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    Review: ‘The Antipodes’ and Ambiguous Brainstorming

    Review: ‘The Antipodes’ and Ambiguous Brainstorming


    From left, Josh Hamilton, Danny McCarthy and Josh Charles are brainstorming — but about what? — in Annie Baker’s “The...

    In this endlessly fascinating work, Annie Baker, the author of “The Flick,” considers the art and necessity of fabulation.
    Theater to Commission 38 Modern Riffs on Shakespeare

    Theater to Commission 38 Modern Riffs on Shakespeare


    The opening pages of Shakespeare’s First Folio. The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of companion pieces to his...

    The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.
    Nonfiction: Shakespeare’s Hot Mess: What We Can Learn From Falstaff

    Nonfiction: Shakespeare’s Hot Mess: What We Can Learn From Falstaff


    In this love letter to the Bard’s “swag-bellied omnivorous cornucopia of appetites,” Harold Bloom argues for Falstaff as one of literature’s vital...

    In this love letter to the Bard’s “swag-bellied omnivorous cornucopia of appetites,” Harold Bloom argues for Falstaff as one of literature’s vital forces.
    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    From left, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez in “Significant...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    Rebuilding a Broadway Theater With American Voices

    Rebuilding a Broadway Theater With American Voices


    Young Jean Lee, right, the writer of “Straight White Men,” with its director, Anna Shapiro, at a news conference on Wednesday at the Helen Hayes Theater. With 585 seats, the theater is the smallest on Broadway and is being renovated to stage new...

    Second Stage, a nonprofit theater, will program Helen Hayes Theater with work by living American playwrights.
    ‘Journey to the Past’ Carries ‘Anastasia’ to the Present

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


    From left, Christy Altomare, who sings “Journey to the Past” in the new stage version of “Anastasia”; Aaliyah, who had a pop hit with the song; and the 1997 animated movie’s title character, who first sang the...

    A hit song from a 1997 animated film paves the way for a splashy Broadway production.
    Theater in the Trump Era: A Broadway Revival of ‘An Enemy of the People’ Is Planned

    Theater in the Trump Era: A Broadway Revival of ‘An Enemy of the People’ Is Planned


    From left, Ingo Hülsmann, Stefan Stern and Eva Meckbach performing in the BAM production of the Schaubühne’s adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” that was presented in 2013. A new version of that production is heading to Broadway next...

    The new production of the oft-adapted work was developed at a German theater, Schaubühne, and is being brought to Broadway by David Binder.
    Andy Karl, Injured ‘Groundhog Day’ Star, to Miss Several Shows

    Andy Karl, Injured ‘Groundhog Day’ Star, to Miss Several Shows


    Andy Karl at the curtain call for “Groundhog Day” at Monday’s opening-night show at the August Wilson...

    The show said Mr. Karl would miss the Wednesday matinee and evening performances, the Thursday evening performance, and the Saturday matinee.
    How Six Degrees Became a Forever Meme

    How Six Degrees Became a Forever Meme


    Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins in the revival of “Six Degrees of...

    With “Six Degrees of Separation” set to return to Broadway, we examine the concept that links the first issue of Psychology Today, Kevin Bacon and a shirtless J.J. Abrams.
    Rapper. Hero. Swindler. Corey Hawkins Changes It Up.

    Rapper. Hero. Swindler. Corey Hawkins Changes It Up.


    At 28, Corey Hawkins is the star of a television series and now has a leading role on Broadway in “Six Degrees of...

    Just a few years out of Juilliard, Mr. Hawkins stars in “24: Legacy” on TV and “Six Degrees of Separation” on Broadway.
    The First Time: Lynn Nottage: The First Time I Truly Faced My Fear of Driving

    The First Time: Lynn Nottage: The First Time I Truly Faced My Fear of Driving


    “It was irrational, yes, but nothing scared me more than the notion of driving,” said Ms. Nottage, who got her license at 50 for a trip to...

    “It was irrational, yes, but nothing scared me more than the notion of driving,” said Ms. Nottage, who got her license at 50 for a trip to Oregon.
    Kevin Spacey Is to Host the Tony Awards

    Kevin Spacey Is to Host the Tony Awards


    Kevin Spacey, a Tony- and Oscar-winning actor, has been chosen to host this year’s Tony Awards on June...

    Mr. Spacey, who has appeared in six Broadway productions and won a Tony in 1991, has lately been playing a nefarious U.S. president on “House of Cards.”
    A Word With: Steve Martin on Teaching You (and Himself) How to Be a Comedian

    A Word With: Steve Martin on Teaching You (and Himself) How to Be a Comedian


    “I’ve always had empathy with comedians and their struggle,” said Steve Martin, who is now sharing lessons from his stand-up career. “I know it inside out, and the struggles remain the...

    Mr. Martin takes a rare, retrospective dive into his stand-up career to find lessons for aspiring comics and reflect on what he’s learned.
    Review: A Star Is Born (and Born and Born) in ‘Groundhog Day’

    Review: A Star Is Born (and Born and Born) in ‘Groundhog Day’


    Andy Karl, center, is the burned-out weatherman Phil Connors, trapped in a small Pennsylvania town, in the musical “Groundhog...

    A beloved movie is adapted to the musical stage with feverish imagination — and a magnetic Andy Karl shooing away the shadow of Bill Murray.
    Then What Happened? The Checkered History of Stage Sequels

    Then What Happened? The Checkered History of Stage Sequels


    Dominic Rowan as Torvald, and Hattie Morahan as Nora Helmer in “A Doll’s House,” at the BAM Harvey Theater. A sequel to this Ibsen classic is about to open on...

    It takes nerve to follow up on Ibsen. But “A Doll’s House, Part 2” is hardly the first Broadway show to check in with beloved characters.