David Alan Grier on Navigating the Art World as a Black Collector

David Alan Grier is riveted by jack rabbits. “I saw one the other day in a grocery store parking lot,” he mentioned in a latest cellphone dialog from Calgary, Canada, the place he was wrapping up filming for the Spectrum TV thriller collection “Joe Pickett.” “All the Canadians were like,…

Bicycle Diaries: Cruising With the ‘American Utopia’ Family

On a dock in Queens, David Byrne’s musical bike gang was gearing as much as go. “Are we ready?” Byrne referred to as. It was a Saturday in late August, and the gang — three percussionists, a guitarist, a bassist and me, together with a daredevil photographer and lighting assistant…

Bushwick Starr Gets New $2.2 Million Home

The Bushwick Starr, an revolutionary nonprofit theater in Brooklyn, bought some dangerous information throughout the pandemic: Its longtime second-floor Starr Street loft was being transformed to residential housing. The theater must transfer. “It was an existential moment for our organization,” mentioned Sue Kessler, who based the Bushwick Starr in 2007…

A Theater in a California Canyon Becomes an Oasis Once Again

TOPANGA, Calif. — There have been no well-known names in the forged. It was the primary staged skilled manufacturing by a little-known playwright. And the theater was deep in the canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains, up a lengthy windy street, halfway between the seashores of the Pacific Ocean and…

Broadway and Beyond: Plays and Musicals to See This Season

In another season, the chance to see “Wicked” or “The Lion King” again after so long wouldn’t be such thrilling news. But this isn’t any other theater season. So while in these listings we detail plenty of world premieres (“Flying Over Sunset,” “The Bedwetter”); inventive revivals (a gender-swapped “Company”); and…

Sondheim Is Writing a New Musical, and Hopes to Stage It Next Year

Stephen Sondheim, the 91-year-old composer and lyricist broadly considered among the many best musical theater artists in historical past, is writing one other present and stated he hopes that a manufacturing can be staged subsequent yr. “I’ve been working on a show for a couple years with a playwright named…

‘Hamilton’ Cancels Atlanta Performance Over Covid Concerns

“Hamilton” canceled a efficiency in Atlanta Wednesday evening after some members of a touring firm examined constructive for the coronavirus, and the present was unable to get check outcomes for different firm members earlier than curtain. The cancellation, of a touring manufacturing on the Fox Theater in Atlanta, is a…

Broadway Is Brimming With Black Playwrights. But for How Long?

Broadway’s prepandemic theater season featured two performs by Black writers, and one among them had been kicking round since 1981. The earlier season, there was one such play, and the season earlier than that, zero. This season, if all goes as deliberate, there can be at the least seven. The…

How 5 Broadway Shows Restored Their Signature Effects

On March 12, 2020, Broadway went darkish. Curtains down. Ghost lights on. Doors locked. The actors scattered. A fortunate few retreated to trip properties, a whole lot of newbies moved again to mother and pop’s, and lots of hunkered down in New York, ready for the pandemic to go. But…