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Katrina Lenk Can Quietly Break Your Heart

Ms. Lenk, who will reprise her role in “The Band’s Visit” on Broadway, has mastered the art of delivering equal emotional weight in song or in silence.

Taking on Wall Street's Church of Big Money

With “Junk,” the Pulitzer-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar examines financial chicanery in the 1980s — and how it shaped the blind worship of affluence today.

Dating 6 Men at 68: The Woman Behind the Musical ‘Curvy Widow’

Bobby Goldman, who wrote the book for the new show, is having a ball talking about sex.

‘Journey to the Past’ Carries ‘Anastasia’ to the Present

A hit song from a 1997 animated film paves the way for a splashy Broadway production.

A Pioneering Pilot, a Broadway Show and a Life-Changing Bond

“Come From Away” has brought together an actress and the real-life pilotwho broke barriers and whose flight was diverted to Newfoundland on 9/11.

With ‘Indecent,’ Paula Vogel Makes Her Broadway Debut

This Pulitzer-winning playwright finally gets her due, with a retelling of a controversial 1923 play that featured Broadway’s first stage kiss between two women.

In ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ It’s Murder, Strictly for Laughs

The three British actors behind this farcical mystery discuss the comedy and the thrill of possible injury in a performance.

With British Farce, J.J. Abrams Makes His Broadway Debut

Associated Press discusses filmmaker J.J. Abrams making his theatrical producing debut and bringing the Olivier Award winning hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong from the West End to Broadway.

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, in Love and Battle

The Australian actors team up yet again onstage, this time in “The Present.” It can’t possibly end well, can it?

For Josh Groban, A Boot Camp for Broadway

To prepare for his role in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” he tackled the accordion — and, reluctantly, learned to dance.

From ‘Pitch Perfect’ to Broadway, He’s Vocal About A Cappella

Deke Sharon discusses his work on In Transit an a cappella musical about the intertwining lives of New Yorkers.

At 77, He Gets to Woo Mary-Louise Parker

By happy accident, the veteran actor Denis Arndt makes his Broadway debut in Simon Stephens’s “Heisenberg.”

Liev Schreiber, the Reluctant Rake

Starring in the revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Mr. Schreiber doesn’t see himself as a womanizer: It’s “an awkward, uncomfortable mismatch.”

How to Keep the ‘Great Comet’ Party Going on Broadway: Dish Out the Pierogies (and Add Josh Groban)

This show, which has previously erased the lines between performers and audience in smaller venues, enters its biggest home.

That Voice Inside Your Head? It May be His

Simon McBurney prepares a one-man show, “The Encounter,” for Broadway

For 'The Humans,' Home Is Where the Set Moves

When it reopens in the 1,031-seat Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Tuesday, the Tony-winning play will have resided in three Midtown theaters since October.

Joe Morton of ‘Scandal’: From TV Villain to Stage Activist

Mr. Morton, who plays Rowan Pope on “Scandal,” returns to the theater in “Turn Me Loose,” which is about the comedian and activist Dick Gregory.

Carmen Cusack Puts 'Her Pain and Her Joy' Into a Leading Broadway Role

The actress, who made her Broadway debut in March, can relate to the emotional struggles of the character she portrays.

How Realistic is This Play About Restaurant Life?

Town and Country Reality Check

Tour the Set of Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s New Broadway Show 'Fully Committed'

What do 903 wine bottles, a Danny Meyer restaurant, and Ai Weiwei have in common? The stage design, of course!

Talking with Dena Blizzard: How She Became 'One Funny Mother'

Ms. Blizzard's solo comedy show has come to New York City after a national tour. She’s not afraid to say: "Everybody’s kids are annoying."

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Unleashes His Inner Foodie on Broadway

The "Modern Family" star will play a restaurant full of roles in the antic one-man show "Fully Committed".

