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My Near-Impossible Job: Adapting To Kill a Mockingbird

Aaron Sorkin on the many challenges of bringing one of America’s most sacred novels to the Broadway stage.
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The 7 Words That Changed Mike Birbiglia’s Comedy Forever

On this week’s Good One, Mike Birbiglia talks about his new Broadway show, The New One, and the phrase “I know … I’m in the future also.”
remembrances

Here’s What It Was Like to Collaborate With William Goldman

Will Frears, who directed Misery on Broadway, remembers working with the screenwriting legend.
  1. off broadway
    Theater Review: Slave Play Blends the Terrifying and the TantalizingThis show understands a good twist.
  2. best of 2018
    Sara Holdren’s 10 Best Theater Productions of 2018New life for old Greeks and Oklahomans and civics-class speechifying.
  3. broadway
    Sara Bareilles Will Return to Waitress Once Again in JanuaryThis time Tony winner Gavin Creel will star across from her.
  4. theater review
    Theater Review: Can a Cooled-Down Network Bring the Heat?Theater Review: Can a Cooled-Down Network Bring the Heat?
  5. casting
    Actress Alert: Faye Dunaway Will Play Katharine Hepburn on BroadwayDunaway will star in Matthew Lombardo’s Tea at Five in the summer of 2019.
  6. the fan club of knowledge
    The Modern Fan Club of Knowledge: David Mamet on 30 Years’ Talk With Ricky JayDavid Mamet on 30 years of talking with Ricky Jay.
  7. apologies
    Kanye Apologizes for His Phone Etiquette During Broadway’s The Cher ShowCast member Jarrod Spector called Yeezy out on Twitter and, look, he’s not going to deny it. But the show was great!
  8. theater review
    Theater Review: How Over-the-Top Should The Cher Show Be?Do you believe in life after life?
  9. kennedy center honors
    Kennedy Center Honors Pay Tribute to Hamilton and Musical LegendsA Trump-less night celebrating the Hamilton team, Cher, Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, jazz legend Wayne Shorter, and art as a transgressive force.
  10. movie adaptations
    A Dear Evan Hansen Movie Is Waving Into DevelopmentAnybody have a script?
  11. broadway
    Hadestown Will Sing Its Mythic Tale on Broadway This SpringAnaïs Mitchell’s Greek myth musical will open April 17.
  12. theater
    How The Ferryman Wrangles Its Onstage GooseThe fowl in the play.
  13. chat room
    Kelli O’Hara on Her Emotional The King and I Reunion, and Learning From AnnaAnd her plans for making Kiss Me, Kate “fresh.”
  14. theater
    My Near-Impossible Job: Adapting To Kill a MockingbirdAaron Sorkin on the many challenges of bringing one of America’s most sacred novels to the Broadway stage.
  15. theater
    Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase Introduce Their ‘Reexamined’ Kiss Me, KateAnd discuss what will stay the same.
  16. theater review
    Theater Review: A Soft-Edged Production of Tom Stoppard’s The Hard ProblemTom Stoppard’s first new play in a decade gets a production that’s a little cuddlier than we’re accustomed to.
  17. good one podcast
    The 7 Words That Changed Mike Birbiglia’s Comedy ForeverOn this week’s Good One, Mike Birbiglia talks about his new Broadway show, The New One, and the phrase “I know … I’m in the future also.”
  18. remembrances
    Here’s What It Was Like to Collaborate With William GoldmanWill Frears, who directed Misery on Broadway, remembers working with the screenwriting legend.
  19. theater review
    Theater Review: The Prom, Where Theater Geeks Belt Away Without ShameAnother funny meta-musical from the team behind ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’
  20. theater review
    Theater Review: The Minor-Key K-Pop of Wild Goose DreamsHansol Jung’s play gets a fantastic, enveloping production.
  21. theater review
    Theater Review: Raúl Esparza Makes a Hard-to-Resist Arturo UiJohn Doyle’s customarily spare production makes Brecht great (again).
  22. theater
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Bringing the Stage Version of Fleabag to New YorkAt the SoHo Playhouse from February 28 to April 7.
  23. theater
    ‘We Pitch and Catch Pretty Good’: Tim and Tyne Daly on Playing SiblingsThe two actors appear onstage together for the first time (with an asterisk) in Downstairs.
