scene report

‘We Stand With Alexandra Waterbury’: Inside a West Side Story Protest

About two dozen people showed up on Friday to voice their disapproval over the casting of Amar Ramasar.
theater

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Are Lovers Playing Fighters Onstage

In Medea, an avant-garde take on the Greek tragedy.
in conversation

Ellen Burstyn Talks Her Dogs, Cosmology, and Co-hosting Inside the Actors Studio

In conversation with the legend of stage and screen.
  1. rip
    Zoe Caldwell, Four-Time Tony Winner, Dead at 86The veteran actress suffered from Parkinson’s disease.
  2. and pink and orange and blue!
    For One Night Only: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Scream ThroatWhen a show stars not one, but two former Elphabas you know you’re in for something special … and loud.
  3. this really must be the place
    Twice in a Lifetime: David Byrne’s American Utopia Will Return to Broadway!Dreams do come true.
  4. theater
    Jagged Little Pill Performance Evacuated After Pepper-Spray IncidentThere were no major injuries reported.
  5. theater review
    Why We Gather: Three Shows As Three MeetingsWhere We Stand, Darling Grenadine, and Fragments, Lists & Lacunae all bring the audience into the production.
  6. broadway
    Broadway’s West Side Story Stands Behind Star Accused of Sexual MisconductTens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Amar Ramasar’s removal.
  7. performance
    Put a Mustache on It: Working Out the Genre-Bending in NateTwo critics try to get at the core of Natalie Palamides’s comedy-theater-clowning-drag hybrid.
  8. fetch
    Sabrina Carpenter Joins Mean Girls (the Musical, Not the Movie Musical)She’s a Damian at heart.
  9. theater
    Williamstown Will Bring You Blanche DuBo-Audra in Streetcar This SummerAlso, Leslye Headland’s new play!
  10. theater review
    Ruth Negga’s Hamlet Is a Sweet Prince—But It’s Not a Good NightAlas.
  11. roll clip!
    Watch Josh Groban and Dave Malloy Perform an Epilogue to The Great CometNatasha & Pierre live on, in their way.
  12. theater review
    House Plant Brightens Up the RoomA light surreal comedy starring Ugo Chukwu at NYTW.
  13. theater review
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Is Odd & Sexless & Flat & TiredAnd generally not what we want from the movie or its musical adaptation.
  14. the theatre
    He Lives! The Hamilton Film Will Be Released in 2021It’s been long enough.
  15. theater review
    Zora Howard’s Stew Remixes the PotboilerA play that takes place mostly in the kitchen.
  16. scene report
    ‘We Stand With Alexandra Waterbury’: Inside a West Side Story ProtestAbout two dozen people showed up on Friday to voice their disapproval over the casting of Amar Ramasar.
  17. on broadway
    Cool, Babies! Spike Lee Is Adapting David Byrne’s American Utopia for FilmTwo very non-ordinary guys.
  18. theater review
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Medea?Simon Stone rewrites Euripides, and Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne star.
  19. theater review
    Scary Stuff: Paris and The Woman in BlackOn a proscenium at the Atlantic, and in the McKittrick Hotel.
  20. theater review
    The Sparkle and Glow of Grand HorizonsStarring national treasures Jane Alexander and James Cromwell, not to mention Michael Urie’s contortionist reactions.
  21. ouroboros
    Mean Girls the Movie the Musical to Become Mean Girls the Movie MusicalOctober 3 is actually Groundhog Day, apparently.
  22. chat room
    With Grand Horizons, Ben McKenzie Is Getting Back Into TheaterThe O.C. and Gotham star is making his debut on Broadway.
  23. theater
    Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Are Lovers Playing Fighters OnstageIn Medea, an avant-garde take on the Greek tragedy.
  24. theater review
    A Soldier’s Play Is a Procedural With BiteDavid Alan Grier’s performance “has size and precision, monstrosity and humanity.”
  25. theater review
    A Timon of Athens for the Age of Peter Thiel“We know what the wealthy do when they feel cheated and insulted.”
  26. theater reviews
