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Redemption, Now on Broadway

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu is determined for her play Pass Over to end on a high note — if she can just stick the rewrite.
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In Marcus Garvey Park, Seize the King Reimagines Richard III

This summer, Classical Theatre of Harlem puts up Will Power’s contemporary verse play built on very old bones.
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Enemy of the People Wants You to Choose Your Own Misadventure

The flashiest theater event since the shutdown is an interactive mixed bag.
  1. s! c! h! m! i! g! a! d! o! o! n!
    The Many, Many Musical-Theater References Behind Schmigadoon!’s SongsCo-creator Cinco Paul talks us through the origin of every musical number and the stories behind their references.
  2. broadway
    Broadway Will Require Vaccinations and Masks As Performances Return This FallThe requirement will last at least through October.
  3. theater
    Redemption, Now on BroadwayAntoinette Chinonye Nwandu is determined for her play Pass Over to end on a high note — if she can just stick the rewrite.
  4. theater reviews
    Haunted Houses: Samuel and Definition Make Emptiness the PointNot quite installation art, not quite full-on theater, but something in between that I’ll miss when it’s gone.
  5. rollin
    Adrienne Warren Will Return to Tina on Broadway This FallThe show itself previously announced plans to return October 8.
  6. west end
    Andrew Lloyd Webber Shuts Down West End Cinderella, Blaming U.K. COVID Rules“We have been forced into a devastating decision.”
  7. theater reviews
    Light-Touch Theater: 3 Shows That Welcome Us Back, TentativelyThe one to see is Liminal Archive, at the New Ohio.
  8. theater
    In Marcus Garvey Park, Seize the King Reimagines Richard IIIThis summer, Classical Theatre of Harlem puts up Will Power’s contemporary verse play built on very old bones.
  9. broadway
    Is This A Room and Dana H. Will Share Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre This FallInteresting plays on Broadway, what a concept!
  10. obits
    Night Court Star Charlie Robinson Dead at 75He played clerk Mac for eight seasons of the comedy series.
  11. theater
    Sleep No More Sleeps No LongerBy the pricking of your arm …
  12. the most swankified network in town
    Look to the PBS-tern Sky for a ‘Wicked’ Celebrity ConcertComing AaaAAaahhhh-gust 29.
  13. theater
    Sara Bareilles Is Bringing Waitress Back to Broadway This FallThe show closed before the pandemic, and yet it’s back again.
  14. theater review
    Enemy of the People Wants You to Choose Your Own MisadventureThe flashiest theater event since the shutdown is an interactive mixed bag.
  15. theater review
    Sex and Window-Shopping: Seven Plays for Seven Deadly SinsA septet of ten-minute dramas, under glass, in the Meatpacking District.
  16. theater review
    What to Send Up When It Goes Down Makes Its Audience Do the WorkThe show does not need to shock you to affect you.
  17. broadway
    SJP and Matthew Broderick Will Finally Bring Plaza Suite to Broadway in 2022Performances start February 25.
  18. braodway
    The Michael Jackson Musical, Which Somehow Still Exists, Recasts Its LeadEphraim Sykes left the musical, and newcomer Myles Frost will replace him.
  19. land of hope and dreams
    A First Night Back to Theater With Springsteen on Broadway“You know how people talk about his shows as a religious experience? I got that.”
  20. chat room
    Rita Moreno Talks Bitterness, Anger, and Loving Show Business AnywayAlong the way, the legendary West Side Story actress credits Marlon Brando with getting her into therapy.
  21. two nights ago on late night
    Nathan Lane Is Ready to Be Bruce Springsteen’s Understudy“I’m just one bad seafood dinner away from becoming the Boss!”
  22. theater review
    The Shed Artwashes Hudson Yards. Who Artwashes the Shed?Open Call strives for drama in the long shadow of a luxury mall.
  23. a once in a lifetime event
    This Must Be the Post That Tells You David Byrne’s American Utopia Is ReturningLiquidate our checking accounts.
  24. egot watch