  24. broadway
    The Prom’s Caitlin Kinnunen Wants to Give Gay Teens a Warmhearted Queer Romance“Not everyone’s queer experience is heartbreaking.”
  25. casting
    16-Year-Old High Schooler and Jimmy Awards Winner to Star in Dear Evan HansenMeet Jimmy Awards star Andrew Barth Feldman.
  26. theater review
    Theater Review: Is Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing) Still Revolutionary?Fourteen years later, it feels out-of-step.
  27. two critics one show
    Is Mike Birbiglia’s The New One a Broadway Show or Standup? Our Critics Discuss.Sara Holdren and Jesse David Fox compare notes.
  28. theater review
    Theater Review: King Kong, Who’s There?Besides the giant mechanical ape and the 14 puppeteers who keep him going, that is.
  29. theater review
    Theater Review: Eve’s Song, Long on Relevance and Short on Dramatic CraftAnother story of good theatrical intentions that don’t hold up a play.
  30. broadway
    Laura Benanti Gave Up on Starring in My Fair Lady. Then She Got the Job.“I really do feel like I was born to play this part.”
  31. theater review
    Theater Review: The Indignities and Glories of Female Adolescence in Usual GirlsAnd the dangers those girls face.
  32. theater review
    Theater Review: The Thanksgiving Play Is All Stuffing, No HeartAnd it’s a turkey.
  33. party report
    Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale on What They’d Do If Trump Came to Their Play“I would hope that it would crack his heart open.”
  34. in conversation
    Adam Driver on His Most Important Work and Why He’s Not Actually ‘Intense’“I don’t take doing a play or making a movie for granted: We’re here, right now, and we’re never going to get a chance to do this again.”
  35. theater review
    Theater Review: The Good Intentions of American SonGoodhearted does not mean good.
  36. theater
    How Imogen Heap Created Her Magical Tracks for the Harry Potter PlayAnd why “Hide and Seek” makes an appearance.
  37. party report
    The Ugly Betty Cast Would Revive the Show ‘In a Minute!’“We can make one of the characters a Trump supporter if we have to.”
  38. theater review
    Theater Review: A Slightly Tamed Torch Song Returns to BroadwayA second viewing reveals its wit but also its facile turns.
  39. party report
    Hugh Jackman Would ‘For Sure’ Play P.T. Barnum in a Greatest Showman Musical“My theatrical bones know that that would work.”
  40. theater review
    Theater Review: Days of Rage Gives Us 1969 Radicals Without Actual RadicalismFence-straddling at the barricades.
  41. theater review
    Theater Review: Good Grief Is a Memory Play in a Hall of MirrorsNgozi Anyanwu’s play shifts and reframes the way real memories do.
  42. theater review
    Theater Review: Thunderbodies Is the Latest Political-Catastrophe Dramatic FarceReaching for the satiric punch of Brecht or Jarry.
  43. theater review
    Theater Review: At the Far End of America, Lewiston/Clarkston Finds a CostcoA play in two parts, plus barbecued chicken.
  44. theater review
    Theater: Elaine May Keeps It Together While Falling Apart in The Waverly GalleryA character’s slide into dementia has ripple effects on her family.
  45. theater reviews
    Theater Reviews: The Joys and Troubles of the Teaching PlayPlot Points in Our Sexual Development and India Pale Ale epitomize the ends of the spectrum.
  46. theater review
    Theater Review: Livestock and Stock Types in The FerrymanIt pushes every high-drama button and checks every shamrock-shaped box, and yet …
  47. party report
    Daniel Radcliffe Didn’t Realize His Play Makes an Accidental Harry Potter JokeThere is a cupboard and there are stairs.
  48. theater review
    Theater Review: Gloria: A Life Is Not a Bio-Play, and That’s a Good ThingIt’s a story circle, incorporating multiple lives in every color, and it brought me to tears, more than once.
  49. theater review
    Theater Review: Truthiness on Trial, in The Lifespan of a FactDaniel Radcliffe checks facts; Bobby Cannavale thinks he’s entitled to his own.
  50. exclusive
    See the First Photo of Elaine May’s Return to Broadway in The Waverly GalleryThe Waverly Gallery opens October 25.
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