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    John Doyle to Direct ‘Assassins’ at Classic Stage Company

    John Doyle to Direct ‘Assassins’ at Classic Stage Company


    John Doyle, who will direct productions of “Assassins” and “Macbeth” as part of Classic Stage Company’s next...

    Mr. Doyle will also helm a production of “Macbeth” in a season that focuses on gothic horror, too, with “Dracula” and “Frankenstein.”
    ‘7 Rings’ Is a Hit for Ariana Grande, and a Knockout for Rodgers and Hammerstein

    ‘7 Rings’ Is a Hit for Ariana Grande, and a Knockout for Rodgers and Hammerstein


    The company that owns the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalog cut an unusually lucrative deal with Ariana Grande over the rights to her single “7 Rings,” an extended reinterpretation of “My Favorite...

    The company that controls the composers’ catalog cut a deal for 90 percent of the royalties for the singer’s remake of “My Favorite Things” just weeks before its release.
    James Corden to Host Tony Awards for Second Time

    James Corden to Host Tony Awards for Second Time


    James Corden, the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” previously hosted the Tonys in...

    Mr. Corden, a musical theater enthusiast who won a Tony Award himself in 2012, will preside over the award ceremony on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

    Review: Matt Williams’s Queasy Comedy Serves Up Crudités and Crudity


    “Actually, We’re ______” follows four millennials dealing with love and infidelity, but it’s an unfunny play that would rather be a...

    “Actually, We’re ______” follows four millennials dealing with love and infidelity, but it’s an unfunny play that would rather be a sitcom.
    Doors Open for Women and People of Color at Top Ranks of American Theater

    Doors Open for Women and People of Color at Top Ranks of American Theater


    New artistic directors, clockwise from top left: Nataki Garrett, Robert Barry Fleming, Stephanie Ybarra, Jacob G. Padrón, Hana Sharif and Maria Manuela...

    Artistic directors, the faces of local theater and tastemakers in their communities, have long been white men who have held the posts for many years. That’s changing.
    She Dances. He Directs. How They Created a Balletic Battle of the Sexes.

    She Dances. He Directs. How They Created a Balletic Battle of the Sexes.


    The husband-and-wife team of Joshua Bergasse Sara Mearns, preparing for “I Married an Angel.” Ms. Mearns, a City Ballet principal, is the Angel, her first speaking role; Mr. Bergasse is the choreographer and...

    The wife-and-husband team of Sara Mearns and Joshua Bergasse talk about working together on “I Married an Angel” for Encores! Reader, she Lindy Hops.
    The Theater at the Forefront of Poland’s Culture Wars

    The Theater at the Forefront of Poland’s Culture Wars


    A rehearsal for “Mein Kampf” at the Powszechny Theater in Warsaw. From left, Arkadiusz Brykalski; Natalia Lagiewczyk; Jakub Skrzywanek, the play’s director; and Madamou Goo...

    The Powszechny Theater in Warsaw faced protests and acid attacks when it staged a play about the Catholic Church. Will its staging of “Mein Kampf” cause more uproar?
    Review: A ‘Nantucket Sleigh Ride’ With Frozen Disney and Hot Lobster

    Review: A ‘Nantucket Sleigh Ride’ With Frozen Disney and Hot Lobster


    A shaggy whale story from John Guare centers on a playwright who has offended the local theater scene on Nantucket. From left at bottom: Adam Chanler-Berat, John Larroquette and Grace...

    In John Guare’s Möbius strip of a play, John Larroquette is a playwright who finds himself trapped in a surreal mystery called “Nantucket Sleigh Ride.”
    How Do You Build a Giant Glass Box? Very Carefully

    How Do You Build a Giant Glass Box? Very Carefully


    A team of workers spent Friday at the Park Avenue Armory putting together the centerpiece of the set for “The Lehman Trilogy,” an 800-square-foot transparent...

    A team of workers spent Friday at the Park Avenue Armory putting together the centerpiece of the set for “The Lehman Trilogy,” an 800-square-foot transparent cube.
    The Part Seems Impossible? Hire Her

    The Part Seems Impossible? Hire Her


    “The jobs that are, I think, in the end most worth it are the ones that almost break you,” says Quincy Tyler Bernstine, an Off Broadway...

    Quincy Tyler Bernstine, now starring in “Marys Seacole,” is drawn to the toughest, brainiest roles. And playwrights are drawn to her to pull them off.
    Sunday Routine: How Andrew Rannells, Actor, Spends His Sundays

    Sunday Routine: How Andrew Rannells, Actor, Spends His Sundays


    Mr. Rannells entertains friends from the kitchen of his new apartment, which he just...

    If/when he manages to separate from his group of friends, Mr. Rannells will take a Swiffer to his floors, attempt to work out, or listen to a podcast.
    The Bittersweet Afterlife of ‘Be More Chill’

    The Bittersweet Afterlife of ‘Be More Chill’


    The author Ned Vizzini, photographed in...

    Thanks to a viral musical that just opened on Broadway, Ned Vizzini’s 2004 novel is reaching a big new audience, five years after he killed himself.