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Featured Stories
How dozens of writers came together to create "The Mysteries"
Ripe Time turns a Stein story into a fable for grown-ups and kids
The New York Neo-Futurists find the power in O'Neill's stage directions
In the West End's "Blithe Spirit", Angela Lansbury's past is always present
Inside his work on Broadway's "The Velocity of Autumn"
In Less Than Rent's new show, wild comedy masks a dark American secret
Michael Pennington finds new facets in Shakespeare's tragic king
For its 30th season, Stephen Petronio Company looks forward and backward at the same time
In the Broadway musical "Violet", director Leigh Silverman trusts your imagination
ow "Heathers the Musical" tweaks the cult movie for a modern audience
The unlikely start for Will Eno's latest play
Why he's happy that "Mothers and Sons" rocketed to Broadway
The new musical "A Second Chance" carefully balances fact and fiction
where the stories are never realistic (but always true)
How "Bikeman" evokes the chaos of Ground Zero
Two shows at Culture Project prod our definitions of "journalism" and "theatre"
Decades after it faced homophobic derision, "And Baby Makes Seven" returns
"The Pig" and "Potion" fuse theatre and opera in startling ways
Alec Duffy finds the drama in Plato's "Republic"
Inside Paul Taylor Dance Company's ambitious new season
How fighting and dance combine in Broadway's "Rocky"
In Caryl Churchill's "Love and Information", 15 actors star in 57 shorts
Inside the 35th Anniversary Gala for TDF Accessibility Programs (TAP)
In Tarell Alvin McCraney's take on "Antony and Cleopatra", Chivas Michael plays an odd, rich role
Where a story can immerse you in a brand new world.
Francis Jue guards the soul of David Henry Hwang's new play
In Broadway's "All the Way", director Bill Rauch finds thundering drama in LBJ's presidency
In her new dance piece, Jody Oberfelder turns biology into art
In Ken Urban's new play, grief creates strange spiritual terrain
In Taxdeductible Theatre's Dare Project, the audience tells the artists what to create
Why "Disney Junior Live On Tour!" is joining TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative
The surprising evolution of Jessica Lang Dance
To revisit Irish history, Larry Kirwan fuses Celtic and Broadway sounds
In Sarah Ruhl's "Stage Kiss", romance requires both reality and absurdity
Sheldon Harnick revises three musicals at once
For its return to New York, John Cariani's "Almost, Maine" is a surprising hit
International playwrights are invited to start conversations in America
In Ma-Yi's family show, Asian-American kids are the heroes
In "The Woodsman", puppets create a hero from Oz
The design of "The Bridges of Madison County" reflects the musical's heart
In "The Tribute Artist", Charles Busch reunites with his muse Julie Halston
Inside the show-stopping nude scene in "The Clearing"
The careful chaos of Rude Mechs' "Stop Hitting Yourself"
Inside the magic of the "Bronx Bombers" set
Malik Yoba navigates the complex staging of "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner"
What Brían F. O'Byrne has learned from audience response to "Outside Mullingar"
How movement shapes the world of "I Am the Wind"
George Brant's new play is suddenly everywhere
At BalletNext, two stars forge a vital new partnership
30 Plays in 60 Minutes every week
"Take Me Home Festival" is a play set in an actual taxi
Lyndsey Turner finds an uncomfortable truth in Machinal
Mac Wellman's miniature science fiction industry
Why Paul Huntley's wigs are vital for Broadway stars
The COIL Festival tells personal stories in new ways
20 plays and musicals scheduled to open on the Great White Way by April 24
Where theatre is never defined by just one language, culture, or storytelling style.
The unlikely development of Martha Clarke's "Chéri"
The holidays usher in a season of dance, including the beloved classic “The Nutcracker”.
John Ellison Conlee plays multiple Watsons, including a machine
The comic collapse of a puppet in "The Pigeoning"
Master puppeteer Jessica Scott guides "La Divina Caricatura"
Inside their approach to Shakespeare's fairies
Inside the choreography in Broadway's "Beautiful"
In "How I Learned What I Learned," Ruben Santiago-Hudson conjures August Wilson's past
Faith and family shine in a new musical revue
Patrick Barlow finds rich texture in the holiday classic
Charles Fuller's "One Night"confronts sexual assault in our armed forces
Inside the creation of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Lincoln Center's revival enhances the power of evil
Susan Marshall has seen us dancing, and she wants to know more
A resident company mines classic plays
Inside a thriving cultural district in Queens
The evolution of Beth Henley's "The Jacksonian"
How the Globe juggles two plays in the same Broadway theatre
Inside 35 seasons of TDF’s accessibility programs
A cultural district finds new life
where female artists gather to make boundary-exploding new work.
Seth Rudetsky’s new musical blends spoof and soul
In The Downtown Loop, a real-life tour guide reveals the New York he wishes we saw
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Adriane Lenox evoke the legends of jazz and blues
With Good Person of Szechwan, director Lear deBessonet finds Brecht's heart and joy
How the lighting in The Snow Geese impacts our mood
Where the world's greatest plays remind you to live
Inside the morally striking set design of Broadway's "A Time To Kill"
Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy finally returns to Broadway
Steven Rattazzi finds finds new depths in the darkly comic Marie Antoinette
In "RoosevElvis", The TEAM subverts all sorts of American history
How the Big Fish ensemble makes us remember small roles
The actress finds subtle shades in a rich new musical
In "Tamar of the River", the water is a character itself
Jinkz Monsoon and Major Scales explain Commedia Dell'Arte
"I Came to Look for You On Tuesday" leads a massive project on reunions
"Bike America's" heroine is a charming mess
With Another Tree Dance, an artist tries to express American thought
A native understanding of Irish plays and musicals
The playwright on his first major NYC revival
A play and a film explore the boxer's legacy
Dorrance Dance's Michelle Dorrance sounds off at Fall For Dance
Brian J. Smith connects to a misunderstood character in The Glass Menagerie
How Christian Camargo creates his performance in Broadway's "Romeo and Juliet"
The director helms Mike Daisey's ambitious new monologues
What playwright Matthew Freeman intended to be a satire of Brooklynites became something deeper and darker.
Lucy Thurber’s The Hill Town Plays launch an ambitious new partnership in the West Village
Mr. Burns drops the Simpsons into a post-apocalyptic musical
In "The Awake", Ken Urban turns bad dreams into drama
With "The Cheaters Club", The Amoralists probe America's dark side
The Boat in the Tiger Suit finds the power in a tiny space
NAATCO's Awake and Sing! brings the audience close to the play
The drama "Slut" lets young women speak for themselves
Le BalcÒn blends the Bard with the works of a fake Canadian writer
With Harbor, Chad Beguelin trades Broadway musicals for a play
How the classic film became a hip-hop musical
An TDF exclusive on a company that makes room for every risky artist
Inside his multiple roles in "Murder for Two"
Developing her play with a TDF education program
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales on creating their new musical
Krysta Rodriguez's unlikely journey to her latest Broadway role
How Eric Anderson Becomes Shlomo Carlebach in "Soul Doctor"
Choreographer Mark Dendy's latest work is a public affair
The Between the Seas Festival stages the Mediterranean experience
The actress stars in the furious political play "The Castle"
Billy Porter, Lindsay Mendez, Harvey Fierstein, Marin Mazzie and More Share TKTS Memories
Inside his work on Nobody Loves You
Harbor Lights Theater breaks new ground in its borough
Inside the acrobatics of "Monkey: Journey to the West"
The composer's vision for a summer of Off-Broadway musicals
Patrons and employees reflect on 40 years of the Booth
South Street Booth reopens July 5
The city honors 40 years at the Booth
The multiple meanings of music in "Choir Boy"
Playwright Steven Levenson pushes moral buttons at the Roundabout
Bronx Opera Company has been part of the community for almost 50 years
Why the creators of "Unlock'd" live in two worlds at once
Jessica Dickey's new play straddles the arts/sports divide
Jonathan Tolins makes "Buyer & Cellar" work for Streisand fans AND newbies
Secrets of the loopy set for MTC's "The Explorers Club"
The Brick's new festival puts sound design front and center
An eco-friendly, up-for-anything theatre in the East Village
Fred Weller breaks down in "Reasons to Be Happy"
Inside Sheik's score for "Caucasian Chalk Circle"
Iphigenia pushes the RIOULT dance company to new places
Kate Mulgrew and Kathleen Chalfant navigate a play’s remarkable language
James T. Lane takes the role of Richie in A Chorus Line from Broadway to the West End
A new play scours the ethics of reality TV
"Shadows" drops audiences in an immersive world
Why Alan Cumming's Co-Stars are Crucial to the Broadway Revival
A theatre company specializing in musicals new and old.
