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    In German Theaters, Classic Movies Become Plays

    In German Theaters, Classic Movies Become Plays


    David Bösch’s “Die Verdammten” at the Berliner Ensemble, based on Luchino Visconti’s 1969 film, “The...

    Several new productions this season that take their cue from European film classics from the 1960s and ’70s, with adaptations of Visconti, Bergman and Polanski.

    Harrison David Rivers Wins 2018 Relentless Award


    The playwright took the prize for “The Bandaged Place,” about an abusive relationship between two gay...

    The playwright took the prize for “The Bandaged Place,” about an abusive relationship between two gay men.
    The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists

    The Last of the Old-School Cabaret Artists


    Mr. Ross at a recent party for his new holiday album, "It's Almost Christmas...

    Steve Ross will always sing ‘Always.’ A certain Cole Porter tune still gives him a frisson. The entertainer, who could very well be the last of a dying breed, has devoted himself to the Great American Songbook since the 1960s. Here’s why.
    Critic’s Notebook: Rib-Eye Steak With a Side of Shakespeare

    Critic’s Notebook: Rib-Eye Steak With a Side of Shakespeare


    Darren Ritchie serves drinks while also acting in “Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost,” one of several current productions that include theater with a side of food (or vice...

    Our intrepid theatergoer ate her way through a spate of shows that make food part of the experience. Her stomach sometimes ended up fuller than her imagination.
    Q & A: The Travels of Tony Shalhoub, From Paris to Austin

    Q & A: The Travels of Tony Shalhoub, From Paris to Austin


    "When I take a break I’m looking for a little bit of everything," says the Tony- and Emmy-winning actor Tony Shalhoub. "Everything except...

    The “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actor never tires of the City of Light, was fascinated by the Roman ruins in Lebanon and would happily spend the rest of his days in a certain Texas college town.
    Alvin Epstein, Actor, Director and Master of Beckett, Dies at 93

    Alvin Epstein, Actor, Director and Master of Beckett, Dies at 93


    Alvin Epstein, center, with Elaine Stritch and John Turturro in a production of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008. Mr. Epstein played all three male roles in “Endgame” at various stages in his career: Nagg (the...

    In a long stage career that took him from Yale to Broadway, he was steeped in the author of “Waiting for Godot,” acting in its Broadway premiere in 1956.

    Review: ‘Ruben & Clay’ Reunites ‘Idol’ Rivals for Christmas Fun


    Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on “American Idol,” banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday...

    Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, who once competed on “American Idol,” banter, sing and try to upstage each other in this holiday revue.
    Review: Downward Mobility Is Upward Morality in ‘Fabulation’

    Review: Downward Mobility Is Upward Morality in ‘Fabulation’


    Cherise Boothe (center) finds herself back in a Brooklyn she hoped to leave behind in Lynn Nottage’s comedy “Fabulation, or the Re-Education of...

    A revival of Lynn Nottage’s 2004 satire puts an unexpected spin on the religion of American reinvention.
    Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway

    Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway


    Rebecca Naomi Jones as Laurey and Damon Daunno as Curly in “Oklahoma!” at St. Ann’s...

    The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.