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Christian Borle is the eccentric Willy Wonka in this tentative musical based on the Roald Dahl children’s classic.

In this endlessly fascinating work, Annie Baker, the author of “The Flick,” considers the art and necessity of fabulation.

Lynn Nottage will write the book for a musical adaptation of “The Secret Life of Bees,” and Lisa Kron and Josh Radnor also have projects.

With “Six Degrees of Separation” set to return to Broadway, we examine the concept that links the first issue of Psychology Today, Kevin Bacon and a shirtless J.J. Abrams.

Just a few years out of Juilliard, Mr. Hawkins stars in “24: Legacy” on TV and “Six Degrees of Separation” on Broadway.

In this rose-colored revival of the 1964 war horse “Hello, Dolly!,” Bette Midler provides a dazzling lesson in star power.

Second Stage, a nonprofit theater, will program Helen Hayes Theater with work by living American playwrights.

This nimble revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama features Ms. Linney and Ms. Nixon in alternating roles of Southern womanhood.

Portraying marriages under siege, Nina Raine’s blistering “Consent” and Edward Albee’s “The Goat” aim to shake up audiences.

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.

New York’s celebrity elite feted Ms. Midler’s return to Broadway as Dolly Levi.

Ms. Rice wrote that she loved the Globe, but that she has learned not “to allow myself to be excluded from the rooms where decisions are made.”

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, London’s Globe Theater performed “Hamlet” in 190 countries. Dominic Dromgoole looks back on the run in “Hamlet Globe to Globe.”

In this love letter to the Bard’s “swag-bellied omnivorous cornucopia of appetites,” Harold Bloom argues for Falstaff as one of literature’s vital forces.

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

A hit song from a 1997 animated film paves the way for a splashy Broadway production.

The new production of the oft-adapted work was developed at a German theater, Schaubühne, and is being brought to Broadway by David Binder.

Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph a staging of the 1947 Lerner and Loewe musical.

This Pulitzer-winning playwright’s 1996 work, about a 19th-century star of English freak shows, will be directed by Lear deBessonet, an Obie winner.

The comedy, starring Rory Kinnear, will begin the first season of the former National Theater director’s Bridge Theater.

Paula Vogel makes her long-awaited Broadway debut, telling the story of a Yiddish drama shut down in 1923.

“It was irrational, yes, but nothing scared me more than the notion of driving,” said Ms. Nottage, who got her license at 50 for a trip to Oregon.

Mr. Spacey, who has appeared in six Broadway productions and won a Tony in 1991, has lately been playing a nefarious U.S. president on “House of Cards.”

Mr. Martin takes a rare, retrospective dive into his stand-up career to find lessons for aspiring comics and reflect on what he’s learned.

A beloved movie is adapted to the musical stage with feverish imagination — and a magnetic Andy Karl shooing away the shadow of Bill Murray.

It takes nerve to follow up on Ibsen. But “A Doll’s House, Part 2” is hardly the first Broadway show to check in with beloved characters.

Chris Wells’s chatty, memoirish show at Dixon Place combines outrageous fashion and original songs.

Disney Theatrical Productions said Monday that it had chosen Caissie Levy to play Elsa and Patti Murin to play Anna in this adaptation of the 2013 film.

The Out Front Theater Company is facing criticism for planning to show a play that tells stories from the Old Testament through the eyes of gay characters.

Three days after tearing his A.C.L. during a preview performance of the Broadway production, the actor put on a brace and put on a show.