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Video clips, incense and guided meditation are mashed up in Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble’s offbeat exploration of courtship in the age of the app.

A new musical explores the ancient (and continuing) Afghan practice of bacha bazi, the sale of boys to wealthy men.

They met while cast in the same play, married, and now appear together again, in “Animal,” which opens at Atlantic Stage 2.

When Beowulf Boritt and his wife bought a prewar fixer-upper, he used all the tricks he learned in the theater to redo it.

Jon Brittain’s play explores the fallout when Fiona announces to her girlfriend that she wants to transition and be called Adrian.

Martial law, then impeachment. Robert Schenkkan’s new future-history play is red meat for blue states.

Ms. Lyng not only inspired the show and starred in its original cast; she also invested her comic talent and meager financial resources in it.

The two actors (and friends) talk about their current shows and their recent nominations.

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

Mr. Malloy’s “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” is up for 12 Tonys. His studio whiteboard suggests how that came to be.

Ariel Stess’s cockeyed social-justice comedy opens Clubbed Thumb’s summer festival of new plays.

Mr. Burdonsky, who worked for 45 years at the Central Theater of the Russian Army in Moscow, was named a People’s Artist of Russia in 1996.

Cultural leaders voiced their support for a renowned theater director after he was questioned as part of an embezzlement inquiry.

Faith Soloway, a writer for the Amazon series who is the sister of its creator, will present the show “Should ‘Transparent’ Become a Musical?” at Joe’s Pub.

The cast of a new adaptation has such masters of mayhem as Michael Urie, Arnie Burton, Stephen DeRosa, Michael McGrath and Mary Testa.

The critically acclaimed musical about an Egyptian band in a small Israeli town will start performances in the fall.

In Gina Gionfriddo’s new play, a college graduate working off a catastrophic debt and a working-class single mother both aim to become upwardly mobile.

Revenues in the theatrical season just concluded rose to a record $1.45 billion, even as attendance has slipped a bit.

Mr. Korins creates immersive designs for Broadway shows, pop concerts, art galleries and restaurants, including the new Bond 45 in Times Square.

The festival, which features 31 programs from Sept. 14 through Dec. 16, will be the penultimate one overseen by its founding director, Joseph V. Melillo.

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins in the musical category, and individual awards go to Matthew Broderick, Michael Urie, Amy Ryan and Bobby Cannevale.

In this reimagined version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, the Prince of Denmark becomes the Prince of Persia.

The Mint Theater has revived this 1922 drama about two brothers: one who could do no wrong, one who could never measure up.

With the beautifully performed but overplotted “Whirligig,” Hamish Linklater considers the forms and consequences of addiction.

A theater producer who wanted to cast Damien Geter as Nick in the Edward Albee play has ignited a debate over race and authorial control.