Caissie Levy hurtles into the revival of Murder Ballad
Lucas Hnath’s experimental new drama explores chaos and control via the Magic Kingdom
"City Council Meeting" asks what we want from theatre and from government
The Unusual Staging of Mike Bartlett's "Bull"
Telling rich American stories with striking visual panache.
Inside Richard Greenberg's 10th visit to the same theatre
How Jeff Calhoun stays connected to his hit show
Robert Cuccioli finds the human side of a comic book monster
Ayub Khan Din's strange journey with his new musical at The New Group
Tina Packer navigates "Women of Will"
Inside the subtle choreography of Broadway's "The Nance"
Inside the Choreography of "Here Lies Love"
Sheldon Harnick and Margery Gray Harnick create a book about the city
How history changed the current revival of "The Big Knife"
"Southern Discomfort" stages the diversity of the South
Telling seldom-told stories of Asian culture
In "Furry," Times Square peddlers wage the ultimate battle
How Colm Tóibín wrote Broadway's "The Testament of Mary"
On Broadway, designer Tobin Ost isn't a perfect Victorian
In "Bullet Catch," a magic trick raises troubling questions
Talking with the team behind Spring Fling
Secret Theatre's short play festival serves s smorgasbord of art
Inside the casting for Broadway's "Motown: The Musica
In "Saga," Wakka Wakka explores Iceland's economic collapse
A Queens theatre find unexpected humor in "The Bacchae"
Inside her role in Christopher Durang's new comedy
In the drag-heavy Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Stark Sands brings the straight man (ahem) to life ---
"Then She Fell" immerses patrons in the author's life and work
Target Margin battles ghosts and expectations in "The (*) Inn"
Now on Broadway, Cory Michael Smith stars in his third play of the season
How Keala Settle makes herself guffaw
The director of "Ann" reveals his staging secrets
A new play looks at the color-coded world of advertising
The gossip queen is a unique expert on the Broadway season
A TDF gala celebrates 40 years of TKTS in Times Square and An essential man in TKTS history
Nellie McKay adds zip to Bill Irwin's "Old Hats"
"Detroit 67" tackles the Motor City's history
Get to Know the Amoralists Theatre Company
"Is It Already Dusk?" uses movement to explore revenge
Inside Rajiv Joseph's new play "The North Pool"
Lotteries and luck create a unique artistic vision
How "Bunnicula" became family-friendly fabulousness
TDF's Stage Doors program reaches students across the city
The Tony Award-winner brings a fairy godmother to life
Paul Downs Colaizzo invites arguments at MCC Theater
Why "All The Rage" needs to seem improvised
The New Group's "Clive" makes music out of trash and doorframes
"Outcry" makes lively art from painful American history
"Isaac's Eye" plays with history and lies
Director John Rando returns to David Ives' popular comedy
How improv comedy gives "5 Lesbians…" its crackling energy
Inside the horror musical "The House of Von Macramé"
Why Warren Carlyle makes the dancing in "Drood" accessible
With "Vandal," the celebrated actor becomes a playwright
The secrets of "Picnic's" set design
A writer takes Broadway and Off Broadway at the same time
How the director stages both worlds at once
Inside the world of a professional child guardian
Japan's Eiko and Koma bring their installation dance-art to Manhattan
The tension and terror of "Bethany" at Women's Project Theater
After 44 years, "The Fig Leaves Are Falling" returns to New York
Taylor Trensch's body tells a gay kid's story in "Bare: The Musical"
Dmitry Krymov brings fierce playfulness to St. Ann's Warehouse
In Broadway's "The Other Place," Sharr White controls our sense of reality
Autism-Friendly performance at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre of How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Inside the Focus 2013 Dance Festival
The 1970s docu-musical gets updated for the 21st century
Inside this year's festival of cutting-edge theatre
Amy Herzog on the intentional mysteries in "The Great God Pan"
ten books about theatre and dance that could make an excellent gift this year.
Broadway is still hopping during Christmas week, but many Broadway shows have an unusual performance schedule.
Bartlett Sher's vision for his Broadway revival
Paula Vogel uses Christmas past to discuss the present
Mastering the language in "My Name is Asher Lev"
With "Hearts Like Firsts," Adam Szymkowicz uses his other voice
Why the fashion designer joined The New Group's "The Good Mother"
Inside the new Broadway dramedy
Inside a crucial moment of the August Wilson revival
The playwright on his new show "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
How composers Pasek and Paul set the classic film to music
Murder Ballad turns viciousness into sexy entertainment
How Folksbiene and other New York theatres keep Yiddish drama up to date
How Cusi Cram created her nuclear play "Radiance"
Justin Sayre's "The Meeting*" tackles the serious and the frivolous in gay culture
In Broadway’s “Scandalous,” dance is both religious and entertaining
After Sandy, "A Twist of Water" has new resonance
A top choreographer uses rookies for her BAM show
Inside Blue Coyote's ambitious play
Inside the imagination of "AliceGraceAnon"
Inside her performance in Broadway's "The Heiress"
Samuel Hunter tackles "The Whale"
Buy matinee and evening tickets at the same time at TKTS
How "The Performers" stages a risqué world
Colman Domingo's "Wild With Happy" finds its voice
"Checkers" sheds light on the president's dark history
Kyle Soller masters the language in Broadway's "Cyrano"
Jon Kern's new play finds dark humor in vicious deeds
"Undesirable Elements" Turns 20
How "Charlie Victor Romeo" stages the transcripts of airline emergencies
How the young troupe is developing its style
Three actors explain how the magic is made
The subtle secrets of the "Virginia Woolf" set
How the actress shapes her performance in "Red Dog Howls"
Why a director avoids realism in The Atlantic's "Harper Regan"
Off Broadway and off-Off Broadway
How actors find a story in the Sondheim revue "Marry Me a Little"
Australia Feels Like Home
Director Dexter Bullard talks about bringing the heightened reality of "Grace" to Broadway
Director-choreographer Warren Carlyle talks about the meticulous dance and movement of "Chaplin"
British playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz adapts Ibsen's timely classic.
