Theater

André Morin as John Derwent and Katherine Gauthier as Kate Derwent in The Shadow of a Doubt

A Lost Edith Wharton Play Debuts on Stage for the First Time

After more than 100 years, the renowned writer's script resurfaced in a Texas archive

The cast of The Outsiders during the musical's world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego earlier this year

'The Outsiders' Musical Is Coming to Broadway

The greasers and Socs from S.E. Hinton's popular novel will spar on stage this spring

The theme for this year's festival is "Halloween in August."

The Puppets Take Manhattan, Celebrating a Rich Global Art Form

The International Puppet Fringe Festival honored puppeteer Ralph Lee, who died earlier this year

An aerial view of the excavation site, where archaeologists found what they think are the ruins of Emperor Nero's theater

Have Archaeologists Finally Found Emperor Nero's Lost Theater?

Ahead of a planned luxury hotel, excavations have revealed what may be the ruins of the venue

Ian Shaw, Demetri Goritas and Liam Murray Scott perform in The Shark Is Broken during the show's 2021 run in London. Ian Shaw reprises his role on Broadway, playing his father, Robert Shaw, while co-stars Colin Donnell and Alex Brightman play Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, respectively.

'The Shark Is Broken' Brings the Making of 'Jaws' to Broadway

The play examines the tensions stirring between the film's three leads as they navigate a chaotic production process

Spam musubi, a Japanese-American dish created in Hawaii, is made of Spam, rice and seaweed.

How Spam Became a Staple of Asian Cuisine

When American G.I.s fought abroad in wars in the 20th century, they left behind an unlikely legacy: canned meat

Rosalind Franklin's work was vital to the discovery of the structure of DNA, but her role went largely unrecognized at the time. 

New Musical Spotlights Rosalind Franklin's DNA Discoveries

"Double Helix," a fictionalized account of Franklin's groundbreaking work, premieres this week

Humans have been fascinated with mermaids since antiquity, writes columnist Jackie Mansky. The 1914 silent film Neptune's Daughter, featuring champion swimmer and actress Annette Kellerman (above), captured the public imagination.

The Return of Mermaidcore

For a century, a collective love of tails and fins has helped women transgress on land and sea

Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra in 1891

Why Actress Sarah Bernhardt Was the First Modern Celebrity

An exhibition in Paris revisits the life of the 19th-century thespian, who used the press to promote herself and eagerly capitalized on her fame

A rendering of the 2.3-acre site that will house the Museum of Shakespeare

An Interactive Shakespeare Museum Will Immerse Visitors in the Ruins of an Elizabethan Theater

The cultural institution is slated to open in London in spring 2024

Of the roughly 750 First Folios printed, at least 235 known copies survive today.

Without the First Folio, Half of Shakespeare's Plays Would Have Been Lost to History

The 400-year-old text presented the Bard's plays as serious literature, muddling the boundaries between popular culture and high art

Cast members take the stage during the last performance of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

The Curtain Lowers on 'Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway

The final performance of Broadway's longest-running show took place over the weekend

An elaborate dance sequence from the 1943 production, choreographed by Agnes de Mille

Behind 'Oklahoma!' Lies the Remarkable Story of a Gay Cherokee Playwright

Lynn Riggs wrote the play that served as the basis of the hit 1943 musical

Cherry Lane bills itself as the longest continually running off-Broadway theater.

Indie Film Studio A24 Buys Off-Broadway Theater

The studio made its first foray into live performance with the purchase of the Cherry Lane Theater

The cast bows at the curtain call during a performance of The Great British Bake Off Musical in London, England, on March 6

'The Great British Bake Off Musical' Comes to London's West End

A new stage adaptation aims to capture the heart of the beloved baking show

Two lucky visitors will spend the night inside the Palais Garnier, exploring the historic opera house and enjoying private tours and other perks.

Parisian Opera House That Inspired 'Phantom of the Opera' Becomes an Airbnb

For just one night, two travelers will spend the night in the Palais Garnier’s Box of Honor

Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) in the 2016 hit La La Land

'La La Land,' an Homage to Hollywood, Is Coming to Broadway

A stage adaptation of the hit 2016 movie musical is officially in the works

“People always liked and admired Colette, but after [World War I], with this need to consolidate French identity, Colette really becomes a classique,” says Kathleen Antonioli. 

Colette Revolutionized French Literature With Her Depictions of Female Desire

Born 150 years ago this week, the author was known for her incisive portrayals of women's everyday lives

Curatin call at the opening night of Indecent on Broadway in 2017

Florida High School Cancels 'Indecent,' a Play About Censorship on Broadway in 1923

Free speech groups—and playwright Paula Vogel—are condemning the school board's decision

A Stomp performance on the streets of New York City in 2021

'Stomp' Performers Hang Up Their Garbage Can Lids

The iconic production closes this weekend after nearly three decades off-Broadway

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