The National Endowment for the Arts figures that what the world needs now is a few more critics. The NEA said it will establish three Arts Journalism Institutes that will focus on improving arts…
Memorial Day traditionally turns the holiday weekend into a flatliner at the box office: Neither big boom nor major bust, biz goes up a little or down a little.
Broadway's box office receipts set a record in the season that ended Sunday. Total gross for the 2003-04 frame was $771,012,298, up 6.9% from the previous year.
Reviving musicals that were tailored for a particular star is tricky business. If the work has a worthy book, it may sustain a wide variety of interpretations. But if the script is slight, the best…
Death hangs in the air in artistic director Robert Woodruff's extraordinary new production. Literally. Figure of a black-suited contempo man is suspended horizontally above the stage. Is he in…
The fifth edition of Hartford Stage's Brand: New Festival of New Works, which runs June 9-13, will feature works by Stephen Belber, Daisy Foote and Craig Wright, among others.
Athol Fugard, creator of such classics as "Sizwe Banzi Is Dead" and "Master Harold ... and the Boys," can say more with a single line than most playwrights convey in an entire script. One phrase from…
When Edward Albee's one-act two-hander "The Zoo Story" shook up the New York theater scene in 1960, the character of Peter was a blank slate of a man, provoked to animalistic life by a stranger. The…
No opera -- this side of Wagner's "Ring," anyhow -- brooks more deserved ridicule for its plot absurdity than "Il Trovatore." No opera surmounts these absurdities -- long-lost siblings, mistaken…
"Avenue Q" has, in its endearingly irreverent way, changed the landscape of the Tonys this season with its shameless, tongue-in-cheek campaign to win itself the big brass ring, a best musical Tony.