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    Smiley’s Martin Luther King Stage Show Scuttled in Wake of Misconduct Allegations

    Smiley’s Martin Luther King Stage Show Scuttled in Wake of Misconduct Allegations


    Tavis Smiley was to narrate a stage production based on “Death of a King,” his 2014 book written with David Ritz. The touring show was canceled after accusations of sexual misconduct against Mr....

    The production company canceled a 40-city tour scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death.
    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    Billy Crudup in “Harry Clarke.” See listing...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    ‘He’s All Impulse’: Making Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Naughty Onstage

    ‘He’s All Impulse’: Making Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Naughty Onstage


    Joe Idris-Roberts, center, as the title character in “Pinocchio,” a National Theater adaptation of the animated Disney...

    The National Theater’s adaptation of this animated classic adds more music and mischievousness — all in the hands of the director of the new Harry Potter show.
    Review: Finding Serenity in a Tempest-Tossed ‘Twelfth Night’

    Review: Finding Serenity in a Tempest-Tossed ‘Twelfth Night’


    From left, Jessie Austrian as Olivia, Emily Young as Viola and Noah Brody as Orsino in the Fiasco Theater’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” at the Classic Stage...

    Fiasco Theater’s agreeable production of a much-performed play finds the clarity in a comedy of confusion.
    In a Play, Rafael Nadal Inhabits a New Role: Gay Icon

    In a Play, Rafael Nadal Inhabits a New Role: Gay Icon


    Juan Arturo, left, playing a fictional version of Rafael Nadal in “The Rafa Play,” with Olli Haaskivi, who plays a fictional version of the playwright Peter-Gil Sheridan. In the play, Gil-Sheridan imagines a romance with...

    Peter Gil-Sheridan, a gay playwright, imagines a love affair with Nadal in “The Rafa Play,” which ends its run in New York on Saturday.
    London Cancellation of Play About Abuse of Power Draws Criticism

    London Cancellation of Play About Abuse of Power Draws Criticism


    Max Stafford-Clark, who was a co-director of a production of “Rita, Sue and Bob Too” that was slated for a short run at the Royal Court Theater in...

    The Royal Court Theater has pulled a staging of “Rita, Sue and Bob Too” after allegations of misconduct by its co-director emerged.
    Chrissy Metz Will Make Her Stage Debut in ‘Fat Pig’

    Chrissy Metz Will Make Her Stage Debut in ‘Fat Pig’


    Chrissy Metz will take on the role of Helen in Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig,” who is mocked relentlessly by her boyfriend’s...

    The Emmy-nominated actress from “This is Us” has been cast in an updated version of Neil LaBute’s play.
    ‘The Season of Womyn’ Is Coming to the Flea Theater

    ‘The Season of Womyn’ Is Coming to the Flea Theater


    The Flea Theater’s upcoming season will include a play about heartbreak and a musical parody of women’s prison...

    The nonprofit theater in TriBeCa will offer three world premieres in its coming season, starting with a new play by Steph Del Rosso on Jan. 22.
    Putting Out the Broadway Welcome Mat in Song

    Putting Out the Broadway Welcome Mat in Song


    Alan Cumming, center, as the M.C., performing the “Willkommen” number in the musical...

    These days, once you take your seat, the performers thank you for being there and let you know what to expect. In rhyme!
    He Was a Snob About Musicals. Then He Tried Out to Play Hamilton.

    He Was a Snob About Musicals. Then He Tried Out to Play Hamilton.


    Barely a year out of drama school, Jamael Westman was cast in the title role of “Hamilton,” which has begun performances in...

    The 25-year-old Londoner Jamael Westman has definitely come around, now that he’s starring in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop smash.
    ‘M. Butterfly’ Will Close This Sunday on Broadway

    ‘M. Butterfly’ Will Close This Sunday on Broadway


    A scene from “M. Butterfly” at the Cort Theater, which will close on...

    The revival, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen, failed to draw an audience and will end its run even earlier than expected.
    Celebrating Barbara Cook’s Life With Songs and Stories

    Celebrating Barbara Cook’s Life With Songs and Stories


    Barbara Cook performing at her 85th birthday concert at Carnegie Hall in...

    “A Tribute to Barbara Cook” will honor her life and work with a night of songs, stories and speeches on Dec. 18. Ms. Cook died this year at age 89.
    Review: A Gothic Tennessee Williams Mash-Up in ‘Glass Guignol’

    Review: A Gothic Tennessee Williams Mash-Up in ‘Glass Guignol’


    Greg Mehrten and Maude Mitchell in “Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play,” which stitches together various Tennessee Williams works, including “The Glass Menagerie” and “The Two-Character...

    The venerable experimental troupe Mabou Mines incorporates “Frankenstein,” fetishwear and puppetry in excavating the playwright’s obsessions.
    An Unexpected New Stop on the Road to Broadway: Edmonton

    An Unexpected New Stop on the Road to Broadway: Edmonton


    Foreground, from left: Vance Avery, Tara Jackson, Reeve Carney, Hal Wesley Rogers and Andrew Broderick in “Hadestown” at the Citadel...

    Smaller and out-of-the-way theaters are increasingly presenting musicals angling for the big time. For the creators of “Hadestown,” the path veered way north.
    Review: In ‘Today Is My Birthday,’ Love Is a Butt Dial

    Review: In ‘Today Is My Birthday,’ Love Is a Butt Dial


    Susan Soon He Stanton’s new play uses only audio interactions, from voice mail to intercom, to tell a story about the breakdown of...

    Susan Soon He Stanton’s new play uses only audio interactions, from voice mail to intercom, to tell a story about the breakdown of intimacy.