December 19, 2017

Postscript: Bidding Adieu to That Wondrous Songbird Barbara Cook

Advertisement At the tribute to Barbara Cook at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on Monday night, a memorial for the Broadway and cabaret star who died […]
November 17, 2017

Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

On a Sunday morning in the fall of 1981, I was sitting in my fourth-floor walk-up studio apartment in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, flipping through […]
November 17, 2017

Dressing to Play a Power Woman

Advertisement LONDON — In 1977 Sidney Lumet’s film “Network,” about the struggles of a fictional television group, won four Academy Awards, including a best actress Oscar […]
November 3, 2017

Robert Wilson Puts on a Show

Advertisement Robert Wilson is a slow-talking man. But he picked up speed the other day as he described an early encounter with Lady Gaga. As Mr. […]
June 3, 2017

Encounters: Young Tony Nominee of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Gets Ready for His Big Day

Encounters By STUART EMMRICH On most Wednesdays, in the roughly three-hour break between the matinee and evening performances of “Dear Evan Hansen,” the Tony-nominated musical playing […]
May 23, 2017

Noted: Inside the Studio of David Korins, Set Designer of ‘Hamilton’

On a recent morning, the Broadway set designer David Korins gave a tour of his tchotchke-filled studio near Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. In a room with […]
December 28, 2016

Willa Kim, Designer of Fanciful Costumes, Dies at 99

Willa Kim, the petite and unfailingly elegant theatrical costume designer whose exuberant, sometimes over-the-top designs brought her two Tony Awards and a solid reputation for innovation […]
October 7, 2016

Cover Story: Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Broadway – Nathan Lane!

Nathan Lane knows how to make an entrance, and this is not just a cliché but an understatement. Bursting forth variously over the years in pinstriped […]
September 17, 2016

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fantastical Imagination

BERLIN — “Who is in charge of the feathers?” the designer Jean Paul Gaultier shouted on a July day as about 20 people scurried around him […]
September 2, 2016

Can’t Get Broadway Tickets? Rock Out to Musicals at the Gym

Amid the pounding pop and hip-hop beats that fill area gyms, a small subset of fitness fanatics has, for years, chosen to work out to “Les […]