The Theatre

Gerard Butler Is a Terrible Actor

The veteran action star's newest film is the latest in a string of duds. How did this happen?<p>Gerard Butler is a terrible actor. I’m not saying this to be facetious, or as a precursor to presenting redeemable qualities that justify his continued presence in blockbusters. With a career spanning …

Movies

The 23 Most-Revived Musicals in Broadway History Since 1927

The number one most-revived show isn’t what you think it is.<p>With the fourth Broadway revival of <i>Hello, Dolly!</i> currently on the boards and the fourth …

Performing Arts

What’s New in NYC Theater

<i>Our guide to plays and musicals coming to New York stages — and a few last-chance picks of shows that are about to close. Our reviews of open shows are at nytimes.com/reviews/theater.</i><p><b>Previews and Openings</b><p><b>‘THE CHILDREN’</b> at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater (previews start on Nov. 28; opens on Dec. 12). …

Performing Arts

Chloë Sevigny on Playing an Addict in ‘Downtown Race Riot’

To many, Chloë Sevigny is the embodiment of downtown cool. Lured from Darien, Conn., by the Washington Square Park skate scene, she strutted seemingly naked in Sonic Youth’s 1992 “Sugar Kane” video while still in high school. Two years later, Jay McInerney famously anointed her the resident It Girl …

Performing Arts

‘Aladdin’ Turns 25: Creators on the Real Beginning of the Disney Renaissance

Before Disney’s animated blockbuster “Aladdin” had its premiere in Japan, directors Ron Clements and John Musker were told not to worry if the …

Walt Disney Company

First Look at the Off-Broadway Premiere of Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce The New York premiere of the new play, 20th Century Blues, from Susan …

Performing Arts

Fool Me Twice? Yes, Please

New York doesn’t reward the credulous. Who wants to be the sucker who pays retail, the chump in the cab who gets taken for a ride? Who wants to be fooled even once?<p>Me, please. And I’m not alone.<p>This month I saw a pair of magic shows in unusual sites, the high-drama “At the Illusionist’s Table,” …

Performing Arts

Best Christmas shows and pantomimes near me for 2017 - From Cinderella and Aladdin to alternative plays to watch across the UK

With Christmas during closer, it's that time of year where we all start thinking about presents, mulled wine, and festive fun again. And top of the …

Christmas

Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre – review round-up

Everybody really is talking about Jamie. Tom MacRae’s new musical turned heads when it premiered in Sheffield last year, and it’s turning even more …

Joni Mitchell

The X Factor semi-final songs have been revealed

View Gallery16 photos<p>1 / 16<p>© PA Images<p>One Direction<p>They are one of the biggest bands in the world but we wouldn't have One Direction if it wasn't …

Carly Rae Jepsen

Torch Theatre’s artistic director Peter Doran: ‘We’re looking outwards. Our work resonates beyond Wales’

The Torch Theatre has been servicing west Wales and further afield with classic and new theatre for 40 years. Artistic director Peter

Performing Arts

From professional boxing to a pottery sale: Five things to fill your weekend

November seems to be passing at a rapid pace, but there are still a few things to do before the Christmas season kicks in. Here’s a few ideas for …

Canadian News

Fuel Announces 2018 Season

Fuel today announces its 2018 season features a programme of work commissioned to imagine what kind of world might lie ahead. Fuel invites artists to …

Performing Arts

On the Paris Stage, Plays Get Personal and Political

PARIS — On Nov. 16, 2015, three days after a terrorist attack that killed 90 at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, an open letter by Antoine Leiris, whose wife Hélène was among the victims, went viral on Facebook. “You Will Not Have My Hate,” as it became known, was pithy and defiant; in 2016, Mr. …

Théâtre

Prince Harry told to ‘f--- off’ for being a spoilt brat

Prince Harry was a “spoilt brat” and was told to “f--- off” by a Queensland polo umpire. According to professional polo player Beau Skerrett, the …

