‘My Neighbour Totoro’ Dominates Olivier Award Nominations

NYT Theater - Tue, 02/28/2023 - 19:28
Studio Ghibli’s fantastical movie was an unexpected choice for a stage adaptation. Now, it is up for 9 awards at Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys.
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Review: ‘Letters From Max’ Is a Sacrament of Grief, and a Comedy

NYT Theater - Tue, 02/28/2023 - 17:31
The Signature Theater production is based on correspondence between the playwright Sarah Ruhl and a student of hers, who died of cancer at 25.
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‘Fall River Fishing’ Review: So She Dated an Axe Murderer

NYT Theater - Tue, 02/28/2023 - 15:10
A casually absurd play about the infamous Lizzie Borden, presented by Bedlam, cleverly undercuts the central dramatic event.
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‘Elyria’ Review: The Past Catches Up to Them, Outside Cleveland

NYT Theater - Mon, 02/27/2023 - 21:00
A microcosmic tale of the Indian diaspora, Deepa Purohit’s new play centers on the tangled history of two women and the man in between them.
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‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’ Review: The Sin of Apathy

NYT Theater - Mon, 02/27/2023 - 20:00
Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan star as Village bohemians in a rare revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s indictment of liberal inertia.
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Rattlestick Theater Names Will Davis as Its Next Artistic Director

NYT Theater - Mon, 02/27/2023 - 17:13
Davis will be the rare transgender theater artist to lead an Off Broadway nonprofit.
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Review: In ‘With No Fanfare,’ Things Fall Apart

NYT Theater - Mon, 02/27/2023 - 13:46
The play, a hit at the Avignon Festival, explores the twists and turns of a breakup through a whimsical mix of musical numbers and dreamlike vignettes.
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Review: ‘Black Odyssey’ Sails Through Black Past and Present

NYT Theater - Sun, 02/26/2023 - 20:38
This wine-dark sea threads through Harlem, and its Ulysses, buffeted by the gods, is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan who makes a fatal mistake.
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‘Mama, I Want to Sing!’ Returns for 40th Anniversary

NYT Theater - Sun, 02/26/2023 - 00:48
Gospel soul returns to the stage as the long-running musical is revived for Black History Month at El Museo’s El Teatro.
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Alexander Zeldin Brings ‘Love’ to the Park Avenue Armory

NYT Theater - Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:23
The British writer and director Alexander Zeldin is bringing “Love,” a European hit set at a temporary-housing facility, to the Park Avenue Armory.
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Obie Awards Honor ‘English’ as Best New Play

NYT Theater - Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:02
A ceremony for the awards, celebrating work Off and Off Off Broadway, will be held Monday, but organizers decided to announce the winners in advance.
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Forget About Jazz Hands, This Fosse Show Is About Dancin’

NYT Theater - Fri, 02/24/2023 - 05:00
“Bob Fosse’s Dancin’,” revived by the director Wayne Cilento, is back on Broadway. Its stars? An eclectic cast of dancers who are anything but machines.
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On Broadway, ‘Bad Cinderella’ Is a Rebel With a Brooklyn Accent

NYT Theater - Fri, 02/24/2023 - 05:00
Linedy Genao brings her whole Latina self to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, which also stars the stage veteran Carolee Carmello as her evil stepmother.
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Four Rising Theater Stars to Watch This Spring

NYT Theater - Thu, 02/23/2023 - 15:48
These actors turned playwrights all excavate memories and meaning from their lives in creating these four shows, which arrive in New York in the coming months.
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They Invited Shakespeare to the Cookout. They Got ‘Fat Ham.’

NYT Theater - Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:00
The playwright James Ijames and the director Saheem Ali built a “Hamlet”-inspired play, opening in April on Broadway, around their artistic friendship.
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Adrian Hall, Who Invigorated Regional Theater, Dies at 95

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/22/2023 - 16:57
As founding artistic director, he made Trinity Rep in Rhode Island a leader in theatrical innovation. He then made his mark in Dallas as well.
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‘Parade’ Producers Condemn Neo-Nazi Protest at Show About Antisemitism

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/22/2023 - 16:10
The show’s star, Ben Platt, said the “ugly and scary” display was a reminder of why they are retelling the story of the lynching of Leo Frank, a Jewish businessman in Georgia.
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On London Stages, Finding Something Fresh in Tragedy

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/22/2023 - 15:25
New productions of “Medea” and “Phaedra” feature outstanding performances from Sophie Okonedo and Janet McTeer as women pushed to the edge.
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What to See This Spring in NYC: Broadway Shows, Concerts and More

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/22/2023 - 13:23
“Life of Pi” and Laura Linney on Broadway, Lise Davidsen at the Met Opera, SZA on tour: Here’s what we’re looking forward to this season.
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Review: Rude T-Shirts and Rude Awakenings in ‘A Bright New Boise’

NYT Theater - Wed, 02/22/2023 - 10:31
An early play by Samuel D. Hunter finds the author developing his voice by lending it to the lost souls working at an Idaho Hobby Lobby.
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