The Flea uses its acting troupe to support bold work
The All For One Festival creates a culture of solo theatre
Jennifer Hurlbert finds what costume designers need
The inspirations for Lisa D'Amour's comedy "Detroit"
A Preview of the Fall Season
Behind the parody costumes in Forbidden Broadway
Jane Greenwood prepares her costume designs
Andrea Lynn Green tackles two roles at once
The world of solo shows at FringeNYC
Playwright Pia Wilson pushes the notion of ethnic stories
How TheatreworksUSA turned "Skippyjon Jones" into a musical
The Mobile Shakespeare Unit brings the Bard to unlikely places
Jonah Bokaer brings a bold new work to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Irish Rep brings "New Girl in Town" back to the stage
The heated play "Warrior Class" springs from Kenneth Lin's life
An actor preps for Shakespeare in the Park's "Into the Woods"
Jeff Whitty's fresh book for the Broadway cheerleading musical
Natalie Venetia Belcon navigates years of revisions to "The Last Smoker in America"
In "Fela," Melanie Marshall makes unexpected use of her voice
Gabra Zackman, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, and the Joy of Repertory Theatre
Robert Hartwell's onstage education in "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena find love in a spiky new musical
Ice Factory and Undergroundzero Make Bold Changes this Summer
Lincoln Center Theater learns how to use its brand new space
Intense collaboration produces a powerful show at Soho Rep
The funny-sincere choreography in "Triassic Parq"
The New Haarlem Arts Theatre thinks big in uptown Manhattan
How the "Closer Than Ever" team creates their beloved shows
How "The Bad and the Better" Blends Wild Humor and Crime Drama
Many of the students had never been to the theatre before
The unusual collaboration behind the comedy "3C"
The "Harvey" star finds inspiration in her family's business
"The Hunchback Variations" creates absurdity without a director
All 7 Harry Potter novels get staged in 70 minutes
"The Bad Guys" finds dark humor in being manly
"Chimichangas and Zoloft" brings a fresh story to the Atlantic
a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
The director of "Murder in the First" finds the human story in awful crimes
The Brick's new festival asks provocative political questions
How Gotham Dance Festival boosts both audiences and artists
Peter DuBois and Gina Gionfriddo collaborate at Playwrights Horizons
How J. David Brimmer stages comic fights in "Medieval Play"
How "I Am a Tree" has startled Dulcy Rogers
Gabriel Kahane creates musical languages for famous names in "February House"
A revival tackles the challenge of Shaw's "Man and Superman"
How the Play Finds Power in Suggestion
How does the theatre look when TDF presents an autism-friendly performance of a Broadway show?
Inside the company's ambitious spring season
How He Changed the Soul of "An Early History of Fire"
Designer Natasha Katz explains her work for "Once" and "Follies"
The Tony Nominee gets old-time laughs in "Nice Work if You Can Get It"
Ben Daniels rides the rhythm of "Don't Dress for Dinner"
Inside the actor's Tony-nominated performance in "Clybourne Park"
The actress stars as a blind corporate climber in "Lonely, I'm not"
A magician brings surprising true stories to his act
Bryce Pinkham and Da'Vine Joy Randolph shape Broadway roles
The Tony winner fights death in "The Lyons"
How the actress became an action heroine for "Peter and the Starcatcher"
How sets and costumes survive the Broadway farce
In "You Better Sit Down," the company interviews their own parents
Why less is more in Dan LeFranc's hit play
The actress plays a cantankerous diva for Primary Stages
Students With Hearing Loss See Broadway's Sister Act
The superstar composer talks about "Godspell", "Wicked", and more
The actor becomes Perón in Broadway's "Evita"
How playwright Eric Simonson made theatre out of basketball stars
We ask the director of "Rated P For Parenthood"
A new play takes its time at MTC
A playwright crafts Broadway's "End of the Rainbow"
Red Bull Theater evokes the play's dark, funny spirit
The actor tackles old-time politics in Broadway's "The Best Man"
A concert at Joe's Pub transitions into drama
Jeff Bowen's overnight edits for "Now. Here. This."
The BFG collective brings a bold experiment to Queens
"The Maria Project" turns life into art
Coincidence shapes a Broadway design
Nina Raine's play inventively stages the deaf experience
How sets and costumes support the musical's vision
Choreographer Jody Oberfelder follows the heart
The actor gets Happy in Broadway's "Death of a Salesman"
The actor co-writes and stars in a bold intepretation of Homer
The Tony Award-winner moves into "Hurt Village"
The epic emotion in Crystal Pite's choreography
Qui Nguyen celebrates his family with rebellious style
Robert Hogan returns to "Rutherford and Son"
How "The Navigator" got nurtured into success
How Soho Rep and The Play Company joined forces
In "Rx," the actress finds the softer side of her comic chops
"Tokio Confidential's" unlikely combination of styles
"CQ/CX" mines the metaphors in Jayson Blair's story
Director Lynne Meadow juggles laughter and tears in a play about cancer, life, and death
Reimagining Adam Guettel's beloved song cycle
Sam Gold challenges expectations of the classic play
The actress fights her impulses in The New Group's latest play
A theatre makes an asset of its unusual space
Inside the acrobatic magic of the award-winning show
How Kate Skarpetowska created striking dances of her own
"Chimera" suggests many worlds on one stage
Director Gordon Edelstein discover new facets of Athol Fugard's play
Once again, Phillip Boykin stars in "Porgy and Bess"
Matthew Dellapina plays a Yankee adrift in China
A playwright finds visceral power in the evolution debate
The prominent theatre festival returns for another year
The Tony-winning actor plays a spy in "Blood and Gifts"
Two services push the theatre into online publishing
The "Stick Fly" star can't worry if we agree with her character
The "War Horse" sequel finds the power of a good yarn
Inside Elizabeth Streb's "extreme action" performance
The "Ugly Betty" star tackles one of Chekhov's most interesting characters
Honoring Jimmy Smits, Matthew Goldstein, and BEAT
How Sam Eaton became New York's most prominent mentalist
Less Than Rent reimagines "Hedda Gabler"
Marin Ireland dives into a weird and pretty world
Director Jeff Calhoun brings a new musical to life
Director John Tiffany brings the hit indie film to the stage
Inside the fascinating structure of "Queen of the Mist"
The stars of "Lysistrata Jones" balance comedy and heart
Inside the new musical's daring projection design
Thoughts from the stars of "Wild Animals You Should Know"
Inside a new play's vibrant development process
Designer Jill BC DuBoff creates a sonic world
How Theresa Rebeck's new play blends dark laughs and deep thoughts
Provocative playwright Thomas Bradshaw makes his Off-Broadway debut
The story behind a fascinating character in a new dark comedy
TDF among recipients of 2011 Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture
The actress tackles Goneril's villainy in "King Lear"
Chunky Move changes the rules of dance
Designer Anita Yavich gets metaphysical for Broadway’s “Venus in Fur”
How crowds and spaces affect PigPen Theatre Company's work
The "Chinglish" actors speak two languages in their Broadway debuts
The actor's brain injury guides his performance in "Sons of the Prophet"
A hot young director focuses on new work
"Mangella" imagines a desktop-human romance
Inside Broadway's first autism-friendly performance
A new production honors the late Lanford Wilson
In a new Broadway comedy, the actress returns to Woody Allen's world
How director Lisa Peterson molds the pieces of "Motherhood Out Loud"
The playwright makes her Broadway debut with "The Mountaintop"
The dancer liberates flamenco from conventional wisdom
How do you translate the made-up words in a Swedish play?
MCC's new play tackles race and identity
Elevator Repair Service gets inventive with Ernest Hemingway
Israel Galvan's solo show pushes the boundaries of flamenco dancing
The New York Neo-Futurists stage nothing but O'Neill's stage directions
Ars Nova nurtures ambitious insanity in “The Lapsburgh Layover”
How Fiasco Theater created its celebrated Shakespeare production
How Kyle Barisich mastered 20 roles in the classic Broadway musical
The playwright's new show blurs the lines between research and romance
The “Follies” star delivers a showstopping performance
A new show pushes the boundaries between the circus and the stage
Queens Hindu Community Center experiences Broadway for the first time.
How Off Broadway shows are thriving with limited performances
How a deaf CUNY law student uses TDF's program
How the crew handles the raucous finale of the Broadway revival
Tips for getting the most from FringeNYC
A teenage playwright joins theatre legends
How Charles Busch puts real feeling in wild comedy
How one play has captivated a director for a decade
How projection designers create their increasingly prominent art
Director Michael Grief revisits the musical for its New York revival
he actor-writer launches "The Patsy" and "Jonas"
Judy Gold and Kate Moira Ryan bicker, laugh, and then write a play
Jun Kuribayashi thrives with Pilobolus
How the actress approached her latest Broadway role
The Voca People try to reach everyone
After six years, the "Silence of the Lambs" parody musical wants to recapture the magic
Broadway vet David Chase explains this vital position
How to play the only “normal” woman in “The Addams Family”
After 14 years, "Death Takes a Holiday" hits the stage
A new series at New Georges asks playwrights to write the impossible
How can the theatre enhance your mind and your personal relationships?
