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How Tony Shalhoub Got Started

The Mystery of Love & Sex | Essays

Brendan Lemon | March 12, 2015

In The Mystery of Love & Sex, Howard, the character played by Tony Shalhoub, …

Happy Days

How the Smash–Bombshell Concert Became the Most Successful Theater Kickstarter Campaign Ever

NBC’s musical series Smash was widely panned and only lasted two seasons, but two years after its final episode, its small but devoted contingent of …

Theater

The Wilma Theater Transforms Shakespeare’s Classic Hamlet With A Female Lead And Contemporary Design, March 25-April 26

The Wilma Theater takes on Hamlet with a contemporary interpretation starring Zainab Jah in the title role. (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)Hamlet may …

Shakespeare

How Richard III became the blueprint for villainous performances around the world

Versions of the play in Italy have been inspired by Mussolini's fascist party, and in Kuwait by Saddam Hussein as Shakespeare's work is altered to …

Blueprints

Majority of theater tickets purchased by women last season

Now we know why they call it “The Great White Way.”

The vast majority of theater tickets last season were purchased by a middle-aged white women, …

Theater

What's Your Favorite Sondheim Song? Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, Norm Lewis and a Dozen More Tell Us!

What's Your Favorite Sondheim Song? Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, Norm Lewis and a Dozen More Tell Us!

In celebration of legendary composer Stephen …

Patti LuPone

Still centre stage at 90: Peter Brook, human earthquake of modern theatre

The record books insist that Peter Brook will be 90 on Saturday. Personally, I find it hard to believe. I last bumped into Brook about 18 months ago at a new play about Kashmir at the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs. I casually asked if he was staying in London for long. “Absolutely not,” he said. …

Theater

Pinot Noir, Broadway Star! Get to Know the Theatre Folk Behind "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Pinot Noir, Broadway Star! Get to Know the Theatre Folk Behind "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

If you have an internet connection, you may have already …

Theater

How Tennessee Williams became the talk of Broadway

When the final curtain came down on the Broadway opening of The Glass Menagerie, the cast took 24 curtain calls.

Within a month of the play’s opening, VE Day brought an end to the war in Europe, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died. Fuelled by longing and by loss, the republic, which had …

Playwrights

With ‘Washeteria,’ Soho Rep Takes Children’s Theater Through Spin Cycle - WSJ

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Playwright Charise Castro Smith, on the ‘Washeteria’ set, collaborated with director Tea Alagic on the first episode in the installation, in which a washing machine provides a portal to a secret world. Photo: Jason Andrew for The Wall Street Journal

March 18, 2015 9:03 p.m. ET

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Theater

How the nation's theatre reinvented itself

What do we mean by “the nation’s theatre”? Think back just 30 or so years and the answer was probably fairly straightforward. It was Shakespeare on our main stages across the country, the big flagship companies such as the NT and the RSC, the state-of-the-nation plays by David Hare, new writing at …

Theater

Older Actors are Taking to the Stage - WSJ

A Stagebridge performance of ‘Hair’ in Berkeley, Calif. The group offers 30 classes a week and has eight performing troupes. Photo: Stuart Kandell

March 15, 2015 11:04 p.m. ET

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Clovis Clark, age 59, is a professional nurse. But she also has spent time recently as a conniving, murderous …

Theater

Should Kristin Chenoweth Play Paul Robeson?

Yes, I realize that the question is ridiculous. But please don't take offense: I merely wanted to find a startling way of pointing out that the …

Kristin Chenoweth

Jim O'Quinn, American Theatre Founding Editor, to Step Down

NEW YORK CITY: Jim O’Quinn, the founding editor-in-chief of American Theatre, has announced he will leave the post in August. Hired by Theatre …

Theater

The Pay’s the Thing: Playwrights Find a Lifeline in Television

Television, in some ways the antithesis of live theater, looks increasingly like its salvation.

