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Social media crackles with criticism of “The Great Comet” for prematurely replacing an African-American actor with a Caucasian one.
For its free summer theater program, Theatreworks USA has adapted a children’s book series featuring a laid-back, guitar-playing feline hero.
Kirsten Childs’s 2000 musical about internalized racism gets a playful, poignant production at Encores! Off-Center.
Three artists were chosen for what the Brooklyn Academy of Music says is its first formal relationship with a residency partner.
The Irish playwright Conor McPherson weaves an American tale of nomads out of the Bob Dylan songbook in this play at the Old Vic Theater in London.
“To the End of the Land” and “Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination,” staged at the Lincoln Center Festival, underscore the elusiveness of concord.
Mr. Patinkin, a Tony winner, will return to Broadway in a role that was previously played by Josh Groban.
His one-man show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” is opening at the Belasco Theater. But theater audiences in New York may already be part of his choir.
Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will,” making part of its rolling world premiere, finds drama in family relationships and Renaissance publishing.
It was John Candy to the rescue when a famous director of comedies questioned whether this film newcomer could get a laugh.
Andrew Scott’s portrayal in a London production of “Hamlet” almost banishes other performances from memory.
It was an unusual request: a college student who reached out in an effort to memorialize her father.
James Smith’s solo show, part of Soulpepper’s New York residency, examines his family’s history of disorders with a striking lack of bitterness.
The magician Derek DelGaudio has tried to keep his work invisible on the internet. Did another professional secretly film his show?
Children can appreciate adults’ plays and movies if you explain the references, the complex ironies, the double entendres.
Tedious or contentious, the postshow discussion has become part of the theater landscape. Given a choice, would other writers issue a gag order?
These two outsider comedians haven’t exactly gone mainstream, but they’ve had an outsize impact on communications from liquor ads to “Portlandia.”
The Hudson Theater, home to a stage adaptation of “1984,” serves drinks in real glasses, not the plastic ones used by most other Broadway theaters.
When the choreographer finally got his dream house, it was during a nightmarish time in his life.