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    He’s 16 Going On Stardom: Meet Broadway’s Next ‘Evan Hansen’

    He’s 16 Going On Stardom: Meet Broadway’s Next ‘Evan Hansen’


    Andrew Barth Feldman will be the first teenager to tackle the title role of “Dear Evan Hansen” on...

    Andrew Barth Feldman, a high school junior on Long Island, is an ardent theater fan who has been acting since he was 8. Now he’ll be leading the cast in his favorite show.
    Memories of Carol Channing, for Whom Going On Was a Must

    Memories of Carol Channing, for Whom Going On Was a Must


    Carol Channing in 1982. Neither injury nor loss of voice could keep her out of the stage lights, colleagues recalled after her death on Tuesday at...

    Theater colleagues recalled Ms. Channing, the Broadway legend who died Tuesday, as a tireless performer and promoter who had little use for doctors’ orders.
    Carol Channing Dies at 97; a Larger-Than-Life Broadway Star

    Carol Channing Dies at 97; a Larger-Than-Life Broadway Star


    The caricaturist Al Hirschfeld drew Carol Channing as the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” in 1964. The critic Walter Kerr called her “maybe the only creature extant who can live up to a...

    Her performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” made her a Broadway legend.
    ‘Rent’ in Pictures, in Advance of ‘Rent’ on TV

    ‘Rent’ in Pictures, in Advance of ‘Rent’ on TV


    The original cast of “Rent” at New York Theater Workshop, in a portrait that ran on the cover of The New York Times Arts & Leisure section on March 17,...

    Rare photographs that take you backstage and inside the audition rooms for the musical that celebrated “La Vie Boheme.”
    At BroadwayCon, Fans Get a Curtain Call

    At BroadwayCon, Fans Get a Curtain Call


    Cosplay contest finalists at the New York Midtown Hilton during BroadwayCon on...

    Started in 2016, the three-day expo provides singalongs, meetups, workshops and, of course, “marketplace” booths targeting theater buffs.
    Did ‘Hamilton’ Get the Story Wrong? One Playwright Thinks So

    Did ‘Hamilton’ Get the Story Wrong? One Playwright Thinks So


    Rome Neal, a director, at a reading of the new play, “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda,” which takes aim at the hit musical and at the biography by Ron Chernow, which inspired...

    Ishmael Reed, who became a MacArthur fellow 17 years before Lin-Manuel Miranda, questions why Native Americans were left out of the show, for one thing.
    Review: ‘On Blueberry Hill’ Looks Back in Radiant Regret

    Review: ‘On Blueberry Hill’ Looks Back in Radiant Regret


    Niall Buggy, left, and David Ganly in “On Blueberry Hill,” Sebastian Barry’s play about two prisoners reminiscing perplexing crimes of passion, at 59E59...

    Sebastian Barry’s imbalanced new play, set in a Dublin prison, confirms its writer’s gift for finding the holiness in the everyday.
    Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn., Is Destroyed by Fire

    Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn., Is Destroyed by Fire


    Supporters were trying to revitalize the 1,500-seat Shakespeare Theater, which had been closed since the late...

    The theater, which had been closed since the late 1980s, once featured notable actors such as Katharine Hepburn and Helen Hayes. Supporters had been leading efforts to restore it.
    Verna Bloom, 80, Amorous Dean’s Wife in ‘Animal House,’ Dies

    Verna Bloom, 80, Amorous Dean’s Wife in ‘Animal House,’ Dies


    Verna Bloom and Tim Matheson in “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978). “Here was this serious, accomplished dramatic actress, doing our silly little movie,” Mr. Matheson recalled. “Her commitment was just...

    She was best known for wildly different roles, in a frat house comedy and in the 1960s drama “Medium Cool.” She was also in films by Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese.
    9 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    9 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend


    The comedian Mike Birbiglia in his latest monologue, “The New One,” about his misadventures as a reluctant father. The show closes at the Cort Theater on Jan....

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    It’s a Sex-Positive Party, Not a Play

    It’s a Sex-Positive Party, Not a Play


    Diana Oh at the Infinite Love...

    At Bushwick Starr, Diana Oh and her team of “super queero heart questers” welcome guests to a night of dance-filled revelry. (Yes, there’s a sleepover option.)
    Theater Review: Classic American Musicals, With a German Accent

    Theater Review: Classic American Musicals, With a German Accent


    Milica Jovanovic stars as Maria in “The Sound of Music” at Salzburger Landestheater in Salzburg, Austria, where the musical is...

    From “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg, Austria, to “Candide” in Berlin, German-speaking theaters are bringing fresh appeal to repertory staples.