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    Bradford Dillman, Star of Broadway and Hollywood, Dies at 87

    Bradford Dillman, Star of Broadway and Hollywood, Dies at 87


    Bradford Dillman with Dolores Hart on the set of “Francis of Assisi” in...

    Mr. Dillman had at least 140 film and television credits to his name, but he was best known for his roles in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and “Compulsion.”
    A Play About Race and Memory, With Fresh Wounds All Around

    A Play About Race and Memory, With Fresh Wounds All Around


    January LaVoy rehearsing for “Native Guard,” which is now being staged at the Atlanta History...

    The Alliance Theater has brought “Native Guard” to an Atlanta history museum in the thick of debate about Confederate monuments and the South’s past.
    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    From left, Deborah Findlay, Ron Cook and Francesca Annis in the play “The...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    Sunday Routine: How Fred Weller, Actor, Spends His Sundays

    Sunday Routine: How Fred Weller, Actor, Spends His Sundays


    Fred Weller will often take his children to play in an area behind Bareburger that they call “Bareburger field.” Or they’ll go to Washington Square...

    The married father of two likes to keep his children active, go out to lunch, watch sports, cook, and make fun of his parenting quirks.
    Review: The Ghosts of Michael Brown, in ‘Until the Flood’

    Review: The Ghosts of Michael Brown, in ‘Until the Flood’


    Dael Orlandersmith conducted interviews in and around Ferguson, Mo., to create the characters in her anguished one-woman show “Until the...

    Dael Orlandersmith’s new play explores the lives — both black and white — left behind in the wake of the 2014 police shooting in Ferguson.
    Curran in San Francisco Gets Go-Go’s Musical Before Broadway

    Curran in San Francisco Gets Go-Go’s Musical Before Broadway


    “Head Over Heels” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015. The show will open in San Francisco in April ahead of a planned Broadway...

    The Curran Theater in San Francisco will host “Head Over Heels” from April 10 to May 6 to start off the theater’s first full season after being renovated.
    Men Dominate French Theater, but Talented Women Abound

    Men Dominate French Theater, but Talented Women Abound


    Christiane Cohendy as Galactia in “Tableau d’une exécution” at the Théâtre du Rond-Point,...

    The proportion of French plays written and directed by women is low. But four Paris productions show a great diversity of talent.
    Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and Onstage

    Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and Onstage


    Mary Kathryn Nagle at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., where her play “Sovereignty” is having its world...

    In her new play “Sovereignty,” Mary Kathryn Nagle brings together her legal activism and her family history.
    New York Has Its ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment, With Arias and Dancing

    New York Has Its ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment, With Arias and Dancing


    Terrence Mann, as the title character in “Jerry Springer — The Opera,” was lifted up by the cast during rehearsal for a scene about good versus...

    With a reality TV star in the White House and ’90s nostalgia in full flower, the controversial 2003 musical about the famed talk show host arrives.
    Study Finds Increasing Diversity on Broadway

    Study Finds Increasing Diversity on Broadway


    From left, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand and Lupita Nyong’o in “Eclipsed” at the Golden Theater in...

    The Asian American Performers Action Coalition found that in the 2015-16 season, 35 percent of all roles went to minority actors — up from 30 percent the year before.