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With a piano and a camera, Franca Vercelloni of Marie’s Crisis Cafe continues to play for the bar’s show-tune singalongs on social media.
Among his credits were Broadway shows, operas and the original production of “Hair.” He also influenced numerous actors’ careers as an educator.
Two theater critics suggest some of their favorite books about the theater, giving us portals to a world that is now forbidden.
The band, that is. Tennant, whose mini-series “Deadwater Fell” arrives April 6, also puts Tim Minchin and “Succession” on his list of essentials.
With the coronavirus pandemic putting live shows on hold, performers are adapting how they practice.
Several French theater companies, closed in the coronavirus outbreak, have rushed to put content online. Much of it is underwhelming.
Nonprofits around the country plan to commission works of no longer than 10 minutes in length that can be read or performed by people sheltering in place.
This August’s Edinburgh International Festival and its Fringe, two of theater and comedy’s most important events, are no more.
Our chief theater critics have no nickel-plated medallions to hand out, but they find plenty to celebrate among shut-down Broadway offerings.
These nine playwrights spent years dreaming up cataclysms and plagues. Did that prepare them for the current crisis? Sometimes.
In committing to paying its people during a three-month shutdown, the theater gives itself breathing room to prepare for when it can open again.
Though known from his TV role, he did much of his work on the stage, starting as an original Acting Company member.
Plague erased social, gender and personal differences. Shakespeare responded by emphasizing people’s unique and inerasable difference. His work is a narrative vaccine.
His low-budget movies, notably the cult favorite “Re-Animator,” combined grisly body horror with a mordant sense of humor.
It’s a tradition this drama critic would highly recommend to those looking for ways to find magic in empty hours.
Jennifer Schantz, an executive at the New-York Historical Society, will lead the library, which is home to more than 8 million items relating to music, theater and dance.
Mr. Blum, who died of coronavirus complications, was also seen on Broadway; in “Crocodile Dundee” and other movies; and on numerous television shows.
As nonprofits around the country cancel all spring programs, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival says it must go further, and will lay off 80 percent of its staff.
Our writers are usually busy covering performances. Coronavirus changed that. Here are their suggestions for what to watch, read or listen to while we’re housebound.
When theaters closed by the pandemic stream their shuttered plays online, watching sharpens the longing for the real thing.
Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joe Mantello on a versatile collaborator who came to know “he didn’t have to repeat himself.’
The coronavirus has made in-person auditions impossible, so contestants can submit videos up to five minutes in length for the chance to compete for $20,000.
The recorded performances that theaters in Germany have put online while they are closed don’t live up to the real thing, our critic says.
The 74th annual ceremony and television broadcast won’t happen until Broadway reopens. How shows will be eligible remains to be determined.
Concerned that female directors and playwrights were underrepresented in New York theaters, she founded Women’s Project in 1978 to cultivate their work.
David Rockwell, the architect and Tony-winning show designer, talks about the stories and history behind his favorite theaters.
Furious, despairing, yet inescapably entertaining, often in the very same show, featuring Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane and Zoe Caldwell, to name a few.
Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.
The performer Taylor Mac and the playwright Suzan-Lori Parks have signed on to a video-sharing subscription service to raise money for New York colleagues in crisis.
For over three hours online Sunday night, Rosie O’Donnell praised, kibitzed and made room for Broadway stars to check in with their fans and share music.
A critic disguised as an actress who is also a suspect in the death of the Great Merlini. Her team didn’t use “Cats” to break the case, though.