‘Sally & Tom’ Frees Sally Hemings From Being a Mere Footnote

Suzan-Lori Parks’s play is the latest work by a Black writer seeking to prioritize Hemings’s life and perspective to make…


Judy Devlin Hashman, Record-Holding Badminton Champion, Dies at 88

She won 10 singles titles at the prestigious all-England championships.


Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut in Ayad Akhtar Play

The Oscar-winning actor will star as an A.I.-curious author in “McNeal,” starting performances in September at Lincoln Center Theater.


‘The Miser’ Review: Updating Molière, but Missing a Key Ingredient

This Molière in the Park production doesn’t have the sharp satirical bite of the original.


Frank Wakefield, Who Expanded the Mandolin’s Range, Dies at 89

A bluegrass innovator, he recorded numerous albums as a leader, and his list of collaborators included both Leonard Bernstein and…


In the Bard’s Hometown, a Challenge for New Theater Leaders

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s co-artistic directors have put together a challenging debut season. But many visitors come to Stratford-upon-Avon seeking…


5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Jazz Bass

Writers, scholars, radio hosts and musicians, including the bassist Ron Carter, share songs that shine a light on an instrument…


‘Staff Meal’ Review: The Last Course for Doomsday Diners and Dates

Restaurant patrons and staff members are oblivious to the impending apocalypse in Abe Koogler’s new show at Playwrights Horizons.


Tony Nominations Snubs and Surprises: Steve Carell and ‘The Wiz’ Miss Out

The day of the Tony Award nominations is like college acceptance day a bit earlier in the spring, but on…


‘Ash’ Review: A Nobel Prize-Winner Confronts Environmental Collapse

Elfriede Jelinek’s latest play deals with collective calamity and individual grief, but is let down by a chaotic production.

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