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PEN America Ceremony Canceled Amid Criticism Over Response to Israel-Hamas War

Facing widespread unhappiness over its response to the Israel-Hamas war, the writers’ group PEN America has called off its annual awards ceremony. Dozens of nominees had dropped out of the event, which was to have taken place next week. PEN, a literary and free expression organization, hands out hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes each […]

‘Stereophonic’ Theater Review: David Adjmi’s Audaciously Original Play Is a Transfixing Look at Building Art Out of Emotional Wreckage

Daniel Aukin’s lauded production, featuring new songs by Will Butler of Arcade Fire, transfers to Broadway with its gifted ensemble of actor-musicians intact.

Camille Claudel, Portrayed Onscreen by Juliette Binoche and Isabel Adjani, Seen Anew in Getty Show

Known in France as a giant of modernist sculpture, to the rest of the world Camille Claudel is mainly remembered as Auguste Rodin’s lover. Her tragic life, which included spending the last decades of her life in an asylum, has been immortalized on film by Isabelle Adjani opposite Gerard Depardieu in 1988’s Camille Claudel, and again by Juliette […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Set to Become Stage Musical, With Direction by Jon M. Chu

A musical stage adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is under development, with Jon M. Chu set to direct.  The musical, which is being developed by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Kevin Kwan, features a book by Leah Nanako Winkler, music by Helen Park and lyrics by Amanda Green and Tat Tong. The production is aiming […]

Rachel Zegler, Kit Connor to Star on Broadway in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Rachel Zegler and Kit Connor will make their Broadway debuts in a new production of Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet this fall. The production will feature music by Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff, who is also making his Broadway debut, movement by Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge! The Musical) and direction by Sam Gold. Exact dates and […]

Christie’s to Sell the Art Collection of Norman Lear

Christie’s has secured the art collection of television writer, producer, and political advocate Norman Lear and his wife, Lyn Davis Lear, the auction house announced Monday. Lear passed away in December at 101 years old. Seven works from the collection will debut during the house’s 20th Century Evening Sale on May 16, with additional works appearing in […]

Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Hecht Set for Performance of ‘Ironweed’ at BAM (Exclusive)

Mark Ruffalo is returning to the stage in a one-night performance of the new play Ironweed: An Evening of Art & Humanity. Ruffalo will star opposite Jessica Hecht in a performance set for May 17 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The play is based on William Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which was first published […]

Olivier Awards Winners Include Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Snook, ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ ‘Stranger Things’

Nicole Scherzinger, Succession star Sarah Snook, Game of Thrones and Sherlock actor Mark Gatiss, a revival of the musical Sunset Boulevard and the play Stranger Things: The First Shadow were among the winners at the 2024 Olivier Awards, which celebrate achievements in London theater. The ceremony at Royal Albert Hall in the British capital was […]

Jane Fonda Teams With Gallerist Larry Gagosian for Art Sale That Takes on Big Oil

“When Jane Fonda calls, you show up,” explained John Legend, tickling the ivories in front of a large crowd of glittery art lovers, environmentalists and celebs. “Wouldn’t you?” The large artist, art collector and celeb crowd mingling in the white chandelier-strewn tent behind Gagosian Gallery made it pretty clear they not only would, but did. […]

Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga to Star in Sondheim’s ‘Old Friends’ on Broadway, in LA

Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga will star in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles before landing on Broadway next March.  The musical revue of Sondheim’s songs, devised by Cameron Mackintosh, comes to North America after a 16-week run starting last September at London’s Gielgud Theatre. Peters and Salonga also starred […]

Rachel McAdams “Can’t Wait” to Watch ‘The Notebook’ on Broadway

Rachel McAdams may not be in The Notebook on Broadway, but that doesn’t mean she’s any less excited about the show. During a conversation with editor-in-chief Paul Wontorek on The Broadway Show, the Oscar nominee discussed her own debut on the Great White Way in new play Mary Jane by Amy Herzog, who recently […]

‘100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood’ Exhibit Opens at Hollywood Heritage Museum

The preview opening of the new exhibit Meet the Stars: 100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood on Thursday night was a crowded, buzzing affair. Held at the Hollywood Heritage Museum in the historic Lasky DeMille Barn across from the Hollywood Bowl, the event showcased the items of over 20 movie […]

While Patti Lupone Vows She’ll Never Do Another Musical, She Is Singing Soon Onstage in L.A.

Musical theater legend Patti LuPone may have sung her last show. “I don’t know if I’ll ever do another Broadway musical cause I just don’t think they’re very good right now. They’re not writing for me,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t know if I want to do eight shows a week in a Broadway musical, but […]

Christopher Durang, Playwright and Tony Winner for ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,’ Dies at 75

Playwright Christopher Durang, a master of satire and black comedy who won a Tony Award for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with Miss Witherspoon, has died. He was 75. Durang died Tuesday at his home in Pipersville, Pennsylvania, of complications from logopenic primary progressive aphasia, said his […]

Critic’s Notebook: Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Is Haunted by Ghosts of Rejection

The music superstar's latest studio album, the second act of a planned trilogy, addresses detractors while doubling down on her country roots.

Ryan O’Connell to Release Essay Collection (Exclusive)

Ryan O’Connell is set to release a new book. The Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer, actor, and producer’s debut collection of essays was acquired by St. Martin’s Press, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively announce. The book will be published in early 2026. The book’s collection will include “soul-bearing, funny, and provocative essays about overcoming […]