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08:17 2019-09-15

Singing Meat Loaf in His Underwear? He’d Do Anything for That Bradley Dean blasted the producers of “Bat Out of Hell: The Musical” when they canceled the tour. But that didn’t keep him from the rock-god thrill of his career in the New York run....
20:52 2019-09-09

Acclaimed ‘Lehman Trilogy’ to Move to Broadway The play, which has chronicled the Lehman Brothers’ rise and devastating collapse through several sold-out runs, will open at the Nederlander Theater in March....
02:00 2019-09-04

Discount Me In: How I Saw 30 Shows on a Student Budget A summer stage binge reminded one young journalist of the power of great storytelling, and that cheap tickets are out there if you know where to look....
18:00 2019-08-28

What ‘The Constitution’ Meant to Two Teenage Performers As “What the Constitution Means to Me” ends its Broadway run, Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams reflect on meeting R.B.G. and Streisand, and how they juggled it all....
00:26 2019-08-27

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 face value....
01:00 2019-08-22

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 Yazbeck....
19:00 2019-08-20

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 America....
19:52 2019-07-31

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 projects made....
19:52 2019-07-31

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 Opera.”...
19:52 2019-07-31

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)....
23:00 2019-07-18

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.”...
21:39 2019-07-16

Rewriting Greek Tragedies as Immigrant Stories Luis Alfaro, whose latest play is an adaptation of “Medea,” appreciates such “primal” points of origin: “They get to the essence: why we hurt each other, this inability to forgive.”...
13:52 2019-07-12

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....
05:26 2019-07-12

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....
00:01 2019-07-11

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 Broadway music....
19:26 2019-07-10

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....
19:13 2019-07-09

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?...
19:26 2019-07-08

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....
17:52 2019-07-05

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....
23:52 2019-06-27

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....
17:52 2019-06-19

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....
15:00 2019-06-12

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.”...
17:39 2019-06-10

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!”...
16:52 2019-06-10

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....
02:52 2019-06-10

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.”...
14:13 2019-05-29

What to Do in New York This Memorial Day Weekend Whether you’re traveling for Memorial Day weekend (lucky you!) or staying in the city (no lines!), here are some cultural highlights worth checking out....
21:39 2019-05-24

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 & Company find out....
23:00 2019-05-22

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.”...
15:00 2019-05-21

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 cases....
15:00 2019-05-21

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....
15:00 2019-05-21

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 performance....
15:00 2019-05-21