At a concert staging, Smash die-hards get a look at what the show's second-season rock musical was meant to be like.
Monkey See posts about Theater
Thursday night's live production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic suffered from limited acting in places, but it offered some Broadway veterans a rare opportunity to shine for larger crowds.
Matthew Weddig explores the phenomenon of Rocky Horror midnight shows with "shadow casts." While they're well-known as cultish fan events, some performers say they also serve an additional role as a place where lots of kinds of bodies can find a place to dance.
The newly minted MacArthur Grant winner writes plays that are full of life and noise. But as critic Mark Blankenship notes, they're just as eloquent — and maybe even more emotional — in their silences.
The Associated Press won't be reviewing dance, opera or off-Broadway shows anymore. Does it matter?
Margot Adler looks at Broadway audiences and whether they've gotten more boorish.
There's nothing like theater people, as host Neil Patrick Harris and an army of performers showed in a barn-burner of a number to kick off Sunday night's Tony Awards.
Susan Stamberg remembers an evening onstage with Jean Stapleton.
Smash's dauntless stage manager (Ann Harada) returns to TV tonight — though the actress herself will be on Broadway in Cinderella.
Will Sloan talks to Monty Python veteran Eric Idle about his long career and his new "pseudo-radio play," which features actors like Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and Tracey Ullman.
A repurposed robot prototype named KUKA, originally designed by the auto industry, is the breakout star of Sans Objet, a performance piece making its debut in the U.S. this month. Randy Gener describes the rewards — and the challenges — involved in working with a nearly 3,000-pound diva.
Stephen Sondheim's fractured musical fairy tale is getting a major revival in Central Park. NPR's Trey Graham had a look.
One last dispatch, now that we've recovered, featuring observations on Jackie Hoffman and shirtless dwarves.
Sometimes high-octane histrionics are what makes a show unforgettable. And sometimes it's the little moments — and how they reflect what's gone before.
Things I learned over the course of two very busy days in New York, including why you shouldn't believe every rumor you hear in a 9th Avenue saloon.