Ntozake Shange’s play, with its unflinching depiction of black women’s experience, is coming back to the Public Theater more than 40 years after opening there.
NYT TheaterA revival of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls” brings her 1976 choreopoem back to the Public Theater, one of its first stages — and this time the creative team is made up entirely of women of color
He held high-profile positions at the Metropolitan Opera and the National Endowment for the Arts, battling critics who wanted to abolish the agency.
NYT TheaterHugh Southern, who helped establish the TKTS booth in Times Square, has died. His belief that some revenue from a discounted seat was better than no revenue from an empty seat was a tough sell at first.
Rachel Chavkin is back on Broadway with another eye-popping, folk-fueled musical unlike anything else commercial theater has to offer.
NYT TheaterHow Rachel Chavkin, the only woman directing a musical on Broadway this season, knows whether a show is working: "Is my body moved, on a cellular level, by what I’m watching? If not, then I keep pushing.”
Even the cast and creators are working out what the stage adaptation of the prescient 1976 film means right now.
NYT TheaterWhen the director Ivo van Hove saw "Network," the scathing 1976 satire, he said: "This can never happen. This is total science fiction.” When he directed it on Broadway, he felt otherwise: "This science fiction has become our reality."