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Timely plays tackle tough subjects, while musicals get the royal treatment, thanks to a princess (“Diana”), queens (“Six”) and the King of Pop (“MJ”).
Our list of coming performances includes the topical, the true, the trippy and the timeless.
“Mouthpiece” by Kieran Hurley won $25,000 to fund a transfer from the Edinburgh Fringe to New York.
Any season that tells the stories of Cher, Sarah Bernhardt, Rupert Murdoch and Gloria Steinem won’t be quiet.
The dark comedy by David Ireland is the winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh award; the Traverse production will get $25,000 toward a New York run.
Selections from the warm-weather season, including Shakespeare favorites and new plays and musicals in development.
The opener is to feature 250 young people and the festival lineup includes youth orchestras, as well as stars like Christine Goerke and a work by Geoff Sobelle.
Creative adaptations abound, including Elevator Repair Service’s “Measure for Measure” and a musical of “The Honeymooners.” And don’t forget “Frozen.”
The busy summer theater season in the Berkshires is almost over, but Barrington Stage Company extended its production of “Company” through Sept. 10.
With the New York International Fringe Festival on hiatus, the Corkscrew Theater Festival has stepped up with five new plays and a handful of readings.
Adventurous works like a Sherlock Holmes musical and an examination of the Berlin Wall scored by a member of Air Supply are on the schedule.
A production of this avant-garde auteur’s work will be part of a celebration of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company’s 50th anniversary.
There are traditional and new versions of Shakespeare plays, protest theater and new work from powerhouses like Lynn Nottage.
The playwright who wrote “Lazarus” with David Bowie gets a kind of mini-festival in New York.
Derek DelGaudio delivers a magical examination of identity and perception at the Daryl Roth Theater. The music is by Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo.
The Edinburgh International Festival runs from Aug. 4 through Aug. 28 at various venues in that city.
Based on the 1993 Bill Murray film, the musical begins previews at the August Wilson Theater.
This musical drama, opening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 15, is a production of the Young Vic and the South African Isango Ensemble.
Marta Buchaca’s “Summit,” a one-at play directed by Neil LaBute, takes the stage at La MaMa.
Several contestants from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” have been featured already, and entertainers including Jackie Beat will perform in this monthlong series.
Mr. Silver’s latest comedy is directed by Mark Brokaw.
His “Ajax” and “Squash,” billed together as “Two Class Acts,” will be the last shows at the Flea’s White Street home.
“Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities” will play under a big top in a pop-up space.
Journeys by stage to many places, including Pittsburgh and Oz, the Mississippi and Margaritaville, Saigon and a certain Fleet Street barbershop.
Jack Gleeson, from “Game of Thrones,” and his pals in Collapsing Horse Theater are bringing the surreal fantasy “Bears in Space” to New York.
Katherine Rundell’s play set in the trenches of World War I is the winner of the annual Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, which comes with a production in New York next winter.
This program at Theater for the New City will include 19 new works from American and international companies. It runs through Sept. 18.
Shona McCarthy discusses her new job, how to best accommodate artists, and her plans for this festival’s 70th anniversary next summer.
This summer, these four performers will play roles they might not get a chance to tackle otherwise.
Her three short works will explore the American obsession with the unattainable, the narcissism behind gentrification and our fear of the unknown.
Karen Olivo will play Angelica Schuyler, and Miguel Cervantes has been cast as Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Gemignani will play King George III.