More than 75 years after the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical debuted, a daring new production seeks to re-create the frisson of the original—with some changes.
Bruce Norris’s Downstate, at London’s National Theatre, makes a provocative case for the redemption of child abusers.
Political discord coupled with the lingering effects of 2017’s Hurricane Maria challenged the arrival of the famed musical.
In a new HBO film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, James Graham turns a polarizing national moment into a surprisingly cohesive and engaging story.
Inspired by his one-man show, Latin History for Morons, the comedian recommends three books that challenge one-sided narratives of the past.
Marianne Elliott’s gender-flipped Company mines modern ambivalence about marriage.
The comic has stormed through 75 years of show business; he remains prodigal in expression, memory, and imagination.
With their themes of female subjugation, the plays have always had unsatisfactory endings. Two musical revivals attempt to complicate the equation.
A new, two-part play in London affirms the importance of connecting with the cultural past.
A new play about the Calais migrant camp complicates the polarized narratives about the refugee crisis.
With a theatrical adaptation opening in London, and a planned CBS revival helmed by Jordan Peele, what can the Rod Serling anthology series say about modern life?
How a seemingly innocuous phrase became a metonym for the skewed sexual politics of show business
Darren Aronofsky’s film, a sensory assault, fits into a grand tradition of art that hopes to shock its audiences out of complacency.
The playwright and screenwriter’s new London hit is set during the Troubles in 1981 Ireland, but the issues it considers are timeless.
The Majority quizzes its audience on hot-button issues to demonstrate how easily the shape of a query can alter its answer.
The legendary American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and actor died at the age of 73.
Diane Paulus, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Robert Schenkkan discuss how the Public Theater’s recent production of Julius Caesar fits into a grand artistic tradition.
The show’s producer, Jeffrey Seller, explains how its November statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence came about.
For as long as the Shakespeare play has been staged, it’s been referencing contemporary political leaders.
The actor and the late-night host gave healthcare the theater-of-the-absurd treatment.