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Four of the contributors to the Princeton and Slavery Plays project talk about the hidden histories that inspired them.
The American Jewish Historical Society is facing charges of censorship after it canceled a play and a panel that had been targeted by right-wing activists
The MacArthur fellowship this year honors 24 artists, scholars, activists and others chosen for exceptional “originality, insight and potential.”
The magician Derek DelGaudio has tried to keep his work invisible on the internet. Did another professional secretly film his show?
George Orwell’s novel has led to adaptations and variations since its publication in 1949, including a coming Broadway version. Here’s an overview.
A British adaptation of George Orwell’s classic arrives on Broadway with Tom Sturridge and Olivia Wilde, bringing contemporary political resonance.
The 1901 script for “The Shadow of a Doubt” turned up in an archive in Texas, where scholars discovered it after noticing a cryptic reference to it in a letter.
Mr. Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” will be performed in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with abridged versions staged elsewhere.
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.
A revival of John Guare’s play “Six Degrees of Separation” opens April 25. His enduring title concept has hopscotched through pop culture.
Brian Doerries, the director of Theater of War, will use classic texts to explore violence, trauma and community at free events at 60 locations around the city
Mr. Mac’s marathon “24-Decade History of Popular Music” was praised as “a vast, immersive, subversive, audacious and outrageous experience.”
A newly announced scholarly collection will analyze, and chronicle, Mr. Mac’s epic “24-Decade History of Popular Music.”
Hundreds of manuscripts and letters held by Hamilton descendants for 200 years — some of them previously unknown — were sold at auction on Wednesday.
Before Sotheby’s sells a long-held family trove of Alexander Hamilton’s documents, the public is invited to take a look.
After contentious contract talks, the Actors’ Equity Association and the Off-Broadway League have reached an agreement to raise pay for actors and stage managers.
A trove of letters and other material held for 200 years by descendants of Alexander Hamilton will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in January.
Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Wright and Ashanti performed in “Hercules in Brooklyn,” a drama by Outside the Wire, which uses ancient texts to look at modern problems.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has challenged playwrights to translate Shakespeare into modern English, while hewing to the rule “Do no harm.”
Under her direction, the Wooster Group has created what the prize announcement called “startlingly innovative, collagelike works.”
The 23 winners of this year’s fellowships, awarded for “originality, insight and potential,” include writers, visual artists, scientists and lawyers.
After digging deep into their storage rooms, four institutions are showing off what they’ve got related to the country’s new favorite founder.
Newly discovered documents suggest the playwright cared very much about a coat of arms that reflected his status as a “gentleman.”
The show, set to begin previews on March 29, will have the actresses alternating roles, much like the actors in the 2000 Broadway production of “True West.”
Over the July 4 weekend the New-York Historical Society will kick off its "Summer of Hamilton."
A family descendant of the man who decreed that blacks could not be citizens has written a play exploring that reviled moment in history.
The long-missing manuscript of a Federalist Paper written by John Jay has been found at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Theater lovers commemorated the loss of Shakespeare in 1916 too, and long before that.
“I came of age as a feminist and an artist at Barnard,” Ms. Shange said.
Scholars are debating whether “Hamilton” over-glorifies the man while glossing over less attractive aspects of his politics.
When you live in a stately manor house stuffed with Old Masters, sometimes editions of Shakespeare from 1623 just turn up.