How the actor is tackling two roles for Shakespeare in the Park
How Jeff Key traveled from Iraq to the New York Stage
Amy Herzog looks sideways at grief in her new play
Look back on a new partnership between CUNY and TDF
A new play shines a light on a buried Harvard scandal
For their latest project, a celebrated team keeps pushing boundaries
A festival at the Brick asks what comics can do on stage
How TDF impacted every Tony-nominated show this season
From revivals of old favorite to meetings with new artists, this year's Fringe is already going strong
An Off Broadway company revives a forgotten classic
Three current tuners epitomize Off Broadway's culture
2011 Tony Nominee Derek McLane's approach to set design
The two stars camp it up in the new musical “Lucky Guy”
How Mackenzie Crook Mastered His Tony-Nominated Role
Tony nominee Todd Rosenthal designs "The Mothef**ker With the Hat"
Target Margin Theater Celebrates Its Second Decade with the Tempest
Stars (and Rising Stars) Sing at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw on the tone of the hit Broadway musical
Michael Friedman writes music for Tony Kushner’s latest epic.
Playwrights Horizons launches an innovative program for parents
How Patina Miller created her Tony-nominated role in "Sister Act"
Just in time for the Lucille Lortel Awards, our readers choose their favorites
How the star of Broadway's "War Horse" learned to act with puppets
Lisa Gajda and the hard-working ensemble in "Catch Me if You Can"
A new musical brings a Hollywood choreographer back to Broadway
The "Anything Goes" star tackles Cole Porter's famous wit
After five years, John Kolvenbach takes the reins of his own hit play
Belarus Free Theatre performs plays that would get them arrested back home
Scott Elliott and Wallace Shawn make a beautiful, brutal twosome
Our latest update from the City of Angels
Jenni Barber puts her stamp on the fizzy sixties comedy
A director handles the realism and the symbolism Soho Rep's latest play
A front-line report from one of America's most important new play festivals
See what it takes to get a Playbill into your hand
David Gallo and the quiet Broadway set
A Manhattan high school uses local theatre to teach valuable lessons
How four current productions are putting war on stage
Riding a "Bengal Tiger" to a Broadway debut
For the first time, a series for new plays goes completely international
After playing her in England, Simone Kirby brings a title character to the Irish Rep
How actors navigate big ideas in the Broadway revival of Stoppard's play
Transport Group drops Michael John LaChiusa's musical into the audience's lap
Brian Thomson designs the Broadway musical’s fabulous title bus
Eddie Taketa anchors new work from Doug Varone and Dancers
Steven Hoggett creates evocative movement at New York Theatre Workshop
The celebrated actor is uniquely involved with his latest role
The actor becomes a director for John Leguizamo’s new Broadway show
With the Wooster Group's latest production, Scott Shepherd extends his downtown legacy
A national TDF program brings access to the deaf and hard of hearing
An Update from The City of Angels
With "Timon of Athens", Barry Edelstein revitalizes a forgotten play
The renowned actress reflects on her remarkable life in the theatre
The vaunted actor discusses the dark side of his latest Broadway role
How a playwright and director turned dense political ideas into crackling theatre
TDF’s Guide to Family-Friendly Performances will help
In "Apple Cove," Erin Gann and "Smallville's" Allison Mack make absurdity feel authentic
After Sixteen Years, Annmaria Mazzini Leaves the Paul Taylor Dance Company
In his new Off Broadway play, the artist makes his audience the star
How two Jewish New Yorkers went to the Middle East and came back with two musicals
Plucked from a New York club, Dan Mills makes his Broadway debut in “Million Dollar Quartet”
Jess Goldstein designs costumes for A.R. Gurney’s new play
How two composers created music for a play's unreal world
The Pulitzer-winner's new play comes to Broadway without a tryout
In "The Importance of Being Earnest," the actor relies on everything from his costars to 70s sitcoms.
A backstage tour with the Broadway musical’s production stage manager
Your guide to theatre in the Mini-Apple
Director Michael Wilson balances symbolism and reality in a Tennessee Williams play
Culturemart stocks its shelves with ambitious new work
An actress and playwright create a woman deprived of almost everything
Gordon Clapp and Ann Dowd get angry in The New Group's latest play
A new show challenges the definition of a conversation
How "Spider-Man"'s mishaps reflect the long history of stage safety
How the fest celebrates everything from Beckett to Van Damme
Exciting things are happening at TKTS!
With wine and song, three performers push the genre envelope
Plenty of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres are open for business on December 25th.
American Ballet Theatre puts a vivid twist on a holiday classic
How light and projections bring the Signature's revival to life
How Broadway pros adapted Green Day’s music for the stage
Montego Glover and Chad Kimball, tell TDF Stages the secret to playing a role for over seven years.
How a massive team creates the composer's raucous holiday show
In "Haunted," the Oscar nominee finds the poetry in a failing marriage
The Pearl revives an obscure masterpiece
With A Free Man of Color, the composer opts for a play
Artists discuss their responsibility to history
Designing costumes for Broadway's The Pee-wee Herman Show
Audiences react to fact and fiction in "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"
Why "The Language Archive" needs an abstract, metaphorical set
Plays, musicals, and dance to put you in the holiday spirit
How the Oscar nominee surfs the chaos of Mistakes Were Made
The Tony Award winner plays an offbeat poet in "Elling"
How do you translate the language and culture of a Danish play for American audiences?
Two designers create dozens of locations for Broadway's "Women on the Verge…"
How Judith Light transformed into Marie Lombardi
Peter Nichols' new comedy invites all sorts of debates
From Hugh Jackman to matinee matrons, these ushers have seen it all
MilkMilkLemonade gets an Off-Off Broadway remount
How playing a stroke victim in "Wings" is like a dirty knife fight
What happens when artists keep collaborating?
Dancer Richard Winsor puts his stamp on Matthew Bourne's production
The four-time Tony winner plays a frustrated son in "Driving Miss Daisy"
Enter the diverse, vibrant world of Cedar Lake Ballet
Director Ken Rus Schmoll builds silent tension in Will Eno's play
A new play seeks hope in troubling statistics about African-American men
The "Scottsboro Boys" stars create metaphorical minstrels
A Philadelphia theatre company renews its commitment to new work
The strange experience of seeing "Hotel Savoy"
Elisabeth Gray and a talking oven bring the poet back to life
SITI Company injects Shakespeare with radio and Orson Welles.
How Gabriel Ebert prepared for a Broadway show in less than ten days.
Why the recent boom in theatre about theatre?
The "In Transit" team explains how they make a musical with no instruments
Unlocking the structural secrets of a new Broadway play.
Meet the pioneers who brought sign language interpretation to Broadway
A year in the life of Charles Busch's new play
How an outsider director rose to Broadway fame
Drafting sports fans for Broadway's bleachers
Adam Driver's unusual path to a Broadway debut
A new play explores the murderous mind
A pair of plays ask explosive questions about religion and sexuality
How Broadway shows get altered for the road
John Tartaglia reveals the secrets of blacklight puppetry
How Jennifer von Mayrhauser's costumes evoke the spirit of Edward Albee's new play
A playwright uses comedy to make himself grow up
Your guide to theatre in B.A., Buenos Aires, Big Apple
A new play uses history and fiction to argue about faith
Part III: Hearing political voices
Part II: How to Find Your Perfect Show
Part 1: Fringe fest experts give their advice
Two new shows further establish an unusual genre
How two new plays were revamped for their Off Broadway debuts
Inside the training regimen of Broadway’s youngest leading men
The British discount ticket booth celebrates thirty years
Buzz Cohen’s favorite moments from Shakespeare in the Park
How audiences impacted a new Off Broadway play
A new musical puts theme before character
How the Tony-winning writer develops his serious side
Red Press’ remarkable Broadway career
The Game Play Festival celebrates “video game theatre.”
