The Broadway vet goes from on stage to on screen and joins the NBC show
When Smash, the addictively soapy NBC series about a Broadway-bound musical, comes back for its second season Feb. 5, there will be more than just new songs to catch the audience’s attention. A slew of new characters will be popping up around the troubled, fictional production of Bombshell, which follows ... More
The star of Picnic, now on Broadway, takes the DuJour questionnaire
While he might be most recognized thanks to roles in films like Captain America and Black Swan or in TV shows like Gossip Girl and Political Animals, 30-year-old actor Sebastian Stan has a thing for theater. In 2007, he made his Broadway debut in Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio and now through ... More
A play based on a Jonathan Franzen essay—the first staging of the author's work ever—opens in New York
As anyone who's cracked open The Corrections or Freedom knows, finishing one of Jonathan Franzen’s books takes a major investment of time. But beginning Oct. 21, there’ll be a brand-new addition to the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author’s oeuvre that people can digest in a mere 75 minutes. That's when House For ... More
Mario Cantone goes into the mind of a would-be murderer for a special staging of Assassins
When the Roundabout Theater Company first staged Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins in 2004, after a successfull Off-Broadway run, the show, which centers on nine infamous American assassins, took home four Tonys and just as many Drama Desk awards. Now the show is back—complete with director Joe Mantello and stars Mario ... More
The actor appears this fall in NBC's The New Normal
Actor Andrew Rannells is having a blockbuster year. He scored a Tony nod for his role in Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and captivated audiences as Elijah, Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend, on HBO’s Girls. This fall he stars in the new NBC sitcom The New ... More
The museum hosts a reading of the artist's "Desire Caught By The Tail," starring greats from the art and theater worlds
Back in 1984, the Maison Française at NYU and the annual performing-arts series Works & Process collaborated on a once-in-a-lifetime experience: A reading of Desire Caught By The Tail, the only play ever written by Pablo Picasso, at New York City's Guggenheim, featuring esteemed artists ... More
Your cheat sheet to the next seven days in the arts—highbrow and low
Each week, there's an avalanche of new albums, films, books, theater, and art to take in—from monumental new voices in culture to guilty pleasures worth indulging in. We're here to help narrow down what deserves your attention. This week's picks are below.
The Exhibit: Brooklyn-based painter Mickalene Thomas’ first solo ... More
Choreographer Justin Peck talks about collaborating with the rocker for New York City Ballet's "Year Of The Rabbit"
Coming up soon is one ballet that might attract more than the usual dance crowd. Indeed, when the New York City Ballet premieres Year Of The Rabbit on Oct. 5 at Lincoln Center, the regular balletomanes will most likely be mixed with a different ... More
Our writer grew up singing show tunes on family trips. What happens when a self-described theater nerd moves 3,000 miles away?
Most New Yorkers who relocate to Los Angeles typically complain about things like living in their cars, the citywide obsession with the latest juice bar and exercise trend, and the fact that nobody reads the paper since Deadline Hollywood reports all the news they could possibly need. I, ... More