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Poet Cleo Wade’s Next Challenge: Write a Love Story

“I watch a rom-com every day, even if it’s just for five minutes,” says New York Times best-selling author, poet and artist Cleo Wade.  For Wade, rom-coms are just one of the many ways she connects herself with the love that she espouses in her work. Throughout her career, Wade has focused on innovative ways […]

‘Job,’ Max Wolf Friedlich’s Psychological Thriller, to Return Off-Broadway This Winter (Exclusive)

Max Wolf Friedlich’s play Job will return this winter for another Off-Broadway run. The play, which centers on a stressed employee and her crisis therapist, will play the Connelly Theater in the East Village from Jan. 19 through March 3, with an opening night on Jan. 25. Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon will resume their […]

Three Queer Holiday Cabaret Shows That Make the Yuletide Really Gay

If your idea of the perfect holiday show involves dancing sugar plums and family-friendly carols, there’s no shortage of options. But if you’re looking for something a little different — say, a drag queen doing a pas de deux with a very sexy Krampus, set to “Santa Baby” — you’re in luck this holiday season. […]

Elle Fanning on Making Her Broadway Debut in ‘Appropriate’ and the End of ‘The Great’

When she was playing Catherine on Hulu’s The Great, Elle Fanning’s co-stars often encouraged her to do theater. Many of them had stage experience, and after watching Fanning’s Emmy-nominated turn on the show, which itself was adapted from a play, they told her she was ready. With that encouragement, and her own motivation to try […]

Why Jeremy Strong Is “Terrified” to Return to Broadway

Jeremy Strong is set to return to Broadway this winter in a new translation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, in which he takes on the lead role of Dr. Thomas Stockmann, a man who tries to warn the townspeople about contaminated spa waters but faces pushback from those who say the truth will ruin the […]

Alicia Keys Musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ to Open on Broadway This Spring

Alicia Keys’ musical, Hell’s Kitchen, will come to Broadway this spring.  The musical, which features a score by Keys and a book by Kristoffer Diaz, made its world premiere at the Public Theater this fall and is currently running there through Jan. 14. The show will transfer to the Shubert Theater on Broadway starting March […]

Kennedy Center Honors Fetes New Inductees Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and Dionne Warwick

The newest group of Kennedy Center honorees, including comedian Billy Crystal and actor Queen Latifah, were feted Sunday night at a star-studded event commemorating their lifetime achievement in arts and entertainment. Opera singer Renée Fleming, music star Barry Gibb and prolific hitmaker Dionne Warwick were also honored at the black-tie gala. Each received personalized tributes, […]

Miami Art Week 2023: The Best Events, Parties, Exhibitions, Artists and Dinners During Art Basel (Updating)

Miami Art Week brings dozens of international art fairs to the Magic City, blanketing the beach to Downtown from Dec. 4 to Dec. 10 in a full-scale sensory and social overload. The art-world elite and their A-list clients, including film, television, music and fashion industry movers and shakers, all migrate south to discover what’s new […]

Critic’s Notebook: Female Rappers and the Visibility Trap

From Megan Thee Stallion’s new single to the latest season of Issa Rae’s 'Rap Sh!t,' recent pop culture highlights a conundrum for women in hip-hop as undersupported players and overscrutinized subjects.

Judith Jamison on Her Time at Alvin Ailey and the Privilege of Being a Dancer: “There’s Always a Reciprocity to Performance”

2023 is a milestone year for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) and its artistic director emerita Judith Jamison. On May 10, Jamison celebrated her 80th birthday, and on Nov. 29, the dance company will hold its annual opening night gala celebrating its 65th season; founder Alvin Ailey and a group of Black dancers […]

Banksy Revealed? Artist Confirms Name in Lost BBC Interview

Who is Banksy? It is one of the art world’s, perhaps even pop culture’s, most enduring mysteries since the street artist burst onto the scene in the early 2000s. But we may be one step closer to the artist’s true identity following the recent discovery of a lost BBC interview in which Banksy appears to […]

‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ Reveals New Image and First Act Title

The team behind Stranger Things: The First Shadow has released a new image of the stage production and the title of its first act. In the latest incremental update on the show, which was released the same day as previews for The First Shadow are set to begin at the Phoenix Theatre on London’s West […]

Tammy Faye Musical, With Music by Elton John, Plans 2024-2025 Broadway Run

A musical about televangelist Tammy Faye, featuring music by Elton John, is slated to come to Broadway in the 2024-2025 season.  In addition to music by John, the musical, Tammy Faye, features lyrics by Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, and a book by James Graham, the playwright of Ink, which followed Rupert Murdoch’s rise to power […]

Mitski to Write Score for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Musical

Academy Award singer and songwriter Mitski will pen the score to the stage adaptation of The Queen’s Gambit, which is currently in development.  In addition to Mitski, the creative team will include Eboni Booth, playwright of Primary Trust, which recently ran Off-Broadway starring William Jackson Harper, as the book writer. Whitney White, director of JaJa’s […]

Casting Vet Tess Sanchez Pivots to Writer With Collection of Personal Essays

Tess Sanchez has found her next act. The former Fox casting exec is set to publish a book of essays, which she’s titled We’re Going In A Different Direction. The collection has her recasting herself, in this case from “working mom-boss” to “her actor-husband’s plus-one,” according to the publisher. Sanchez, who’s married to New Girl […]

Steve Carell to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Uncle Vanya’ This Spring

Steve Carell will make his Broadway debut this spring as Vanya in a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.  Carell will star alongside William Jackson Harper as Astrov, Jayne Houdyshell as Mama Voinitski, Mia Katigbak as Marina, Alfred Molina as Alexander Serabryakov, Alison Pill as Sonya and Anika Noni Rose as Yelena. The adaptation, […]