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    Review: ‘Merrily We Roll Along,’ the Way It Never, Ever Was

    Review: ‘Merrily We Roll Along,’ the Way It Never, Ever Was


    From left, Manu Narayan, Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld in “Merrily We Roll Along” at the Laura Pels Theater in...

    This revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, about a Broadway composer who sells out to Hollywood, is not so much stripped-down as emaciated.
    Bibi Ferreira, Grande Dame of Brazilian Stage, Dies at 96

    Bibi Ferreira, Grande Dame of Brazilian Stage, Dies at 96


    Bibi Ferreira in “Man of La Mancha” in 1966. She brought that and two other Broadway musicals, “My Fair Lady” and “Hello, Dolly!,” to Brazil, and played the lead female role in all...

    Ms. Ferreira, who kept singing well into her 90s, brought Broadway musicals to Brazil and made the music of Édith Piaf and Frank Sinatra her own.
    An Infamous ‘Lolita’ Musical Gets a Belated New York Debut

    An Infamous ‘Lolita’ Musical Gets a Belated New York Debut


    The director Emily Maltby and the actress Caitlin Cohn reviewing historical material from the flop musical “Lolita, My Love,” which they are reviving in a workshop...

    A celebration of the “My Fair Lady” lyricist and librettist offers audiences a chance to reconsider one of his biggest flops.

    Review: No Surrendering to This ‘British Invasion’


    There are plenty of earworms in this jukebox musical about Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, but the hackneyed love-triangle story lowers the...

    There are plenty of earworms in this jukebox musical about Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, but the hackneyed love-triangle story lowers the volume.
    Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About

    Family Guide: Kids and Culture? There’s So Much to Talk About


    Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” series from 1964, set against “Cow Wallpaper [Pink on Yellow]” from 1966 in the retrospective of his work at the Whitney Museum, through March...

    Arts writers for The New York Times share their strategies (snacks) and budget-friendly options (outdoor events) in a discussion about introducing children to the arts.
    Michael Jackson Estate Cancels Chicago Musical Run

    Michael Jackson Estate Cancels Chicago Musical Run


    Michael Jackson rehearsing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in...

    The estate attributed the change in plans to labor issues and not a forthcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against the late pop star.
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Make You Laugh So Hard It Hurts

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Make You Laugh So Hard It Hurts


    Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars in work that is strange, beguiling and...

    The writer-actress behind the wild, disorienting comedy of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” is bringing her sneak-attack humor to New York.
    London Theater: A Hit and a Miss for 2 Russian Productions in London

    London Theater: A Hit and a Miss for 2 Russian Productions in London


    Victoria Isakova and Aleksander Petrov in “The Cherry Orchard” at the Barbican...

    The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theater, on a short visit to Britain, impressed with Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan,” but fell short with Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.”

    Review: ‘All About Eve’ Gets the Vampire Treatment from Ivo van Hove


    This London adaptation of the Oscar-winning satire, starring a misused Gillian Anderson and Lily James, is like a horror movie without a...

    This London adaptation of the Oscar-winning satire, starring a misused Gillian Anderson and Lily James, is like a horror movie without a pulse.

    #SpeakingInDance: The Heartbeat of ‘Choir Boy’


    The choreographer Camille A. Brown deftly uses the tradition of step to add “a heartbeat to the story” of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s musical play, now on...

    The choreographer Camille A. Brown deftly uses the tradition of step to add “a heartbeat to the story” of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s musical play, now on Broadway.
    Isabelle Huppert Is Busy. But There’s Always Time for Theater.

    Isabelle Huppert Is Busy. But There’s Always Time for Theater.


    Isabelle Huppert is returning to the New York stage to take on the title role in Florian Zeller’s play “The...

    The French actress has five films coming out in 2019, including one while she stars in Florian Zeller’s play “The Mother” at Atlantic Theater Company.