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Mar 21, 2019 06:45PM

Critic?s Pick: Review: An All-Star Team in the Temptations Musical ?Ain?t Too Proud?

This shrewdly assembled show, directed by Des McAnuff, considers the interchangeability of a crew of Motown?s finest, though there?s plenty of star shine, too.

Mar 21, 2019 10:55AM

Review: In ?I Married an Angel,? a 1930s Musical Falls to Earth

How should we look at an old show with objectionable gender politics? As a historical curio, or as the next item on the cancel culture agenda?

Mar 21, 2019 11:07AM

Harvey Fierstein to Play Bella Abzug in New Solo Show

The play, called ?Bella Bella? and written by Mr. Fierstein, casts him as the outspoken New York congresswoman and activist.

Mar 21, 2019 07:00AM

Tickling Worms in the Lab, Tickling Funny Bones Onstage

Matt Walker just got his big acting break in the farce ?The Play That Goes Wrong.? But he?s not giving up his day job in a Nobel winner?s biology lab.

Mar 20, 2019 06:45PM

Critic?s Pick: Review: Hearing the Roar of Racism in ?White Noise?

In her enthralling study of interracial relationships, featuring a brilliant Daveed Diggs, Suzan-Lori Parks parses the lies we live by.

Mar 20, 2019 10:54AM

He?s the Star of ?Tootsie? on Broadway. Wearing Heels Is the Easy Part.

Santino Fontana?s turn as a man in a wig comes at a time when Broadway has been reckoning with the idea that musical comedies need to offer fully realized female characters.

Mar 19, 2019 10:10AM

Doors Open for Women and People of Color at Top Ranks of American Theater

Artistic directors, the faces of local theater and tastemakers in their communities, have long been white men who have held the posts for many years. That?s changing.

Mar 18, 2019 11:52AM

The Part Seems Impossible? Hire Her

Quincy Tyler Bernstine, now starring in ?Marys Seacole,? is drawn to the toughest, brainiest roles. And playwrights are drawn to her to pull them off.

Mar 18, 2019 06:45PM

Review: A ?Nantucket Sleigh Ride? With Frozen Disney and Hot Lobster

In John Guare?s Möbius strip of a play, John Larroquette is a playwright who finds himself trapped in a surreal mystery called ?Nantucket Sleigh Ride.?

Mar 21, 2019 02:00PM

12 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

Mar 20, 2019 11:00AM

John Doyle to Direct ?Assassins? at Classic Stage Company

Mr. Doyle will also helm a production of ?Macbeth? in a season that focuses on gothic horror, too, with ?Dracula? and ?Frankenstein.?

Mar 19, 2019 09:54PM

?7 Rings? Is a Hit for Ariana Grande, and a Knockout for Rodgers and Hammerstein

The company that controls the composers? catalog cut a deal for 90 percent of the royalties for the singer?s remake of ?My Favorite Things? just weeks before its release.

Mar 19, 2019 11:35AM

Review: Bullies and Victims Face Off in ?After.? But Who?s Who?

A threatening text message with a homophobic epithet leads to catastrophe for two families in a new play by Michael McKeever.

Mar 19, 2019 09:47AM

She Dances. He Directs. How They Created a Balletic Battle of the Sexes.

The wife-and-husband team of Sara Mearns and Joshua Bergasse talk about working together on ?I Married an Angel? for Encores! Reader, she Lindy Hops.

Mar 19, 2019 09:35PM

James Corden to Host Tony Awards for Second Time

Mr. Corden, a musical theater enthusiast who won a Tony Award himself in 2012, will preside over the award ceremony on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

Mar 19, 2019 06:41AM

The Theater at the Forefront of Poland?s Culture Wars

The Powszechny Theater in Warsaw faced protests and acid attacks when it staged a play about the Catholic Church. Will its staging of ?Mein Kampf? cause more uproar?

Mar 18, 2019 12:32PM

How Do You Build a Giant Glass Box? Very Carefully

A team of workers spent Friday at the Park Avenue Armory putting together the centerpiece of the set for ?The Lehman Trilogy,? an 800-square-foot transparent cube.

Mar 19, 2019 03:16PM

Review: Matt Williams?s Queasy Comedy Serves Up Crudités and Crudity

?Actually, We?re ______? follows four millennials dealing with love and infidelity, but it?s an unfunny play that would rather be a sitcom.

Mar 17, 2019 12:11PM

Review: A Road Trip Crosses Centuries in ?Anything That Gives Off Light?

This meandering work of musical stand-up theater, from the TEAM and the National Theater of Scotland, probes the past and present of two nations.

Mar 15, 2019 11:00PM

The Week in Arts: Idris Elba, Taking on War and José González

Elba drives up with both a film and a Netflix series that revisit his other life, that of a D.J.

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