The Next Playwright to Know? Florian Zeller, From France to Broadway in a Big, Busy Leap

His play The Father comes to New York after successful runs in Paris and London.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Orders His Flat Whites With an Australian Accent

While rehearsals didn't leave the actor much time for cooking at home - something he enjoys so much he started a food blog - he still had time for a week full of visiting restaurants both trusted and new.

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on the Hard Work Behind 'Bright Star' on Broadway

The show, at the Cort Theatre, tells a sincere story and features a bluegrass band.

‘Tuck Everlasting’ and an eternal question: Who on Broadway wants to live forever?

Members of the Tuck Everlasting company answer the question "If you could live forever, would you?"

Jeff Daniels on the Terror of Returning to 'Blackbird'

The actor writes about his role in a brutally unforgiving play.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Carolee Carmello Return to Broadway in 'Tuck Everlasting'

The cast of Tuck Everlasting discuss Broadway's new American musical.

Hear the composers of 'Tuck Everlasting' sing 3 songs from their new musical

Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen assembled in the cozy Strand Bookstore in New York City to preview three of the new songs from Tuck Everlasting.

Sarah Charles Lewis Bids for Posterity in ‘Tuck Everlasting’

The 11-year-old actress has moved from Georgia to New York to star in the new musical.

Zainab Jah, ‘Eclipsed’ Star, Is Ready for Battle

Ms. Jah is slim and not quite 5-foot-2, but on stage she looms larger. Especially when she’s holding a machine gun.

Broadway's 'Tuck Everlasting' hopes for eternal experience

Andrew Keenan-Bolger isn't tapping into his vulnerable side for his next Broadway role. He's trying to be utterly fearless.

Gambling on O’Neill: Forest Whitaker Makes His Broadway Debut in ‘Hughie’

The film and television actor stars in a storied one-act play at the Booth Theater, playing a down-on-his-luck gambler in 1928 Times Square.

In ‘Fiddler,’ a Balancing Act to Rival Tevye’s

Hofesh Shechter had never choreographed for a Broadway show, but his childhood experience led him to embrace the challenge of adjusting the work of Jerome Robbins.

In ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ a Title Role Shared Onstage and Off

Jesse Kovarsky strikes Chagall-worthy poses onstage, while the violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins makes the music come alive in the orchestra pit.

Mike Bartlett Turns to Shakespeare to Voice His ‘King Charles III’

Mr. Bartlett discusses the use of language to transform his protagonists from cardboard figures of ridicule into full-blown characters of tragedy and pathos.

'Shear Madness,' Detoured by Success, Is Ready for Its New York City Debut

Despite being seen by millions across the globe, Shear Madness has never made it to New York - until now.

James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Lay Their Cards on the Table

Cast members in past and present productions of D.­L. Coburn’s “The Gin Game” recall the challenges of the play.

Tim Pigott-Smith Plays the Man Who Would Be a Monarch

The actor plays a future king of Britain in “King Charles III,” a stage hit in London opening soon on Broadway.

Drinking With Sam Rockwell, a 'Fool for Love' on Broadway

He stars opposite Nina Arianda in a Broadway revival of the Sam Shephard cowboy love story, opening next week.

Lila Neugebauer Directs ‘Kill Floor,’ but the Cows Are Safe in Her Hands

No animals were harmed in the making of “Kill Floor” at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 space. But humans aren’t safe in Abe Koogler’s tale of an ex-con who takes the only job she can get — at her hometown slaughterhouse — while trying to reconnect with her teenage son.

Sunday Routine: James Lecesne, at One With the Audience and the Universe

For actor, writer and activist James Lecesne, Sundays are for chanting, riding his Schwinn along the Hudson River and performing in his one-man show.

In Bed With Bruce Willis (on Broadway)

The action star on his upcoming stage turn as a mattress-bound romance writer in “Misery.”

James Lecesne of the Trevor Project, Inhabiting Lives and Saving Them

The actor and writer is appearing Off Broadway in his solo show The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.

Why 'Fun Home' Made History When It Won The Tony For Best Musical

So how did the little-show-that-could become the Broadway powerhouse that made history? And why is that history even more important than it seems?

