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Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna, Dies at 89

Barry Humphries, the Australian entertainer whose gladioli-waving alter ego Dame Edna charmed and roasted celebrities, all with a Cheshire grin, outrageous eyewear, a “Hello, Possums!” greeting and a flurry of caustic wit, died Saturday. He was 89. Humphries died at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney of complications from hip surgery, his family announced. “He was […]

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Theater Review: Paul Mescal Makes an Explosive Stanley Kowalski in a Brutal Revival

The 'Aftersun' actor co-stars with Patsy Ferran in Rebecca Frecknall’s harsh, invigoratingly youthful London production of the Tennessee Williams classic.

Stephen Greif, ‘Blake’s 7’ and ‘The Crown’ Actor, Dies at 78

Veteran British theater actor Stephen Greif has died at the age of 78. His death was announced online on Monday by his representatives at Michelle Braidman Associates. “With great sadness we announce the death of our wonderful client Stephen Greif. His extensive career included numerous roles on screen and stage, including at the National Theatre, […]

Amy Adams in ‘The Glass Menagerie’: Theater Review

The actress makes her London stage debut as Amanda Wingfield in a revival of Tennessee Williams' 1944 memory play, directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Donald Trump Election Play ‘The 47th’: Theater Review

Tony and Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel plays Trump, opposite Tamara Tunie’s Kamala Harris, in Mike Bartlett’s Shakespearean take on the next U.S. presidential election, directed by Rupert Goold.

Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in ‘Cabaret’: Theater Review

Rising-star director Rebecca Frecknall revisits the classic Kander & Ebb musical about divine decadence and the rise of Nazism in Weimar-era Berlin, manifesting the Kit Kat Klub onstage and off in London.

Patti LuPone in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’: Theater Review

Katrina Lenk stars as Bobbie in director Marianne Elliott’s gender-flipped revival of the landmark 1970 musical about a single New Yorker’s commitment phobia.

‘Caroline, or Change’: Theater Review

Sharon D Clarke brings her Olivier Award-winning performance to Broadway, playing a struggling Black maid in early-'60s Louisiana in Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s chamber musical.

Saoirse Ronan in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Theater Review

The four-time Oscar nominee makes her London stage debut, alongside James McArdle, in director Yaël Farber’s fresh take on the Scottish play.

Stuart Damon, Longtime Actor on ‘General Hospital,’ Dies at 84

Stuart Damon, the onetime Broadway singer who portrayed Dr. Alan Quartermaine on the ABC soap opera General Hospital and its Port Charles spinoff for more than three decades, has died. He was 84. Damon had been struggling with renal failure, KABC reporter George Pennacchio said in a Facebook post about Damon’s death, quoting Damon’s son, […]

How Simon Godwin Directed ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Hybrid Adaptation After COVID-19 Broadway Shutdown

Simon Godwin was preparing a stage adaptation of Romeo & Juliet at the National Theatre when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, shuttering theaters and putting the show’s future into question. To salvage the project, the director was tasked with transforming the play, starring Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley, into a film — his first ever. The […]

‘Romeo & Juliet’: TV Review

Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley play Shakespeare's tragic lovers, torn asunder by a bitter feud, in this National Theatre production reconceived for the screen and airing on PBS.