1. best of 2022
    The Best Theater of 2022We’ll never return to whatever normal was, but there’s been lots to root for amid the flux.
  2. theater review
    Adrienne Kennedy Goes Big: Ohio State Murders on BroadwayAudra McDonald performing Adrienne Kennedy is almost everything a production needs. Almost.
  3. broadway bye-byes
    KPOP to Close on Broadway Two Weeks After OpeningThe final performance will feature a panel on AAPI representation on Broadway.
  4. respect the classics
    Neil Diamond Gives Us One Last Performance and It’s So Good, So GoodThe singer-songwriter, who’s living with Parkinson’s disease, had a surprise for his musical’s opening night.
  5. theater
    Becky Nurse of Salem’s Dark Brew of Witchery and Dunkin’Deirdre O’Connell nearly holds together Sarah Ruhl’s play set in modern Salem.
  6. theater review
    I Am, I Said (I Guess): A Beautiful NoiseIf you can experience a dopamine hit from singing along to “Sweet Caroline” anywhere in America, why is this even happening in the Broadhurst?
  7. theater review
    Ain’t No Mo’ Takes a Jubilantly Unrespectable Flight to BroadwayJordan E. Cooper’s satire doesn’t button up in a bigger venue.
  8. profile
    Brace Yourself for Jordan E. Cooper’s Ain’t No Mo’In his bawdy Broadway debut, no one is safe.
  9. pick-a-little donate-a-lot
    Nicole Kidman Comes to This Place (The Music Man) for Magic (to Donate $100K)Only she could earn a standing ovation as an audience member.
  10. theater review
    KPOP Offers a Not-Actually-All-Access PassA musical about making it big feels neutered by its own backstage process.
  11. last night on late night
    Marla Mindelle Hijacks Seth Meyers on Her Quest for World DominationThe Off Broadway cast of Titanique gave TV viewers a taste of its live-theater magic.
  12. broadway’s good to youuuu
    Jinkx Monsoon Will Sing About Tits and Tats on BroadwayAs the Matron Mama Morton in Chicago.
  13. theater review
    A Christmas Carol, Heavy on the NightmaresJefferson Mays plays 50 characters, starting with Marley and Scrooge.
  14. theater review
    In & Juliet, Verona Goes Pop!Power pop as empowerment, Renaissance Division.
  15. divas live (recorded)
    Funny Girl Is Releasing a Lea Michele–Led Cast Album, Because Glee Wasn’t EnoughShe keeps winning, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
  16. acting class
    Jessica Chastain Plays the Role of Human, Talking in Broadway VlogThe vlog heard ‘round the world.
  17. theater review
    Downstate, at the Limits of EmpathyIn Bruce Norris’s play about registered sex offenders, the characters are humanized but not quite forgiven.
  18. vulture festival 2022
    Former Cats Cat Lena Hall ‘Loved Being in It, But I Wouldn’t Go and See It’The movie, she says, was “very unfortunate.”
  19. comedy review
    Mike Birbiglia’s Existential ExercisesIn his Broadway show The Old Man and the Pool, the comedian dives into the anxieties of aging.
  20. …baby one more show
    Max Martin Has Only Ever Seen Two MusicalsNot counting his new one, & Juliet, that is.
  21. theater review
    Kimberly Akimbo Skates Uptown, Anagrams IntactThe joyous and quirky show, starring Victoria Clark, glides onto Broadway.
  22. theater
    Joan Didion in Your Living Room, Telling StoriesThe Year of Magical Thinking gets comfy.
  23. smoking herb
    Montag Asks: How Many Cigarettes Does It Take to Evade Death?Director Dustin Wills: “It feels like I haven’t totally betrayed my people — I tried to do the smokers justice.”
  24. theater review
    Surreal Humor and Medical Metaphor in You Will Get SickLinda Lavin and Daniel K. Isaac are onstage in a very peculiar caregiver-and-patient relationship.
