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The Annette Bening Method

On Broadway in a new production of All My Sons, she’ll overprepare — and then wing it.
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Fosse/Verdon Is Made for Hardcore Fans of Showbiz History

It’s hard to imagine more delectable bait for fans of Broadway and Hollywood tales.
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How Fosse/Verdon Turned Fosse and Verdon’s Most Famous Work Into a TV Show

“It was never about picking a song-and-dance number. It’s instead following the emotional journey.”
  1. party report
    John Lithgow Thinks the Clintons Would Have a Hard Time at His New PlayHe says it would be “tough.”
  2. theater review
    Theater Review: A Transitory Journey to the Recent Past in Hillary and ClintonLaurie Metcalf and John Lithgow as the couple we all think we know.
  3. broadway
    Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge’s Very Sad Monologues Are Going to BroadwayThey’ll perform this summer.
  4. theater review
    Theater Review: The Songwriting and Storytelling Tours de Force of HadestownAncient myths, made absolutely fresh.
  5. interview
    John Cameron Mitchell and Marilyn Maye Talk Love, Art, and Dying in Style“We can’t do open casket. Nobody knows how to put my lashes on.”
  6. netflix
    Ryan Murphy Will Bring The Boys in the Band to Netflix, Which Is Theater NowThe Broadway cast and director Joe Mantello will reunite.
  7. theater reviews
    Theater Review: Men Behaving Bigly, in Burn This and SocratesAdam Driver looks giant up there onstage.
  8. adaptations
    An Oklahoma! Adaptation Is Sweeping Toward Your TV ScreenNo, not the dark, sexy Oklahoma!
  9. party report
    Not Even Star Wars Could Prepare Keri Russell for Broadway“It’s like training for the Olympics.”
  10. set design
    How Fosse/Verdon Rebuilt the Sets of the Show’s Key Movies and MusicalsProduction designer Alex DiGerlando walks us through the series’ film and stage re-creations, from Sweet Charity to All That Jazz.
  11. theater
    The Annette Bening MethodOn Broadway in a new production of All My Sons, she’ll overprepare — and then wing it.
  12. theater review
    Theater Review: Counting One’s Way Through 17 Border CrossingsVisual ingenuity but the sketchlike structure sags.
  13. broadway
    Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard Invite You to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Bring your own brandy. Domestic discord will be provided.
  14. theater review
    Theater Review: The Dizzying Whirl of a Messy Texas Family in Plano“If you live in this world, time flies when you’re having the opposite of fun.”
  15. documentaries
    Scott Rudin Is Producing a To Kill a Mockingbird Documentary for HBOLikely to air this fall.
  16. tv review
    Fosse/Verdon Is Made for Hardcore Fans of Showbiz HistoryIt’s hard to imagine more delectable bait for fans of Broadway and Hollywood tales.
  17. off broadway
    Tim Blake Nelson and Michael Stuhlbarg Stage a Classic Philosophical DebateTwo friends on their new play.
  18. trailer mix
    Watch a Spectacular Spectacular New Trailer for the Moulin Rouge! MusicalFlying away to Broadway this June.
  19. theater review
    Theater Review: Focus-Group Friction in Mrs. Murray’s MenagerieWithout vague distancing language like “problematic.”
  20. comedy
    Hannah Gadsby Will Bring Her New Show Douglas to New York This SummerIt’ll be a four-week engagement starting July 23.
  21. backstories
    How Fosse/Verdon Turned Fosse and Verdon’s Most Famous Work Into a TV Show“It was never about picking a song-and-dance number. It’s instead following the emotional journey.”
  22. theater review
    The Brightness (and Badonkadonk) Amid the Menace: Re-Reviewing Oklahoma!This groundbreakingly dark production also contains a lot of joy, not to mention sex appeal.
  23. theater review
    Theater Review: Once More Into the Storm With King LearWith Glenda Jackson as the king.
  24. theater review
    Theater Review: John Doyle Strips The Cradle Will Rock Down to the Bare WoodJohn Doyle applies his tool kit to the 1937 agitprop play.
  25. broadway
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  26. theater review
    Theater Review: The Loopy, Barbed Office Satire of Do You Feel Anger?An empathy expert comes to a collections firm.
  27. roll clip!
    Enjoy Eva Noblezada’s Epic Take on ‘Go the Distance’Heroic!
  28. back on top
    Patti LuPone Arrives on Twitter to Announce She Cannot Be Contained by It“Fuck that.”
  29. theater
    Frank Rich: Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K.A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.
  30. dandy fops
    Ralph Fiennes Is an Extremely Fancy BoyHe has an Italian villa where he goes to read!
  31. theater review
    Theater Review: Debating What the Constitution Means to MeOur theater critic and Supreme Court correspondent parse the show’s transfer to Broadway.
  32. theater review
    Theater Review: A Julius Caesar That’s All Noble IdeasThe cast is cast.
  33. egots
    Rita Moreno Will ‘PEGOT’ With Her New Peabody AwardThe Peabody Awards are clearly One Day at a Time fans.
  34. theater review
    Theater Review: Turning the Crash Into Entertainment With The Lehman TrilogyThe lead-up to the downfall.
  35. theater review
    Theater Review: Ain’t No Mo’ Is a Biting Farce That Takes FlightJordan Cooper’s new play is a suite of comic sketches.
  36. roll clip!
    Enjoy a Close-Up View of My Fair Lady’s ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’Look inside “Get Me to the Church on Time.”
  37. broadway
    A Princess Bride Musical Is Looking More … ConceivableDavid Yazbek is working on the music, while Bob Martin and Rick Elice are writing the book.
  38. broadway
    Sutton Foster Will Return to Broadway As Marian in Hugh Jackman’s The Music ManThe show opens October 2020.
  39. theater
    High School That Staged Alien: the Play Should Be in Charge of the Next SequelMeanwhile, your class is stumbling and bumbling through the Oklahoma dream ballet.
  40. broadway
    Chilli and T-Boz Are Working on a TLC Broadway MusicalThe surviving members of TLC are writing new music for their Broadway debut.
  41. theater review
    Theater Review: A Temptations Bio-Musical and What Coulda BeenAin’t Too Proud: unbeatable songs and not much drama.
  42. theater review
    Theater Review: Suzan-Lori Parks’s White Noise Is Sneakily, Subtly RadicalWith the amazing Daveed Diggs at its center.
  43. spring preview
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  44. movies
    Broadway Musical Jekyll and Hyde Is Becoming a MovieThis *is* the moment.
  45. theater
    Oklahoma!’s Ali Stroker on Wheelchair Choreography and SexinessThe actress talks about backstage accessibility and sex appeal on wheels.
  46. behind the scenes
    When a Theater Reviewer Becomes the One Being ReviewedI was this magazine’s theater critic. Now I’ve co-written Broadway’s Beetlejuice: The Musical. Those jobs have one big thing in common.
  47. theater
    Avid Theatergoer Hillary Clinton Went to See the Gloria Steinem PlayDiane von Furstenberg and Steinem herself were also in attendance.
  48. theater review
    Theater Review: Can Kiss Me, Kate Survive a 2019 Gaze?Kelli O’Hara is nearly superhuman, and the highs in the show are very high. But you can’t get away from that script.
  49. theater
    Amy Schumer and Richard Jenkins to Star Movie Version of Tony-Winning The HumansThe cast includes Jayne Houdyshell and Steven Yeun.
  50. broadway
    Greatest Showman Hugh Jackman Is Coming Back to Broadway in The Music ManHarold Hill arrives October 2020.
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