Tam Mutu, on Broadway at Last, in 'Doctor Zhivago'

Mr. Mutu, who has several high-profile musical credits in London’s West End, talks about headlining the musical, which is opening at the Broadway Theater.

Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home'

The real Alison Bechdel is having quite a moment herself.

'Fun Home,' the Musical, Takes Alison Bechdel’s Life to Broadway

Ms. Bechdel, raised in an emotionally guarded household, finds herself depicted by not just one but three actresses on a Broadway stage.

The Indomitable Chita Rivera, Back on Broadway in ‘The Visit’

At 82, Chita Rivera is back on Broadway, starring in the Kander and Ebb musical “The Visit” as a rich woman set on revenge.

In ‘Living on Love,’ Renée Fleming Takes a Humorous Broadway Turn

The process of getting this soprano to Broadway took years. “Every major step forward in my career has involved some sense of taking a risk,” Ms. Fleming said.

Ben Miles Takes On ‘Wolf Hall’ Onstage

An actor plays Thomas Cromwell, a character who is “devious, charming, playful, occasionally perverse, sometimes honorable.”

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy Prepare ‘Skylight’ for Broadway

David Hare’s play, which has transferred from London in a production directed by Stephen Daldry, finds two former lovers reuniting.

Elisabeth Moss, a Career Woman, in ‘The Heidi Chronicles’

Ms. Moss is returning to Broadway, portraying a successful professional wondering if she can have it all in this 1988 Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Helen Mirren Goes Back to the Palace in ‘The Audience’

Nine years after her Oscar-winning role in The Queen, Ms. Mirren plays Elizabeth II again. This time, she’s on Broadway.

Bradley Cooper on His Elephant Man Transformation for Broadway

Bradley Cooper—in the role that inspired him to become an actor—leads an ensemble production of The Elephant Man on Broadway.

Serious Business: Bradley Cooper Gets Ready for ‘The Elephant Man’ on Broadway

Bradley Cooper is set to play the title role in a Broadway revival of The Elephant Man, a character he has identified with since he saw a movie version at 12.

Bradley Cooper transformed by "The Elephant Man"

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May the World Be Their Oyster

Three actresses in the Broadway run of  The Cripple of Inishmaan are jointly making the most of their downtime in New York City.

Embracing His Inner Thug

Nick Cordero, who has been nominated for a Tony for his gangster role in Bullets Over Broadway, talks about cruise ship antics and pink socks.

A Finger Wag in Good Hands

In his newest play, Act One, Tony Shalhoub navigates the mannerisms of three characters and the disorientation of a rotating stage.

Stalking the Role of an Operatic Stalker

Norm Lewis, the first black actor to play the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, has longed to tackle the part for years.

The Women of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

A conversation with LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose and Sophie Okonedo, now starring with Denzel Washington in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s drama.

My Lunch with Marisa Tomei: The Actress on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’ ‘Girls,’ and de Blasio’s NYC

Marisa Tomei discusses her excellent new Broadway play, The Realistic Joneses—playwright Will Eno’s singular meditation on the absurdity of mortality; like Sartre by way of David Brent.

Back Onstage, With Fewer Secrets

Michael C. Hall, who became a television star on Six Feet Under and Dexter, is back on Broadway in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses.

Clothes Make the Man

Cross-dressers shed their gray flannel suits and bond at a 1960s Catskills resort in Harvey Fierstein’s new play, Casa Valentina.

Co-Stars Again, but Hardly Strangers

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Team Up in Annapurna.

Will Eno: Mind the gaps – The Economist

The real dramas are not easily dramatised. They involve quiet feelings of disappointment or vague questions about what constitutes a meaningful life. These are the concerns, at once existential and banal, that drive the plays of Will Eno. The results are moving and rather funny.

