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Playwrights find big love on the small screen

“Shameless” writer Molly Smith Metzler calls theater her “secret lover."<p>"I always want to be with her the most," she says, "and when I’m doing anything else, I’m thinking about her.”<p>In this era of so-called peak TV, the demand for strong storytellers on the small screen has sparked a new love …

TV

13 Choreographers Every Broadway Fan Should Know

From Bob Fosse to Jerry Mitchell, these are the Broadway choreographers every theatre aficionado must know.<p>You may have some favorite numbers from …

T.S. Eliot

Inside Tony Nominee Steven Levenson’s Dear Evan Hansen Notebook

Learn how the Tony-nominated book writer crafted the opening scene of the Best Musical Tony nominee.<p>In 2011, Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek …

Dear Evan Hansen

Broadway buyer beware: How to avoid phony 'Dear Evan Hansen' tickets

The hit Broadway musical, "Dear Evan Hansen" has won six Tony Awards. And this week, it's the hottest ticket on Broadway. That's because the play's …

Dear Evan Hansen

Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally: An Immediate, and Lasting, Need

<i>Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change, love harder, love less and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, a new</i> <i>feature, T</i><i>he Times highlights couples who share</i> <i>thoughts about commitment and what they have</i> <i>learned about themselves and each other along the</i> …

Marriage

‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

On a Sunday morning in the fall of 1981, I was sitting in my fourth-floor walk-up studio apartment in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, flipping through that day’s New York Times, when I was struck by a theater review that ran on one of the far back pages of the news section. Its headline …

Oscar Wilde

An Interview with Cristin Milioti

Written by Victoria Myers<p>Photography by Jacqueline Harriet<p>October 24th, 2017<p>In the new play <i>After the Blast</i> by Zoe Kazan and directed by Lila …

David Bowie

West End Oslo Star Philip Arditti on Stepping Into a Tony-Winning Role & Trying to Dislike His Co-Stars

J.T. Rogers’ provocative and poignant <i>Oslo</i> has arrived in London not long after winning the 2017 Tony for Best Play and a further Tony for featured …

Entertainment

Stagecraft: Sarah DeLappe, Author of The Wolves

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on …

Pulitzer Prize

Like A War Movie, But 'On A Planet Of Teenage Girls'

When playwright Sarah DeLappe was growing up, she loved war movies. So she decided to write a play that was like a war movie – but about girls soccer.<p><i>The Wolves</i> opens at New York's Lincoln Center on Monday. As the lights come up, nine teenage girls are in a circle atop a green expanse of artificial …

War Movies

How Playwrights Horizons Became a Launchpad for Pulitzer-Winning Work

Artistic director Tim Sanford reveals the secret to the Off-Broadway theatre company’s success.<p>Tim Sanford, the artistic director of Playwrights …

Pulitzer Prize

Gerard & Roth On Sexual Harassment, New Theaters & Broadway Etiquette | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> <i>Deadline</i> theater critic <b>Jeremy Gerard</b> and Jujamcyn Theatres president <b>Jordan Roth</b> discuss the hottest topics on the Rialto, the only …

Feminism

Special Reports: 11 Asian-American Shows to Watch For in the 2017-18 Season

A (mostly) definitive list of productions across the U.S. that are addressing the Asian-American experience this season.

George Takei

Beau Willimon: Responding to the Moment

<b>Playwright and screenwriter Beau Willimon,</b> best known as the creator and former showrunner of the series “House of Cards,” makes his Broadway …

T.S. Eliot

The Flash-in-the-Pan American Film Theatre Attempted to Marry Stage and Screen

For a little under two years, in the mid-Seventies, an initiative called the American Film Theatre attempted to bridge the divide between stage and …

Playwrights

"The Portuguese Kid" is Totally Juvenile

Nobody bats a thousand. It's unfair of us theater lovers to expect our favorite writers and directors to knock one out of the park (last sports …

