1. theater review
    The Chinese Lady: Performing Asianness for a New York Audience, Once AgainToday’s viewers don’t gawk in quite the same way.
  2. they live
    We Finally Have a Date for This Year’s Tony Awards (It’s June 12)It’ll be a hybrid Paramount+/CBS four-hour event.
  3. theater review
    Jane Anger Puts Shakespeare in His Place, HilariouslyMichael Urie stars in a comedy of (male) errors.
  4. jazz hands!
    Pamela Anderson, Avowed Fosse Fan, Will Play Roxie Hart on BroadwayThey’re gonna recognize her eyes, her hair, her teeth … you get it.
  5. theater review
    Aleshea Harris Sends Up Another Prayer to the Dead in On SugarlandWhat she delves for, she finds.
  6. living legends
    Broadway’s Cort Theatre Will Be Renamed in Honor of James Earl JonesJones first performed in the theater in Sunrise at Campobello in 1958.
  7. theater review
    Sunlight as Disinfectant: sandblasted, Pointed Comedy About Black Women’s WoundsIf you’re falling apart, touch sand.
  8. theater review
    Communities Lost in Translation: English and The Daughter-in-LawSeeking understanding, and not always finding it.
  9. theater review
    Dirtbag Dramaturgy in Dimes SquareSo are folks really doing this much coke? (Allegedly!)
  10. theater review
    Paul Lazar’s Cage Shuffle Marathon Is a Chance Chance RevelationThe anecdotalist avant-gardist.
  11. theater review
    A Frustrating Merchant of Venice With a Shylock to RememberThe quality of John Douglas Thompson is not strained.
  12. theater review
    The Music Man Finally Marches In, Looking BackwardIt’s $699 per premium seat, which comes out to $9.19 per trombone.
  13. oscars 2022
    The Movie-Musical Reality Has Broken for the BetterWhat can we learn from the movie musicals that did and didn’t earn awards-season love this year?
  14. theater review
    Tambo & Bones Shows the Skull Beneath the SkinDave Harris’s comedy makes it progressively harder to laugh.
  15. beanie feldstein
    Beanie Feldstein Will Play the Titular Role in a Broadway Revival of Funny GirlThe full cast has been announced, and previews are set to start in March.
  16. theater review
    MJ Exists in a Hyperbaric Chamber of DenialThe King of Pop’s posthumous handlers, like the man himself, keep their distance from reality.
  17. broadway
    Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen Dodges the Hangman to Return to BroadwayNow with Alfie Allen.
  18. theater review
    Intimate Apparel and Shhhh Peek Into the UnmentionablesLynn Nottage’s 2003 play becomes an opera; Clare Barron’s new one operates in murmurs and ASMR.
  19. the grub street diet
    Actor Aaron Tveit Misses Chicken Parms“I always liked ’em a little burnt.”
  20. theater review
    Skeleton Crew, Transferred Uptown, Loses Some MusclePhylicia Rashad and company try to make a small show fill up a big stage.
  21. theater review
    A Speed Date With Long Day’s Journey Into NightCut from three and a half hours to two, and TB traded for COVID.
  22. copper pipes
    Off Broadway’s Perfect Crime Is at the Center of Actual CrimeOn the upside, Catherine Russell got to see a Broadway show.
  23. theater review
    Taylor Mac’s The Hang Is Incomprehensible in the Best WayBaroque and soulful and sonically delicious.
  24. broadway
    James Snyder Fired From Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildProduction has not commented on the nature of the allegation, but Snyder was fired after a monthslong investigation.
  25. theater review
    Whisper House Is an Atmospheric Musical Without an AtmosphereChill-less and thrill-less, despite a killer creative team.
  26. theater review
    The Little Shows Must Go On: This Beautiful Future and EctoplasmSmall, imperfect, lovely — tales of love in last century’s wreckage.
  27. the group portrait
    How to Keep The Lion King Going During a COVID OutbreakDuring the Omicron spike, the nine swings have stayed on alert, ready to play all manner of characters from the savanna.
  28. covid-19
    These Are the Shows Closing or Canceling Performances Because of OmicronWaitress, Thoughts of a Colored Man, and Jagged Little Pill have ended their runs early.
  29. theater review
    The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe No Longer Finds ItTomlin and Wagner’s innovations have been replicated to exhaustion, and the material defeats Cecily Strong.
  30. theater preview
    January’s Theater Festivals Are Mostly Postponed — But Here’s What You Can SeeSome productions are streaming, others are open-air, and a couple are hoping to get onstage later in the month.
  31. rip
    Sidney Poitier, Trailblazing Oscar Winner and Activist, Dead at 94Whoopi Goldberg, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, and more remember the To Sir, With Love star.
  32. 2022 preview
    The Future’s Not All BadBelieve it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year.
  33. broadway
    What It’s Like to Drop Into Wicked As the Emergency Elphaba CoverAmid the Omicron spike, software engineer Carla Stickler flew to New York to play the role for the first time in seven years.
  34. 2022 preview
    33 Plays and Musicals We Can’t Wait to See in 2022Back to the theater! (Soon. We hope.)
  35. lip bite
    Nancy Pelosi and Hamilton Commemorate January 6 by Posting CringeDear Lin-Manuel Miranda, what to say to you?
  36. backstories
    How David Byrne’s American Utopia Went ‘Unplugged’ in Just Six Days“David forgot some lyrics. One of the drummers forgot little breaks or parts. But it felt like making music.”
  37. byrne blog
    David Byrne Claims He’s Not ‘Slick and Perfect’What???
  38. a once in a lifetime event
    David Byrne Is Burning Down Broadway With ‘Unplugged’ American Utopia Shows“This is our opportunity to make lemonade from COVID lemons.”
  39. closures
    Candace Bushnell Ends Her One-Woman Show After Testing Positive for COVID-19A national tour is still in the works, however.
  40. rip
    Sally Ann Howes, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dead at 91She had a decades-long career in numerous theatrical productions in the U.S. and the U.K.
  41. covid-19
    More Broadway Shows Cancel Holiday Performances Due to Omicron VariantWaitress, The Lion King, Six, and more cancel Broadway shows this week.
  42. advent calendar
    Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Warm Up With James McAvoy’s Cyrano de BergeracFor fans of poetry, X-Men, or swooning.
  43. a strange loop
    Pulitzer-Winning A Strange Loop Will Premiere on Broadway in Spring 2022Michael R. Jackson’s self-referential musical won acclaim Off Broadway in 2019.
  44. best of 2021
    The Best Theater of 2021Against all odds, there was astonishing work everywhere you looked this year.
  45. theater review
    When Lincoln Center Comes Down From This Trip, They’re Going to Feel WeirdFlying Over Sunset is a bad one.
  46. theater review
    In Comes Company, and Whaddaya Get?An awkward reinvention with some of the brilliance intact.
  47. theater review
    Kimberly Akimbo Never Gets OldA musical adaptation that wins you over for life.
  48. where did i go right
    Matthew Broderick Answers Every Question We Have About The ProducersThe born-and-bred New Yorker feels about Mel Brooks’s musical movie the way people from Chicago feel about Ferris Bueller.
  49. defying gravity
    Brittney Johnson Cast As Wicked’s First Black Glinda on BroadwayJohnson received the stamp of approval from Kristin Chenoweth.
  50. theater review
    Selling Kabul is a Claustrophobic, Effective Thriller“America, their word is good, okay?”
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