TDF expands a program for young scribes
Afton C. Williamson gets promoted in “Race”
Musicians trade the pit for the Broadway stage
A play with music sheds poetic light on America’s forgotten past
A London company presents plays via satellite
Alysia Reiner plays the nearly-forgotten rebel Tina Modotti
Casting director Duncan Stewart keeps Chicago stocked with fresh (and famous) jazz hands
Your guide to this summer’s theatre in the Big Smoke
The Playwrights Realm’s innovative plan to get new plays produced a second time
Dual Tony nominee Jan Maxwell reflects on the difference
Peccadillo Theater launches a mini-revival for an overlooked playwright
Gerry Bamman tackles a notorious character for Shakespeare in the Park
Behind the frisky puppetry of "Stuffed and Unstrung"
The puppeteer pulls strings on Broadway and beyond
The latest Toy Theatre Festival is more than child's play
TDF’s Open Doors program graduates its latest group of theatre and dance lovers
The playwright discusses his Pulitzer-nominated new show, now at Second Stage
For her latest role, a musical theatre star becomes a vampy assassin
The downtown troupe’s latest show finds a vital use for technology
How the playwright and actress developed her latest play
Resonance Ensemble links a new play with a classic
Soap star Michael Park plays multiple roles in a new musical
A TDF program brings local communities to the theatre
Actor Keith Perry extends his record-breaking run in Thornton Wilder's play
Sheila Callaghan’s new play happily contradicts itself
How Katie Finneran developed her Tony-nominated performance in "Promises, Promises"
How TDF impacted every Tony-nominated show this season
How Epic Theatre brought Sarah Ruhl's new play to a Brooklyn Church
A new play stages a teenage immigrant’s harrowing true story
Chuck Mead gives "Million Dollar Quartet" its rockabilly flair
How two actors in The 39 Steps play roles within roles within roles
A Q&A with the team behind the New Group’s provocative new musical
Madelyn Ho dances with Taylor II
Skylar Brandt Dances with ABT II
Kate Moira Ryan’s new play gleefully pushes boundaries
Adam Cork composes for the unspoken parts of a Broadway play
Ghrai DeVore dances with Ailey II
Joe Iconis makes a spaghetti western rock show with his favorite gang
Charlie Neshyba-Hodges uses dance to tell stories in Come Fly Away
Behind Cass Morgan’s feisty performance in the Broadway musical Memphis
Why a high school English teacher petitioned to bring TDF’s Stage Doors program to her school
Slightly cheeky tips on being a fantastic audience member
How emo rock became the soundtrack for a musical about our seventh president
Playwright Michi Barall puts a modern spin on an ancient tragedy
After twenty years, Ken Ludwig reconnects with his hit Broadway farce
An Australian troupe finds meaning in the circus (in less than an hour)
Kia Corthron’s latest play divines the political power in water
A tiny theatre asks big questions about solo performance
Stars and colleagues honor Broadway producer Stuart Thompson
The Tony-nominated actress discusses her starring role in George Bernard Shaw’s "Candida"
Designer Scott Pask creates the look of "A Behanding in Spokane"
A Step-By-Step Guide from Broadway’s Premier Poster Artist
Craig Wright Reimagines “Oedipus” as a Modern Political Drama
Red Bull Theater continues staging overlooked classics
How Connie Ray transferred her performance in “Next Fall” from Off Broadway to Broadway
TKTS and the New York theatre stay open during the "snowicane."
Yisrael Campbell’s many religions (and many careers).
Members of the "Yank!" family discuss their history with the musical.
The costumes in The Miracle Worker deliver a subtle message
A slightly cheeky step-by-step guide
"ReEntry" seeks the whole truth about Marines coming home
A performer finds the humor in the dark side of her life
Welcome to Building Character, TDF’s ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles.
Christian Camargo finds surprising similarities in two Shakespearean characters
Making Books Sing asks big questions with a children’s musical
Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf re-imagines a classic American play
Actor Keith Perry sets a record with Thornton Wilder’s classic play
Playwright Lucinda Coxon navigates life as a foreign woman in the New York theatre scene
A Silent Movie
Playwright and director Young Jean Lee puts her process on display
A look at the cheers, jeers, and conversation created by TDF’s first book
An orchestrator strikes a delicate balance in the current Broadway revival
All Grown Up
How Bill Heck created a seven-hour performance for The Orphans’ Home Cycle
An Accessible Performance With Audio Description
A popular theatre festival resists categorization
Why Jim Brochu brought Zero Mostel's life to the stage
Hip-Hop Dancers Stage Their Own Stories
How David Alan Grier mastered the language in "Race"
The award-winning playwright on the inspiration for "In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)"
An international festival bridges the cultural gap
Choreographer Randy Skinner brings throwback glamour to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Wasserstein Prize-winner Marisa Wegrzyn adjusts to her increasing notoriety
Directors Talk About Technology
I'm sticking with the Union
Watch as the stars of "Mamma Mia!" share their backstage secrets.
The Wingspace collective puts a new spin on design
Lowe Taylor is the biggest trouper in Off Broadway’s hit musical "The Marvelous Wonderettes"
Two directors navigate a trilogy at the Public Theater
"Xanadu’s" Tony-nominated leading lady goes back to the 80’s in "Rock of Ages"
Taylor Mac heads “The Lily’s Revenge”, a five-hour epic at HERE Arts Center
Bill T. Jones opens two works about famous men in New York this month.
The playwright and director of "What Once We Felt" listen to their script
After seven years, the actor returns to New York theatre with "The Understudy"
Why writer-performers Robert Stanton and Daniel Jenkins perform their new play without props, costumes, or sets.
For composer Adam Gwon, the tiniest changes to “Ordinary Days” have made all the difference
How Christopher Fitzgerald learned to play a leprechaun in “Finian’s Rainbow”
In her new solo show, Charlayne Woodard turns her audience into a scene partner.
Christopher Akerlind’s design philosophy illuminates “Superior Donuts”
The cast of "Vigil" wraps its head around unusual roles
Ars Nova’s experimental ANT FEST relies on a breathless pace
When he wrote his latest Broadway play, Patrick Marber was a different man
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The new musical balances considerable sorrow and considerable joy
How Jayne Houdyshell created her role in "Bye Bye Birdie"
An Irishman and an African-American both portray the same escaped slave
Michele Pawk learns to love her character in "Mahida’s Extra Key to Heaven"
Doug Hughes directs two Broadway plays at the same time
New York’s Asian-American theatre community is constantly evolving
Korean-language musicals bring the foreign and familiar to New York
Lucy Thurber Gets Another Shot at Producing Her First Play
How to Find Your Favorite Show at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Keith Huff probes the dark in "A Steady Rain"
The Foundry Theatre stages its new play on a bus
Ten dance shows to look forward to this fall
Colman Domingo turns his family into theatre
How "The Retributionists" turns vengeful Holocaust survivors into political theatre
September is bursting with free (and very public) events to usher in the new Broadway season
TDF's new ticketing program offers Off-Off Broadway tickets for $9 apiece to TDF members.
Aftermath is the carefully curated result of thirty-seven interviews with Iraqi refugees
A sample of the shows in the fall Off Broadway season
High School theatre critics know just what to say
Love him or loathe him, Thomas Bradshaw is a playwright that everyone talks about.
15 Broadway Shows to anticipate this fall!
A look at some of what the New York International Fringe Festival has to offer
The international success "Burn the Floor" makes its Broadway debut.
From American pop stars to Korean chorus boys, Gregory Butler teaches everyone "Chicago's" moves
How a documentary film led to surprising new twists in actor-choreographer Rachelle Rak's career
TDF and TKTS fostered a lifelong love of theatre for playwright Meryl Cohn.
