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    John Glines, Who Helped Bring ‘Torch Song’ to Broadway, Dies at 84

    John Glines, Who Helped Bring ‘Torch Song’ to Broadway, Dies at 84


    Mr. Glines, middle row left, with others from the original production of “Torch Song Trilogy” in the early 1980s. Clockwise from upper left are Richard DeFabees, Lawrence Lane (managing director of The Glines and Mr. Glines’s partner at the time),...

    Mr. Glines was a producer who was committed to plays with gay themes and instrumental in bringing them into the mainstream.
    Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies

    Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies


    Miriam Nelson dancing with her husband at the time, Gene Nelson, at Warner Bros. Studios in the 1950s. Her career spanned seven...

    A Broadway hoofer who went to Hollywood to tutor William Holden, Kim Novak, Ingrid Bergman, Jerry Lewis, Tuesday Weld and Jane Fonda, to name a few.
    Review: Chasing Shopworn Dreams in ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’

    Review: Chasing Shopworn Dreams in ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’


    Andy Karl, as the businessman Edward Lewis, getting to know Samantha Barks, as the Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, in “Pretty Woman: The...

    This wan resuscitation of the 1990 movie about a Cinderella prostitute is likely to make you nostalgic for Julia Roberts’s original performance.
    A Revamped Fringe Festival Returns to New York

    A Revamped Fringe Festival Returns to New York


    “The Existence Formula” from Sarah Rickman and the Juice Factory theater company will be performed as a part of FringeNYC, in the revamped New York International Fringe...

    The New York International Fringe Festival will be split into two, with one slate in Manhattan and a “bring your own venue” slate in the other boroughs.
    Wigstock Returns From the Dead

    Wigstock Returns From the Dead


    Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris. The pair will produce this year's Wigstock...

    The outdoor drag festival will feature Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 1 at Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan.
    In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him

    In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him


    Left: Alfred Drake and Joan Roberts as Curly and Laurey in the 1943 Broadway production of “Oklahoma!” Right: Royer Bockus as Laurey and Tatiana Wechsler as Curly in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

    A production with same-sex leads is one of many signs that directors are approaching the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with new eyes.
    Review: Familiar Rock Dreams in ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’

    Review: Familiar Rock Dreams in ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’


    Jay Klaitz, Marilu Henner and Mitchell Jarvis as New Jerseyites reconnecting with their inner rockers in “Gettin’ the Band Back...

    A new “original” musical is usually something to welcome, but when it’s a Frankenstein monster created from spare parts, maybe stay out of its way.
    He Used to Move Pianos. Now He Moves Audiences.

    He Used to Move Pianos. Now He Moves Audiences.


    “I was way past the whole mythology of the understudy getting the part,” Stephen Payne said of his surprise casting in “Straight White Men” on...

    Stephen Payne, a longtime understudy, gets his first Broadway starring role in “Straight White Men.”
    Front Burner: Shakespeare With an Eight-Course Feast

    Front Burner: Shakespeare With an Eight-Course Feast


    The Shake & Bake theater company brings “Love’s Labour’s Lost” to the meatpacking district, and dinner is included with the...

    The Shake & Bake theater company brings “Love’s Labour’s Lost” to the meatpacking district, and dinner is included with the ticket.
    Critic’s Notebook: So, You’re Going to Call Your Play _____?

    Critic’s Notebook: So, You’re Going to Call Your Play _____?


    Diana Oh with brown paper bags waits for theatergoers to take their seats before a performance of “{my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!!” during its run last year at Rattlestick Playwrights...

    Naming a show can be tricky. Some recent titles are obscure, others extremely long. And then there’s the weird punctuation. What’s going on?
    Brokers With a Song and Dance

    Brokers With a Song and Dance


    Sarah Saltzberg and Jon Goodell are the founders of Bohemia Realty Group, a real estate agency in Upper Manhattan. Ms. Saltzberg and many of Bohemia’s agents have a background in the arts; so do some of their clients, including Jesse Tyler Ferguson of...

    Bohemia Realty caters to (and draws talent from) New York City’s theater community.
    Review: A High School Meltdown Heats Up ‘Be More Chill’

    Review: A High School Meltdown Heats Up ‘Be More Chill’


    Will Roland, left, and George Salazar as friends hungry to be more popular in the musical “Be More...

    This high-energy, high-anxiety musical, a hit on social media even before it opened, reflects the metabolism of its teenage audience.
    Stacy Keach Had a Heart Attack Onstage. Now, the Show Goes On.

    Stacy Keach Had a Heart Attack Onstage. Now, the Show Goes On.


    Stacy Keach at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, where he is starring in “Pamplona,” a play that had an abortive run in...

    First Stacy Keach got healthy. Then he began work again on a one-man play about Ernest Hemingway, now at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.