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This Year’s Tony Nominees in Portraits by Dana Scruggs, Michael Paulson, Julia Jacobs, Jolie Ruben and Amanda Webster

The Tony Awards are Sunday. Each year we photograph nominated performers and talk to them about their craft. This time, we asked about early theater memories.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Tony Nominations 2024: Biggest Snubs and Surprises by Jesse Green, Alexis Soloski and Scott Heller

It was a strong year for female directors, a play featuring music and American productions.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
Monday, April 22, 2024

‘Cabaret’ Opening on Broadway: Eddie Redmayne, Angela Bassett and Baz Luhrmann by Sarah Bahr, Melissa Guerrero and Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

A party for the buzzy revival of the Broadway musical was held at a theater that has been transformed to look like a 1930s-era nightclub.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

2024 Olivier Awards: The Snubs and Surprises by Houman Barekat, Matt Wolf and Alex Marshall

Our theater critics and a reporter discuss the big winner — “Sunset Boulevard” — and the rest of the honorees at Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

‘I could have written three plays about her’: Jennie Lee, MP and wife of Nye Bevan, is celebrated on stage by Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

The coal miner’s daughter who set up the Open University and the Arts Council and was Britain’s youngest MP is the subject of two new shows ‘Behind every great man stands a great woman…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

Budget crisis imperils Royal Court’s support for new writers by Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

The literary department at the London theatre is renowned for taking risks with untried playwrights, but is now under threat The Royal Court is known for putting the names of emerging playwr…

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Remembering Chita Rivera’s Unique Voice by Alex Barron, Lynn Levy, Diane Wong and Jesse Green

Our theater critic on some of the Broadway legend’s greatest vocal performances.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

The best things we saw at the 6th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival by Kimzyn Campbell, Irene Hsiao and Kerry Reid

The 6th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival swept through Chicago as vigorously as the cold front that accompanied much of it, and puppets dominated venues all around Chicago for t…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

‘This system is broken’: protesters say Suffolk cuts encapsulate UK arts crisis by Lanre Bakare, Carmen Aguilar García and Michael Goodier

Council has found one-off funding pot after announcing 100% cut, but people in county say sector is being destroyed As a chant of “Stop the cuts! Stop the cuts! Stop the cuts!” echoes of…

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Friday, January 12, 2024

Three Festival Shows Explore Toxic Society by Laura Collins-Hughes, Naveen Kumar and Juan A. Ramírez

“Queens of Sheba” and “Volcano” at Under the Radar, and “Bacon,” at International Fringe Encore Series, expound on identity, captivity and violence.

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

‘A national emergency’: UK theatres fear closure after more local funding cuts by Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

Windsor and Maidenhead scraps cultural budget in wake of similar moves in Suffolk, Bristol, Nottingham and Birmingham The chill blast of damaging cuts to provincial arts venues has returned …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18PM
Friday, January 5, 2024

TV tonight: Sarah Millican’s new standup is foul-mouthed but hilarious by Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Alexi Duggins, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

Who else could wring humour out of getting a smear test? Plus: wild childhood pets and more on Would I Lie to You? Here’s what to watch this evening Continue reading...

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Monday, January 1, 2024
Thursday, December 28, 2023

Top Seattle-area arts and culture happenings of 2023 by Margo Vansynghel, Michael Rietmulder, Moira Macdonald and Gemma Wilson

From the return of Bumbershoot and Cinerama to the Swift Quake and "Boys in the Boat" premiere, relive the biggest moments in Seattle arts & culture this year.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

The best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book in 2024 by Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

The new year’s hottest shows include stage versions of Minority Report, Spirited Away and La Strada, performances by Keeley Hawes and Ian McKellen – plus laughs from Julia Masli, Rhod Gi…

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Best Arts Photos of 2023 by Marysa Greenawalt, Laura O’neill, Jolie Ruben and Amanda Webster

Deadheads, ballerinas and Mick Jagger: As 2023 winds down, revisit a memorable handful of the thousands of images commissioned by our photo editors that capture the year in culture.

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

The best theatre, comedy and dance of 2023 by Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

Our critics’ highlights of the year include a 24-hour marathon, a standup welcoming hecklers, a reboot of The Matrix and a bus ride filled with emotion• More on the best culture of 2023 …

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

‘A hero to millions’: Benjamin Zephaniah remembered by Michael Rosen, Kae Tempest and more by Michael Rosen, Kae Tempest, Carol Ann Duffy, Colin Grant and Joseph Coelho

The acclaimed writer and poet for children and adults has died aged 65. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute • A sandy place, a recipe for a nation and a Christmas plea: three poems by…

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Culture Desk: The Dangers of Making Art With Your Friends by Alex Barron, Lynn Levy and Diane Wong

Times theater critics sing the praises of two shows about fraught collaborations

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Four Theater Artists to Watch This Fall by Laura Collins-Hughes, Alexis Soloski, Brittani Samuel and Rhoda Feng

We spoke with two actors and two playwrights who will be in the spotlight this season.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Starry Shakespeare, super standups and a Black Sabbath ballet: the best theatre, dance and comedy of autumn 2023 by Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

Patsy Ferran takes on Eliza in Pygmalion, Andrew Scott plays multiple characters from Uncle Vanya and Mlima’s Tale tells a powerful tale of the ivory trade. Here’s what’s in store on s…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Edinburgh festival 2023: 50 shows to see by Brian Logan, Arifa Akbar and Lyndsey Winship

Cracking comedy, an eclectic mix of theatre – and aerial dance in an ice rink. Our critics share their picks for the August arts extravaganza Rhod Gilbert: Work in Progress Gilded Balloon …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:07AM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Best and Worst Moments of the 76th Tony Awards by Jesse Green, Maya Phillips, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Laura Collins-Hughes, Alexis Soloski and Sarah Bahr

With a clever opening number and repeated support for striking writers, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s shows, performers and creative teams.

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Monday, June 5, 2023

39 Tony-Nominated Performers on Why They Act: ‘It’s Intoxicating’ by Thea Traff, Michael Paulson, Julia Jacobs and Amanda Webster

Each year we photograph Tony nominees, and talk with them about their craft. This year we focused on actors.

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Encore! Surefire shows returning for the Edinburgh festival in 2023 by Chris Wiegand, Anya Ryan, Brian Logan, Mark Fisher, Kate Wyver, Arifa Akbar and David Jays

In the run-up to the festival, our writers will choose new productions that have caught their eye – but here’s a selection of those we’ve already reviewed Richard Marsh has clearly see…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:24AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023

For Broadway Dance, High Kicks and Low Comedy in a Season of Change by Jesse Green, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Brian Seibert

Is theatrical choreography at a turning point? Or just leaping, lurching and shimmying as usual? Our critics weigh in.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

As the world awaits a coronation, we honor the many kings of St. Louis by Valerie Schremp Hahn, Ian Froeb and Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

From Kingshighway to King Louis to the King Burger to the King of Beers to a visit in 1977 from the future king himself, we bow down to our own royalty.

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Friday, April 28, 2023

The Theatre We Want In 2040? We Used “Strategic Foresight” To Plan On The Prairies by Christine Brubaker, Taiwo Afolabi, Yvette Nolan, Jessica Thornton, and Heather Russek

Does it seem far-fetched to imagine a future where the government subsidizes theatres and theatre artists at a living wage, and land-based art hubs rely heavily on new technologies while nur…

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Friday, April 14, 2023

‘The Phantom of the Opera’: Thinking of a Spectacle Fondly by Joshua Barone, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli

As the longest-running musical in Broadway history closes, Times critics with a lasting affection for the show take stock of its legacy.

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