The idea of a fictional meeting between Irving Berlin and Scott Joplin became The Tin Pan Alley Rag.
Director John Rando talks Toxic Avenger with TDF
Jill Paice Juggles an International Career and a Uniquely Challenging Broadway Role
Family Friendly Theatre in the City this Summer
Jennifer Barnhart reflects on her six years in Avenue Q on Broadway.
Director David Cromer takes a fresh, clarifying look at "Our Town."
TAP Plus Makes Open Captioning Possible for Twelfth Night and Other Shows
The Summer Shorts Festival Piles on the Plays
Ryan Link covers multiple roles in Hair.
13P's Production of Lucy Thurber's "Monstrosity" Reaching Epic Proportions
Surprise is Key at the Undergroundzero Festival
Judith Ivey Enjoys a Successful Second Career
Stephanie J. Block is working 9 to 5 and loving every minute of it.
Producer Arielle Tepper Madover's SPF offers an outlet for emerging writers, directors, actors and designers to be able to work on their craft with an audience.
Actor John Glover spent a month parsing Lucky's seemingly impenetrable speech before rehearsals began for Broadway's "Waiting for Godot"
Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter Learn How Americans Like Their "Mary Stuart"
Jayne Atkinson finds the comic balance with a little help from her distinguished co-stars in the Broadway revival of “Blithe Spirit”.
RAP graduation gets student playwrights a look at their work onstage
Anne Kauffman adds "Stunning" to the list of new American plays she has directed.
200 students gather to reflect on how TDF Open Doors might affect their futures. >>
Playwright Anna Ziegler’s interest in understanding religious commitment led her to write "Dov and Ali."
Young producer, Orin Wolf brings South Africa’s “Groundswell” to NYC as the culmination of his T Edward Hambleton Fellowship >>
Craig Bierko Stays Grounded In His Long-Running Performance as Sky Masterson in "Guys and Dolls"
An Insiders Look at the making of Coraline
Pete Mannion’s parents taught him how to use the TKTS booth—and passed on their love of theatregoing, too.
Zakiyyah Alexander Digs Through the Past in "10 Things To Do Before I Die"
Rock of Ages and Other Broadway Shows All A-Twitter
Condola Rashad lends a resilient grace to the Pulitzer-winning drama “Ruined.”
Michi Barall looks for the in-between spaces where the comedy “American Hwangap” lives.
TDF’s new “Youth Theatre Initiative” fosters a passion for the theatre and encourages teamwork
Two Supreme Court clerks tangle over race and sex in Vern Thiessen’s “A More Perfect Union.”
Why are there so many plays on Broadway? The ever-busy Jeffrey Richards is one reason.
The Atlantic artistic director caps a busy year with a visit to Ethan Coen's "Offices."
With its first book,TDF sounds a battle cry for the new American play
Many great plays have educational value, surely, but the best of them “trick” us into learning by engaging our emotions, tickling our funny bones, and raising up goosebumps of fear and anticipation.
Many great plays have educational value, surely, but the best of them “trick” us into learning by engaging our emotions, tickling our funny bones, and raising up goosebumps of fear and anticipation.
Today’s theatre artists and audiences may take for granted that first-class professional theatre happens in every major city in America, not only in New York.
There are extroverts, and then there are actors who play extroverts well.
How Tom Kitt's score for "Next to Normal" rocks its characters' world.
Colman Domingo directs Lisa Ramirez's "Exit Cuckoo," which asks the question: Who's raising our kids?
Nicholas Martin’s job is to keep thing fast and light, even—perhaps especially—with Durang’s “Why Torture Is Wrong.”
You could feel the love at the 15th annual TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards.
You could feel the love at the 15th annual TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards.
Tovah Feldshuh adds another indomitable heroine to an impressive pantheon in the Broadway hit “Irena’s Vow.”
Tovah Feldshuh adds another indomitable heroine to an impressive pantheon in the Broadway hit “Irena’s Vow.”
Zach Grenier holds his own as the irascible genius of “33 Variations.”
The role of “Billy Elliot” ‘s coal-mining dad has been uniquely gratifying for Gregory Jbara.
Jane Alexander returns to the stage to play a feisty aging painter who’s “Chasing Manet.”
In “Mandance Project,” choreographer Eliot Feld explores the indigenous and courts imbalance.
How to make the fast, funny “Shrek” accessible to audiences with hearing or vision loss? It’s all about set-up and punchline.
How to interpret the fast, funny “Shrek” for deaf and blind audiences? It’s all about set-up and punchline.
In "This Beautiful City," composer Michael Friedman followed his characters' words to get closer to their spirit.
Tempers flare in “The Savannah Disputation,” but Marylouise Burke stays stubbornly—and hilariously—sweet.
“Adding Machine” director David Cromer takes a fresh, clarifying look at “Our Town.”
Javier Muñoz, who put the “study” in “understudy,” moves on up “In the Heights.”
Darrell Dennis spins hilarious, harrowing, and increasingly relevant “Tales of an Urban Indian.”
Austin Pendleton avoids Uncle Vanya’s ennui by staying busy—in part by directing “Uncle Vanya.”
Playwright Itamar Moses looks behind the curtain of contemporary romance in “Love/Stories.”
Donald Margulies adopts a fresh style to tell a sweeping story in “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment.”
For Aaron Monaghan, the physical demands of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” aren’t his toughest challenge.
Best known for larger-than-life comic turns, Richard Kind comes down to earth in “Flyovers.”
In the cutting new comedy “Becky Shaw,” David Wilson Barnes wields the sharpest blade.
In “Cornbury: The Queen’s Governor,” David Greenspan pays tribute to the other America.
Broadway brings back the straight play, and the heavy-hitting actors.
Downtown darling Paul Sparks fires up Broadway’s new “Hedda Gabler.”
When the weather outside is frightful, the TKTS lines are so delightfully short. What are you waiting for?
Choreographer David Parsons wants dance audiences to have a good time. How’s that for fresh?
NY Performing Arts Library’s “Curtain Call” exhibit spotlight some of the stage’s most essential women designers.
In a way, the Irish Rep’s Ciaran O’Reilly owes his career to Brian Friel, whose play “The Aristocrats” is getting a revival.
The Public's Under The Radar Festival celebrates cutting-edge contemporary theatre from all over the world.
Because John Waldo made himself heard, Seattle theatregoers with hearing loss now have more access--and a trend-setting model.
Because John Waldo made himself heard, Seattle theatregoers with hearing loss now have more access--and a trend-setting model.
Whether in Sondheim or Ibsen or The Who, Michael Cerveris is comfortable walking, and blurring, the line between good guy and bad guy.
In a new interview with a young correspondent, Lin-Manuel brings “In the Heights” down to earth.
How many theatregoers did TDF bring to shows on one recent day? Try close to 10,000.
Audio Described! helps students with low vision and blindness imagine the visual storytelling of "The Lion King."
Audio Described! helps students with low vision and blindness imagine the visual storytelling of "The Lion King."
Audio Described! helps students with low vision and blindness imagine the visual storytelling of "The Lion King."
How did director Daniel Aukin, a Brit with only passing familiarity with baseball, hit “Back Back Back” out of the park?
"Shrek"'s Christopher Sieber delivers the goods, even when he's just a little evil.
For "Pal Joey" costume designer William Ivey Long, costumes are more about storytelling than style.
Anne Phelan is hooked on theatergoing, so a TDF membership helps her see more of what she loves--and loves to hate.
In "Sleepwalk with Me," comic Mike Birbiglia tells the story of his dreams—literally.
For 100 NYC seniors, last spring's visits to Broadway, co-sponsored by TDF, were their first such outings in decades.
Ivan Hernandez is a lover and a fighter--and a poet--in John Patrick Shanley's new musical "Romantic Poetry."