Just ask playwright Bess Wohl, whose musical about the porn industry was recently staged in downtown Manhattan. Lucrative work on TV series allows writers to pursue stage projects. Days before “Pretty …

Playwrights

The Boys Are Back! Matthew Morrison, Peter Gallagher and David Burtka Talk Shop Over Drinks

The Boys Are Back! Matthew Morrison, Peter Gallagher and David Burtka Talk Shop Over Drinks

Hollywood, marriage and babies have kept Matthew Morrison, …

Peter Gallagher

An Actor's Dilemma

I ask myself why in the world I choose live performance as a career on, perhaps, a daily basis. It depends on when, as to the vote for or against such a peculiar vocation. And I often hear sound bites fly out of my mouth, previously formed, and only rarely the whole truth, proving that I can't even …

Boredom

Alan and Arlene Alda on Their Burlesque and Bronx Childhoods

Arlene Alda: Let’s just say it was a tight fit. Growing up in the Bronx in the early 1940s, five of us shared a one-bedroom apartment in a building called the Mayflower near Allerton Avenue.

It was a relatively new six-story building with 96 apartments and an interior courtyard that separated the …

Alan Alda

10 Musicals About Our Favorite Thing… Musicals!

10 Musicals About Our Favorite Thing… Musicals!

Do you love musicals? And do you love musicals about musicals? Read Playbill.com correspondent Ben …

Monty Python

Sondheim On Lady Gaga, "Peter Pan Live!" and His Next Musicals On Stage and Screen

Sondheim On Lady Gaga, "Peter Pan Live!" and His Next Musicals On Stage and Screen

As the West End prepares for revivals of Sweeney Todd and Gypsy, the …

Stephen Sondheim

What I Almost Called My Play

Before there was “Oklahoma!” there was “Away We Go!” That was the original title of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that opened in New Haven in 1943. When it moved to Broadway weeks later, it was renamed after its rousing, now-famous second-act number.

Would “Away We Go!,” which suggests …

State of the Union

Broadway Spring Preview: It's All in How You Present It

The spring season is here! And it is a super busy one. I know what I'm most excited about, but I am always wondering what others want to see. I'm too close to it after all. I know what is coming up and a lot about each show, most people do not. A lot of people choose a show to see just based on a …

Peter Gallagher

Top 10 Shakespeare books for children

When I was 11, my Mum bought me a Complete Works of Shakespeare, plonked me down in front of the TV, and switched on An Age of Kings. This was a BBC series that adapted eight of Shakespeare's history plays for television. I followed the text as I watched. The play was full of intrigue, treachery, …

Shakespeare

The great Shakespeare conspiracy

If you think Shakespeare isn’t for you, you’re wrong! When I was young, I was brought up to believe that Shakespeare was difficult and belonged to academics and those who could afford expensive theatre tickets. The first time I went to see a Shakespeare play, my teacher made it into such a big deal …

Shakespeare

How a Wrong Turn at the Lambs Club Introduced Lerner to Loewe, and An Anomaly Explained

How a Wrong Turn at the Lambs Club Introduced Lerner to Loewe, and An Anomaly Explained

Encores! artistic director Jack Viertel explains how the …

Wagons

Where are the great new musicals?

No recent theatre musical has yielded a song which has had us humming in the streets. Why is this, asks Rupert Christiansen

Scanning the Olivier Award nominations earlier this week, one could only be struck by the remarkable resilience of the London theatre – the list offered an abundance of great …

Theater

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Star Tituss Burgess Eases Into His Fame

On the new Netflix sitcom “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Tituss Burgess plays one of the kooky, breakout characters—an aspiring Broadway performer named Titus who lives in a basement apartment in Harlem.

It just so happens that in real life, Mr. Burgess is also a Broadway performer who lives in a …

Burgess

Hamilton (Broadway) - NYC Equity Principal Auditions - Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theatre - Performer Job Opening

Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theatre | New York, NY

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Equity Principal

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Production (League)
$1861/week …

New York

Bolaño’s ‘2666’ Coming to the Stage, Thanks to a Powerball Jackpot

An actor and stage manager turned Episcopal monk who pledged last year to give away much of his $153-million Powerball jackpot to support the performing arts has made his first grant — to a theatrical production as improbable as his own story.

The Goodman Theater in Chicago announced this week that …

Theater

Shakespeare in Tehran

Stephen Greenblatt
Marco Moretti/Anzenberger/ReduxSheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, the last stop on Stephen Greenblatt’s trip to IranFor more than …

Shakespeare