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A big week in London theatre, with three of the most anticipated openings of the autumn: Marianne Elliott’s new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical Company, Ma…
Over 20 plays have already been announced to open on Broadway this season, but there’s unlikely to be a family drama teeming
Things are starting to get serious as our associate editor, Broadway critic and resident musical theatre expert Mark Shenton counts down his
Having started out in Birmingham Rep’s press office, Chris Harper moved from the National to set up a production company with director
Commercial theatre occupies a strange world where art and business co-exist. Sometimes it’s a clash of cultures, as with Thriller Live, a
Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three diff…
Our associate editor, Broadway critic and resident musical theatre expert Mark Shenton is counting down his favourite 50 songs in the history
Over more than four decades, the playwright has become the Royal Shakespeare Company’s most produced living writer, penning original plays and adaptations
In the market-driven economy of the commercial theatre, it’s not so much about getting what you pay for, as charging what people
It seems apt to launch the UK national tour of Kinky Boots in Northampton, the town in which it is set. As
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & upcoming awards… in the West End, Broadway & beyond.
This stage version of Alan Parker’s 1980 film has been kicking around for 30 years now. It bears only a passing resemblance
One of theatre’s biggest preoccupations is accessibility; and it concerns both who gets to put shows on and who comes to see
News, reviews, interviews and farewells of the week in London, New York and the regions, including social media influencers, Pinter in the West End and more.
Critics have a triple responsibility: we have to simultaneously record theatre history in the moment of its making, and honour its past,
News, reviews, interviews, commentary and farewells from London, New York and beyond, including The Stage Debut Awards, Sylvia at the Old Vic and regional openings in Chichester and Bristol.
The essence of theatre is its liveness – that it is a mutable art form, and that plays or musicals will change
Hit shows are not created in a vacuum, but sometimes they fill one. Success breeds imitation and more success – and some
News, reviews, controversies and commentary from the West End and Broadway, including the first West End job share and the re-opening of the Kiln Theatre (formerly the Tricycle).
It all started, with what now seems like grim inevitability, when the Independent on Sunday laid off all of its critics in
“Do you hear the people sing?” goes the call to arms in Les Miserables, a musical that is now the longest-running in
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In the constantly shifting tectonic plates of theatre land, we are seeing the biggest upheaval in some time. Not one or two,
Summer theatre highlights in Provincetown, Cape Cod and Boston, including appearances by Audra McDonald, Marilyn Maye, Randy Rainbow, drag bingo and music at Herring Cove beach -- plus Mouli…
Donald Trump hasn’t (yet) slapped a punitive tariff on theatrical shows crossing the Atlantic, even though Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Mark Shenton rounds up the latest news, reviews, podcasts and more from London and Broadway, including Prince Harry at Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda at Southwark Playhouse.
If I have found some relief from my habit of compulsive theatregoing that I typically adopt in London and New York whenever I’m there, the temptation is never too far away. So I’m partic…
Mark Shenton offers a wrap-up of news from the West End, Broadway and Edinburgh, including the West End transfer of Waitress, Edward Hall saying farewell to Hampstead Theatre and Laura Benan…
Provincetown, of course, is not an entirely theatre-free zone — there’s plenty live entertainment, from a lot of drag cabarets to male strip shows and piano bars, to enjoy.