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The National Theater’s adaptation of this animated classic adds more music and mischievousness — all in the hands of the director of the new Harry Potter show.

Fiasco Theater’s agreeable production of a much-performed play finds the clarity in a comedy of confusion.

The production company canceled a 40-city tour scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death.

The British panto tradition finds a welcoming home on the Lower East Side.

Peter Gil-Sheridan, a gay playwright, imagines a love affair with Nadal in “The Rafa Play,” which ends its run in New York on Saturday.

These days, once you take your seat, the performers thank you for being there and let you know what to expect. In rhyme!

In Lucy Kirkwood’s chilling play, the meltdown of a nuclear power plant is not just an environmental crisis, but an existential one.

The 25-year-old Londoner Jamael Westman has definitely come around, now that he’s starring in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop smash.

The choice lines and the soundtrack hits are there in this enjoyable adaptation of the movie. Now it’s time to make a full-fledged show out of a quasi concert.

Before heading to rehearsals for the Off Broadway play “Cardinal,” Ms. Chlumsky shopped for candles, perfumes and other holiday presents.

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

The Royal Court Theater has pulled a staging of “Rita, Sue and Bob Too” after allegations of misconduct by its co-director emerged.

This mash-up of eight stories from the TV series, refashioned for the stage, wears its tendency to lecture like a misplaced badge of honor.

The Emmy-nominated actress from “This is Us” has been cast in an updated version of Neil LaBute’s play.

The nonprofit theater in TriBeCa will offer three world premieres in its coming season, starting with a new play by Steph Del Rosso on Jan. 22.

The revival, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen, failed to draw an audience and will end its run even earlier than expected.

The musical, which marries a 16th-century romance with the songs of the Go-Go’s, had its first production in 2015.

Jimmy Fowlie’s one-man show satirizes the struggling, self-involved actress played by Emma Stone in the movie.

“A Tribute to Barbara Cook” will honor her life and work with a night of songs, stories and speeches on Dec. 18. Ms. Cook died this year at age 89.

The venerable experimental troupe Mabou Mines incorporates “Frankenstein,” fetishwear and puppetry in excavating the playwright’s obsessions.

Smaller and out-of-the-way theaters are increasingly presenting musicals angling for the big time. For the creators of “Hadestown,” the path veered way north.

Susan Soon He Stanton’s new play uses only audio interactions, from voice mail to intercom, to tell a story about the breakdown of intimacy.