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First Nighter: Consumer Guide to London Theatre Now

David Finkle | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If you're heading this way with theatergoing in mind, here's a short list of what's on offer in the next couple of months.

What It Was Like To Watch Shakespeare 400 Years Ago

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare's Globe in London is adding two innovations in its quest to give audiences a sense of theater as it was 400 years ago: a r...

Curtis M. Wong

Patti LuPone To Hop The Pond With Seth Rudetsky

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

Despite a white-hot stage and screen career spanning more than four decades, Patti LuPone has no time for nostalgia -- and with good reason. The po...

There's No Plays Like Home

Howard Sherman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

British arts journalist Matt Trueman wrote an intriguing piece for the Financial Times this past weekend, about the relative scarcity of new plays fro...

London, The Holidays And The Rolling Stones

Divina Infusino | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Divina Infusino

Letting a concert's location determine a travel itinerary is not typical-- unless you follow jam bands, of course. But participating in London's holiday revelry was an unexpected benefit to attending the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary show.

Q&A With Laura Hooper, Star of 'Crumble'

Millie Kerr | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Millie Kerr

Along with 15 random theater enthusiasts, I settled into a stranger's apartment for "site-specific theater," which blurs the line between stage and seat.

First Nighter: London Looks at the Scarily Contemporary '30s With 'Top Hat,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'The Sunshine Boys'

David Finkle | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
David Finkle

Theater-goers arriving in London in the next few weeks for the Olympics will come up against a fascinating cultural phenomenon in at least three theaters. It's the sound of Olympics extravagance clashing with economic austerity.

Globe to Globe: Shakespeare and Going Beyond Understanding

Beth Burns | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Beth Burns

My concerns about missing the most perfect turns of the English language were largely unfounded. The plays are so good, that in the hands of passionate performers they go beyond the need to comprehend the words to get their meaning.

Lucas Kavner

The Boycott Against An Israeli Theater Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

When Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London invited the prominent Israeli theater company Habima to perform at their nonpartisan "Globe to Globe" festi...

PHOTOS: Three Restaurants Near Three Shows In London

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

When visiting London, we almost always eat late: after and preferably right near the theater. Here are three places we went during our March trip.

Why Can't Art Be Instructive?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Why can't Art instruct? In addition to providing entertainment, consolation, beauty, and a reflection of our humanity by holding "the mirror up to nature," why can't Art also teach us a thing or two?

WATCH: London Theater Transformed Into Giant Red Dress

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

In honor of the London Design Festival at York Hall, designer Aamu Song has created an immersive theatrical experience out of a 550 meter red dress. T...

Theater: One Man, Two Guvnors: A Crash Course in British Humor

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

If you're planning to visit London soon, check out One Man, Two Guvnors at the National. It's a crash course in British humor that will teach you as much about post-war Britain as a hundred walking tours.

Getting to Know Sir Derek Jacobi -- an Interview With BAM's King Lear

Lily Bevan | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

All the rhythm is artificially created in a film -- in the theatre when the curtain goes up you are your own man, and it's terrifying -- there's no safety net.

Theater: War Horse Gallops Onto Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A massive critical and commercial hit in the UK, War Horse comes to Broadway fully intact. It's a dazzling theatrical achievement that is sure to move audiences here as much as it has in London.

THEATRE: Matthew Fox Makes British Theatre Debut In Neil LaBute Play

The Guardian | Maev Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The star of Lost, Matthew Fox, is to make his West End debut in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's latest play, which will open in the spring. Set o...

THEATRE: Americans Take To The London Stage

nytimes.com | MATT WOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Here's a truism about the London theater that gets voiced infrequently: its indebtedness to American titles -- and talent -- has increased e...

First Nighter: Yes, Prime Minister Prime Stage Comedy Meat

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

What particularly distinguishes Yes, Prime Minister is that it's topical humor served hot from a theater oven. That's a dish not often available these days.

THEATER: 'After The Dance's' Bright Young Things Party On In London

nytimes.com | BEN BRANTLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

I spent the better part of Wednesday night nursing a hangover. (Vicariously, I mean. I have had exactly two martinis -- oh, all right, and one bloody ...

London Theater on my Mind

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Isenberg

Every year, I go to London to get my theater fix. My small group of fellow theater lovers in tow, I hit six shows in eight days, and it never seems too much.