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    What’s New in NYC Theater

    What’s New in NYC Theater


    From left, Sarah Nicole Deaver, Colin Ryan and Cynthia Mace in “The King of Spain’s Daughter,” one of the Teresa Deevy plays in “The Suitcase Under the...

    Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
    They Can Act. But Can They Serve?

    They Can Act. But Can They Serve?


    The former tennis pro Mary Carillo, second from left, giving tips to the actors Zoë Winters, Wilson Bethel and Alex Mickiewicz of “The Last...

    Getting in character for “The Last Match,” the cast gets a tennis lesson from a former pro before taking the stage.
    Tennis Onstage: Game, Set and Watch

    Tennis Onstage: Game, Set and Watch


    John Michael Higgins as the tennis player Bill Tilden in “Big Bill” in a 2004 production at Lincoln Center...

    Five plays that transported the drama and comedy of the game from the court to the theater.
    Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political

    Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political


    From left, Carrie Coon, Danaya Esperanza and Liza Colon-Zayas in “Mary Jane” at the New York Theater...

    “Mary Jane” is a portrait of a mother’s relationship with her chronically ill young son. Carrie Coon of “The Leftovers” stars.
    Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’

    Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’


    Bertie Carvel, right, portrays a young Rupert Murdoch opposite Richard Coyle, as Larry Lamb, in...

    How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.
    Confirm or Deny: Judi Dench

    Confirm or Deny: Judi Dench


    The dame shares her greatest fears and one of her biggest...

    The dame shares her greatest fears and one of her biggest crushes.
    Critic's Notebook: A French Theater Impresario, Dressed for Excess

    Critic's Notebook: A French Theater Impresario, Dressed for Excess


    Olivier Py, whose European productions are often controversial, performed as his drag alter-ego Miss Knife at the Brooklyn Academy of...

    In a visit to BAM, the stage director Olivier Py introduces his drag alter-ego and talks about plans for the Avignon Festival he runs.
    Forget Fan Fiction. In Nerdlesque, the Garters Come Off.

    Forget Fan Fiction. In Nerdlesque, the Garters Come Off.


    Cyndi Freeman, known on stage as Cherry Pitz, before a “Doctor Who”-themed burlesque show at the Slipper Room in Manhattan this...

    In this pop-culture twist on burlesque, performers put on tributes to movies and shows like “Doctor Who.” Not a fan? You can still admire the dancing.
    Review: A Priceless Violin, a Cut-Rate Caper

    Review: A Priceless Violin, a Cut-Rate Caper


    Playing small-time crooks: Peter Bradbury, left, Robert LuPone and Kevin Isola hatch a plot in “The...

    Loosely inspired by a true story, Dan McCormick’s play “The Violin” follows a lost Stradivarius that falls into greedy hands.
    Review: ‘One Night Only,’ With Energy to Spare

    Review: ‘One Night Only,’ With Energy to Spare


    The longtime collaborators Anna Bass and Monica Bill Barnes in “One Night...

    Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass explore friendship, competition and endurance in a show that mixes physical exertion and mischievous humor.
    Broadway Training, Gangnam Style

    Broadway Training, Gangnam Style


    Members of the ensemble portray a girl group called Special K, which performs in the show’s...

    Six actors in search of K-pop authenticity star in a new musical that looks at the entertainment factories that produce genre-busting superstars.
    Bulletin Board: When We’ll Recommend a Play, but Not Name It

    Bulletin Board: When We’ll Recommend a Play, but Not Name It


    Joaquina Kalukango and Christine Lahti are women who take their fates into their own hands in Suzan-Lori Parks’s dark fable, at the Signature...

    Times readers disagreed with our decision not to include the obscene name of a play in our review of it. Our standards editor explains our policy.
    Review: In ‘Charm,’ Challenges Emily Post Never Dreamed Of

    Review: In ‘Charm,’ Challenges Emily Post Never Dreamed Of


    Two generations negotiating transgender identity: Sandra Caldwell, left, as an etiquette teacher and Hailie Sahar as her pupil in...

    A transgender etiquette expert faces pupils who have bigger issues than what fork to use in Philip Dawkins’s new play.
    Brenda Lewis, Versatile American Soprano, Is Dead at 96

    Brenda Lewis, Versatile American Soprano, Is Dead at 96


    Ms. Lewis in a 1967 telecast in the title role of “Lizzie Borden” by Jack...

    A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.