- Review: Broadway's new 'Shuffle Along' celebrates a past hit Updated: Apr-28-16 8:02 pm
NEW YORK - The last Broadway show to open this season has a mouthful of a name and an astonishing array of stars.
- Seth Rudetsky sees no 'Disaster' casting his friends in show Updated: Apr-28-16 6:12 pm
NEW YORK - Seth Rudetsky has always had a dream of writing and performing in a show surrounded by friends.
- In 'BFG,' Rylance takes on a new role: Spielberg regular Updated: Apr-28-16 10:05 am
NEW YORK - The first time Steven Spielberg offered a role to Mark Rylance, the actor said no. That was 30 years ago for "Empire of the Sun." Now, Rylance can't stop saying yes.
- Holocaust Remembrance Day to connect 9 states with plays Updated: Apr-28-16 9:58 am
NEW YORK - Events in nine states will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with readings of plays that deal with that darkest time in world history.
- Romania: culture minister resigns over opera dispute Updated: Apr-27-16 10:21 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's culture minister has tendered his resignation amid a bitter dispute at the country's main opera house involving internationally renowned ballerina Alina Cojocaru.
- Review: Poignancy is polished at musical 'Tuck Everlasting' Updated: Apr-26-16 9:00 pm
NEW YORK - "Tuck Everlasting," the new musical that deals with eternal life, has wisely been put in the hands of someone whose work on Broadway never seems to die - director Casey Nicholaw.
- Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima" to be made into an opera Updated: Apr-26-16 5:19 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Rudolfo Anaya's famed novel "Bless Me, Ultima," one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American Literature and a book some scholars believed sparked the Chicano literary movement in the late 1960s, is being made into an opera.
- Ferguson's 'Fully Committed,' taking on 40 roles in new play Updated: Apr-26-16 2:59 pm
NEW YORK - When Jesse Tyler Ferguson last starred on Broadway, he had to spell. This time around, it's more about counting.
- Waltraud Meier as a human Klytemnestra in Met performance Updated: Apr-26-16 8:37 am
NEW YORK - No monsters of depravity for Waltraud Meier, thank you. The German mezzo-soprano takes a very different view of the Greek queen Klytemnestra than the one usually seen in Richard Strauss' "Elektra."
- Review: Broadway's 'Fully Committed' a cacophony of voices Updated: Apr-25-16 10:00 pm
NEW YORK - You might very well think that decorum is positively dead on Broadway these days with phones chirping and bleating endlessly during the entire run of the one-man play "Fully Committed."
- Broadway musical 'Waitress' to launch national tour in 2017 Updated: Apr-25-16 12:21 pm
NEW YORK - The new Broadway musical "Waitress" is packing up its pies and hitting the road.
- Brian Stokes Mitchell returns to Broadway in 'magical' show Updated: Apr-25-16 10:22 am
NEW YORK - Brian Stokes Mitchell jokingly sings a bluesy rendition of "Stairway to Heaven" by the time he reaches his dressing room on the fourth steep floor of the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.
- Review: Broadway's 'Waitress' has the recipe for success Updated: Apr-24-16 11:23 pm
NEW YORK - The unmistakable smell of baking pies pervades the Brooks Atkinson Theatre at performances of the sweet and savory new musical "Waitress." It's not a trick - there really is a pie baking in the lobby.
- Prince's final shows: intimate, playful with a Bowie tribute Updated: Apr-24-16 5:37 pm
ATLANTA - The crowd at Atlanta's Fox Theater was on its feet screaming. Prince had already taken an encore, but he'd only played for just over an hour and he hadn't even played "Purple Rain."
- Italian tenor makes Met Opera debut with 5 minutes notice Updated: Apr-23-16 7:10 pm
NEW YORK - Francesco Anile got to make his Metropolitan Opera debut in a T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. With 5 minutes notice.
- Royalty, Obama & fans mark 400 years since Shakespeare died Updated: Apr-23-16 5:30 pm
LONDON - If all the world's a stage, William Shakespeare is its architect.
- Justice Breyer to take part in event honoring Shakespeare Updated: Apr-23-16 9:25 am
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be among the notable people talking about William Shakespeare during a program to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.
- Things to know about Shakespeare, 400 years after his death Updated: Apr-23-16 8:36 am
LONDON - Theater-lovers in Britain and around the world are marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. A few things to know about the famous playwright:
- 2 performances of 'Catherland' set at Homestead Monument Updated: Apr-22-16 8:16 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Special performances of "Catherland" will be held Sunday and Monday at the Homestead National Monument of America in southeast Nebraska.
- 'Eclipsed' shows on Broadway to be dedicated to victims Updated: Apr-22-16 2:54 pm
NEW YORK - In an effort to shine a light on the hundreds of girls abducted from a school in Nigeria two years ago, all performances of the Broadway play "Eclipsed" will be dedicated to the still-missing victims.
- The Latest: Tributes to Prince spring up across the US Updated: Apr-22-16 2:22 am
CHANHASSEN, Minnesota - The Latest on the death of pop superstar Prince (all times local):
- Review: Darkly wonderful 'American Psycho' slays onstage Updated: Apr-21-16 10:02 pm
NEW YORK - They sell clear, plastic raincoats at the "American Psycho" concession stand on Broadway. If you think, "Hey, that's a cute item for a rainy spring in New York," you may be in the wrong theater. If those raincoats send a shiver of dread down your spine, you've come to the right place.
- Jessica Lange revisits an 'extraordinary' play on Broadway Updated: Apr-21-16 11:00 am
NEW YORK - For her one day off this week playing a drug-addled mother in the Broadway revival of the monumental "Long Day's Journey Into Night," Jessica Lange had a plan. She wanted to walk in the spring sunshine.
- Minnesota Opera to premiere 'The Shining' on May 7 Updated: Apr-20-16 8:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Opera presents the world premiere of "The Shining" next month.
- Anna Deavere Smith's new show a highlight of A.R.T.'s season Updated: Apr-20-16 4:06 pm
NEW YORK - A play written and starring Anna Deavere Smith, an adaptation of a Sarah Waters novel, a new play drawn from interviews with transgender women and a new production of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana" are among the highlights of the American Repertory Theater's upcoming season.