Female Playwrights Are on Form (for the Most Part)

LONDON — Call it an act of homage, authorial daring or simply a playwright having a bit of fun, but Laura Wade’s “The Watsons” is one of this year’s smartest plays so far, and also among the sweetest. Picking up where Jane Austen left her unfinished novel of the same name, Ms. Wade brings these Regency-era characters to the stage […]

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Gary Busey Is Playing God. Seriously.

Describing an interview with Gary Busey is nearly impossible. On one hand, the experience is exactly what you might think: Frenetic. Unfocused. The works. His sentences are sprinkled with what he calls “Buseyisms”: acronyms he’s spelled out for decades that hint at his philosophy on life. B.I.B.L.E., for example, is “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth,” and partially the title of […]

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‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’ to Be Revived on Broadway

Two shows exploring race in America will be revived on Broadway next spring by the Roundabout Theater Company. The nonprofit company, which operates three Broadway houses, announced Monday that it would stage new productions of “A Soldier’s Play” and “Caroline, or Change” this season. “A Soldier’s Play,” written by Charles Fuller, is about the complex racial tensions unearthed after the […]

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Campbell Scott to Star in Broadway ‘Christmas Carol’

Thirty-five years ago, George C. Scott played Scrooge in a television adaptation of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Now the actor’s son, Campbell Scott, is planning to play the same role on Broadway. The new stage adaptation of the novella, which received strong reviews when it opened in London two years ago, will run for eight weeks at […]

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Review: ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Offers a Party, and a Playlist, for the Ages

This one’s for the hedonists. All you party people should know that the Al Hirschfeld Theater has been refurbished as an opulent pleasure palace, wherein decadence comes without hangovers. That’s where the euphoric “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” opened on Thursday night in a shower of fireworks, confetti and glittering fragments of what feels like every pop hit ever written. Inspired […]

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‘The Great Society,’ About L.B.J., Is Coming to Broadway

As soon as the Tony-winning “All the Way” closed on Broadway, the playwright, Robert Schenkkan, began working on a sequel. Five years, endless rewrites and several productions later, that new play, “The Great Society,” is coming to Broadway. The producer Jeffrey Richards announced on Thursday that he would present a 12-week run of the play, starting Sept. 6, at the […]

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