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  1. the art of ending things

    By Rebecca Alter

Performing for Ghosts: Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye“The songs are like stars, supermassive, dense with rhyme and anger.”

By Helen Shaw

  • improv

    By Anne Victoria Clark

  • in memoriam

    By Helen Shaw

  • obits

    Christopher Plummer, Legendary Actor, Dead at 91One of a few to win the “Triple Crown of Acting.”

    By Justin Curto

  • By Jackson McHenry

  • rip

    Actor Hal Holbrook, Who Embodied Mark Twain for Over 60 Years, Is Dead at 95From playing Deep Throat in All the President’s Men to his one-man stage show as Mark Twain, Holbrook had a substantial career.

    By Zoe Haylock

  • tony awards

    The Tony Awards Inch Closer to Finally Giving Aaron Tveit That TrophyBallots will go out in March, with a ceremony “in coordination with Broadway’s eventual reopening.”

    By Jackson McHenry

  • Bollywood Kitchen, Where the Script Is Also a RecipeA streaming innovation: Instead of getting better seats when you pay more, you get closer interaction with the star.

    By Helen Shaw

  • By Helen Shaw

  • See How Many Broadway Stars You Can Name in the Celebrating America PerformanceThe Broadway community virtually came together to sing “Seasons of Love” and “Let the Sunshine In” at the event.

    By Chris Murphy

  • theater review

    By Helen Shaw

  • By Jackson McHenry

  • By Halle Kiefer

  • By Helen Shaw

  • By Justin Curto

  • improv

    Upright Citizens Brigade Closes Sunset Theater in Los AngelesThe organization says it’s “still working to maintain our Franklin space” as the pandemic drags on.

    By Halle Kiefer

  • obits

    Rebecca Luker, Three-Time Tony Nominee, Dead at 59She had previously announced an ALS diagnosis in February.

    By Justin Curto

  • best of 2020

    The 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020Our favorite live, streamed, Zoomed, and Sims’d plays from Joshua William Gelb, Natalie Palamides, Eboni Booth, and more.

    By Helen Shaw

  • the industry

    Here’s How the New Stimulus Package Will Affect the Entertainment IndustryBreaking down the aid for venues, higher piracy punishments, and new Smithsonian museums.

    By Justin Curto

  • theater review

    The Holidays Are a Drag: Taylor Mac and Joshua William Gelb Dress for ItReviews of Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce: Pandemic!, and Joshua William Gelb in Heather Christian’s I Am Sending You the Sacred Face.

    By Helen Shaw

  • Ann Reinking, Chicago Star and Tony-Winning Choreographer, Is Dead at 71The late actress and dancer played Roxie Hart in both the original Broadway production, and its long-running revival.

    By Halle Kiefer

  • The Prom Isn’t the Gift to Queer Teens It Thinks It IsThe Netflix version is a straight person’s imagining of a gay love story for a straight audience … made by a gay person? Make it make sense.

    By Madison Malone Kircher

  • institutions

    By Helen Shaw

  • live tv

    By Chris Murphy and Helen Shaw

  • By Charu Sinha

  • By Jackson McHenry

  • Circle Jerk’s Recipe for a Viral Theater Hit“If it gets screwed up, that’s part of the energy.”

    By Helen Shaw

  • Well, Here’s Meryl Streep Rapping on a New Song From The Prom“If somebody starts in with new drama, just go high like Michelle Obama.”

    By Jackson McHenry

  • Ballet Dancers Get Their Nutcracker Fix UpstateBalletCollective to put on an immersive performance in a mansion.

    By Wendy Goodman

  • By Helen Shaw

  • broadway

    By Jackson McHenry

  • q&a

    Jeremy O. Harris Is Spending HBO’s Money on Producing PlaysOn streaming productions like ‘Circle Jerk’: “Look, this is doable … We don’t actually have to sit around watching Zoom for the rest of our lives.”

    By Helen Shaw

  • australia

    Nicole Kidman Loves Television So Much She’s Making Another ShowThings I Know to Be True is based on a stage play of the same name.

    By Rebecca Alter

  • Marielle Heller on What the Constitution Means to Me and The Queen’s GambitThe actor-writer-director has two very different new projects in very different media.

    By Jackson McHenry

  • theater

    David Byrne and Heidi Schreck, in ConversationThe creators of American Utopia and What the Constitution Means to Me on the links between their filmed Broadway shows.

    By Jackson McHenry

  • By Jackson McHenry

  • By Helen Shaw

  • regional theater

    By Jackson McHenry

  • What the Constitution Means to Me Film Unleashes a Boiler Full of FlamesWhen everything feels too overwhelming to watch at home, Heidi Schreck’s Broadway show (streaming on Prime Video) hits the right chord of anger.

    By Helen Shaw and Kathryn VanArendonk

  • tony awards

    6 Takeaways From the Erratic 2020 Tony Award NominationsCongrats to Jagged Little Pill! Sorry to The Lightning Thief.

    By Jackson McHenry

  • broadway

    By Jackson McHenry

  • Transcript Turned Script: A Preview of Why Would I Dare’s Courtroom DramaThe Crystal Mason voting-rights case comes to the stage in a streaming production by the Commissary.

    By Helen Shaw

  • broadway

    By Jackson McHenry

  • tony awards

    By Jackson McHenry

  • theater

    By Jackson McHenry

  • By Halle Kiefer

  • By Jackson McHenry

  • By Jackson McHenry

  • review

    By Helen Shaw

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