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Several intimate literary accounts of pain and suffering have been adapted for the theater recently — with varying success.
At 60, and already a renowned theater maker, Irina Brook is rethinking her work and tackling the legacy of her famous parents: “I’m only just emerging from my cocoon.”
Songs from “Starmania” are frequently heard and covered in France, but until a new production opened in Paris, few had a chance to see the 1979 rock opera onstage.
Martinez, once a member of the company’s troupe and a former leader of the National Dance Company of Spain, will take up the position in December.
Three stage works in Paris by the incoming director of the Avignon Festival continue his preoccupation with empathy and human complexity.
Several Paris theaters geared up to open their seasons with the most famous English playwright. How would the plays be tackled if a woman’s name were attached to them?
Marion Siéfert’s “_jeanne_dark_,” about a shy teenager beginning to express her sexuality, contains no nudity yet still ran afoul of Instagram’s opaque policies.
As offices and schools reopen, ParisOffFestival brings a carnival atmosphere to an area of low-income housing in the city.
American-style stand-up, a relatively young art form in France, is attracting a young, racially diverse crowd to a blossoming club scene.
The annual Paris l’Été hosts some especially strong multidisciplinary shows this summer, one of which includes a seven-hour hike.
With striking premieres in the main program and enchanting discoveries on the supplementary Fringe, the eminent event in European theater is flourishing after some difficult years.
In an anniversary year for the playwright, new productions in the Paris region show why his work still appeals to myriad audiences.
The French writer played himself onstage and hated the experience, according to a new work he developed with the Swiss director Milo Rau. This time around, there’s an actor in the role.
Performance venues at this year’s Kunstenfestivaldesarts, in Brussels, include a disused museum and the upper house of Belgium’s Parliament.
At the Molières, France’s equivalent of the Tony Awards, commercial and publicly funded productions seem to inhabit different worlds.
Touch is a requirement of a dancer’s job. Now when choreography involves simulated sex or violence, some companies are bringing in intimacy directors.
Christophe Honoré’s latest work, for the Paris stage, is part of a recent wave of stories in France about the complex aftereffects of social mobility.
As the presidential vote approaches, theaters and comedy venues are addressing the campaign. Many shows reach a similar conclusion: Don’t trust politicians.
How can theaters adapt to prevent climate change? The British director Katie Mitchell and a Swiss playhouse have developed a new model for taking a production on the road.
She studied law, became a model, and then starred in everything from arthouse films to blockbusters. Now the multilingual Italian actor is overcoming a lifetime of stage fright to play opera…
In two Paris theater productions, there’s no sugarcoating the physical decline that comes at the end of a long life.
The playwright found acclaim with works about the devastation caused by austerity. He returns with a drama exploring the realities of ageing
There is one no-no in an Alexander Zeldin rehears…
The French prodigy, who won an Oscar for The Father, talks about The Forest, his labyrinthine new drama following a man whose life unravels after an affair
Florian Zeller has made a speciali…
Three Paris productions — including Ivo van Hove’s take on “Tartuffe” at the Comédie-Française — explore questions of the divine.
Tamara Rojo, San Francisco Ballet’s incoming artistic director, has half updated the 19th-century work for English National Ballet.
The Comédie-Française is celebrating the 17th-century dramatist by recreating Tartuffe, the play that outraged the Catholic church and almost ended his career
French theatre is gearing up …
Netflix doesn’t qualify as a solo offender when it comes to Gallic stereotypes, as three musical theater works on the city’s stages show.
The Times’s three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey apiece for the festive season.
By asking the singer Bertrand Cantat to contribute to his latest show, the director Wajdi Mouawad has overshadowed his own production.
Slowed but not stopped by the pandemic, Wilson has had a busy fall that continues with his production of “Turandot” at the Paris Opera.
Representation for dramatic artists of color is improving, but few Black creators get to be their own bosses. Two recent productions show what France’s mainstream theater is missing.