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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:00:17 GMTLakisha Michelle May and Chris Perfetti in “Everybody.”Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s take on a stark 15th-century morality play includes characters like Stuff, Death and Love.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:00:01 GMTJosé Joaquín Pérez, foreground, and Gardiner Comfort in the play “Fish Men.”A drama by Cándido Tirado set in Washington Square Park has characters talking genocide and justice while the speed-chess clock ticks.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:41:47 GMTDanai Gurira and André Holland in a theater at New York University, where they met in a graduate acting program.André Holland first saw Danai Gurira at New York University, performing a monologue she wrote. Since then, they have acted and written together.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:49:32 GMTRegina Gibson and Jon Berry in the revival of “Leah, the Forsaken” at the Metropolitan Playhouse.In 1700s Austria, a man loves a traveler who can’t stay in his village because she is Jewish. This play’s parallels with current concerns ring clear.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:25:23 GMTHillary Clinton chatting backstage with Glenn Close, star of “Sunset Boulevard.”For Broadway audiences, she’s become a familiar sight — and another reason to applaud.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:55:17 GMTMo Willems, left, and Oliver Jeffers at the New Victory Theater.Mo Willems and Oliver Jeffers talk about turning their children’s books into plays.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:00:02 GMTMarin Ireland in “On the Exhale” at the Roundabout’s Black Box Theater.Martín Zimmerman’s play, starring Marin Ireland, approaches the subject of American gun violence from a startlingly original perspective.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:42:32 GMTFrom left, Kecia Lewis, Reynaldo Piniella and Fred Epstein in “The Skin of Our Teeth,” a Theater for a New Audience production in Brooklyn.Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” made its Broadway premiere in 1942. It’s back, again, with fresh resonance.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:11 GMTZadie Smith and Patrick Stewart, two of the people who signed the letter.The letter, written by PEN America, reads in part: “Vibrant, open intercultural dialogue is indispensable in the fight against terror and oppression.”
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:25:33 GMTDavid Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2011. The symphony has urged its board members to call their elected representatives about potential budget cuts under the Trump administration.Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:20:57 GMTThe Klimat Lounge, where unknown comedians regularly wander in to try out their material.Basements. Back rooms. Awkward silences and occasionally, a laugh. The lengths to which stand-up comedians must go to test material in New York City.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:15 GMTLinda Bassett in “Escaped Alone.”Fear festers, burrows and blooms in Caryl Churchill’s short and wondrous play that plumbs the depths of 21st-century terrors.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:00:02 GMTFrom left, Matthew Broderick, John Epperson, Wallace Shawn, seated, and Claudia Shear in Mr. Shawn’s “Evening at the Talk House” at the Pershing Square Signature Center.Wallace Shawn excavates moral cowardice in an authoritarian age, with Matthew Broderick as our guide.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:26:07 GMTMax von Essen and Elisabeth Gray in “Yours Unfaithfully,” a Miles Malleson play from 1933.Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:18:25 GMTClockwise from left: Pauline Malefane, Ayanda Tikolo and Siphosethu Juta in “A Man of Good Hope” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Asad is a refugee whose refuge keeps receding, in this music drama, directed by Mark Dornford-May, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:00:15 GMTSara Bareilles, whose score for “Waitress” was nominated for a Tony Award last year, will succeed Jessie Mueller in the lead role.Ms. Bareilles, who composed the music and wrote the lyrics to the hit show, will succeed Jessie Mueller in the lead role on March 31.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:00:14 GMTFrom left, Reed Birney, Max Gordon Moore and Nana Mensah in the play “Man From Nebraska,” at Second Stage Theater.In this Tracy Letts play, an Everyman suddenly realizes he doesn’t believe in God and goes about re-examining all aspects of his life.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:00:01 GMTKevin Hurley and Rosemary Allen in Richard Maxwell’s “Good Samaritans” at Abrons Arts Center.This Richard Maxwell production at the Abrons Arts Center could be described as a sugar-free version of the new Hollywood musical.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:23:15 GMTDenzel Washington, accepting his award for best male actor in a leading role, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month.The actor, nominated for “Fences,” discusses bringing more of August Wilson’s work to the screen. And he finds a path to social progress.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:21:35 GMTLucas Steele and Amber Gray at the Tory Burch presentation at the Whitney Museum.At the Tory Burch show, the Broadway actors Amber Gray and Lucas Steele meet a fan in Anna Wintour.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:41:25 GMTSaheem Ali, a theater director, will oversee productions this spring of “Twelfth Night” at the Public Theater, “Nollywood Dreams” at the Cherry Lane Theater and “Kill Move Paradise” at the National Black Theater.The director recalls putting together a version of “Grease” when he was a teenager in Kenya.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:30:02 GMTOkieriete Onaodowan, who played Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton.”Okieriete Onaodowan was Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in “Hamilton.” Next, he’ll play Pierre in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:07:16 GMTLakisha Michelle May, left, and Marylouise Burke in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s “Everybody.”Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s new play is part of the Signature Theater Company’s Residency Five program.