Toni Collette On ‘The Realistic Joneses’ and Why She Shaved Her Head

Toni Collette plays Jennifer Jones, a woman whose laconic husband (Tracy Letts) has a rare terminal illness. When her new neighbors, also called the Joneses (played by Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei) show up, the four characters start interacting in all sorts of weird ways.

Tracy Letts Is Still Haunted by His Past

Tracy Letts opens up about The Realistic Joneses, a new play by Will Eno, co-starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei. A meditation on marriage, illness, love and death, it still manages to be funny.

Broadway Bromance

James Franco and Chris O’Dowd talk about preparing for their roles as George and Lennie in a Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men.

An Invisible Boy Keeps His Promise

The writer, actor and director Zach Braff describes his preparations for his Broadway debut, a musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway.

Can Sing and Smolder and Play Leading Man

Steven Pasquale has generated excitement as the kind of bona fide leading man that Broadway perpetually hungers for and has trouble holding onto.

A Playwright’s Status Report

Terrence McNally revisits the evolving attitudes toward same-sex relationships in Mothers and Sons, a sequel of sorts to Andre’s Mother.

Flexing His Might as Newest Valjean

Ramin Karimloo envisions his character in Les Misérables as part Ultimate Fighting Championship brawler, and aims to bring more physicality to the role.

As Far as Possible From His Sitcom

Neil Patrick Harris has a hectic schedule around Manhattan as he prepares for the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

Neil Patrick Harris interview: “You might as well own the spotlight”

Goodbye, ducky tie; hello, heels: The TV star returns to the stage with a primal roar in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Take a Punch, Hope for a Hit

Andy Karl has trained hard to play the title role in the musical stage version of Rocky.

Sacrificing His Fries for a Starring Role

The British actor Samuel Barnett is starring in Richard III and Twelfth Night, Shakespearean plays in which men play female roles.

Carly Rae Jepsen Takes a ‘Cinderella’ Risk

Pressure is on the singer Carly Rae Jepsen as she inherits the lead role in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway.

Turns Out His Blood Runs Green

John Patrick Shanley drew on his Irish roots - a rare strategy for him - in writing Outside Mullingar.

The Fragile Courtship of Unicorns

How an essential scene in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie evolved on its way to its Broadway revival.

The Only Certainty Is That He Won’t Show Up

Of all the existential questions raised by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, one that persists is the correct pronunciation of the name.

Playing the 'Crazy Women'

Anne-Marie Duff talks about taking on the burning Lady Macbeth.

Call It the Theater of Contrition

Bruce Norris takes a look at monogamy through the prism of a political marriage in Domesticated, the latest in a string of dramas centering on sex scandals.

Next Act for Master of the Page-Turner

The stage adaptation of John Grisham’s first novel, A Time to Kill, is opening on Broadway — two days before his sequel to that book will be released.

Cherry Jones, at the Peak of Her Powers

One of the great theater actresses talks about stage fright, vanity and her pre-performance rituals.

Zachary Quinto: A Playwright’s Home, an Actor’s Muse

An actor in The Glass Menagerie finds inspiration in a visit to the playwright Tennessee Williams’s last home.

Two’s Company, Three’s a Show

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall discover plans for a Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal with fewer pauses and “more animal.”

Taking On a Role She Grew Up With

Mary Bridget Davies grew up in Cleveland listening to Janis Joplin. Now she’s playing Joplin on Broadway.

A Musical’s Unorthodox Genesis

The new Broadway musical Soul Doctor stars Eric Anderson, who isn’t Jewish, as the real-life singing rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

How I Met Your Musical

The three collaborators on First Date started writing about first dates after possibly having their last.

Traveling Toward a Dead End, Together

Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif take on The Two-Character Play by Tennessee Williams.

Something Happened on the Way to Bountiful: Everyone Sang Along

The Broadway experience does not typically include audience participation, but something unusual happens when Cicely Tyson performs “Blessed Assurance” in The Trip to Bountiful.

A Comfortable Fit, Gracefully Worn

In The Assembled Parties, Jessica Hecht is playing a role the playwright Richard Greenberg wrote with her in mind.

