Playwright Greg Kotis has a keen ear for genre cliches. His "Urinetown" libretto hoists the socially conscious musical on its own pretentious petard, while his new farce is built on the laconic…
Sydney's doyenne of theatrical publicity, Judith Johnson, died suddenly Oct. 2 at the city's Royal North Shore Hospital where she had been admitted for tests earlier the same day.
As he so subtly proved in "The Weir" and "Shining City," Conor McPherson is theater's most beguiling poet of devastation. Pain welling up from the past into the present is an overworked and usually…
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group has refinanced the company's debt through a £150 million ($281 million) banking facility with Bank of Scotland Corporate in a deal brokered by Riverhill…
In New York: Bette Midler's kickoff party for her Hulaween Gala took place in her Fifth Avenue apartment the other eve. This aerie has undoubtedly Manhattan's best view over the Reservoir in Central…
Broadway seems to have shaken off its back-to-school doldrums a little early this year, with total grosses rising by more than $1.1 million to $15,076,630.
The world premiere production of Heather Woodbury's epic "Tale of 2Cities" is a reminder of what a vibrant and endlessly inventive thing theater can be. This is not to say that it's perfect, but it…
Although "Hotel C'est l'Amour" is being called a world-premiere musical, it may be more accurately described as a revue of Michael John LaChiusa songs. Director Daniel Henning has put together a…
Dane Cook's performance of "Vicious Circle Live!" at Madison Square Garden will close the third annual New York Comedy Festival, Nov. 7-12.
American thesp Ty Burrell ("Fur") will join Stephen Dillane in "Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?," the latest from Caryl Churchill ("Cloud Nine," "Top Girls") at London's Royal Court Theater.
The nominal premise of "Bach at Leipzig" is that of a competition among Germany's greatest organists, circa 1722, for the coveted post of that city's chief musical director. But if that suggests a…