Latest from Peter Marks

‘Six’ seemed bound for Broadway glory. Then a pandemic shut it down on opening night.

The story of one show’s highs — and a devastating low — is also a story of resilience.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Other nations have reopened theaters — why not us? With ‘The Comeback Project,’ two stage directors scour the globe for answers.

“Reopening Theaters: Lessons From Countries Who’ve Done It” is the kickoff discussion on Thursday.
  • Mar 1, 2021

For Patrick Page, it’s Shakespeare’s bad guys who steal the show

He superbly plays the Bard’s greatest villains in his one-man “All the Devils Are Here,” a Shakespeare Theatre Company production running online through July 28.
  • Feb 25, 2021

With NY PopsUp, Jon Batiste strikes up a band to restart the arts on New York’s streets

The first of 100 days of concerts across the Empire State heralds an ambitious effort to bring back live entertainment.
  • Feb 21, 2021

Ethan McSweeny resigns as head of American Shakespeare Center amid financial peril and staff complaints

“It turns out that part of what became necessary to give the company a truly blank slate was to erase myself as well,” the artistic director says.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Missing Broadway? In Sydney, the lights are still on for ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Frozen’ and more.

Vigilance and negligible coronavirus transmission rates have allowed theaters to reopen Down Under.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Arena Stage stretching in new directions online with a film by Indigenous artists and 3 original musicals

Artistic Director Molly Smith continues her original films with “Indigenous Earth Voices” as part of the theater’s virtual spring lineup.
  • Feb 16, 2021

An innovative Georgetown lab looks to theater to quell political fires

The nine-year-old Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics specializes in empathy.
  • Feb 12, 2021

Arts in New York to get shot in the arm with celebrity-filled pop-up shows

“NY PopsUp” will begin at the Javits Center on Feb. 20 and spread statewide over six months.
  • Feb 8, 2021

In ‘Hi, Are You Single?,’ Ryan Haddad plays himself: A gay man with cerebral palsy seeking love

Woolly Mammoth Theatre is streaming the wryly poignant one-man show until Feb. 28.
  • Feb 4, 2021