He Made Her Who She Is

Bertie Carvel talks about playing the angry Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical.

Her Personal Playwright

Kristine Nielsen has a long history with the playwright Christopher Durang, andnow she has a Tony nomination.

... And a Child Should Lead Them

Matilda the Musical offers children and adults hope in a reminder that everyone can rewrite their stories.

A Classic's Behind-the-Scenes Drama

Richard Nelson’s new play, Nikolai and the Others, dramatizes the artists behind the Balanchine-Stravinsky ballet classic Orpheus.

Talking Talent: Judith Light

The Emmy and Tony award-winning actress talks about her latest role in Richard Greenberg’s Broadway play, The Assembled Parties.

After Years of Playing Bette, Another Role

After a 40-year absence Bette Midler returns to Broadway, playing the Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the solo show I’ll Eat You Last.

Back Home in Texas, for the First Time

To prepare for her performance in the Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful, Cicely Tyson visited Wharton TX, and the family home of the playwright Horton Foote.

Our Lady of the Fragile Humanity

Colm Toibin describes how he tried to recognize the humanity as well as the exalted status of Jesus’ mother in his play The Testament of Mary.

Showmen Blazing a Trail

From old movies to vaudeville acts, Douglas Carter Beane drew on many swishy real-life performances in writing The Nance.

From Tabloid Myth to Opening Night

Jim Dwyer, a friend and competitor to Mike McAlary, the subject of Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, recalls the circumstances behind the play.

Dream Big, Girl

Matilda, a hit in London, arrives on Broadway as the theater’s latest shot at the dream of a global blockbuster.

Nora Ephron’s Final Act

The play Lucky Guy, Nora Ephron’s last completed work, is about a journalist who kept striving to do his best work even as he was dying of cancer. He was her inspiration to do the same.

The Heavy Mantle of Holly Golightly

Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones wears the mantle of Holly Golightly in the new stage production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Like Herding Cats? Well, Try It on Broadway

Will act for herring: The director of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, coming to Broadway, is facing predictable challenges in casting — and rehearsing — the onstage cat.

Broadway's New Kid

Tom Hanks is making his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy written by his friend Nora Ephron.

Glass Slippers and Goody Two Shoes

For Laura Osnes, who has portrayed some of Broadway’s best-known ingénue characters and now plays the title role in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, niceness is no act.

Immersion Politics: Being Ann Richards

Ann, a solo show written by and starring Holland Taylor, is part of a resurgence of interest in Ann W. Richards, the former governor of Texas.

One Hundred Times 'Forever Dusty'

The musical Forever Dusty celebrated its 100th performance with an audience singalong.

Talking Talent: Laurie Metcalf

The theater veteran talks about her role as a biophysicist battling dementia in Joe Mantello's Broadway play, The Other Place.

When a Performance Is a Workout, and Vice Versa

Seth Numrich, who stars as a fighter in Golden Boy on Broadway, starts his nights with boxing workouts.

In His Comfort Zone

At this point in Ethan Hawke’s life directing an Off Broadway play in New York with like-minded actors seems like the highest and best use of his skills.

Someone's Mom Has Other Identities

Laurie Metcalf is back on Broadway with a familiar show, The Other Place (she did it off Broadway); a familiar director (Joe Mantello); and a familiar co-star (her daughter, Zoe Perry).

Back to Broadway to Play Dress-Up

With 76 films and 2 Oscars to his credit, Albert Wolsky made a foray back to the theater with his work on the revival of The Heiress.

Considering the Excesses of Protest

Radical activity from the 1960s and beyond, as well as the aftermath of Sept. 11, led David Mamet to write his new play, The Anarchist, starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger.

Broadway’s Just a Suburb of Cincinnati

To hear Katie Holmes tell it, she is not so different from her character, Lorna, in the new Broadway play Dead Accounts, even if Lorna is a defensive sad sack who has moved back home with her parents in Cincinnati after a failed relationship.

