Two children’s literature experts consider what works in the Broadway play — for kids, sure, but for grown-ups too.
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The stagecraft is impressive, but if you’re not familiar with J.K. Rowling’s world of wizards, “Cursed Child” can be a mystifying slog.
Upstairs, the matriarch is ready to die. Downstairs, her adult children might kill each other first.
This labored adaptation of a James short story, starring Tony Yazbeck, features a boldface creative team that includes John Kander and Susan Stroman
From her couch in Massachusetts, Judith Durant oversaw production of the sweaters worn in the Broadway revival, knitting 13 of them herself.
The play, created by Rady & Bloom, follows a celebration that goes nowhere, with nothing going according to plan.
This initial, mind-frisking comedy from Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks festival is a reminder of the particular pleasures of warm-weather goofiness.
The author of “Dance Nation” talks about her show and female adolescence, as it plays out in dressing rooms and daydreams.
Marina Carr’s blistering play seems ideal for this cathartic cultural moment. Its Irish Repertory Theater production is a missed opportunity.
Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.
The Tony-nominated actor will replace Steve Kazee, who departed the production several months before it was to begin previews on Broadway.
The journalist Can Dundar wrote the book “We Are Arrested” while imprisoned in Turkey. Now, Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company has turned it into a play.
Rajiv Joseph’s sprawling drama was among the Off Broadway productions and performers honored at a ceremony Monday night.
The aftermath of the Fukushima disaster infiltrates the lives of a young couple in Toshiki Okada’s spare, affecting play
The play, created and directed by Theodora Skipitares, intertwines Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” with the stories of Eric Garner and others killed by the police.
This fall’s music, theater and dance performances will be the last ones overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, an impresario at the institution since 1983.
Twelve angry men and women await the return of a missing corpse in a revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s dark comedy.
Ms. Morison was a star of the musical stage in “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The King and I.”
Erin Markey’s disciplined performance piece, a collaboration with Emily Davis, examines the dissolving boundaries of intense intimacy.
His films and stage work angered Communist officials, but he was embraced abroad and seen as an inspiration for the Romanian New Wave.
Ms. Rossellini’s latest show explores animals’ thoughts and behaviors using puppets, videos — and, yes, an adorable dog.
A brief history in five musicals — and a rating system of disco-dancing emojis.
Paris is full of exhibitions and talks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the student uprising. But the theater world’s contribution has been remarkably subdued.