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The two actors (and friends) talk about their current shows and their recent nominations.

Ariel Stess’s cockeyed social-justice comedy opens Clubbed Thumb’s summer festival of new plays.

Revenues in the theatrical season just concluded rose to a record $1.45 billion, even as attendance has slipped a bit.

The critically acclaimed musical about an Egyptian band in a small Israeli town will start performances in the fall.

Faith Soloway, a writer for the Amazon series who is the sister of its creator, will present the show “Should ‘Transparent’ Become a Musical?” at Joe’s Pub.

In Gina Gionfriddo’s new play, a college graduate working off a catastrophic debt and a working-class single mother both aim to become upwardly mobile.

The cast of a new adaptation has such masters of mayhem as Michael Urie, Arnie Burton, Stephen DeRosa, Michael McGrath and Mary Testa.

Mr. Korins creates immersive designs for Broadway shows, pop concerts, art galleries and restaurants, including the new Bond 45 in Times Square.

Mr. Burdonsky, who worked for 45 years at the Central Theater of the Russian Army in Moscow, was named a People’s Artist of Russia in 1996.

The festival, which features 31 programs from Sept. 14 through Dec. 16, will be the penultimate one overseen by its founding director, Joseph V. Melillo.

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins in the musical category, and individual awards go to Matthew Broderick, Michael Urie, Amy Ryan and Bobby Cannevale.

In this reimagined version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, the Prince of Denmark becomes the Prince of Persia.

The Mint Theater has revived this 1922 drama about two brothers: one who could do no wrong, one who could never measure up.

With the beautifully performed but overplotted “Whirligig,” Hamish Linklater considers the forms and consequences of addiction.

A theater producer who wanted to cast Damien Geter as Nick in the Edward Albee play has ignited a debate over race and authorial control.

“The central focus for you is to help the composer say what he wants to say,” Mr. Brohn said of his work as an orchestrator.

Jay Wegman, who left the Abrons Arts Center to lead Skirball last year, has unveiled an ambitious first season.

A ballet by Matthew Bourne, a gala production of “Brigadoon” and the 25th anniversary of Encores! are among the highlights.

Laurie Metcalf will co-star in the production, which will be directed by Joe Mantello.

A London revival makes a strong case for Martin Crimp’s play, while versions of “Arturo Ui” and “Salomé” fall short.

The 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A, produced at Ensemble Studio Theater with the Radio Drama Network, is off to a rousing start.

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

In “Arlington,” a dance segment takes us into the subtext: “the pressure put on a body in confinement.”

Ms. Button helped define hundreds of characters in Broadway and Off Broadway plays.

There are traditional and new versions of Shakespeare plays, protest theater and new work from powerhouses like Lynn Nottage.

The cartoonist has written the book, while the producer Jeffrey Seller is directing the show’s premiere.

Mr. Urie, the frontman of the band Panic! at the Disco, is taking over the role of Charlie Price on Broadway.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan focuses on a near future with New York under martial law.