    H.E.R. Has a Plan to Achieve Her EGOT“Maybe before I’m 30. I’ve got seven years.”
  25. broadway
    The Book of Mormon Will Ring Doorbells Again on Broadway in NovemberScott Rudin is no longer involved as a producer.
  26. last night on late night
    Forever Theater Kid Ariana Grande Does Hairspray Parody With James CordenAlongside original Tracy, Marissa Jaret Winokur.
  27. last night on late night
    That Time Madonna Braided Her Hair Through a Performance of CabaretHickey says he wasn’t bothered, but Natasha Richardson was fuming.
  28. theater
    Jeff Daniels Will Kill It on Broadway Once AgainHe’s the latest A-lister to do a theater reprise after the pandemic.
  29. streaming theater reviews
    Two Digital Theater Projects Pretend to Put 20-Somethings’ Lives on the LineTheater Reviews: ’The Kill One Race’ and ‘Capricorn 29’
  30. glory days
    Local New Jersey Hero Returns to BroadwayBruce Springsteen is reviving his one-man show.
  31. accidents
    Gone Girl Actor Lisa Banes Is in Critical Condition Following Hit-and-Run“People were filming her, not helping her,” said a witness.
  32. my single is dropping
    As If Her Starring Roles Aren’t Enough, Cynthia Erivo to Release Debut AlbumThe performer’s first single, “The Good,” is out now.
  33. first person
    A Return to Stage FrightJacqueline Novak on reviving her critically acclaimed live show Get on Your Knees after a year away.
  34. nature is healing
    Perfectly Named Britney Spears Musical Will Have Its World Premiere in D.C.It’s called Once Upon a One More Time and it’s being put on by the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
  35. streaming theater review
    This American Wife Gives the Real Housewives the Fake Friends TreatmentI’m saying it to your face!
  36. tony awards
    The Tony Awards Will Finally Happen on September 26, on CBS and Paramount+Most of the awards will be on Paramount+.
  37. obits
    Samuel E. Wright, Voice of The Little Mermaid’s Sebastian, Dead at 74He provided the vocals for the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”
  38. theater review
    Downtown Theater Comes Back, Slowly and Then All at OnceThe current New York performance jamborees, though, aren’t catering primarily to newcomers or out-of-towners.
  39. broadway
    Aaron Tveit and Gavin Creel Reunite for a Belty Performance of ‘In His Eyes’They’re back at the Miscast Gala.
  40. live tv musicals
    Annie Live! Will Come Out, Well, Not Tomorrow, But During the Holidays on NBCThe live TV musical tradition returns, this time directed by Lear deBessonet.
  41. broadway
    Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked Will Return to Broadway September 14It’s the circle of, wait for it, aaaaAAAaah.
  42. theater review
    In Taxilandia, the Front Seat Is Stage, the Back Seat an AudienceAnd the partition is the proscenium arch.
  43. reopening
    Chicago to Rouge Knees, Roll Stockings Down, Return to Broadway on September 14And all that jazz!
  44. broadway
    The Pop Queens of Six Will Start Belting on Broadway Again This SeptemberThe pop musical was originally supposed to open the night Broadway shut down.
  45. broadway
    Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over Will Reopen Broadway’s August Wilson TheatreThe drama about two Black men on a street corner references Waiting for Godot.
  46. r.i.p.
    Moonstruck’s Olympia Dukakis Is Dead at 89“After many months of failing health, she is finally at peace and with Louis.”
  47. theater
    NYC Plans to Fully Reopen on July 1, Says Broadway May Return in September“I’d say you should expect Broadway full strength in September.”
  48. theater
    A Great Gatsby Musical from Florence Welch Has Gotten a Green LightNo, not a stage version of the Baz Luhrmann movie.
  49. obits
    Jim Steinman, Master of ExcessAt his best, humor and his natural talents came together — most often in the work of Meat Loaf — to create ineffable moments of pop and rock grandeur.
  50. broadway
    Scott Rudin Resigns from the Broadway League Amid AllegationsActors’ Equity previously released a statement pressuring the 700-member group to address the Scott Rudin controversy.
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