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Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.

The playwright is preparing to return to the stage as an actor in “American Buffalo” at the Dorset Theater Festival.

Mr. Moore has made President Trump the target of his ire in a Broadway show. On Tuesday, he bused his audience to Mr. Trump’s door.

Stage adaptations of “Bat Out of Hell” and “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾” allow the middle-aged to retreat to the age of innocence.

Wednesday: A hit musical arrives in Los Angeles, a white supremacist’s San Jose upbringing, and traces of Russia’s legacy in California.

The play is transferring from London and so will the star Tom Hollander.

Despite some strong reviews, the musical, based on the popular 1993 movie, failed to draw large enough audiences to support its running costs.

The play will star Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, who played the lead roles this summer in a Berkshire Theater Group staging.

The show is the third on Broadway to declare that it will use Verified Fan, the Ticketmaster technology that scrutinizes potential ticket buyers.

Exploring the world Wilson wrote about isn’t easy: many of the hubs of black life he chronicled are gone. But the changing world is what defined his works.

The renowned Canadian repertory theater shows off a versatile troupe of actors in plays as varied as “Timon of Athens” and “Guys and Dolls.”

This new musical comedy is scheduled to open in August 2018 at the Belasco Theater. The early announcement shows the hot competition for audiences and space.

Elevator Repair Service, the innovative theater company, will stage an irreverent play inspired by “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis and others came to sing by Ms. Cook’s bedside as she lay dying. Others sent audio and video recordings to say goodbye.

Sarah Ruhl’s play, which she wrote for her mother, is about five adult siblings confronting mortality.

The impish provocateur makes his Broadway debut in a show that’s less post-traumatic Trump therapy than self-aggrandizing autobiography.

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

The director Michael Moore talks about his one-man show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” which opened on Broadway on Aug. 10. It focuses on the Trump presidency and activism.

A slimmed-down version of the musical will run at New World Stages in Midtown Manhattan, starting in November.