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2 Tony Winners Try to Upend Rodgers and Hammerstein

2 Tony Winners Try to Upend Rodgers and Hammerstein

Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles during a rehearsal for their first collaboration, “Soft Power.”

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

A key component of the costuming, backstage at the Lyric Theater, where “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” begins previews next month.

2018 Tony Nominations: ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘SpongeBob’ Lead the Way

2018 Tony Nominations: ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘SpongeBob’ Lead the Way

Gavin Lee, center, as Squidward Q. Tentacles in “SpongeBob SquarePants,” which garnered 12 Tony nods.

Review: Building the Wall (Not That One) in Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’

Review: Building the Wall (Not That One) in Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’

A scene from “The Birds,” directed by Nikos Karathanos, at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.

Review: Hit Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’

Review: Hit Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’

As Harold Zidler, who runs the Moulin Rouge nightclub, Danny Burstein delivers a master class in pandering seediness.

Neil Simon Drew Big Laughs, Then Came a Cultural Shift

Neil Simon Drew Big Laughs, Then Came a Cultural Shift

Neil Simon, in 1964, at the age of 37.

Review: Chasing Shopworn Dreams in ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’

Review: Chasing Shopworn Dreams in ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’

Andy Karl, as the businessman Edward Lewis, getting to know Samantha Barks, as the Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, in “Pretty Woman: The Musical.”

In This Play About Race, ‘People Need to Be Uncomfortable’

In This Play About Race, ‘People Need to Be Uncomfortable’

The playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury, right, with the actress MaYaa Boateng, at Soho Rep, where “Fairview” is being staged. Some say the play goes too far, and others say it doesn’t go far enough.

Women Set London’s Stages Ablaze

Women Set London’s Stages Ablaze

Lia Williams as a charismatic schoolteacher in the title role of “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” directed by Polly Findlay at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Review: An Elephant’s Ghost Stalks the World in ‘Mlima’s Tale’

Review: An Elephant’s Ghost Stalks the World in ‘Mlima’s Tale’

Sahr Ngaujah, center, in “Mlima’s Tale,” Lynn Nottage’s portrait of global plunder and commerce.

How Orin Wolf Orchestrated a Tony Coup With ‘The Band’s Visit’

How Orin Wolf Orchestrated a Tony Coup With ‘The Band’s Visit’

The producer Orin Wolf embracing Sasson Gabay, who will succeed Tony Shalhoub in “The Band’s Visit,” during a party after the musical won 10 Tony awards.

Tonys Magic Likely for Harry Potter and ‘Band’s Visit’

Tonys Magic Likely for Harry Potter and ‘Band’s Visit’

Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk in “The Band’s Visit,” a gentle musical favored to take the big prize at the Tony Awards.

New York Has Its ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment, With Arias and Dancing

New York Has Its ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment, With Arias and Dancing

Terrence Mann, as the title character in “Jerry Springer — The Opera,” was lifted up by the cast during rehearsal for a scene about good versus evil.

A Childhood Eden Seared by Violence. Set to Music?

A Childhood Eden Seared by Violence. Set to Music?

Abigail and Shaun Bengson, a married pair of singer-songwriters who’ve turned their personal stories into theater, most recently in “The Lucky Ones.”

Review: At Stratford, ‘Coriolanus’ Is Riveting and Troubling

Review: At Stratford, ‘Coriolanus’ Is Riveting and Troubling

André Sills as the title character in Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” directed by Robert Lepage for the Stratford Festival in Canada.

This Movie Romance Scandalized a Nation. Now It’s a Drama Onstage.

This Movie Romance Scandalized a Nation. Now It’s a Drama Onstage.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film “Cleopatra.” Their on-set affair has inspired a new play.


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