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This epic musical about an amnesiac princess suffers from its own identity crisis.

The director of “Bandstand” had to introduce changes — then let go.

A court case involving one of the most high profile scandals in Broadway history began on Monday.

“In a Pickle,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is “The Winter’s Tale” for 2- through 5-year-olds. More emphasis on the sheep, less on the scary stuff.

This company plans to go back to its Walker Street location in TriBeCa next spring now that officials have helped it address issues regarding the space.

Mr. Bogdanov also directed plays by Molière, Goethe, Chekhov, Gogol and Dylan Thomas, as well as musicals and operas. But a contemporary play nearly put him in jail.

Christian Borle is the eccentric Willy Wonka in this tentative musical based on the Roald Dahl children’s classic.

In this endlessly fascinating work, Annie Baker, the author of “The Flick,” considers the art and necessity of fabulation.

South Dakota, which voted decisively for Donald J. Trump, is also a prime recipient of grants from the arts agencies the president wants to eliminate.

Portraying marriages under siege, Nina Raine’s blistering “Consent” and Edward Albee’s “The Goat” aim to shake up audiences.

Lynn Nottage will write the book for a musical adaptation of “The Secret Life of Bees,” and Lisa Kron and Josh Radnor also have projects.

The two women talk about overcoming barriers in their careers, fighting for better roles and how it is important for artists to be politically active.

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.

New York’s celebrity elite feted Ms. Midler’s return to Broadway as Dolly Levi.

Ms. Rice wrote that she loved the Globe, but that she has learned not “to allow myself to be excluded from the rooms where decisions are made.”

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, London’s Globe Theater performed “Hamlet” in 190 countries. Dominic Dromgoole looks back on the run in “Hamlet Globe to Globe.”

In this love letter to the Bard’s “swag-bellied omnivorous cornucopia of appetites,” Harold Bloom argues for Falstaff as one of literature’s vital forces.

In this rose-colored revival of the 1964 war horse “Hello, Dolly!,” Bette Midler provides a dazzling lesson in star power.

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

A hit song from a 1997 animated film paves the way for a splashy Broadway production.

The new production of the oft-adapted work was developed at a German theater, Schaubühne, and is being brought to Broadway by David Binder.

Second Stage, a nonprofit theater, will program Helen Hayes Theater with work by living American playwrights.

Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph a staging of the 1947 Lerner and Loewe musical.

This nimble revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama features Ms. Linney and Ms. Nixon in alternating roles of Southern womanhood.

The show said Mr. Karl would miss the Wednesday matinee and evening performances, the Thursday evening performance, and the Saturday matinee.

This Pulitzer-winning playwright’s 1996 work, about a 19th-century star of English freak shows, will be directed by Lear deBessonet, an Obie winner.

The comedy, starring Rory Kinnear, will begin the first season of the former National Theater director’s Bridge Theater.

With “Six Degrees of Separation” set to return to Broadway, we examine the concept that links the first issue of Psychology Today, Kevin Bacon and a shirtless J.J. Abrams.

Just a few years out of Juilliard, Mr. Hawkins stars in “24: Legacy” on TV and “Six Degrees of Separation” on Broadway.

Paula Vogel makes her long-awaited Broadway debut, telling the story of a Yiddish drama shut down in 1923.

“It was irrational, yes, but nothing scared me more than the notion of driving,” said Ms. Nottage, who got her license at 50 for a trip to Oregon.

Mr. Spacey, who has appeared in six Broadway productions and won a Tony in 1991, has lately been playing a nefarious U.S. president on “House of Cards.”