The Lower East Side returns to its swinging 1960's roots on Friday by hosting its 16th annual festival of music, poetry, puppets and dance. More than 100 artists will show work at the festival from Friday through Sunday. Check out images of festivals past here.
On Monday, City Council committees held hearings on the mayor’s proposed $43 million cuts to the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows got the spotlight on Monday night at the 56th Annual Obie Awards. A star-studded group of hosts and presenters gave out the awards. Click here to see a full list of this year's winners. Plus, tell us who you wanted to win an Obie here.
A new dispute has risen up between Local 802, the union that represents Broadway musicians, and the show’s producers over the number of live musicians included in the production
The latest revamped iteration of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" re-opens for previews on Thursday.
Laurents died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan due to complications from pneumonia. Watch videos of his work here.
The board's chairman called for the meeting, saying that politics should not play a part in awarding honorary degrees and that he was concerned about the last-minute nature of the board's decision.
There's no shortage of recognizable plays on Broadway--from "The Adams Family" to "Mary Poppins" to "The Lion King." But this year, newness was one of the themes of the Tony Award nominations.
Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose announced the nominations for this year's Tony Awards at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday. Who do you want to win in this year's Tony Awards?
Bushwick has some of the lowest recycling rates in the city. Residents are hoping to change that with education and theater.
“Sister Act”, the musical, opens on Broadway on Wednesday. It's one of several film adaptations on Broadway right now.
The Handspring Puppet Company’s production of "War Horse" opened at Lincoln Center on Thursday night. The powerful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel challenges notions of puppetry while teaching us about love and war.
St. Ann’s Warehouse had hoped to relocate to a building located in the ruins of a mid-19th century tobacco warehouse.
Beginning on Friday, the museum will honor de Bankolé for three decades of acting.
Theater critics Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post and Adam Feldman of Time Out New York agree that this spring is the best theater season they've seen on Broadway in a long time. But that may be the only thing they agree on. Listen to their conversation with WNYC host Richard Hake about spring shows on Broadway.
The Purple Repertory Theater Company's "Gay Plays For Straight People (And Also Gay People)" opens on Friday. The production is actually two shows that take on issues around gender, sexuality and marriage equality.
Even as ticket prices to most Broadway shows are soaring, some big-name theater companies offer productions suitable for the theater's more thrifty crowd.
The newly-minted theater company Theater 167 celebrates the neighborhood's diversity with its second play "You are Now the Owner of This Suitcase." The show closes on Sunday.
In his latest one-man show, "Ghetto Klown," John Leguizamo leads the audience down a video-laced rabbit hole of his life and career. The show is part of an extended run at the Lyceum Theater through July 10.
"Big Love," HBO's series about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family wrapped up this week. But Broadway has a new show that takes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as its subject. "The Book of Mormon," a musical written by the creators of the hit TV show "South Park," opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Thursday evening.