The musical treasure trove "Stairway to Paradise" could hardly ask for a more appropriate opening number than "The Land Where the Good Songs Go," penned by Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse and plucked…
Throughout its majestic 100-year arc, August Wilson's epic, 10-play cycle about the 20th century African-American experience has weighed the power of the past to shape the present as his characters…
The luminous Audra McDonald is probably nobody's idea of a plain-Jane spinster, and even less likely to pass for one when she opens her mouth to release that full-bodied soprano.
A new stage adaptation of the 1953 MGM musical "The Band Wagon" -- with a book by Douglas Carter Beane ("The Little Dog Laughed") -- is among the world preems on the slate for the 2007-08 season at…
Kathy Bates returns to the stage with "Unusual Acts of Devotion," a new Terrence McNally play set to preem at the Philadelphia Theater Company this fall.
New-play development is de rigueur for all resident theaters. But few can match the 40-year commitment of South Coast Repertory to nurture new American playwrights, with 102 world-premiere…
Broadway grosses slid over Week 49 (April 30-May 6), but a handful of shows still managed to gain momentum in the countdown to the Tony noms on May 15.
Road receipts increased in Week 49 (April 30-May 6) as the 13-show slate jumped 11.24% to $11,946,344.
Last year, the environmental crisis inspired an Oscar-winning hit film in Al Gore doc "An Inconvenient Truth," but can the topic be a success onstage?
Last year may have been London's Year of the Musical, but 2007 isn't exactly all quiet on the tuner front. In addition to transfers of existing productions, including "Fiddler on the Roof" (opening…
Combining the stuff of light comedy with heavy topics (U.S. imperialism, torture), Bruce Norris' "The Unmentionables" gets an East Coast go-round at Yale Rep following its premiere last summer at…