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John Lahr

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The Bright Side of Life A swarm of musicals open in London’s West End, proving that both the fun and the show must go on

The Good, the Bach, and the Ugly Playwright Nina Raine unpicks the difficult personality of the 18th-century composer

Father of the Blues August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom soars in a new film adaptation with Viola Davis, bringing the playwright’s voice to a whole new generation

The View from Here Ralph Fiennes and David Hare put the coronavirus on trial

Lost Worlds Retrieved Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard’s new (and perhaps last) play, is an act of historical excavation and personal reparation

The Panto Season ’Tis upon Us The British pantomime is noisy, camp, and a complete hoot

Louche Cannon With Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has caught lightning in a bottle. When someone hits with such a seismic wallop, it’s both a miracle and a mystery. Why now? Why her?

A Monster Among Angels The Night of the Iguana, now in an eloquent production in London, is Tennessee Williams’s last great work

#MeToo Takes the Stage In London, Mamet’s new “Weinstein play” repels critics but delights audiences