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A versatile, cerebral and witty composer and lyricist, Mr. Friedman had a particular fascination with politics, which informed much of his work.
Theater writers go down the shore with Harold and Kumar, Rosalita and Cynthia Erivo, with a side trip to the Stone Pony.
Andrew Garfield and Denise Gough will join Mr. Lane in the pair of acclaimed plays by Tony Kushner on Broadway next year.
Unknown talents — some joining high-profile projects like “Mean Girls,” others creating brand-new work — will soon brighten New York theater.
Tina Fey has written the musical’s book based on her screenplay for the 2004 film, keeping the same basic storyline but updating it to the present day.
Although it is closing early, the play, which opened April 27, has enjoyed a longer run than many other nonmusical productions.
Victor Garber will join Ms. Peters, playing the man she fancies, Horace Vandergelder. They will begin performances on Jan. 20.
The move is a bold step for an unpretentious company, especially because it is situated in one of Manhattan’s pricier neighborhoods.
A bold musical adaptation of Tolstoy drew 12 Tony nominations and strong crowds. But casting decisions and financial concerns have doomed the show.
Tony Kushner’s “Caroline, or Change,” from 2004, used the toppling to shed light on a key character’s frustrations. The subplot resonates powerfully today.
Despite some strong reviews, the musical, based on the popular 1993 movie, failed to draw large enough audiences to support its running costs.
The play will star Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, who played the lead roles this summer in a Berkshire Theater Group staging.
The show is the third on Broadway to declare that it will use Verified Fan, the Ticketmaster technology that scrutinizes potential ticket buyers.
This new musical comedy is scheduled to open in August 2018 at the Belasco Theater. The early announcement shows the hot competition for audiences and space.
A slimmed-down version of the musical will run at New World Stages in Midtown Manhattan, starting in November.
This Disney juggernaut is going from the big screen to Broadway. But first, a stop in Denver.
Ms. Schumer will star in “Meteor Shower” this fall along with Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key and Alan Tudyk.
Social media crackles with criticism of “The Great Comet” for prematurely replacing an African-American actor with a Caucasian one.
It was an unusual request: a college student who reached out in an effort to memorialize her father.
James Houghton died last summer. Now his daughter is sharing his collection of theatrical treasures.
Ms. Thurman says the political drama by Beau Willimon, the creator of “House of Cards,” is contemporary, sharp and witty.
Instructions to destroy any incomplete manuscripts were included in a will that the renowned playwright filed on Long Island, where he lived and died.
Why can’t you buy a Wonka Bar at the hit Broadway musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”? Blame corporate indifference — and a mistaken flirtation with crème brûlée.
A revamped Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y has drawn Mr. Groff, a two-time Tony nominee, for five performances next January.
Women and minority actors and stage managers are getting fewer jobs and often wind up in lower-paying shows, according to a new study by Actors’ Equity.
The work collected by the playwright, who died last September, is mostly 20th century fine art. Sotheby’s will sell more than 100 items in the fall.
Ms. O’Donnell, currently the theater’s artistic director, said her departure was “absolutely voluntary.”
The show will end after 609 performances, a far cry from the 18-year run of the original production.
This play about the Middle East peace process, has had a jump in ticket sales since it won the Tony for best new play.
A production of the Shakespeare play was interrupted by protesters objecting to a scene where a character resembling President Trump is murdered.
The artistic director of the Public Theater and the director of the new Shakespeare production talks about the controversy surrounding the show.