Royal Family

Actor Robert Lindsay's warning after friend's daughter has 'date rape drug blown in face outside nightclub'

Bafta-winning actor Robert Lindsay has put out a warning claiming a family friend had a "date rape drug" blown into her face outside a London …

Crime

Focus On Pimlico: Twenty per cent cheaper than its neighbours and still central, house prices are increasing in SW1P

Pimlico must be pretty quiet at the weekends. It’s been London’s pied a terre hotspot since the mid-Noughties, meaning many of its inhabitants escape …

Real Estate

Christmas fare: The best foodie pop-ups

With offerings including cheesy fondue, Moroccan-spiced cocktails, and mulled wine, every taste is catered for at these seasonal spots One-Minute …

London

Public Theater to Hold Town Hall on Sexual Harassment

The Public Theater is holding a town hall-style gathering next month to discuss sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse in New York’s theater community.<p>“The country is facing a watershed moment regarding a pervasive culture of sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse, and our field is no exception,” …

New York City

Twin bill: Janine and Pilita

How's this for twinning? A few weeks ago, a vintage photo of a young chanteuse made netizens do a double take. Was that Asia's Queen of Song, Pilita …

Philippines

Sound Check: The Beaches warm up Saskatoon winter

The Beaches<p>When: Nov. 25<br>Where: O’Brians Event Centre<br>What: The members of four-piece rock band The Beaches have been playing together since their …

Canadian News

Live music performances in Saskatoon for the weekend of Nov. 24-26, 2017.

Army and Navy — Jones Boys (Fri. and Sat.), jam session (Sat., 5-8:30 p.m.)<p>Buds on Broadway — Brewster and the Roosters (Thurs.), Charger (Fri.), …

Canadian News

Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Woman of the Year, and More at Feinstein’s/54 Below November 23–30

See all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate New York cabaret.<p>Feinstein’s/54 Below, the supper club located below …

Stephen Sondheim

Ann Wedgeworth, 83, Dies; Tony-Winning Actress Known for ‘Three’s Company’

Ann Wedgeworth, who won a Tony in 1978 for her performance in Neil Simon’s comedy “Chapter Two” and played an amorous divorced woman on the ABC sitcom “Three’s Company,” died on Nov. 16 in North Bergen, N.J. She was 83.<p>Her death, at a care facility, was confirmed by her daughter Diánna …

Obituaries

Our December To-Do List

Eight of the best cultural happenings to look out for this festive season<p>December may well be the most wonderful time of the year but also one of the …

David Hockney

Holiday Gifts for Theater Lovers 2017

My sixth annual Broadway gift guide below includes links and information on shopping for <br>theater tickets, <br>theater subscriptions, <br>cast recordings, …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Comment on Mark Shenton: Stage fright is a gut-rotting terror even for the greatest actors by jeremy Sams

For the record. I was there and Robert Glenister neither clutched his chest, nor fell to the ground. He is a superb actor, and plainly superb in the …

Daniel Day-Lewis

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review: Intensely relevant and powerfully feel-good

It’s the dawn of a new age of masculinity: you simply can’t not feel it.<p>Mainstream banks like Lloyds are being praised for ‘He Said Yes’ campaigns, …

Matched

Stephen Sondheim Is the Musical Hero of Lady Bird (Who Isn’t Dave Matthews)

Director Greta Gerwig’s playful use of pop music in <i>Lady Bird</i>, her very popular and poignant comedy about a young high schooler’s whirlwind of a …

Ladybird

Review: Who Is ‘Harry Clarke,’ and Why Is He So Appealing?

When Harry Clarke humblebrags that the singer Sade is “about the most real person I know,” you believe him. If anyone’s an expert on real people, he is.<p>That’s because he’s a fake.<p>Despite his sometimes posh, sometimes cockney accent, he’s not (as he tells people) from London. Nor is he married to a …

Performing Arts