Australian actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh have brought the Anton Chekhov classic “Uncle Vanya” back to the stage, playing now at Washington’s Kennedy Center. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the actors about the challenges of staging the play for a modern audience and why so many Australians seem to be acting these days. Continue reading
One of the biggest financial bets in the history of theater, a musical about a comic book hero, was set to officially open Tuesday on Broadway after many high-profile problems in early production. Jeffrey Brown discusses “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” with The New York Times’ Patrick Healy. Continue reading
New York Times chief theater critic Ben Brantley previews the shows to watch out for in New York and on stages across the country.
Mysticism, spirituality, racism and redemption are major themes of “every tongue confess,” a new work by playwright Marcus Gardley that saw its world premiere at the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
Starting with the 1842 Anglo-Afghan War and running through to the present day conflict in Afghanistan, a new theater production called “The Great Game: Afghanistan” attempts to educate audiences about the history of modern foreign intervention in that region with an entertaining cycle of 12 plays.
As the Senate prepares to vet another Supreme Court nominee, Jeffrey Brown reports on a one-man show, starring actor Laurence Fishburne, about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Continue reading
For 17 days and nights every spring in Charleston, South Carolina, theaters, churches and outdoor spaces are home to opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.