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    Review: An Autumnal Patti Smith Remembers Summer in ‘Words and Music’

    Review: An Autumnal Patti Smith Remembers Summer in ‘Words and Music’


    Patti Smith with her son, Jackson Smith, at the Minetta Lane Theater on Saturday performing part of her memoir of a show, called “Words and...

    In a piece she describes as “sort of a play,” the poet and singer journeys through her past, with a little help from her children.
    Tennessee Williams Made Paintings. They Were About Love and Loss, Too.

    Tennessee Williams Made Paintings. They Were About Love and Loss, Too.


    Tennessee Williams created many paintings in the 1970s, including this one, on which he scrawled a title in misspelled French, “Couer Violée.” It’s now in a show at Florida International...

    The playwright’s little-known artworks provide an intimate look at his preoccupation with eternal questions and his feeling of being an outsider.
    ‘A Little Life’ Comes to the Stage. The Audience Can’t Look Away.

    ‘A Little Life’ Comes to the Stage. The Audience Can’t Look Away.


    Ramsey Nasr, who plays Jude, in rehearsal for “A Little Life” in Amsterdam. The director Ivo Van Hove has adapted Hanya Yanagihara’s 2015...

    Hanya Yanagihara’s best-selling novel includes many disturbing scenes. In a new production in Amsterdam, the director Ivo van Hove puts that cruelty center stage.
    Micheline Rozan, a Force Behind a Theater Master, Dies at 89

    Micheline Rozan, a Force Behind a Theater Master, Dies at 89


    Micheline Rozan and Peter Brook during a ceremony at which they received the Vermeil Medal of the City of Paris in 2011. “He could never have done what he has without her,” the writer and actor Jean-Claude Carrière...

    She helped the famed director Peter Brook start an influential theater group in Paris and mount major productions like “The Mahabharata.”
    Review: Up All Night, With Rebecca Hall as Muse, in ‘Soundstage’

    Review: Up All Night, With Rebecca Hall as Muse, in ‘Soundstage’


    Rob Roth, center, as an obsessed fan in his multimedia show “Soundstage,” which features projections of the actress Rebecca...

    Rob Roth’s new multimedia show uses video to try to capture the relationship between an obsessive fan and the actress who’s the object of his fantasies.
    ‘Who Will Remember Her, Once She Is Buried?’

    ‘Who Will Remember Her, Once She Is Buried?’


    Ben Miles in Mr. Massini’s “The Lehman Trilogy,” which will play the Park Avenue Armory in...

    In plays like “Intractable Woman,” about a murdered investigative journalist, Stefano Massini seeks to create a “biopsy of reality.”
    What if the Guy With the Red Pencil Is Nuts?

    What if the Guy With the Red Pencil Is Nuts?


    Top row, from left: Jim Fingal and John D’Agata, the real-life combatants who inspired “The Lifespan of a Fact,” with the actress Cherry Jones, who portrays a magazine editor. In foreground: Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale, who play their...

    Bobby Cannavale is a showy journalist, Daniel Radcliffe a stickler for the truth. In “The Lifespan of a Fact,” their face-off takes on epic proportions.
    They Write Darn Good Plays. They Direct Them, Too.

    They Write Darn Good Plays. They Direct Them, Too.


    From left, Lea Draeger, Jonas Dassler, Orit Nahmias and Dimitrij Schaad in “A Walk on the Dark Side,” written and directed by Yael Ronen at Maxim Gorki Theater in...

    A crop of new works written by their directors — or maybe directed by their playwrights — is lighting up stages in Berlin and Frankfurt at the beginning of the theater season.
    Review: In ‘The Revolving Cycles,’ What Happened to Terrell?

    Review: In ‘The Revolving Cycles,’ What Happened to Terrell?


    Kara Young, in the doorway, staring at the projected images of James Udom and Donnell E. Smith in Jonathan Payne’s...

    A woman hunts for her former foster brother. Was he, like so many young black men, a victim of drugs or police or violence? Or did he just disappear?
    A Dance World Mystery Spurs a Contest for Choreographers

    A Dance World Mystery Spurs a Contest for Choreographers


    Agnes de Mille’s cover letter referred to a play idea she believed was “eminently...

    What’s inside Agnes de Mille’s unopened 1963 letter? Rather than peeking, an organization is commissioning new work in her honor.
    Royal Opera House Gets a $66 Million Revamp

    Royal Opera House Gets a $66 Million Revamp


    The new Linbury Theater at the Royal Opera House in London will feature opera by Janacek and dance by Rambert in its first...

    The almost-three-year renovation includes the 406-seat Linbury Theater, and more public spaces in the foyer.