Theater News

2003 Kesselring Prizes for Playwriting Announced
The National Arts Club has announced that Bridget Carpenter will be awarded the 2003 Kesselring Prize for playwriting for The Faculty Room. Carpenter's award of $10,000, ...
Right You Are, If You Think You Are
Michael Portantiere wonders: Is there no accounting for taste?
Legendary Director Elia Kazan Dies at 94
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan, who directed some of the most influential and well-respected Broadway productions of the 20th century, died this weekend at his home in ...
The Diehl on My Fair Lady
Filichia talks about My Fair Lady with Crandall Diehl, the show's original dance captain and "keeper of the flame."
Fresh Fields
Dorothy Fields's lyrics for Up in Central Park and Arms and the Girl remain sharp and surprising -- and the music for these shows, by Sigmund Romberg and Morton Gould, is also pretty great.
Ted Chapin to Discuss His Follies Book at NYPL
Ted Chapin(Photo © Henry Grossman) Ted Chapin, author of the new book Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical "Follies" that is set to be releas
All Musicals, All the Time
David Finkle offers a first-hand report on this year's NAMT Festival of New Musicals.
Meet Jerry Herman at Coliseum Books on October 13
Jerry Herman(Photo © Michael Portantiere) Jerry Herman, the award-winning Broadway composer and lyricist whose works for the stage include Hello, Dolly! a
Playwright Herb Gardner is Dead at 68
Herb Gardner Herb Gardner, the Broadway playwright who penned A Thousand Clowns (1962), died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan of lung disease at age 68. ...
A Sad Day for Sondheim
In remembrance of the show's demise 38 years ago, Filichia details the Sondheim-Rodgers collaboration Do I Hear a Waltz?