He Knew It When He Saw (and Heard) It

David West Read visited Las Vegas and the Adult Video News Awards for research for his play The Performers.

A Writer’s Unusual Rituals Yield Results

The novelist Ayad Akhtar is confounding expectations in his screenplays and his debut play, Disgraced, set for the Claire Tow Theater.

Midwest Musketeers Storm Broadway

Three Chicago theater buddies — the director Dexter Bullard, the actor Michael Shannon and the playwright Craig Wright — make their Broadway debut with Mr. Wright’s Grace.

Off to Broadway and Back to School

Jessica Chastain, soon coming to Broadway in The Heiress, paid a visit to her alma mater, the Juilliard School.

Broadway Just Got More Dangerous

Gerard Alessandrini is once again feasting on theatrical spoils, shaping his latest spoof, Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!, which anticipates fodder from shows opening in the fall.

Broadway, Broadway, Here We Are! (Clap!)

Five Broadway newcomers in the Bring It On: The Musical cast discuss their first roles, their fears and the roles they would love to play.

Role After Role, She Cuts Years Off Her Age

Greg Pierce’s Slowgirl is the third New York production in eight months for which the actress Sarah Steele has drawn critical acclaim playing adolescents.

Hogwarts Alumni Find Magic in ‘Potter’ Spoof

Five middle schoolers form a panel of critics at a performance of Potted Potter.

A Theatrical Patriarch, Onstage and Off

A visit with James Earl Jones, who has garnered his latest Tony nomination at 81 for Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

A Role That Cuts Close to His Heart

Steve Kazee, whose Broadway role in Once is that of a man who is coming off a breakup and whose mother has died, is coming off breakup and lost his mother last month.

His Own Network of Tortured Souls

Andrew Garfield’s Biff, in Death of a Salesman on Broadway, is just the latest in a string of conflicted, richly complex characters this 28-year-old actor has played in his short but already impressive career.

Collaborating With the Cast and Playwright

A question-and-answer review with the director Pam MacKinnon, who is a Tony Award nominee for her work on Bruce Norris’s play Clybourne Park.

He Is 56, and Short, but Stars at 3 Positions

Onstage at the Longacre Theatre, Peter Scolari is in Magic/Bird, slipping in and out of characters, changing in and out of blazers, pullovers, warm-up suits and sneakers, and moving in and out of accents.

A Broadway Baby With Experience

Nicole Ari Parker, a veteran of TV and film, talks about taking on one of the American stage's famed roles, Blanche in the Broadway revival of  A Streetcar Named Desire.

A Newsmaker in Every Sense of the Word

Joseph Alsop, the imperious political commentator, is the subject of  The Columnist, a new play by David Auburn.

Behind the Poster: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Bashan Aquart, the creative director of AKA, the entertainment advertising agency that created the poster, recently spoke with ArtsBeat about what inspired it.

Seven Actors Face a Big Challenge: He Just Said That?

Among the challenges facing the Broadway transfer of Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, the actors had to confront their own reactions to the play’s charged dialogue about race.

Ferris Bueller’s Nights Onstage

Matthew Broderick returns to Broadway and dons dancing shoes for the musical Nice Work if You Can Get It.

Finding Her Own Path Back to Broadway

Linda Lavin returns to Broadway as Rita, the furious matriarch of the family in Nicky Silver’s play The Lyons, opening this month at the Cort Theater.

A Rivalry Moves Downcourt to Center Stage

Magic/Bird traces the history of the rivalry and eventual friendship between the basketball superstars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

The Playwright and the Radical

The playwright Amy Herzog, whose 4000 Miles is being remounted at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, draws on her family history and especially her grandmother.

Commedia Dell’Arte via English Music Hall

James Corden brings his slapstick farce, One Man, Two Guvnors, a West End hit, to Broadway.

For This Duo the Mantra Is ‘Action!’

John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett, the team behind Black Watch, take on a quieter project: a musical adaptation of the film Once, about young musicians falling in love.