How a Streaming Series Helped This Award-Winning Playwright Return to the Theatre

Obie and Blackburn Prize winner Susan Miller leveraged her web series Anyone But Me into an Off-Broadway production of her latest play, 20th Century …

Entertainment

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Go Head-to-Head With a 2nd Grader in Hamilton and Founding Fathers Trivia

See who wins when the Tony and Pulitzer-winning writer is up against a seven-year-old "presidential expert" on The Ellen Show.<p><i>Hamilton</i> writer …

Puerto Rico

Why Leslie Odom Jr. Has Had to Turn Down Auditions

The Hamilton Tony winner talks about the types of roles he plays; he also sings from his Christmas album on Harry.<p><i>Hamilton</i>’s original Aaron Burr, …

Josh Gad

Ever Wonder What It Takes To Become a Rockette? Watch This Four-Part Docuseries

Have you ever wondered what the audition process was like to join the iconic New York dance company, The Radio City Rockettes? (Come on! Who …

Dance

20 Questions in 2 Minutes with Anastasia Star Derek Klena

The animated film <i>Anastasia</i> opened on November 21, 1997 and a generation fell in love with the songs and story of a the mysterious Russian girl who …

Faux

Kristen Bell to reunite high school musical cast members in 'Encore!'

Kristen Bell

Beanie Feldstein Shares How She and Dear Evan Hansen Star Ben Platt Became Besties

The star of Hello, Dolly! and Lady Bird looks back on the beginning of her friendship, reveals the root of the name Beanie, and more.<p>Rising star …

Dear Evan Hansen

Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

When you think of Disney, "experimental" or "avant-garde" may not be the first words that spring to mind.<p>But when tasked with adapting the 1994 Disney animated film, <i>The</i> <i>Lion King</i>, for the Broadway stage, director Julie Taymor decided to take an unconventional tack.<p>Drawing on theater and puppetry …

Lion King

'Mindhunter' Actor Jonathan Groff On His Most Life-Altering Roles

Growing up in Pennsylvania, actor Jonathan Groff was a Disney-obsessed kid who dressed up as Mary Poppins and Cinderella and dreamed of one day performing on Broadway.<p>Other parents might have balked at a little boy dressed in women's clothing and singing show tunes — but not Groff's mother. "She …

Jonathan Groff

'People, Places & Things' Is A Clear-Eyed Look At Addiction

Over the years, many authors have dealt with alcoholism, addiction and recovery — think of plays like <i>Long Day's Journey into Night</i>, or films like <i>Days of Wine and Roses</i>. Now a new play from England joins them: People, Places & Things takes an unsentimental and, at times, harrowing look at addiction …

Substance Abuse

She Was About to Quit Acting. Then She Got the Role of a Lifetime.

LONDON — Denise Gough has never been to New York: She swore to herself that she’d first visit as an actress. “I wanted to wait — I thought, one day I will do theater in New York, and that is how I will experience the city.”<p>Her dream is coming true, in quite spectacular fashion. This month, the …

If a Shakespeare play is racist or antisemitic, is it OK to change the ending?

An Australian production of Merchant of Venice changes the final scene, adding completely new phrases. It’s profoundly affecting – but is it right?<p>It’s the last scene of The Merchant of Venice and the Christians are celebrating. They have love, youth and wealth on their side. Best of all, they have …

William Shakespeare

'Hamilton' writer plans a new Chicago theater project

People who've been around Lin-Manuel Miranda and "Hamilton" for many years tend to share something interesting: total confidence in the power of the arts to effect meaningful and substantial social change.<p>“Power” is the operative word there. Chicago is full of progressives who believe in the arts …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

From Bette to Bruce, Has Broadway Become Reliant on Celebrity?

This week in Broadway news is dominated by reports of “splashy debuts” for singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and comedian-actress Amy Schumer in <i>Waitress</i> …

Meteor Showers