta-musical, “A Strange Loop,” the playwright is showing Broadway audiences something they have never seen before.
Taylor, 79, first performed her solo play “Ann,” about the former governor of Texas, in 2010. Now, she’s saying goodbye to the white suit.
Manhattan Theater Club will stage the Martyna Majok play, which explores disability and caregiving, at its Samuel J. Friedman Theater.
Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.
The immersive theater company’s production invites up to 600 spectators to roam freely around a loose re-creation of the siege of Troy’s aftermath.
In a mishmash new musical based on his 1992 movie, he charms the audience as a has-been comic reconnecting with family.
Seven female farceurs bring Selina Fillinger’s new Broadway comedy about the president’s protectors to life.
“Everything’s couched with hard jokes, but it’s also vulnerable,” the comic said of “The Bedwetter,” her new musical comedy.
Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning meta musical arrives on Broadway with its uproarious dialogue, complex psychology and eclectic score intact.
Thornton Wilder’s antic play, from 1942, packs in an ice age, a deluge and midcentury décor. This Lincoln Center Theater production is the maximalist revival it deserves.
The collection of approximately 7,700 items, donated by Simon’s widow, includes dozens of unfinished shows, including a screenplay written for Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg.
Beanie Feldstein stars as the comic Fanny Brice in the show’s return after almost 60 years.
The nominations will now be announced May 9, but the awards ceremony will remain, as scheduled, on June 12.
Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of the film “Turning Red.”
“The Music Man,” a big-budget, star-studded musical, opened Thursday, hoping to provide Broadway with a much-needed boost.
Selections from the current Weekend section, including a brief history of hip-hop and the Super Bowl halftime show.
Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of Mitski's new album, “Laurel Hell.”
Even after “The Sound of Music,” he believed his true calling was on the classical stage.
Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition “Andy Warhol: Revelation.”
On Monday night, the original cast of the hit musical “Spring Awakening” reunited for one night at the Imperial Theater. Here’s what it looked like.
Selections from the current Weekend section, including a review of “Passing.”
“I’m not a capitalist. So I see the wealthy all finally getting hoisted by their own petard.”
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.
He played a role in producing more than 100 plays and musicals. And while he kept an eye on the bottom line, he could be seduced by sheer artistry.
Thanks to streaming, two American critics got to binge a bunch of the traditional holiday spectacles. They’re amused, and confused, by what they saw.
In Heather Christian’s “I Am Sending You the Sacred Face,” the saint of Calcutta vogues and lip-syncs and broods on the nature of selflessness.
In his latest magic show, Helder Guimarães shuffles an old genre into a new technology with mixed results.
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?
Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor venues are shut. But for performers and directors, open-air memories are as sharp as the bite of a mosquito.
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch, and a reason to take a stroll in Lower Manhattan.
Our critics discuss the last four months, which thanks to Zoom (and Meryl Streep) have been full of experimentation and playfulness.
The industry’s show-must-go-on smile masks a harder truth: that there is no substitute for the live interaction between performer and audience.
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.
In a witty new play by Liza Birkenmeier, restless friends find themselves challenged by the first American woman in space.
An ill-treated war veteran, Frederick Douglass, colonial oppression: Mr. Branch’s Off Broadway work on race ranged widely. He also made a mark in TV.
Directors have adapted challenging works by Virginie Despentes and Michel Houellebecq, with varying levels of success.
In this Irish production, an 11-year-old actor plays the child who died too soon to get to know his immortal father.
Why was the musical a sensation? What’s with the plot? Based on what we know of the show, here’s our guide to this unlikely mash-up of C.G.I. and T.S. Eliot.
Singer, dancer, athlete, fan: how Adrienne Warren learned to stop fighting herself and interpret the musical role of a lifetime.
Tricia Tait has attended the Tony-winning musical revival 55 times so far. At the 50th, the cast gave her a standing ovation.
Raúl Esparza faces the realities of the restaurant business in Theresa Rebeck’s energetic but formulaic art-versus-commerce comedy.
Christiane Jatahy’s surgical adaptation of “Three Sisters” takes the audience from stage to screen.
Suddenly all seems to be going the British actress’s way: A first book, an Off Broadway production of her play and a starring role opposite Tom Hiddleston in “Betrayal.” If only it were that simple.
These are the winners of the 73rd annual Tony Awards.
Watch a dozen great performers at work, from an opera singer and a subway dancer to Princess Nokia and Kelli O’Hara.
Charly Evon Simpson and Gabriel Jason Dean collaborated on a play that finds scant healing for a guilty brother and a grieving mother.
We spoke with five actors to see how they were feeling after hearing about their Tony Award nods.
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
The two monologues, which the actors performed last winter Off Broadway at the Public Theater, were written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne.
A sold-out play casts the investment bank as the villain, but lets the plutocrat audience off easy.
On the ground with the provocative stage director Milo Rau, who brought together European and Iraqi actors for a take on “The Oresteia” set in Mosul.
“The Lehman Trilogy” is a theatrical panorama of the firm’s history and collapse. Lehman descendants and onetime employees have taken a keen interest.
Michael Friedman’s “Unknown Soldier” will be staged in the 2019-20 season, along with plays by Jeremy O. Harris and Lucas Hnath.
After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.