Nina Arianda Is Fueling Fantasies

Even so, the 27-year-old Broadway star remains superstitious.

Changing Gears but Retaining Dramatic Effect

With her first and only play, Wit, in revival on Broadway, Margaret Edson makes it clear that she doesn’t feel any need to try playwriting again. She prefers the classroom stage.

A Marathon Performer With Plenty of Steam Left

If it seems moderately insane that an 80-year-old actor who gets plenty of television and film work should suddenly be trying Broadway, you haven’t been paying attention to William Shatner’s career arc. The unexpected is what he does.

A Newcomer Is Showing Her Comfort Among Stars

In her Broadway debut, in Stick Fly, Condola Rashad is demonstrating gifts that go far beyond her experience or her famous name...

'Glee' Star Gets His Turn on Broadway

Darren Criss makes his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Hugh Jackman Keeps His Pants On

The fantasy of Hugh Jackman: your dream lover, your gay best friend, and no embarrassing meltdowns.

A Workshop in Writing, Not in Wizardry

There’s considerable theater-of-cruelty entertainment in watching four fledgling novelists cringe beneath the blistering stares, scornful dismissals and disdainfully curled lips of Alan Rickman in Seminar.

Don't Dare Cry for These Old Friends

Three decades after they made their names in Evita, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin return to Broadway together.

Do You Know What I Mean? Probably Not

David Henry Hwang’s new play, Chinglish, explores the language and cultural gaps between Chinese and Americans.

Footwork as Nimble on Court as Onstage

Rehearsals for Broadway musicals usually unfold in dance studios, but this time actors from Lysistrata Jones huddled with the retired N.B.A. star Chris Mullin for a five-day basketball camp.

‘The Mountaintop’ by Katori Hall Goes to Moscow

A bridge to Russia has just been completed, with the translation and presentation of Katori Hall’s Mountaintop in Moscow, thanks to the Lark Development Play Center.

Q. and A. With the Puppeteers of 'War Horse'

Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, founders of the Handspring Puppet Company in South Africa, created all of the awe-inspiring puppets -- led by nine horses -- for the Lincoln Center production of the London hit.

A Big Belter Who Found a True Voice

Sutton Foster says she wants to be known “as an actress who sings and dances.” But this is far from the way she started off.

An Undaunted Author Muses on His Unlikely Hit

Michael Morpurgo discusses his seemingly forgotten 1982 book, War Horse, that is playing at Lincoln Center Theater and is also a Steven Spielberg film.

Behind the Poster: 'Anything Goes'

The advertising agency behind the campaign for the Cole Porter revival explains its bold, retro look.

After a Cameo on Cable, Jets Hit the Stage

The Jets took in an early private performance of the show Black Angels Over Tuskegee on Wednesday in Manhattan.

'Avenue Q' Won’t Close, Moving Off but Not Out

Avenue Q, the satirical Broadway puppet musical that was to close after its Sunday performance, will transfer to an Off Broadway theater.

Life as a Runway | Theater of the Absurdly Messy

On a recent Saturday, young people were drawn by the clublike spectacle that is “Fuerza Bruta” (“Brute Force”).

Hoist the Curtain, Prepare the Pool, It’s Almost Showtime

Fuerza Bruta, a highly complex show to install, uses a set that includes two mobile pools, a 6-foot-high treadmill and a 20-foot flying curtain.

Never Mind the Monologue: Audition by Endurance

Six feet off the ground, on a treadmill in a darkened theater, J. D. Smith was running, really pounding it, his forehead blistered with sweat, his white shirt billowing.

Away! Anderson Cooper on How He Landed in 'How to Succeed' on Broadway

Mr. Cooper, the CNN host and 60 Minutes correspondent, discusses his role as the Book Voice in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the efforts of his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, to expose him to theater.

A Love-Hate Reckoning

Nathan Lane and Douglas Carter Beane dug deep into gay history and their own psyches for The Nance, opening next month at the Lyceum Theater.

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