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The iconic British director has a new work on stage in New York; Why? asks exactly that question about the purpose of theater in society. Brook says he'll carry on as long as he can find the…
Sometimes life imitates art. In a production of Fiddler on the Roof, which contains a meddling matchmaker trying to get couples together, the two real-life leads have fallen in love.
Broadway attendance is up — yet the $35 million production of King Kong is among the five shows cutting bait in the next two weekends, as musical theater undergoes a market correction.
The winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards, Prince left a major impact on American musical theater. Among his shows: Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and The Phantom of the Opera. He was 91.
The new Broadway show Moulin Rouge! has more than 70 songs. It is a big, bombastic, jukebox musical about a time and place before jukeboxes.
The new opera by Tazewell Thompson and Jeanine Tesori tells the story of a couple in Harlem who are forced to confront their teenage son's sudden death by police violence.
Sue Monk Kidd's bestselling novel tells the story of a white girl taken in by a family of black beekeepers. The premise posed a welcome challenge for black Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn N…
New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall, a new opera premiering one week before the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the modern gay-rights movement.
James Corden hosted the Tony Awards Sunday night in New York. Hadestown won 8 Tony Awards — including best musical. It's written, produced and directed by women.
Musicals get Tony Awards. Scores get Tony Awards. Orchestrators get Tony Awards. But this year, a number of Broadway musicians are stepping out of the pit and onto the stage.
Tootsie, Beetlejuice and The Prom round up the Tony category for best musical, while The Ferryman, Gary, Ink, Choir Boy and What the Constitution Means to Me are all up for best play.
The play chronicles Rupert Murdoch's attempts to upend the insular world of British newspaper publishing — how he bought a struggling paper called The Sun and turned it into a widely read …
To celebrate the centennial of the modern-dance pioneer's birth, dancers at theaters in London, New York and Los Angeles performed a total of 100 solos that the master choreographed.
The play is a personal memoir and a civics town hall. It recreates the debate contests Heidi Schreck attended in high school and explores how the Constitution hasn't protected all Americans …
In the latest Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, the body of a man who was violently "disappeared" 10 years ago has been found in a bog. It augurs bad things for the dead man's family.
In a new $35 million musical, the star attraction is 20 feet tall and requires 15 people to operate. He's an engineering marvel — and also basically a giant monkey puppet.
The New York Philharmonic launches its season with a new music director and executive director. The Metropolitan Opera's season starts with a young music director.
The Philharmonic launches its season with a new music director and executive director. The Metropolitan Opera's season starts with a young music director.
Actress Marin Mazzie has died of ovarian cancer at age 57. Mazzie had a three-decade career, with her breakout role playing Clara in Stephen Sondheim's Passion in 1994. She was in Ragtime, K…
Be More Chill got middling reviews when it premiered, but social media propelled it to new heights. Now it's headed to Broadway.
Plays are often so intense that actors fall in love. It was 35 years ago, Nance Williamson and Kurt Rhoads were cast opposite each other in Shakespeare's As You Like It and their showmance c…
Ever since Mart Crowley's play about a gay male life premiered off-Broadway in 1968, much of the original cast and crew has died of AIDS. A new, star-studded production acknowledges that his…
Broadway chorus members won't be recognized in their own categories as part of tonight's Tony Awards. But they might be in the future, thanks to an effort from the Actors Equity union.