North America's two largest classical theater festivals are facing nail-biting financial seasons, with the determining factor proving to be how well Mama Rose and Dolly Levi do at the box office.
One of the most visible groups at this year's New York Intl. Fringe Festival won't be putting on a show. Dressed in their matching blue T-shirts and festooned with personalized buttons, the…
The Juilliard School celebrates its centennial this fall and winter with more than 20 commissions. Of the bunch, arguably the presentation most anticipated by legit producers is Craig Lucas' tuner…
Those who like Oscar Wilde filtered through Franz Kafka should make a beeline for the Hampstead Theater revival of "What the Butler Saw," the Joe Orton comedy that -- nearly 40 years after its…
Noises Off: Houston Grand Opera has commissioned Michael John LaChiusa to write a one-person opera for Audra McDonald. Tentatively titled "Send," it will begin perfs March 4, playing on a double bill…
Sometimes, the biggest noise is sounded in the least likely location, unless, as has long been true of Peter Hall, you quite sensibly go where the work is. For Hall, that place over the past three…
The 2005 Helpmann Awards, the so-called Aussie Tonys, scaled new heights of respectability in their fifth year, at the Lyric Theater Aug. 8.
Broadway receipts retreated $436,169, or 2.67%, for Week 10 (Aug. 1-7), but still added up to a grand total of $15,899,215 for 27 shows. That's a record in dollars, but not paid attendance, where the…
There's no "Doubt" about it. Cherry Jones, Brian F. O'Byrne, Heather Goldenhersh and Adriane Lenox have all reupped their Broadway contracts for the John Patrick Shanley play to Jan. 8.
Phoniness finds its soundtrack in "Once Around the Sun," a laughably shallow new "musical about music" that peddles three-chord cliche as rock 'n' roll drama. As they track a young musician's…