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With their field rocked by unprecedented challenges in 2020, these people and groups — some notable, some new — stepped into the breach.
It wasn’t the year for celebration. But watching innovation flourish inspired our chief critic, while other writers found the joys of the stage in other media.
Our theater experts provide a guide to some of the successful (and failed) cinematic adaptations of plays and musicals — all for your streaming pleasure.
After criticism over gender parity, Pearl Cleage, Larissa FastHorse, Adrienne Kennedy and Sarah Ruhl will be featured in the spring.
One night only: “This is Our Youth,” “Uncle Vanya,” two Mamet plays, and more. With casts that include Morgan Freeman, Laurie Metcalf and Lucas Hedges.
End unpaid internships. Set term limits for leaders. Get real about inclusion. Take performances to the streets. Say yes to joy, and no to couch plays.
Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor venues are shut. But for performers and directors, open-air memories are as sharp as the bite of a mosquito.
Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”
Harvey Fierstein, Betty Buckley and more on the sunny songwriter behind “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame,” who hoped that even a flop would find a second life.
The revival of Terrence McNally’s play is wrapping up a month earlier than expected.
Each show arrived on Broadway with a big name in its title and major creative talents behind the scenes. But audiences kept their distance.
Readers share their own theatergoing binges in response to the “repeat attenders” who’ve seen their favorite musical 25 times — and counting.
Swinging lights. Broadway beefs. Words of wisdom. And a restroom serenade. If only some of the highlights were on TV.
When and how to watch Broadway’s biggest celebration, plus the best New York Times journalism on the nominees and contests.
Wishing for challenge, boldness, new work, intimacy, a friendly welcome — and inexpensive parking.
A revival of Richard Greenberg’s baseball comedy “Take Me Out” will also be part of Second Stage Theater’s 2019-20 season.
A brief sampling of productions that use augmented reality, smartphone mapping and motion capture, blurring the line between the live and the virtual.
A producer announced that one Oscar-winning actress will play another in Matthew Lombardo’s “Tea at Five.”
Return engagements mean second chances to see acclaimed productions, like “School Girls” and “Happy Birthday, Wanda June,” that got away.
They are often Broadway sensations, but jukebox musicals rarely get good reviews. We invited our critics to stop snarking and tell us what they want.
What the stage director Lileana Blain-Cruz saw in New Orleans and how it informs her production of “The House That Will Not Stand.”
A look at the most memorable moments from this year’s ceremony celebrating Broadway.
The two actors, who have never met, share insights on understanding the character of Prior Walter and how to maintain the stamina to play him.
The Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical will wrap up July 1, but promises to tour nationally in 2019.
Disagreeing on classic musicals, agreeing on “The Band’s Visit,” and worried about a season when revivals outshone new plays.
Bette Midler didn’t sing, but talked (and talked). Russians partied in the aisles. And Ben Platt’s heartfelt speech was one of the most inspiring moments.
A team of dressers works in darkness to help the musical’s cast make 300 costume changes, fat suits and hats included.
Simon McBurney’s hypnotic one-man show or Cate Blanchett’s daredevil acting? There are also cast albums like “Bright Star” and “A New Brain.”
The romantic mystery of a girl who may be a 20th century Russian princess will open April 24, 2017, at the Broadhurst Theater.
Joe Mantello and Finn Wittrock will also star in Tennessee Williams’s 1944 drama, which will be directed by Sam Gold and start showing on Feb. 14.