Times Event: Summer With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Shakespeare

In New York, coronavirus circumstances are taking place. Vaccination charges are going up. And theater artists are stepping out of grid view and onto the stage.

For the subsequent episode of “Offstage,” our digital sequence about theater making in the course of the pandemic, we go to Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Drama Book Shop — which he now co-owns — to speak about “In the Heights,” “Hamilton,” race and restoration.

We additionally take into account the return of Shakespeare within the Park with the playwright Jocelyn Bioh and the director Saheem Ali, who will speak about their new adaptation of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” — set in Harlem, imagining lots of the characters as immigrants from West Africa, and referred to as, merely, “Merry Wives” — which can be staged in Central Park in July and August. Can’t wait? We’ll have a preview of the present, carried out outside on the stage of the Delacorte Theater.

This occasion, which is viewable by New York Times subscribers, can be our sixth “Offstage” episode, and you possibly can make amends for the total sequence on YouTube. In earlier episodes, we explored the return of theater in Australia and the variation of stage exhibits for streaming; we interviewed Hillary Rodham Clinton about her lifelong theater ardour; we checked in with “Suffragist,” a musical in growth; and we thought-about the season lower brief, in addition to issues over racial justice, on our Opening Night.