Today is author J.K. Rowling’s 51st birthday! She’s celebrating with the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the news that—sorry pals—she has finished writing about Harry Potter. This eighth, theatrical installment concludes his narrative.
For all its apparent issues with regards to celebrating the silencing of women (at least at face value), there is no denying that Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is a succinct lesson in the easy way misunderstandings and stereotypical gender dynamics translate to humor. What other reason could explain its many…
Following a Chicago Reader investigation that alleged that Profiles Theatre had turned a blind eye to the abusive behaviors of artistic director Darrell W. Cox, and had created an unsafe culture for actors for decades, the theater announced late Tuesday night that it was shutting its doors after almost 30 years.
The walloping success of Broadway musical Hamilton has, unsurprisingly, enticed a host of sneaky enterprisers to buy tickets in bulk and resell them at exponentially high markups. But now the producers have taken measures to hamper this practice.
The Theater for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, NY has announced that Oscar Isaac—actor and smokin’ hot babe—will step into the slippers of Denmark’s broodiest prince in a Summer 2017 production of Hamlet.
Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and The Newsroom (and owner of the most puzzlingly tiny eye glasses in show business) is slated to write To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. But how will he manage to Sorkin it up and turn this time-honored classic about systemic racism and social injustice into a scathing…
Harvard University’s historic all-male drag and burlesque troupe Hasty Pudding Theatricals may begin to accept women after two college seniors decided it was unacceptable for a college theater society to bar females from performing.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the dreamy personification of an English accent, is currently starring in a production of Hamlet at London’s Barbican Centre. When movie stars take to the stage, theaters often see an influx of people (read: teenagers) who wouldn’t usually view plays and musicals as worthwhile sources of…
The Tony Awards red carpet looked a leeeeetle different than it may have in recent years: it was filled to the brim with A-list models and fashion designers, so many their presence threatened to overshadow the theatre stars themselves. Why the sudden shift? Why, Anna Wintour, of course.
RIP my annual ritual of passing Mama Mia! on Broadway and thinking, “Huh, that show’s still running?” Because Mama Mia!’s 14-year Broadway run is finally coming to an end. Cram your girls’ weekend trips in while you can!
And the next actress to step into Sally Bowles' sparkling t-straps in Broadway's Cabaret after Emma Stone takes her final bow on February 15 will be—drum roll—SIENNA MILLER. Ohhh...kay.
Following a stint by pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen, the Broadway show Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is getting another interesting casting choice: former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer will take on the lead role, becoming the first black Cinderella on The Great White Way.
Despite several Tony nominations, a musical based on the Woody Allen film Bullets Over Broadway will close after only five months.
The Kilroys, a self-described gang of lady playwrights and producers who are done talking about gender parity in the theater and are ready to do something about it, have just released a list of 46 highly recommended plays by female-identified authors. This list can now be shoved in the face of theater industry leaders…
Pretty Woman, America's favorite preposterous Happy Hooker fairy tale, is headed for the Broadway stage. Get ready for a musical number called "Big Mistake. Big. Huge. (reprise)"!
Watch as Tom Hiddleston prepares for his role in Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse. He swordfights. He hugs his opponent. He does some TRX. He jumps rope. He pants. He indulges in some theater exercises. He laughs. He is wonderful.
In breaking entertainment news that is sure to get me 500 billion clicks today alone, Angela Lansbury is set to make her triumphant, beautiful return to the stage. After a more than 40 year absence from the London stage,
Jessica Fletcher Lansbury will star in a West End revival of Noel Coward's play Blithe Spirit.
Shakespeare With a Twist is happening everywhere right now; in New York on Broadway, Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad star in an interracial version of Romeo and Juliet. And in Philadelphia, the Curio Theater is producing the same play — with two women in the title roles.
With the beautiful Juliet, Condola Rashad.