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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

A Four de Force The sole performer onstage, actor and director Ralph Fiennes brings T. S. Eliot’s words to life and into the now

Behind Enemy Lines A new play revisits the bellicose 1968 Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley Jr. presidential-nominating debates with the benefit of hindsight

Come to the Cabaret It’s a night of re-invention and immersion with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in a new revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s decadent musical

Trump in Iambic Pentameter Meet the British playwright who has turned modern-day American politics into a Shakespearean comedy