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    Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

    Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair


    Harvey Fierstein as Arnold and Estelle Getty as Mrs. Beckoff in “Torch Song Trilogy” at Broadway’s Little Theater in...

    Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.
    Review: A Raucous Day at the Beach With ‘The Sisters Macaluso’

    Review: A Raucous Day at the Beach With ‘The Sisters Macaluso’


    Marcella Colaianni, Daniela Macaluso, Serena Barone, Alessandra Fazzino, Elena Borgogni, Leonarda Saffi and Italia Carroccio are the title characters in “The Sisters Macaluso” at Montclair State...

    Life and death, joy and poverty coexist in Emma Dante’s wondrous show about a family in Palermo. And it only costs $20 to see it.
    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    David Greenspan in Eugene O’Neill’s “Strange Interlude.” See listing...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    Dressing to Play a Power Woman

    Dressing to Play a Power Woman


    Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall in “Network,” at the National Theater in London. The costume designer An D’Huys said she dressed the actress in bright colors to show that her character is “not a team...

    The National Theater’s “Network” redefines the wardrobe of the modern media executive.
    Review: A Brief ‘Brigadoon’ That’s Almost Like Falling in Love

    Review: A Brief ‘Brigadoon’ That’s Almost Like Falling in Love


    Sara Esty and Robert Fairchild in Christopher Wheeldon’s City Center production of “Brigadoon,” which nods to Agnes de Mille’s original...

    City Center’s gorgeous revival of the Lerner & Loewe musical, staged by Christopher Wheeldon and starring Kelli O’Hara, disappears after Sunday.
    Old Vic Inquiry on Kevin Spacey Finds 20 Reports of Misconduct

    Old Vic Inquiry on Kevin Spacey Finds 20 Reports of Misconduct


    The Old Vic theater in London said 20 people have come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey from 1995 to...

    The London theater released the findings of an investigation into Mr. Spacey’s behavior before and during his time as artistic director there.
    Review: John Leguizamo Goes for Easy Laughs in ‘Latin History’

    Review: John Leguizamo Goes for Easy Laughs in ‘Latin History’


    In the lectures John Leguizamo gives in “Latin History for Morons,” at Studio 54 until Feb. 4, he comes off as “a cross between Howard Zinn and Professor Irwin...

    Two millenniums of oppression may not seem very funny, but in his latest one-man show, Mr. Leguizamo hones the art of comic revisionism.
    Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2018 Season

    Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2018 Season


    Billie Piper in “Yerma” at the Young Vic in London. The production will open the 2018 season at the Park Avenue...

    Its vast drill hall will host productions by artists including Ivo van Hove, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and William Kentridge.
    The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives

    The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives


    Clockwise from top left: Lindiwe Mkhize, Gugwana Dlamini, Ntsepa Pitjeng and Brenda Mhlongo, South African Rafikis in productions around the...

    Over 20 years, hundreds of performers have joined the show in cities around the globe. These are some of their stories — laced with hope, tragedy, homesickness and triumph.

    Three Journeys From South Africa to ‘The Lion King’


    For 20 years, the hit Broadway musical has reserved places in its cast for South African performers. We followed three of them backstage before a...

    For 20 years, the hit Broadway musical has reserved places in its cast for South African performers. We followed three of them backstage before a show.
    Adam Driver’s Nonprofit Seeks Soldiers for the Stage

    Adam Driver’s Nonprofit Seeks Soldiers for the Stage


    Adam Driver, founder of Arts in the Armed Forces, served as a Marine before attending...

    Arts in the Armed Forces, founded by the actor and veteran Adam Driver, will grant $10,000 to a playwright who has served in the military.
    Eugene O’Neill and Meredith Monk, in BAM’s New Season

    Eugene O’Neill and Meredith Monk, in BAM’s New Season


    Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” at the Old Vic in London. The production will run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in...

    Among the highlights of the winter-spring season is a production of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons.