An enchanting conversation with the star of Broadway’s The Crucible
The British actress Sophie Okonedo—you know her from her Oscar-nominated role in Hotel Rwanda—made her first turn on Broadway two years ago in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun, cluing American audiences into something only U.K. theatergoers had previously known: she’s an absolute force of nature on stage. Now, Okonedo ... More
You’re going to want to know about musical breakout Hannah Elless
The new Broadway musical Bright Star had a certain shine about it from the get go—it was inevitable, considering the show was written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. But since Bright Star made its debut, more than just the show’s creators have had time to shine. The ... More
Get a first look at the New York City Ballet’s spring season
It might only be spring, but it’s already time for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—at least the George Balanchine version that’ll be appearing from May 24 through May 29 as part of the New York City Ballet’s 21-week spring season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
The Balanchine classic, which ... More
The Broadway star on her latest role, in She Loves Me
If the plot of She Loves Me, the recently revived Broadway musical, feels familiar, that’s probably because it is. The story of two rival shop clerks who are, unbeknownst to them, also the starry-eyed pen pals exchanging love notes through a lonely-hearts club, has been the basis of a ... More
The playwright and actor is making waves with his latest theatrical masterwork, Head of Passes
Starring Tony-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (of Cosby Show fame), Head of Passes, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s devastating and illuminating new play, officially opens this week at New York’s Public Theater. The plot builds on the Book of Job, from the Old Testament, in which God tests the faith of his ... More
Getting to know the star of Broadway's hottest new show
It’s been quite a journey for Eclipsed. The play, which follows a group of Liberian women in the final days of that country’s civil war, got its start at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2009 and moved to Manhattan’s Public Theater before finally landing on Broadway this month. “I ... More
The football star takes center stage in the hit musical Chicago
Chicago—the six-time Tony winner and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history—has a new hit in its playbook. After leaving behind a legendary NFL career, Tennessee Titan running back and Heisman Trophy winner, Eddie George is now tackling the leading role of Billy Flynn.
This isn’t George’s first time ... More
Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied resigns as dance director of the prestigious company
Benjamin Millepied is bidding farewell to the Paris Opera Ballet.
The Black Swan choreographer (and husband to Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman) has resigned as the POB's director of dance after a little more than a year in the role. In a statement posted to his Twitter account Thursday, Millepied cited personal ... More
Acclaimed choreographer Dada Masilo on her radical rethinking of the classic ballet
The South African-born choreographer Dada Masilo works with the sort of classic material—Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake—that nearly everyone has heard of. But it’s what she does with the dances that have made her an international sensation and caused no less than CNN to claim she, “unsettle[s] audiences with interpretations that turn ... More