"Sweeney Todd" star Donna Lynne Champlin keeps her non-musical career alive in "Bury the Dead."
How "American Idol" Clay Aiken became a Broadway knight.
In "Capture Now," Josh Jonas finds the youthful joy in a sad tale.
Pan Asian Rep’s “Shogun Macbeth” sets the Scottish play in 12th-century Japan.
Two rowdy audience members inspired Daniel Jenkins and Robert Stanton to create the wacky but warm backstage comedy "Love Child."
The new Duffy Square and TKTS Discount Booth give New York its newest landmark destination.
A couple wakes up together with nothing in common but a mystery in Lee Blessing's "A Body of Water."
Anna Camp isn't horsing around with her fun-loving character in "Equus."
Jo Strømgren Kompani brings its zany "Society" to New York. Seriously.
The theatre troupe in "To Be or Not To Be" beats a Nazi occupation with the tools of the stage trade.
In searching for a journalist's soul in "The Atheist," playwright Ronan Noone is looking out for contradictions.
The eighth annual Hip-Hop Theatre Festival kicks off with "the break/s" and explores a still-growing form.
Playwright Steven Levenson translates the real into the magical, and vice versa, in "The Language of Trees."
Among the highlights of the new Duffy Square are glowing red steps that will provide a landmark centerpiece for Times Square.
This fall, you can't beat the ticket deals on and Off-Broadway.
This fall, you can't beat the ticket deals on and Off-Broadway.
From horses to Poles, ogres to saints, crooks to cads, this Broadway season has something for everyone.
The veterans of "In Conflict" teach young actors, and audiences, about the human cost of war.
Broadway maven Seth Rudetsky tells tales out of school on the tribal love-rock musical.
Jim True-Frost steps from “The Wire” into the family firestorm of “August: Osage County.”
Kelly Sullivan leaps into the role of sex kitten Inga in "Young Frankenstein."
Eugene Rodriguez and his wife Jane like to make a day trip of theatregoing, and TDF is there to help.
Eddie Mekka brings his pre-PC sensibility to "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy."
Anita Gillette plays three very different women of a certain age in the comedy "Flamingo Court."
A child prodigy with a genius for origami is the subject of Rajiv Joseph’s “Animals Out of Paper.”
With TDF Vouchers, you can choose from hundreds of Fringe Fest shows at the friendliest price around.
How a pair of lovable musical-theatre dorks brought their self-referential "[title of show]" to Broadway.
Lenelle Moïse's new play explores the special relationship between African-American artists and France.
TDF opens TKTS Downtown Brooklyn, expanding its ticket outreach and shining a light on the borough's cultural vibrancy.
Christopher Evan Welch enjoys a challenge. Acting in Durang's "The Marriage of Bette and Boo" amply qualifies.
The groundbreaking "Passing Strange" is exactly the kind of musical de'Adre Aziza has always been looking for.
The circus makes a theatrical entrance in "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy."
For actor/singer Amy Warren, the offbeat musical hit "Adding Machine" is all in the plus column.
In directing Conor McPherson's "Port Authority," Henry Wishcamper wove singular journeys into a shared experience.
Katrina Lindsay's Tony-nominated costumes loom large in the layered world of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."
Jeremy Lawrence honors Tennessee Williams' complications in "Everyone Expects Me To Write Another Streetcar."
With his Tony-nominated turn in "A Catered Affair," one-time leading man Tom Wopat plays a hard-working Everyman.
From "Birdie" and "Annie" to "Marty" and "Minsky's," composer Charles Strouse writes the songs that put on a happy face.
June leaps forward with four French-flavored dance programs set to music by Ravel, Stravinsky, de Falla--and Bach
For "Saved," a musical about Christian teens, playwright Rinne Groff worked to burst her own secular bubble.
The theatre is where TDF member Ravelle Brickman has made some of her best friends and fondest memories.
Michael O. Smith pounds "The Bully Pulpit" as Teddy Roosevelt, in a show that's decades in the making.
Tony nominee Rondi Reed relishes unlovable, complicated characters. Her latest: Mattie Fae in "August: Osage County."
When it comes to awards-nominated shows on and Off-Broadway, TDF members are the real winners.
Mary Beth Hurt finds the right notes for Caryl Churchill's resonant 1982 classic "Top Girls."
Actress Lori Wilner has watched "A Catered Affair" bloom into a sepia-toned drama that packs a wallop.
A star-studded reading of "Pamela's First Musical" gives new life to a final effort by two theatre greats.
The Joyce hosts innovative and intimate second companies of New York's dance giants.
Actor Gideon Banner hasn't missed a beat between Blue Man Group and the acclaimed "The Four of Us."
Julie White finds the humor in most situations, even the disturbing family troubles of "From Up Here."
Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" signifies something new for Elevator Repair Service.
Boyd Gaines' wry, tender turn in "Gypsy" shines a fresh light on the show's glories--and his co-star's.
As Luther Billis in the new "South Pacific" revival, Danny Burstein wants his scheming Seabee to be seriously funny.
First Karen D. Taylor fell in love with the theatre. Then she found TDF--and fell in love all over again.
Joanna Gleason has a blast from the 1960s past in "Something You Did."
How do you put a "Drunken City" onstage? Director Trip Cullman explains.
Austin Pendleton plays an artist whose most famous painting was a forgery in "Another Vermeer."
Robert L.B. Tobin let his passion for theatrical design guide his collecting career--and left behind an invaluable legacy.
High schoolers from way uptown give enthusiastic rave reviews to "In the Heights."
In "The Seafarer," Irish actor Ciarán Hinds plays a very human Devil--which somehow makes him all more chilling.
What's the sign for "Hakuna matata"? With skilled interpreters and open-captioning, no worries.
Until the Mint Theatre took up the cause, Hemingway's play about the Spanish Civil War, "The Fifth Column," had never been staged as he wrote it.
At 80, our resident provocateur revisits two of his absurdist classics: "The American Dream" and "The Sandbox."
Michael McKean has created a gallery of memorable characters. His latest is Sam, the docile chauffeur of "The Homecoming."
TDF’s new Play by Play blog, or “Plog,” puts smart young critics on the theatre beat.
In more ways than one, S. Epatha Merkerson plays against type in "Come Back, Little Sheba."
These days rock musicals are practically the norm--or at least, "Next to Normal." Composer Tom Kitt explains.
The Iraq-themed "Betrayed" may be journalist George Packer's first play, but he's a natural dramatist, according to director Pippin Parker.
Super-busy scenic designer Anna Louizos has five shows currently running in New York. The newest: "In the Heights."
We can partly thank Beth Henley’s “Crimes” heroine that Lily Rabe became an actress at all.
Press agent Irene Gandy brings decades of publicity savvy, and fashion sense, to the Broadway shows she represents.
Iris Bahr's powerful solo show faces horror with a full range of emotions, including humor and rancor.
Two TDF members met one "Enchanted" matinee, and they've been sharing adjacent seats ever since.
The new rock musical "Slug-Bearers of Kayrol Island" puts the absurd inside the real--or is that vice versa?
How Laurie Metcalf keeps a straight face (most of the time) in David Mamet's new political farce "November."
British philosopher A.C. Grayling brings contemporary arguments over God, faith and secularism to the stage.
Director Leigh Silverman is busier than ever helping new plays come to life, from "Hunting and Gathering" to "Beebo Brinker."
How does this Off-Broadway company bridge an ocean? With a common storytelling ethic and a pared-down aesthetic.
Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" may be the first Broadway musical to find its feet at Joe's Pub.
Paul Taylor’s new season samples works old and new, including two inspired by a youthful Mexican adventure.
Adam Natale fondly remembers standing in the TKTS line, but now he finds deals online as a TDF member.
David Henry Hwang's new satire stirs fact, fiction and identity politics into a heady and remarkably relevant brew.
Jimmi Simpson freaked out when he got the Olympic-sized title role in The Farnsworth Invention, but he's glad he took on the challenge.
