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The play, which had been set to have its world premiere in September at the Magic Theater in San Francisco, takes place during the 1918 flu pandemic.
The gift from the writer and performer will help create an educational hub at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
“Joy and Pandemic” is slated to be performed this fall before an in-person audience at the Magic Theater in San Francisco.
The man was taciturn, but his Theater District restaurants were like Broadway clubhouses. Even the posters of flops were placed with affection.
Dissecting the failure of “Frankenstein,” which closed on Broadway on opening night 40 years ago, came with its own set of reporting challenges.
On Jan. 4, 1981, the effects-heavy production opened and closed on the same night. Forty years later, the creators revisit a very expensive Broadway flop.
A Vineyard Theater streaming project re-enacts verbatim interviews with James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and others to explore echoes between the past and the present.
End unpaid internships. Set term limits for leaders. Get real about inclusion. Take performances to the streets. Say yes to joy, and no to couch plays.
The Disney+ filmed version has fans wondering what’s accurate. Historians are fans, too, and they have answers, along with caveats.
The musical’s world tour, now in Seoul, weathered a cast outbreak to become perhaps the only major show running. Can theater learn from its example?
Jennifer Schantz, an executive at the New-York Historical Society, will lead the library, which is home to more than 8 million items relating to music, theater and dance.
The performer Taylor Mac and the playwright Suzan-Lori Parks have signed on to a video-sharing subscription service to raise money for New York colleagues in crisis.
Since its 1957 premiere, The New York Times has tracked the musical’s evolution, covering its casting, its politics and its role in the Cold War along the way.
Will Arbery has brought the “secretive” world of Catholic intellectuals to the stage in “Heroes of the Fourth Turning.” He’s pleased to find that they appreciate being seen, not ju…
This year’s fellows include artists, writers, scientists, urban designers, community activists and others who have demonstrated “extraordinary originality.”
A scholar in England suspected annotations in a First Folio at the Free Library of Philadelphia were John Milton’s, so he connected the dots with someone who had studied the work for a dec…
A series of readings at Classic Stage Company will present the fruits of a project that charged people with “translating” Shakespeare into accessible (and faithful) modern English.
Even his closest friends and colleagues marvel at how the director Daniel Fish has managed to stick to his vision — and even lighten up — while shepherding his dark take on the beloved m…
This year’s American installment of the Night of Ideas will feature appearances by philosophers, musicians, artists and a puppet of Noam Chomsky.
The archive of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, now at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, traces more than 60 years in the theater, in the movies and at the front lines of social a…
An outdoor production that draws from the Hudson Valley community aims to unearths the strangeness in Washington Irving’s classic story.
The Goodman Theater’s five-and-a-half-hour stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s mammoth, seemingly unstageable novel will be available for at least two years.
A puppet play by the Mexican artist Pedro Reyes explores technology, freedom and inequality (and the lost rap version of “The Communist Manifesto”).
“Prurience,” a new immersive theater piece by Christopher Green, is set at a self-help group for pornography addicts.
After a discreet tug-of-war with the playwright’s estate and Yale, the University of Texas has acquired the papers, including an “Aladdin’s cave” of unpublished material.
Four of the contributors to the Princeton and Slavery Plays project talk about the hidden histories that inspired them.
The American Jewish Historical Society is facing charges of censorship after it canceled a play and a panel that had been targeted by right-wing activists
The MacArthur fellowship this year honors 24 artists, scholars, activists and others chosen for exceptional “originality, insight and potential.”
The magician Derek DelGaudio has tried to keep his work invisible on the internet. Did another professional secretly film his show?
George Orwell’s novel has led to adaptations and variations since its publication in 1949, including a coming Broadway version. Here’s an overview.
A British adaptation of George Orwell’s classic arrives on Broadway with Tom Sturridge and Olivia Wilde, bringing contemporary political resonance.