‘SpongeBob’ Musical Will Close on Broadway and Plan for a Tour

‘SpongeBob’ Musical Will Close on Broadway and Plan for a Tour

“SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical,” unable to search out its sea legs, will shut on Sept. 16 after lower than a 12 months on stage. Nickelodeon, the present’s lead producer, mentioned it will make rights to the present obtainable to high school and youth teams early subsequent 12 months, a transfer that displays the title’s […]

Onstage, the New Gay Agenda Involves Cake and Not Getting Fired

Onstage, the New Gay Agenda Involves Cake and Not Getting Fired

Accommodating change can also be on the coronary heart of “The Closet,” a satire of post-gay political correctness that Williamstown is giving a deluxe manufacturing on its Main Stage. (It runs via Saturday.) Matthew Broderick performs — prepare for a shock — an emotionally flatlining nebbish: His spouse has left him, his teenage son despises […]

A Transgender Director Who Defies Genres (to France’s Confusion)

A Transgender Director Who Defies Genres (to France’s Confusion)

“Saison Sèche” offers with the violence girls undergo in patriarchal societies. The forged can be trapped in a closed white area, underneath a ceiling that strikes up and down with out rhyme or purpose. “It’s the glass ceiling, and more,” Ms. Ménard mentioned. “That’s what it’s like to be permanently under surveillance, and reprimanded as […]

In This Play About Race, ‘People Need to Be Uncomfortable’

In This Play About Race, ‘People Need to Be Uncomfortable’

Ms. Simms’s sister got here to the present, and although “we grew up in the same house with the same parents,” Ms. Simms mentioned, “the way that she understood the play is totally different.” Sometimes viewers members grow to be upset with each other. “I’ve seen people respond to a desire to shift their perspective […]

Sightseeing for History (With a Few Selfies Along the Way)

Sightseeing for History (With a Few Selfies Along the Way)

The theater director Lileana Blain-Cruz on the Mississippi River throughout a analysis go to.CreditLileana Blain-Cruz NEW ORLEANS — The director Lileana Blain-Cruz had by no means been right here till she took a current four-day journey to do analysis for her manufacturing of “The House That Will Not Stand,” Marcus Gardley’s 2014 play that begins […]

10 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

10 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our information to performs and musicals coming to New York phases and some last-chance picks of reveals which are about to shut. Our critiques of open reveals are at nytimes.com/reviews/theater. Previews and Openings EAST TO EDINBURGH at 59E59 Theaters (performances begin on July 10). New York theater is a bit of quick on festivals this […]

Review: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway,’ This Time in Song

Review: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway,’ This Time in Song

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There’s a motive nice supply materials typically makes dangerous musicals. The stronger the unique, the extra tenaciously it resists translation to a different medium. Still, successes like “My Fair Lady” and “Carousel,” to call two presently distinguished counterexamples, maintain tempting massive skills to imagine they’ll work the identical magic. I’m sorry to […]

Four Musicals on Three Continents: An Australian Company’s Big Bet

Four Musicals on Three Continents: An Australian Company’s Big Bet

“I’ve just noticed that while there are lots of artistic shows that are doing beautifully, there is an audience for big-scale productions — something people can’t see at home — if done right,” he mentioned. “And ‘Spider-Man’ was instructive. Even with all its problems, it was the third-highest-grossing show when it was running.” Every member […]

Orlando Bloom and Aidan Turner Are Drenched in Blood in London

Orlando Bloom and Aidan Turner Are Drenched in Blood in London

LONDON — And you thought he was a heartthrob when he swung that scythe, shirtless amid the gleaming fields of 18th-century Cornwall within the BBC drama “Poldark.” Wait till you get a load of Aidan Turner tenderly cradling a cat’s mangled corpse in “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” which opened on Wednesday at the Noël Coward […]