  25. theater review
    Onstage, It’s Almost Almost Famous You’ll meet them all again on the long journey to the middle.
  26. last night on late night
    Jimmy Fallon to Reprise Almost Famous Role on BroadwayPutting his beard to use!
  27. theater review
    A Man of No Importance, Larger in MiniatureJim Parsons leads the revival of the Ahrens-Flaherty-McNally musical.
  28. theater review
    A One-Dimensional Robert Moses in Straight Line CrazyRalph Fiennes stars in this talky, static retelling of Moses’s misdeeds.
  29. politics
    Biden Is Coming for High Ticketing FeesThe Biden administration is looking to stop banks, hotels, and concert venues from extracting so-called “junk fees.”
  30. all in the family
    Don’t Talk to Hugh Jackman or The Son Ever AgainFlorian Zeller’s spiritual successor to 2020’s Oscar-winning film The Father.
  31. theater review
    A Little Life, Off the Page, Is All In on PainIvo van Hove’s four-hour Dutch adaptation comes to BAM.
  32. theater review
    20 Years On, Topdog/Underdog Still Shows Who’s Losing the GameTwo compelling performers keep it alive.
  33. adaptations
    ‘People Go Out, Come Back, Because It’s Too Much’Ivo van Hove’s staging of A Little Life immerses audience members in its main character’s suffering.
  34. the great british baking no
    A Great British Bake Off Musical? Scrummy!Staging a musical adaptation of a low-stakes reality baking competition for the West End sounds like a technical challenge.
  35. lupone de replay
    Patti LuPone Knew She Wanted a Break From Broadway Months AgoThe Tony winner won’t be back on Broadway anytime soon.
  36. molasses to rum
    1776’s Sara Porkalob Has Some NotesThe actress behind the musical’s most explosive number on bringing a “dusty, old thing” to Broadway and the mistakes made along the way.
  37. theater review
    The Piano Lesson Returns With Generations of Memory Laid OnSamuel L. Jackson and Danielle Brooks show off their stage mastery in this August Wilson revival.
  38. the group portrait
    The Backstage Spirits of Phantom of the OperaThe people behind 35 years’ music of the night.
  39. remembrance
    Angela Lansbury Could Play Cozy or Criminal, Grand or Grand GuignolFrom Gaslight to Mame to Sweeney Todd to Beauty and the Beast, with a long, comfortable stop in Cabot Cove.
  40. encounter
    Danielle Brooks Must Go OnThe actress returns to Broadway as a leading lady in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.
  41. theater review
    A Death of a Salesman Where Disillusionment Has a New EdgeWendell Pierce’s Willy Loman reshapes our experience of a familiar character.
  42. today on daytime
    Lea Michele Marched Her Band Out to Good Morning AmericaFor a new version of the song you’ve heard her sing before.
  43. theater review
    The Revived and Reinvented 1776 Is a Delight, If You Can Stand to Watch ItIf you’re going to stage this show despite all its problems, this is how to do it.
  44. rip
    Charles Fuller, Award-Winning Playwright, Dead at 83He earned a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for A Soldier’s Play.
  45. theater review
    Economics Makes Strange Bedfellows in Cost of LivingAt Manhattan Theatre Club, two couples navigate their financial straits.
  46. theater
    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Next Broadway Musical Is Bad CinderellaHopefully, this time he won’t call it a “costly mistake.”
  47. theater review
    Tom Stoppard Imagines His Family’s Mostly Forgotten PastLeopoldstadt recounts 50 years—including the darkest ones—in the lives of a Viennese family.
  48. theater review
    In Funny Girl, Lea Michele Does Exactly What You Thought She CouldThe shiny apple of our eye.
  49. witch way to broadway?
    Hocus Pocus Musical Could Run Amok, Amok, Amok on BroadwayWhich millennial theater kid got ahold of a spell book?
  50. opera review
    The Met’s Medea Is the Sondra Radvanovsky ShowThe company finally got around to mounting the 1797 opera, one of two blood-soaked Greek myths to open this month.
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