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He Used to Move Pianos. Now He Moves Audiences.

He Used to Move Pianos. Now He Moves Audiences.

“I was way past the whole mythology of the understudy getting the part,” Stephen Payne said of his surprise casting in “Straight White Men” on Broadway.

Carey Mulligan Is Perfection in a Play That Isn’t

Carey Mulligan Is Perfection in a Play That Isn’t

Carey Mulligan in “Girls & Boys,” written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Lyndsey Turner at the Royal Court Theater in London.

In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him

In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him

Left: Alfred Drake and Joan Roberts as Curly and Laurey in the 1943 Broadway production of “Oklahoma!” Right: Royer Bockus as Laurey and Tatiana Wechsler as Curly in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production.

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ Sets the Perils of Being Popular to Song

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ Sets the Perils of Being Popular to Song

Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron in the musical “Mean Girls,” adapted by Tina Fey from her screenplay for the cult-favorite 2004 film.

Review: A Wondrous ‘Pinocchio’ With That ‘Lion King’ Magic

Review: A Wondrous ‘Pinocchio’ With That ‘Lion King’ Magic

A scene from “Pinocchio,” written by Dennis Kelly and directed by John Tiffany.

A Philadelphia Theater Heading, and Sweating, in a New Direction

A Philadelphia Theater Heading, and Sweating, in a New Direction

Justin Jain, Matteo Scammell and Ross Beschler in the Wilma Theater production of “Blood Wedding,” directed by Csaba Horvath.

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

A key component of the costuming, backstage at the Lyric Theater, where “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” begins previews next month.

At 90, Hal Prince Dishes on ‘Fiddler,’ ‘Cabaret’ and Reining In Ambition

At 90, Hal Prince Dishes on ‘Fiddler,’ ‘Cabaret’ and Reining In Ambition

Front row from left, Hal Prince, Jan Horvath, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh celebrating Mr. Prince’s 90th birthday after a performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” earlier this month.

An Antidote to Digital Dehumanization? Live Theater

An Antidote to Digital Dehumanization? Live Theater

Ayad Akhtar maintains that what he calls the “attention-finance complex” has contributed to the collapse of a collective well-being.

Rupert Everett Gets His Oscar (Wilde, That Is)

Rupert Everett Gets His Oscar (Wilde, That Is)

Left, the Irish writer Oscar Wilde; right, Rupert Everett as Wilde in “The Judas Kiss.”

Capturing the Short, Glamorous Life of a Forgotten Broadway Lyricist

Capturing the Short, Glamorous Life of a Forgotten Broadway Lyricist

John Latouche in Manhattan in the early 1940s, in a photograph reproduced on the cover of Howard Pollack’s biography of the temperamental but beloved lyricist.

Finding New Meaning in ‘Mean Girls’

Finding New Meaning in ‘Mean Girls’

From left, Nell Benjamin, Casey Nicholaw, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond on the set of “Mean Girls” on Broadway at the August Wilson Theater.

Review: Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville Lead a Hard-Run ‘Long Day’s Journey’

Review: Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville Lead a Hard-Run ‘Long Day’s Journey’

Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Review: A Fantasy Town Builds a Wall Against Time in ‘Ballyturk’

Review: A Fantasy Town Builds a Wall Against Time in ‘Ballyturk’

Mikel Murfi, left, and Tadhg Murphy in the play “Ballyturk” at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.

Anika Noni Rose Was Waiting for This Moment

Anika Noni Rose Was Waiting for This Moment

Anika Noni Rose on the World War II-era set of “Carmen Jones” at Classic Stage Company.

Review: In an Energized ‘Iceman,’ the Drinks are on Denzel

Review: In an Energized ‘Iceman,’ the Drinks are on Denzel

Denzel Washington, center, as Hickey, sharing a laugh with the barflies in the Broadway revival of “The Iceman Cometh.”


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