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The industry’s show-must-go-on smile masks a harder truth: that there is no substitute for the live interaction between performer and audience.
With its themes of white privilege and black rage, Kermit Frazier’s “Kernel of Sanity” resonates powerfully today. That’s why Paula Vogel is giving it a boost.
Thousands of students should have been gathering to cheer on the year’s best shows. But this isn’t a typical year.
A playwright, a director, an artistic director and an actor share their experiences — and prescriptions for change.
In his new audio comedy, Alan Ayckbourn does more than write: He and his wife, Heather Stoney, portray several couples in disarray.
Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”
Watching familiar plays online can be a comfort — and sometimes a revelation.
His 10-minute, two-character play will test the possibilities of a new form that puts faces, more than bodies, at the center of the action.
A virtual send-off for the artistic director and playwright drew more attendees than could have fit under a tent. “I liked this better,” she said.
“Homebound” is one company’s attempt to give structure and meaning to the worries and what-ifs of the strange new present. But these aren’t plays, the artistic director says.
We continue our cast album series with more recommendations for wonderful musicals to listen to at home
A rare show that retooled and flourished after its New York debut, the musical, a decade later, has endured in schools and through international productions.
Two theater critics suggest some of their favorite books about the theater, giving us portals to a world that is now forbidden.
In committing to paying its people during a three-month shutdown, the theater gives itself breathing room to prepare for when it can open again.
When theaters closed by the pandemic stream their shuttered plays online, watching sharpens the longing for the real thing.
What’s a birthday celebration without tribute concerts, new commissions and revivals of three classics? Here’s how to join the party, live.
The hero of Joe DiPietro’s new comic drama is Margaret Chase Smith, a U.S. senator who had the rare courage to stand up to McCarthyism.
In Hilary Bettis’s play, a family separated by deportation wants to live regular American lives but discovers how mercilessly difficult that is.
Vivian Neuwirth’s play is a fictionalized recollection of the life of the novelist John Kennedy Toole, who died before his Pulitzer-Prize winning classic “A Confederacy of Dunces” was …
“Grand Horizons” and “Dracula” assert the full humanity of women, a matter not as settled as we might like to think.
The writer Paula Vogel, the director Mark Brokaw, and the actors Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse on returning to a wrenching play two decades later.
The feminist rallying cry inspired Chelsea Clinton’s children’s book about the likes of Harriet Tubman and Sally Ride. Now it’s a cheerful stage adaptation.
Jerry Herman’s buoyant score is the highlight of this Encores! production about a troubled silent-movie-era romance.
Minnesota’s Children’s Theater Company will present a play inspired by little-told stories of the wrenching Hormel strike: from kids on all sides of the dispute.
James Ijames’s satire reconsiders a story that reaches back to our shared past, with an eye toward demolishing it in favor of a better future.
This multimedia concert and career retrospective forgets that the best way to honor the composer is to have a good time with his music.
In Sarah Einspanier’s fever-dream play, one half of a couple heads to Hollywood. The other gets an odd, and oddly familiar, new roommate.
Deirdre O’Connell has a peculiar challenge performing the recollections of Lucas Hnath's mother in his play “Dana H.” Give credit to earbuds and Epsom salts.
Roundabout Underground presents a flawed but tuneful musical about a young Manhattan couple challenged by addiction.
It’s no surprise that this play about disillusionment, with its message of hope wrapped in warnings about nationalism and isolationism, was a choice for this season.
Sarah Lozoff is joining one of the nation’s leading regional theaters for all 11 of its productions in its 2020 season.