Performing Arts

Original Sweeney Todd Cast Members Will Return for Final Weeks of Off-Broadway Run

Betsy Morgan and Joseph Taylor return to the revival, which will end its record-breaking run August 26 at the Barrow Street Theatre.<p>Original company …

Off Broadway

Review: A Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? Sounds Crazy, Nu?

My father was driving; my 11-year-old brother sat behind him. My mother was in the passenger seat; I, age 8, sat behind her. It was 1966, and we had all just seen the first national tour of “Fiddler on the Roof,” in Philadelphia. The right half of the car, if not the left, was flooded all the way …

The Theatre

Musicals: 'Così fan tutte'

Casting Mozart's opera, "Così fan tutte." Project description: "This beach-themed setting will be performed in Italian with English subtitles."


Can you spot the fake Broadway production?

Q: Exactly when did the Broadway musical become a pop culture dungeon of deja vu?<p>A: The 21st century, because why not scarf up "Mean Girls" carbs on …

San Antonio

Sophocles’ stories are ours as well | Letters

Ancient tales ‘go to the dark core of human experience’, writes <b>Harry Eyres</b><p>Claire Armitstead (Ancient tales are back in fashion – for telling it like it is, 16 July) is only partly right. Surely the truth is that these tales were never out of fashion. Take Sophocles’ Antigone; before Kamila Shamsie …

The Theatre

Broadway Musical ‘On Your Feet’ Has LA Premiere, Headed To Denver

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBS4)</b> – The touring production of “On Your Feet” is making its way across the country. Recently, it had a star-studded premiere in Los …

Broadway Musical

New Tom Stoppard Play Among Lincoln Center Theater Fall Offerings

<i>The Hard Problem</i>, a new play by <i>Arcadia</i> playwright Tom Stoppard to be staged by his <i>The Coast of Utophia</i> director Jack O’Brien, will premiere next fall …

Entertainment Industry

Joan Baez Extends Farewell Tour

Joan Baez announced she’s extending her “Fare Thee Well” tour with an additional North American leg set to launch spring 2019.<p>The new run starts with …


'The Band's Visit' to float in for Chicago premiere September 2019

On Tuesday, Broadway In Chicago announced the Chicago premiere of 10-time Tony Award-winner “The Band’s Visit.” The show will run for a limited two-week engagement at Cadillac Palace Theatre<b>,</b> 151 W. Randolph St, from Sept. 10-22, 2019.<p>Tribune critic Chris Jones applauded the original Broadway run, …

The Theatre

Steve Parker Wins 2018 Tito's Prize

The man who makes music out of grackle calls and bat sounds, who's composed works for zombie trombonists and and a car horn choir, who's made …


Buy One-Get One for $20 at WAITRESS on Broadway in August and September

WAITRESS, the irresistible hit featuring the music of 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Love Song," "Brave"), is the perfect show to see on …

Sara Bareilles

Review: ‘Blindspotting’ Walks a Tense Line in a Gentrifying Oakland

The opening credits of “Blindspotting” showcase the city of Oakland, Calif., in split-screen, offering two distinctive points of view. One side shows a vibrant multiracial culture living in a frequently beleaguered environment; the other a gentrifying city whose newest residents — young, white, …

The Theatre

Look at the Latest Photos of the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies

Bronson Norris Murphy joins the cast as the Phantom.<p>Andrew Lloyd Webber’s <i>Love Never Dies</i>, the sequel to his record-breaking <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i>, …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

See Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Celebrate Fire in Dreamland's Off

Happy opening! Fire in Dreamland's Enver Gjokaj, playwright Rinne Groff, Kyle Beltran, Rebecca Naomi Jones and director Marissa Wolf get together.

Off Broadway

The Most Beautiful but Tragic Actress of Edwardian Era - Stunning Colorized Photos of Gabrielle Ray in the 1900s

Born 1883 as Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cook in Cheadle, Stockport, England, English stage actress, dancer and singer Gabrielle Ray was considered …

The Arts

The London Pass® - Including Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour

One day sightseeing bus ticket – Free with your pass<p><b>Six routes covering many top attractions</b> you can visit with your Pass – see full route map• <b><br>Hop on</b> …


A Monster Calls review – adolescent reality meets fairytale fantasy with wit and charm

Sometimes it is good to go to the theatre in a state of innocence. I have neither read the prize-winning novel by Patrick Ness on which this show is based, nor seen the film adaptation. But I have caught the recent work of the play’s director, Sally Cookson, including her versions of Jane Eyre and …

The Theatre

See the new farming method getting organic greens to your table faster

Deep in the heart of Cleburne, there's a bold, new farming venture underway.<p>Eden Green Technology has built a mammoth greenhouse housing a vertical …

Urban Agriculture

Musicals: 'Million Dollar Quartet'

Casting "Million Dollar Quartet," for Norwegian Cruise line holdings. Synopsis: Million Dollar Quartet: the hit musical with productions in New York, …


The numbers are in: Maryland Center for the Arts Raises $113,000

The 10th annual event was held on June 2, 2018 and featured First Lady Yumi Hogan as Honorary Chair<p>BEL AIR, MD – The Maryland Center for the Arts …


High school actors bring comedic one-acts to stage

High School Comedy Playhouse presents "A Night of Laughter With HSCP," featuring a night full of three one-act plays at Cutting Hall Performing Arts …

High School

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin hit the road together

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin have set out on the road together for a massive co-headlining tour. The North American summer trek …


This Drag Artist Landed a Role in the Freddie Mercury Biopic - them.

Like many a queer performer of his generation, the British-born actor and performance artist Dickie Beau was first inspired to take the stage after …


Mormon Boy Trilogy Debuts at Bay Street Before Heading Off-Broadway

Scott Schwartz directs Steven Fales’ solo shows, now playing a limited run in Sag Harbor.<p>Performances begin July 17 at Bay Street Theater for Steven …

Off Broadway

Married Couple Katie Lowes & Adam Shapiro Make Their Broadway Debuts in Waitress

The hit Broadway musical <i>Waitress</i> welcomes real-life married couple Katie Lowes (<i>Scandal</i>) and Adam Shapiro (<i>Steve Jobs</i>) in the roles of Dawn and Ogie, …

Sara Bareilles

The Upcoming Flea Season Will Explore Police Brutality and Gun Violence

The upcoming season of the Flea Theater is not for the faint of heart: productions will tackle police brutality, gun violence, infanticide and slavery, and the often squirm-inducing filmmaker Todd Solondz will make his playwriting and stage directing debut.<p>The plays were chosen by the Off Off …

The Theatre

End of the Pier review – Les Dennis plays a washed-up standup in Blackpool comedy

‘I realised why I never liked jokes,” says a character in Danny Robins’s new play, channelling comedian-of-the-moment Hannah Gadsby. “It’s because they’re almost always based on a lie.” So should standups make people laugh, or tell their truth? And what if the standup in question – a TV superstar, …

The Theatre

4 St. Louis Sculpture Parks Not to Miss

Art and nature come face-to-face at four St. Louis sculpture parks that offer very different experiences.<p>Laumeier Sculpture Park, one of the premier …


Tony-winning 'Band's Visit' stops in Chicago next year

"The Band's Visit," 2018's Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that winds up spending the night in a remote Israeli village, will play …

Tony Awards

Musicals: 'The Polar Express Train Ride'