Performing Arts

25 Contemporary Plays Every Actor Should Know

Plays are often described as the means for acting in its purest form—all that’s present is the actor, the audience, and that all-important text. …

Glengarry Glen Ross

Porchlight announces 'Merrily' cast

Porchlight Music Theatre announced the cast of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Merrily We Roll Along” Wednesday.<p>The production will star Matt Crowle as Charley Kringas, Jim DeSelm as Franklin Shephard and Neala Barron as Mary Flynn, with Keely Vasquez as Gussie Carnegie, David Fiorello as Joe …

The Theatre

It’s just like the ‘Nutcracker — except there’s striptease and booze

A naughty and spirited two-act performance inspired by the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” should bring laughter to Key West’s seasonal …

Burlesque

Check Out the Latest Photos of School of Rock on Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber’smusical recently celebrated two years on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre.<p>Andrew Lloyd Webber’s <i>School of Rock—The Musical,</i> …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Top 7 Tony Award-Winning Shows to Watch Right Now

Few words generate more excitement than “and the winner is," and not just for the winner of whatever award is being presented.<p>The name that follows …

Travel

Best of Broadway in 2017: My top 10 begins with Bruce and Bette

You could escape the lousy times of 2017 on Broadway, whether that was by descending to Bikini Bottom or rising up on your feet, with everyone around, in praise of all that is Bette Midler.<p>But there also were many well-timed meditations on strife, selfish behavior and survivorship: The year was …

The Theatre

Tickets on Sale Today for Second Stage's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and More, on Broadway

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Wednesday, December 13 at 1 PM ET for Second Stage Theater's Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN's …

The Theatre

He Was a Snob About Musicals. Then He Tried Out to Play Hamilton.

LONDON — Jamael Westman was 14 when he took the stage in his first musical, a school spoof of “Pirates of the Caribbean” called “Pirates of the Curriculum.” After that, he gave musical theater a nice long rest.<p>But break time is over for Mr. Westman. Now 25 and a year and change out of drama school, …

The Theatre

5 Broadway Shows You Should Watch With Your Kids

If your kids believe that the theater’s just a place their parents go on date-night, then they don’t know what they’re missing.<p>BroadwayHD makes it …

Travel

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at local theaters | NOLA.com

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at local movie theaters, with a number of special-event screenings on top to celebrate the season. They …

New Orleans

Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night!

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy …

The Theatre

This former ballet dancer's Christmas decoration skills are en pointe

Interior designer Francis Toumbakaris brings New Yorkers some bespoke holiday cheer<p>Interior designer Francis Toumbakaris was renovating an apartment …

Ballet

Diary: Cats spat almost becomes a performance with bite

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats will close its doors on Broadway at the end of the month. But the end nearly came

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 14

Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights in St. Petersburg for visits with area children. …

Chaka Khan

20 breath-taking photos of the South African production of Evita

Cape Town - Critics are raving about the South African productions of the international hit musical, <i>Evita</i>.<p><b>City Press</b>’ Gayle Edmunds labelled it as …

News (South Africa)

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in reshoots; CW developing Lady in the Mask

A new director will briefly be taking the reins on reshoots for Disney's live-action adaptation of <i>The Nutcracker</i>.<p>Joe Johnston, who's probably best …

Helen Mirren

'Hamilton' has finally arrived in London – here's everything you need to know

<i>The biggest musical of the social media age has landed in London. Andrzej Lukowski tells the story behind the hype</i><p>Just under a decade ago, a smart …

London

Roundabout's Entire Theatrical Workforce Development Program Cohort Lands Jobs

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced a 100% job placement rate for the first cohort of the Theatrical Workforce …

Education

Fernand Nault's Nutcracker is as familiar as Christmas at Place des Arts

As Fernand Nault’s ever-popular production of The Nutcracker rolls around again for Christmas, we take a look at five aspects of the seasonal treat …

Ballet

10 Broadway Shows That Will Keep You Laughing

Broadway may have its fair share of serious pieces, but for every production of Chekhov or Eugene O’Neill there’s at least one comedy waiting in the …

Travel

Edmonton, Canada: A new home for pre-Broadway musical tryouts?

<i>Got a big new musical that could be Broadway’s next hit? How about taking it to Edmonton? The team behind Hadestown, a musical retelling of Greek</i> …

The Theatre

On This Day, December 13- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Returns to Broadway

On this day in 2009, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music returned to Broadway!<p>Trevor Nunn's production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC debuted to …

Stephen Sondheim

Review: In ‘The Children,’ the Waters Rise and a Reckoning Comes Due

First the earthquake. Then the tsunami. Then the nuclear reactor shuts down when the tidal wave reaches its seaside dome. But not to worry. That’s why they have emergency generators.<p>In the basement.<p>Putting emergency generators where floodwaters can quickly render them useless sounds like a design …

The Theatre

Five Dancers Accuse City Ballet’s Peter Martins of Physical Abuse

In 1993, Jeffrey Edwards was a soloist with New York City Ballet when he did something radical, at least for the company: He accused Peter Martins, the powerful ballet master in chief, of verbal and physical abuse, and reported him.<p>“I brought a complaint to the general manager, company manager and …

Dance

Exactly How a Pro Ballerina Does Her Stage Makeup For The Nutcracker

Ballerinas really do it all. They're artists. They're athletes. But did you also know they double as makeup artists? Thanks to years of recitals and shows, professional dancers are absolute experts when it comes to doing a full, glam stage face. While there are in-house makeup artists at ballet …

Makeup

The Best Theater of 2017: On Stage, Vitality in Every Way---But One

Theater in America is as vital as it’s ever been—with one grim exception. I saw impressive new plays, imaginative revivals and virtuosic acting in 2017, not just in New York but throughout the country. The musical, though, is in dire creative straits: Not only did I cover no first-rate premieres in …

Opinion

Service Dog Enjoys Broadway's 'Cats' A Little Too Much

A service dog and its owner were in the audience of a Broadway performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical <i>Cats</i>. Chaos ensued. An usher returned the dog to its owner.

Cats

December 12: Upcoming Events On The Edina Calendar

See what's happening around Edina - check out the Patch Calendar<p>Friday, December 15 at 5:00 pm<p>Now at the Arboretum! The glow of the holidays adds a …

Minneapolis

Putting Out the Broadway Welcome Mat in Song

With tickets to certain musicals going for sums in the high three figures — and don’t forget the long, snaking lines even to get in the door — Broadway audiences surely deserve a little extra acknowledgment.<p>Something that says, “We’re glad you’re here” — maybe in song. And shows like “Come From …

The Theatre

Win a family ticket to the Nutcracker ballet this Christmas

This Christmas we’re giving you the magical opportunity to win tickets to the enchanting Nutcracker ballet at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on Friday, …

The Nutcracker