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2 Tony Winners Try to Upend Rodgers and Hammerstein

2 Tony Winners Try to Upend Rodgers and Hammerstein

Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles during a rehearsal for their first collaboration, “Soft Power.”

Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage.

Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage.

Natalie Soto during a walk-on role as a part of the stage crew in “Dance Nation” at Playwrights Horizons.

Review: ‘This Flat Earth’ Traces Childhood Fears No Parent Can Allay

Review: ‘This Flat Earth’ Traces Childhood Fears No Parent Can Allay

Lucas Papaelias as Dan and Ella Kennedy Davis as his daughter Julie in “This Flat Earth,” directed by Rebecca Taichman, at Playwrights Horizons.

A Play Caught in the Crossfire

A Play Caught in the Crossfire

Antoinette Nwandu gave up her teaching job to focus on writing for the stage, a risk that paid off with her new play.

Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’

Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’

Anika Noni Rose, center, stirring passion and resentment in the title role of “Carmen Jones,” Oscar Hammerstein II’s adaptation of Bizet’s “Carmen.”

Review: Dirty Dancing to Henry James in ‘The Beast in the Jungle’

Review: Dirty Dancing to Henry James in ‘The Beast in the Jungle’

Irina Dvorovenko and Tony Yazbeck share intense pas de deux, but are frustrated in love, in the new dance play “The Beast in the Jungle.”

Review: A ‘Carousel’ That Spins on a Romantically Charged Axis

Review: A ‘Carousel’ That Spins on a Romantically Charged Axis

Jessie Mueller as Julie Jordan and Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow in the revival of “Carousel.”

Review: Familiar Rock Dreams in ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’

Review: Familiar Rock Dreams in ‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’

Jay Klaitz, Marilu Henner and Mitchell Jarvis as New Jerseyites reconnecting with their inner rockers in “Gettin’ the Band Back Together.”

When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

From left: Manny Ureña, Camilo Almonacid and Zuleyma Guevara in “De Novo,” a documentary theater piece based on an actual deportation case.

Review: Sound, or Silence? A Passionate Debate in ‘Children of a Lesser God’

Review: Sound, or Silence? A Passionate Debate in ‘Children of a Lesser God’

Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson spar over the role of sign language in deaf culture in “Children of a Lesser God.”

Term of Affection? Ethnic Slur? Theater Union Decides That ‘Gypsy’ Must Go.

Term of Affection? Ethnic Slur? Theater Union Decides That ‘Gypsy’ Must Go.

Jeremy Davis, center, a member of the ensemble in “Cats,” wearing the Gypsy Robe during a 2016 ceremony.

Review: With ‘Skintight,’ Idina Menzel Takes On a Straight Play. Sort Of.

Review: With ‘Skintight,’ Idina Menzel Takes On a Straight Play. Sort Of.

From left: Eli Gelb, Idina Menzel and Will Brittain in Joshua Harmon’s “Skintight.”

A Show About Indigenous Canadians Has a Glaring Omission: Indigenous Canadian Actors

A Show About Indigenous Canadians Has a Glaring Omission: Indigenous Canadian Actors

For the second time this month, the Quebec theater director Robert Lepage is facing criticism over the casting of a show.

A Play About Race and Memory, With Fresh Wounds All Around

A Play About Race and Memory, With Fresh Wounds All Around

January LaVoy rehearsing for “Native Guard,” which is now being staged at the Atlanta History Center.

Review: ‘Jerry Springer,’ Sacred and Profane, Triumphantly Sings Again

Review: ‘Jerry Springer,’ Sacred and Profane, Triumphantly Sings Again

Terrence Mann as the title character and Will Swenson, seated, as his infernal nemesis in “Jerry Springer — The Opera.” A hit in London almost 15 years ago, the show is finally getting a full-fledged production in New York.


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