    Just Talk But Sometimes More: The Conversationalists and The Truth Has ChangedThe pleasures, and pitfalls, of pure narration theater.
  27. we stan an option up
    Girl Belting As High As She Can on Twitter Is a Talented Person, Grant Her Grace“We all lost our minds a little.”
  28. theater review
    My Name Is Lucy Barton Comes to Broadway As a Glum, Gray DudThis adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel is a dull lesson in the difference between what’s needed on the page and on the stage.
  29. broadway
    Idina Menzel Might Be Starring in Funny Girl on BroadwayPlease, theater gods, do not rain on this particular parade.
  30. theater review
    What’s Over the Top at the Under the Radar Festival?Plus Richard Maxwell’s Queens Row, at the Kitchen.
  31. the grub street diet
    Hadestown Creator Anaïs Mitchell Gets Down With Fancy Jams“I was so excited to try this small-batch pear-rosemary compote.”
  32. q&a
    Jagged Little Pill’s Lauren Patten Will Not Admit That She Steals the ShowTalking about coming out and also Connecticut Muffin.
  33. live musicals
    Of All Possible Musicals, ABC Has Decided to Do Young Frankenstein Live!The musical ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009.
  34. broadway
    Fran Drescher and Rachel Bloom Are Working on a Musical Version of The NannySuch joie de vivre.
  35. appreciations
    Alice Childress Didn’t Defang Her Plays, and Producers Said NoAny list of great American playwrights is incomplete without her — she saw deep into history, into the theater, into blackness, into whiteness.
  36. musicals
    The Sing Street Musical and Its Irish Teens Are Heading to Broadway This SpringDrive the Lyceum like you stole it.
  37. what were the 2010s?
    The Decade in Theater: Six Closing ThoughtsSpidey and Hamilton, Gatz and Is This a Room and Slave Play, and so much more.
  38. obits
    Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly! Composer and Lyricist, Is Dead at 88“I write songs that I hope will still be hummed years from now.”
  39. music here music there
    Behind the Music of John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch Composer Eli Bolin, who also wrote the music for Co-op, walks us through the new special.
  40. in conversation
    Ellen Burstyn Talks Her Dogs, Cosmology, and Co-hosting Inside the Actors StudioIn conversation with the legend of stage and screen.
  41. 25 days of cats
    An Oral History of Cats, As Told by Its Original Cats“It became this joke. But it was the most spectacular thing of its time.”
  42. best of 2019
    The Best Theater of 2019Avant-garde weirdness, a cozy ideal revival, and a spectacular musical about race and gay sex.
  43. theater review
    A New Order for Sing Street, Now Adapted for the StageI just can’t get enough.
  44. what were the 2010s?
    The Book of Mormon and Hamilton Already Feel Like They’re From Another TimeA fresh look at the decade’s biggest Broadway smashes.
  45. 25 days of cats
    The Plot of Cats: A Lesson in Garbage and CraftDickinson creator Alena Smith reflects on what the inscrutable tale of a junkyard filled with cats can teach us about storytelling.
  46. theater review
    I Took Kids to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. They Saw Things I Missed.I borrowed two children for the afternoon and watched the show through their eyes as well as my own.
  47. theater review
    At the Armory, Judgment Day Shows Its Cast No MercyAnd in Brooklyn, JACK lands in a congenial new space.
  48. theater review
    The Thin Place Is a Horror Drama That You Think You’ll Forget, Then Won’tAt the edge between reality and something else.
  49. theater review
    Harry Connick Jr. Brings the Tick-Tick-Tick of Cole Porter Back to BroadwayAlso some awkward theatrics—but the core of the evening is the de-lovely band and that voice.
  50. 25 days of cats
    Never Forget: Cats Was Once the Longest-Running Show on BroadwayIn 1997, New York turned to a numerologist to make sense of the musical’s popularity. Here’s what she said.
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