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Today — December 11th 2018Your RSS feeds

David Sedaris’s Back Pages, Before ‘SantaLand’ Made Him a Star

By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER

The writer’s archive, which has just been bought by Yale, includes his voluminous diaries and other private handmade books.

Critic’s Pick: Review: Race and Sex in Plantation America in ‘Slave Play’

By JESSE GREEN

In a staggering professional New York debut, the playwright Jeremy O. Harris unpacks interracial relationships both antebellum and postmodern.

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After Dispute, ‘Mockingbird’ Blends Novel’s Spirit and Sorkin’s Voice Onstage

By MICHAEL PAULSON and ALEXANDRA ALTER

Harper Lee’s estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin’s early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.

Critic’s Pick: Review: An Electrifying Bryan Cranston Is All the Rage in ‘Network’

By BEN BRANTLEY

Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of the 1976 film presents a pricelessly demented affair between a has-been anchorman and the cameras that love him.

‘Clueless’ Was Amy Heckerling’s Masterpiece. Is She Done With It? As If.

By TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER

Heckerling, the pioneering director behind “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” is turning “Clueless” into a musical. Will she finally get her due?

Fact-Check of a ‘Lifespan’

By JAMIE FISHER

What’s it like seeing your misunderstood profession onstage, with Daniel Radcliffe as a version of you?

Paul Gregory, Risk-Taking Showman in a Golden Age, Is Dead at 95

By ROBERT D. McFADDEN

His star rose in the 1950s and ’60s, when Broadway was ripe for experimentation. But he died in 2015 far from the limelight, and little notice was taken.

Critic’s Pick: Review: Reliving a Childhood Interrupted in ‘The Tricky Part’

By BEN BRANTLEY

Martin Moran’s radiant memoir of a play recalls an experience of sexual abuse with a sense of luminous mystery.

Review: In ‘The Cher Show,’ I Got You, Babe. And You. And You.

By JESSE GREEN

The three faces of Cherilyn Sarkisian Bono Allman are the subject of a new Broadway jukebox musical that’s big on sequins, low on insight.

The Best Theater of 2018

By BEN BRANTLEY and JESSE GREEN

It was a year when classics were reincarnated in deceptively modest interpretations, conventional story forms were tossed aside and strong voices roared.

Review: In ‘The Cher Show,’ I Got You, Babe. And You. And You.

By JESSE GREEN

The three faces of Cherilyn Sarkisian Bono Allman are the subject of a new Broadway jukebox musical that’s big on sequins, low on insight.

Kanye West Called Out (on Twitter) for Cellphone Use During ‘The Cher Show’

By MICHAEL PAULSON

In the middle of the opening-night performance on Monday, the actor who plays Sonny Bono criticized Mr. West for looking at his cellphone. The rapper apologized.

A Playwright Who Won’t Let Anyone Off the Hook

By NAVEEN KUMAR

He’s got two incendiary plays opening in New York. He’s been dressed by Gucci and Thom Browne. But Jeremy O. Harris still has to finish graduate school.

At Kennedy Center Honors, ‘Hamilton’ Creators Are Lauded

By EMILY COCHRANE

Creators of the hit Broadway musical received a special award for “a transformative work” on a night honoring Reba McEntire, Cher, Wayne Shorter and Philip Glass.

Talk: Mike Birbiglia Thinks You Don’t Know How to Tell a Story

By Interview by DAN AMIRA

The comedian and filmmaker on his Broadway show about not wanting to have a child – and what his daughter will think of it someday.

Big City: The Rockettes and Race: A Very White Christmas

By GINIA BELLAFANTE

Decades into the 21st century, the Rockettes remain a nostalgic institution, evoking a time when white women had the spotlight but were expected to stayed in line.

How to Be a Stage Mother (No, Not That Kind)

By ALEXIS SOLOSKI

Stockard Channing, Glenn Close, Rosemary Harris and Mercedes Ruehl on loving fiercely and listening closely in four current plays.

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