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One European director said guidelines intended to get actors back to work were “cuckoo.” Some will return only when coronavirus testing, or a vaccine, allows performers to get close.
Buskers, musicians and muralists have been entertaining London for centuries. But now the capital has gone quiet and the future of their activities looks uncertain.
Mr. Cochet, who had the coronavirus, was a major figure in French theater. His students included Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert.
This August’s Edinburgh International Festival and its Fringe, two of theater and comedy’s most important events, are no more.
Over 400 years ago, villagers swore to stage the play every decade, as long as God spared them from the plague.
The city’s West End theater district, Royal Opera House and other premier venues closed Monday after the prime minister warned patrons to avoid the theater during the outbreak.
Britain has taken a more relaxed approach to coronavirus prevention than the rest of Europe and the United States.
Prebble won the annual prize for female playwrights, for her work about a Russian assassination on British soil.
A collapse at a performance of “Death of a Salesman,” in which five people were hurt, shone a light on the run-down state of some playhouses in the city.
Lucy Prebble’s new play, “A Very Expensive Poison,” dramatizes the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko. How did it feel for his wife, Marina, to watch?
Some West End theaters are fitting staff members with recording devices to deal with alcohol-fueled bad behavior.
Frightened bystanders stormed at least one theater, while others cowered in bars.
Two British playwrights said their work on “Tree,” a new work that will premiere at the Manchester International Festival, was not properly acknowledged.
The original London production is closing this month after a 33-year run. When it returns, a well-loved feature won’t be there.
René Pollesch, an acclaimed German playwright and director, will take over starting in 2021. His appointment ends a tumultuous few years for the institution.
The as-yet-unnamed venue is scheduled to open in King’s Cross in 2021. His most recent opened in Southeast London in 2017.
A six-and-a-half-hour play about the legacy of AIDS in New York won best new play at the British equivalent of the Tonys. “Company” and “Come From Away” were also successful.
The Powszechny Theater in Warsaw faced protests and acid attacks when it staged a play about the Catholic Church. Will its staging of “Mein Kampf” cause more uproar?
The musicals are each up for nine awards in Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys. “The Inheritance” — a six-and-a-half hour play about the legacy of AIDS — has eight.
“Of course it might upset people who’ve experienced the kind of treatment that the play describes,” Malkovich told the BBC. “But what can I do about that?”
A British production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been canceled after the producer Scott Rudin asserted his stage rights to the book.
Several West End theaters are about to start major refurbishments, partly to increase the number of toilets.
The former president delivers part of George Washington’s farewell address on “One Last Time (44 Remix).”
The former head of Tate Modern had to resign from his last job after protests. France’s culture ministry said he will take over one of the country’s largest exhibition spaces.
He has a manifesto. He puts jihadism onstage. He’s surrounded by scandal. But this much-acclaimed director says deep down he’s a conservative.
To help those with hearing problems, speech is shown in real time on the lenses. The technology will be available free during the 2019 season.
The almost-three-year renovation includes the 406-seat Linbury Theater, and more public spaces in the foyer.
A German theater company’s staging of the Henrik Ibsen play “An Enemy of the People” invited audience members to voice their complaints about society.
Harry sang a line from the hit musical at the end of a charity performance in London on Wednesday.
The lineup of the festival’s 75th edition also includes premieres from Paul Greengrass, Orson Welles and Alfonso Cuarón.
Mr. Longhurst will take up the post in March 2019. He replaces Josie Rourke, who was the first woman to run a major London theater.