Whether intentionally or not, the first half of Ensemble Studio Theater's 29th annual marathon of new short plays tells a story that's larger than its individual parts. The prologue arrives when a.d…
A standing ovation in the middle of the second act? Such is the massive appeal of "Jersey Boys," the Tony-winning musical survey of the lives and careers of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, that a…
Leslie Kritzer has been cast in the Broadway-bound tuner "A Catered Affair," Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino's new adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's 1955 tale.
People who don't fit into conventional boxes make everyone else uncomfortable, which often leads to them being misread, stifled, abandoned or over-medicated into oblivion. All that appears to have…
In South Coast Rep's impressive new "Hamlet," the prince (Hamish Linklater) is above all a man of letters -- not only in his delivered missives and the volumes he pores over for answers, but also in…
Rhea Perlman joins the cast of West End comedy "Boeing-Boeing" on June 25. Thesp ("Cheers") will step into the role of the housekeeper in Matthew Warchus' staging of the 1960s farce, which has been…
Clarity is Trevor Nunn's hallmark. Not just his leading actor Ian McKellen but almost every cast member of Nunn's cross-cast RSC productions of "King Lear" and "The Seagull" uses telling…
Classical Theater of Harlem founder Alfred Preisser has said he wants to tease out the "present moments" in classic Greek plays, and at its best, his adaptation of Sophocles' "Electra" feels utterly…
What is it with musicals lately? Musicals are once again becoming part of the pop-culture consciousness, exerting an influence on advertising, chart-topping songs and, of course, movies.
Road receipts increased in Week 52 (May 20-27) as the 12-show slate rose 2.97% to $11,838,929.
Broadway stayed strong last week, with box office kept busy thanks to the late-May kudos buzz and the novelty of the new shows that rushed to open just before the mid-May Tony eligibility.