Chris Froome Begins Tour de France in a Ditch

Chris Froome Begins Tour de France in a Ditch

FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France — Down in a ditch, Chris Froome needed to hoist himself and his bike again as much as the highway. It was a startling scene when Froome, a Team Sky rider, tumbled right into a grassy area within the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, instantly placing his pursuit of […]

Tour de France Champion Chris Froome Is Cleared in Doping Case

Tour de France Champion Chris Froome Is Cleared in Doping Case

AIGLE, Switzerland — Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday, a choice that would enable him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week. Froome had been racing below the cloud of a possible ban after a urine pattern he supplied on the Vuelta a […]

Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

When he was a baby, the director Christopher Alden was obsessive about the musical “Peter Pan.” “My twin brother, David, and I begged our parents to let us audition to play the roles of the twins,” Mr. Alden recalled not too long ago. “They wouldn’t let us do it.” Now, many years later, he will […]

‘Surprised and Dismayed’: Readers Respond to Our Best 25 Plays List

‘Surprised and Dismayed’: Readers Respond to Our Best 25 Plays List

Readers have been impressed and infuriated — typically each directly — by “The Great Work Continues,” through which our chief theater critics, Ben Brantley and Jesse Green, together with the critics Laura Collins-Hughes, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli, proposed an inventory of the 25 greatest American performs since 1993. Some commenters wished to acknowledge performs […]

Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Developing a Broadway-Bound Bio-Musical

Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Developing a Broadway-Bound Bio-Musical

Michael Jackson is Broadway-bound. The pop singer’s estate, together with Columbia Live Stage, mentioned Tuesday that it had agreed to develop a stage musical about his life, aiming for Broadway in 2020. The musical, reflecting Jackson’s stature, options an unusually acclaimed inventive group. The e book is to be written by Lynn Nottage, a playwright […]

Vatican Gets Back Stolen Columbus Letter, but Case Remains a Whodunit

Vatican Gets Back Stolen Columbus Letter, however Case Remains a Whodunit

The Columbus letter is especially engaging to forgers “because it is valuable and it’s short,” mentioned Christina Geiger, a senior specialist with Christie’s Books & Manuscripts division in New York. “It’s not easy to forge printed books. The value to length ratio in the letter is going to be very high.” Mr. Janz added that […]

This Week: New York Circa ’86, Ladyland Festival, ‘The Affair’ Returns

This Week: New York Circa ’86, Ladyland Festival, ‘The Affair’ Returns

Watch “Them” at Performance Space New York, go to Ladyfag’s first pageant and tune into the tangled Showtime drama. ImageThe first efficiency of “Them” in 1986 on the nonprofit P.S. 122.CreditDona Ann McAdams Dance: ‘Them’ at Performance Space New York June 21-28; performancespacenewyork.org. In 1986, New York was gripped by the AIDS disaster, and its […]

Review: In ‘Red Hills,’ a Guided Tour of Atrocities

Review: In ‘Red Hills,’ a Guided Tour of Atrocities

When the elevator delivers you to the ninth flooring of a stately monetary district constructing, you’ll be greeted by glasses of wine, chic views of the Hudson, elegant images of African women and men and a number of other tables displaying Rwandan handicrafts — wooden carvings, brightly patterned neckties. This is a launch occasion for […]

A Portrait of Weegee That Captures the Man and the Myth in Full

A Portrait of Weegee That Captures the Man and the Myth in Full

It all sounds extraordinarily unsubtle, and Weegee, who as soon as known as himself the “reincarnation of Leonardo da Vinci and Grandma Moses,” appreciated to current it that manner. But it wasn’t all grisly accidents and lurid crime scenes. His instincts have been extra nuanced than his personal caricature of himself would enable. As a […]

Screenwriters Talk Shop: How to Get Audiences to Return for Part 2

Screenwriters Talk Shop: How to Get Audiences to Return for Part 2

“Avengers: Infinity War” remains to be going robust a month after it opened, despite the fact that its whopper of a cliffhanger ending continues to divide audiences. The ultimate chapter of the movie isn’t set to hit theaters until May 2019, and the filmmakers confronted a job acquainted to writers of franchises going again to […]