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Scouts from Russia and beyond hunt for talent at the year-end Moscow Circus School shows.

Kirill S. Serebrennikov leads the Gogol Center, one of the most prominent and progressive artistic venues in Moscow.

After taking a year off, the New York International Fringe Festival will come back next October as it continues to look for a permanent home.

An experimental “Music Man” gets into trouble with a capital T, while a straightforward “Company” gleams and a complicated “Legendary Romance” fades.

“Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers” were among Mr. Meehan’s Tony Award-winning credits.

Mr. Platt, who became a star as a result of “Dear Evan Hansen,” is departing the show in the fall. He’ll be replaced by Taylor Trensch and Noah Galvin.

Mr. Glowacki, whose plays were produced at the Public and other New York theaters, used dark humor to comment on turbulent times.

Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival has become the world’s biggest arts extravaganza. Some say it is too big, too costly and maybe even too funny.

“Not everybody loves them as much as I do,” Mr. Kushner says of the ceramic angels hanging in the house he shares with his husband, Mark Harris.

“Now I had no idea how one got pregnant. But that was inconsequential.”

The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor will play the lead role in a production of the Eugene O’Neill drama, directed by George C. Wolfe.

Tony Kushner’s “Caroline, or Change,” from 2004, used the toppling to shed light on a key character’s frustrations. The subplot resonates powerfully today.

Mr. Thompson, whose productions were nominated for 20 Tony Awards and won six, helped mount hits like “The Book of Mormon.” “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.

A younger lover threatens a marriage in S. Asher Gelman’s new play. The twist: Both husbands are in on the affair.

On the wings of his Netflix comedy special, “Staying Alive,” Mr. Morgan closes a stint at the comedy club with more of his near-death experience quipping.

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

An exquisite multidisciplinary performance piece blurs the senses in considering the life and work of this Dutch artist.

Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.

The playwright is preparing to return to the stage as an actor in “American Buffalo” at the Dorset Theater Festival.

Wednesday: A hit musical arrives in Los Angeles, a white supremacist’s San Jose upbringing, and traces of Russia’s legacy in California.

The play is transferring from London and so will the star Tom Hollander.