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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:03:32 GMTNatalie Radmall-Quirke as Hermione, the queen, in “The Winter’s Tale,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.In Declan Donnellan’s production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the homicidal protagonist’s motives are all too clear.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:06:34 GMTBobby Moreno and Lindsay Rico in Hilary Bettis’s “Alligator,” at A.R.T./New York Theaters.This play by Hillary Bettis, about a fictitious Florida tourist attraction, sits uneasily somewhere between gritty naturalism and magical realism.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:19 GMTClockwise from top left, Denée Benton and Amber Gray in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”; Taylor Mac in “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”; Joe Morton in “Turn Me Loose”; David Hyde Pierce in “A Life”; Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt in “Dear Evan Hansen”; and Mary-Louise Parker in “Heisenberg.”A “Great Comet,” a 24-hour magnum opus and a comedy about slavery are among the top shows of the year.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:11:12 GMTMoe Angelos in “Elements of Oz,” continuing through Dec. 18 at 3LD Art & Technology Center. See listing below.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:05:47 GMTThe Golda Meir figurine, which will be given away by Temple Emanu-El in New York.An interview with the designer of a Golda Meir action figure that’s being given away as part of benefit performances of the play “Golda’s Balcony” in New York.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:22:10 GMTJane Klain, who works for the Paley Center for Media, is always on the lookout for lost programs that are sought by scholars and biographers.A museum researcher has unearthed a performance of “The Glass Menagerie” starring Shirley Booth, that will be broadcast on Turner Classic Movies.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:32:05 GMTMare Winningham and Mark Blum in”Rancho Viejo.”Dan LeFranc’s sweet and scary, lackadaisical and hypnotic play centers on a pending divorce and baby-boomer couples with a lot of time on their hands.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:47:43 GMTStanding from left, Harold Surratt and James Edward Becton, and seated from left, Laura E. Johnston, Trevor Hayes and David Stallings, at La MaMa.Erik Ehn’s sprawling experimental drama at La MaMa, directed by Glory Kadigan, means to be obscure, though probably not to the degree that it is.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:02 GMTJosh Radnor and Elizabeth Reaser in Richard Greenberg’s “The Babylon Line,” at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in Lincoln Center.Writers-in-training swap tales in Richard Greenberg’s unresolved new comedy.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:53:08 GMTDrake and Rihanna at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.This list includes feats of acting and core strength, performances that made the author happy even when they raised his blood pressure or made him cry.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:37:12 GMTMelody Grove in “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.”“The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” at the McKittrick Hotel, is a rambunctious yarn imported from Scotland.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:24:33 GMTHarold PrinceAfter years of fits and starts, this project about the director and producer Harold Prince is to open next summer at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:17 GMTThe ensemble play “The Wolves” focuses on a soccer team of suburban teenage girls.In this play, ideas and emotions jostle for position as a soccer team of teenage girls chatter and loosen up before playing.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:09:08 GMTA scene from Bela Pinter’s “Our Secrets,” which will open at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in January.The season’s lineup includes premieres by the Hungarian theater troupe Bela Pinter and Company and the dancers Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:06:16 GMTMatt Steiner, left, as Aaron Swartz (reading the part of Chelsea Manning), and E. James Ford as his friend Billy (reading the part of President Obama) in the play within a play in “Private Manning Goes to Washington.”In Stan Richardson’s “Private Manning Goes to Washington,” the activist hacker Aaron Swartz wants to put on a play inspired by the whistle-blower Manning.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:00:39 GMTPenny Arcade at St. Ann’s Warehouse in her solo show “Longing Lasts Longer,” in which she laments a changed New York and frets about group-mind control.“Longing Lasts Longer,” Ms. Arcade’s solo show at St. Ann’s Warehouse, laments a changed New York and frets about group-mind control.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:55:58 GMTTarell Alvin McCraneyTarell Alvin McCraney, a Yale School of Drama graduate whose play is the basis of the celebrated film “Moonlight,” will return there
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:55:01 GMTFrom left, James Colby, Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson in “Sweat,” now at the Public Theater.The Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s work, Sweat, moves to Studio 54 in March.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:00:04 GMTBen Platt in the title role of the musical “Dear Evan Hansen, ” at the Music Box Theater.This gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical, starring Ben Platt and directed by Michael Greif, has tragedy at its core but is anything but a downer.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:00:01 GMTJason Bishop in “Straight Up Magic,” at the New Victory Theater. Jason Bishop’s “Straight Up Magic” and “The Illusionists: Turn of the Century” offer audiences a chance to feel bewitched, bothered and bamboozled.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:23:29 GMTGabe Leonard’s poster for “Mom’s Dead,” a production of of the Los Angeles theater company Sacred Fools.The artist Gabe Leonard talks about a painting he created for a poster promoting the Los Angeles production of the play “Mom’s Dead.”
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:36:10 GMTThe playwright Eve Ensler.“Power Plays,” a new initiative, will commission and develop 25 plays — one for each decade of American history — over the next 10 years.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:39:15 GMTRon Cook as Robin and Francesca Annis as Rose in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play, “The Children.”The play by Lucy Kirkwood is at the Royal Court; also reviewed are “The Sewing Group” by E.V. Crowe and a revival of Somerset Maugham’s “Sheppey.”
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:00:27 GMTHudson Loverro, center left, as Young Calogero, with Nick Cordero as Sonny, in the musical “A Bronx Tale,” at the Longacre Theater.The music freshens the material in this show at the Longacre Theater, with a book by Chazz Palminteri, who also wrote and starred in the original solo play.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:07:59 GMTYoung theatergoers help adult actors launch an airship in one of the installations in “Pip’s Island.”In “Pip’s Island,” an interactive theater piece, children travel through a dozen installations as they assist adult actors in saving a magical realm.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:07:30 GMTEdward Albee in England, circa 1967.Four people who worked with the playwright recall their friendships with him, as the theater community plans to celebrate the writer and his work.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:55:01 GMTRaymond Lee and Jennifer Ikeda in “Vietgone,” a comedy by Qui Nguyen.A critical guide to productions in New York City, including shows in previews.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:03:03 GMTJamie Parker, left, and Sam Clemmett in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in London.The company that owns the Lyric Theater is planning a major renovation to accommodate the first American production of this London hit.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:48:39 GMTAshanti, left, and Ja Rule at the Richard Rodgers Theater to promote the “Hamilton Mixtape.”Regina Spector, Andra Day and members of the Roots performed songs from “The Hamilton Mixtape” a day before the album’s release.