How do you put a Hitchcock thriller onstage? It helps to hire a certified chameleon like Arnie Burton.
Broadway is alive with the sound of great, big, meaty plays--and you don’t have to wait in line for great seats.
Broadway is alive with the sound of great, big, meaty plays--and you don’t have to wait in line for great seats.
How Norbert Leo Butz made Daisy, the drag heroine of Mark Twain's "Is He Dead?," a liberated woman.
Broadway songwriter William Finn doesn’t look back on his own work. That’s where the revue “Make Me a Song” comes in.
Broadway songwriter William Finn doesn’t look back on his own work. That’s where the revue “Make Me a Song” comes in.
In approaching the daunting topic of genocide, J.T. Rogers wrote his play first, then sought out expert help and advice.
Her Broadway debut happened to fall during the stagehands' strike, so Sarah Stiles patiently waited to bow as Kate Monster in "Avenue Q."
Disney producer Thomas Schumacher's new book gives kids a deluxe backstage tour of the state of theatre art.
Tourists and locals alike get back in the ticket line as Broadway revs up again.
When writer/performer Danny Hoch leads a day-long workshop on playwriting, the lessons aren't just theatrical.
In his new musical play "Queens Boulevard," playwright Chuck Mee finds a global canvas in New York's backyard.
In his new musical play "Queens Boulevard," playwright Chuck Mee finds a global canvas in New York's backyard.
The "Bronx Tale" star shares a would-be matinee afternoon with New York-area high school students.
Whether you're looking for a musical, a drama, a comedy or something further afield, New York bustles with options.
Shuler Hensley is having the time of his life as the misunderstood monster in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein."
If any actor could go straight from Cliff Odets to Monty Python's "Spamalot," it would be the versatile Jonathan Hadary.
Kathleen Chalfant is attracted to political plays and writers, and the feeling is mutual. To wit: Howard Barker's epic "A Hard Heart."
Nothing stops some theatre lovers from getting to the show, but as Anita Gomez-Palacio explains, TDF makes being a theatre buff easy.
Why wait? TKTS' "Play Only" window in Times Square delivers discount tickets in no time at all.
From dinette to diva, Debra Monk has created her share of memorable characters. At last, with "Curtains," she's settled into a role in a long-running hit.
With "The Receptionist," playwright Adam Bock uses his own experiences less for autobiography than for exploration.
For Halloween, the TDF Costume Collection opens its doors with a discount for TDF members.
Seasoned Everyman actor Michael Badalucco plays a doorman in the art-history mystery "The Rise of Dorothy Hale."
Fittingly enough, old friendships and family ties are what led Gerald McRaney to appear in Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate."
Unlike her character in "Walmartopia," Cheryl Freeman fishes for adventure outside the comfort zone.
CTI's new seminar program offers tips to up-and-coming theatre producers from pros who hit "In the Heights," teed up "Radio Golf" and painted "The Color Purple."
Carole Shelley, who created Madame Morrible, returns to the only truly wicked role in "Wicked."
Danny Hoch may be the theatrical voice of the hip-hop generation, but with "Till the Break of Dawn," he's speaking through a straight play.
In designing costumes for "Grease," Martin Pakledinaz channeled the individuality of teenagers--and tried not to think too much.
As TDF's Costume Collection made its summer rounds, it helped move one famous theatre closer to revival.
In her new play "Rock Doves," Marie Jones depicts some tough Belfasters who've stayed alive by their wits. She knows whereof she writes.
Lucy Thurber's "Scarcity" and Kate Fodor's "100 Saints" kick off an exciting season of new plays Off-Broadway.
George Lee Andrews has been in "Phantom of the Opera" for 20 years straight. How does Broadway's longest-running performer do it?
Xanthe Elbrick played a pair of lads in "Coram Boy." As Vivie in "Mrs. Warren's Profession," she's still wearing the pants.
"Iphigenia 2.0" recalls the origins of drama--and starring in it has reminded Kate Mulgrew of why she's onstage.
TDF's Voucher Program now allows all theatregoers to sample Off-Off-Broadway, including the NY Fringe, for just $9 a ticket.
The Civilians' Off-Broadway hit show "Gone Missing" takes a whimsical, often profound look at lost and found objects.
How do you make a bad movie into a hit musical? "Xanadu" skates by on the wit of Douglas Carter Beane.
Unlike the retired athlete she plays in "Deuce," Marian Seldes doesn't compete at her craft, and she has no intention to leave the arena.
The festival train has left the station, but you can still hop on board for the summer's farflung theatrical adventures.
Unlike the successful second-rate author she plays in "Old Acquaintance," Harriet Harris has both talent and respect for her peers.
Alison Fraser relishes the role, and the company, in Encores! staging of the classic “Gypsy.”
Linda Hamilton, no shrinking violet, finds a challenge in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
TDF’s Interpreting for Theatre institute teaches the state of the art to interpreters nationwide and beyond.
With "Eurydice," playwright Sarah Ruhl makes the familiar seem strange, and vice versa.
Graduations for TDF's education programs show where theatre lives now.
TDF's annual tour to the land of plaid samples the best of Edinburgh, Glasgow and other Highland highlights.
In "LoveMusik," Michael Cerveris finds the key to Kurt Weill's complications in his music.
Along with its transfer of "A Moon for the Misbegotten," London's Old Vic has brought its passion for education.
This week's Tony nominations prove that Broadway is still a place where today's most pressing issues find dramatic expression.
Charlotte D'Amboise's bravura role in "A Chorus Line" is closer to home--and harder--than anything she's done before.
Pablo Schreiber plays two sides of a family trauma in the moving new play "Dying City."
The Tony-winning actor takes over the lead in "The Drowsy Chaperone." If the chair fits, why not sit in it?
Once a year, the TDF Costume Collection opens its doors to some special families--and treats them like royalty.
He's one of theater's busiest actors. The "Inherit the Wind" star got there role by role, reading by reading.
This year's Sharaff Award honorees have been influenced by movies, theater, puppets--and each other.
Karen Ziemba brings all her talents--plus a dash of Betty Comden--to Kander & Ebb's "Curtains."
Meet the thousands of audience members TDF helps bring to the theatre on a busy Wednesday.
Chicago-based director Robert Falls mounts the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's prescient 20-year-old play "Talk Radio."
Priscilla Lopez returns to musicals--and to her roots--in the rousing "In the Heights."
Modern dance's preeminent innovator, and his pathbreaking company, put their best feet forward for an exciting 54rd season.
Modern dance's preeminent innovator, and his pathbreaking company, put their best feet forward for an exciting 54rd season.
By day, Sarah Aziz works with TDF's Accessibility Solutions. By night, she accesses her characters' emotions.
Capathia Jenkins' new show looks at the groundbreaking, and embattled, black film star Hattie McDaniel.
For native New Yorker John Palumbo, the TKTS Discount Booth is the place to go when he's not plying the acting trade.
The late-night sensation “Don’t Quit Your Night Job” returns at the Zipper.
Judy Gold didn’t know she was maternal, let alone typically so, until she found herself channeling her own mother.
Her characters may have an appetite for destruction, but Theresa Rebeck still gets invested in their fortunes.
Reviewing theatre is more an art than a science, says Howard Kissel. So is reading the reviews.
The TKTS Discount Booth and Duffy Square are getting a makeover. Take a peek behind the barricades.
As producer of the hot new Broadway musical, Tom Hulce has followed a tune called by the material.
It's standing room only in teaching artist Nilaja Sun's newest classroom
One NYC teacher comes full circle with TDF's Open Doors mentoring program
Open captioning reaches more, and says more, than traditional sign language interpretation by itself. That's why TDF's Accessibility Membership has made it a key program.
Revivals galore? Check. Musicals adapted from movies? Check. Edgy Off-Broadway transfers? Double-check. This is shaping up to be an especially exciting season on the Main Stem.
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