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Vox's coverage of stage shows, from massive Broadway productions to tiny shows at local theaters.

After a lost pandemic year, live theater is back

The backlash against In the Heights, explained

The star-crossed history of In the Heights and West Side Story

How In the Heights went from a student musical to one of the summer’s biggest movies

One Good Thing: A Zoom experience that will still be fun post-pandemic

The year reality collapsed into pixels

Why Hamilton is as frustrating as it is brilliant — and impossible to pin down

We got comfortable with Hamilton. The new film reminds us how risky it is.

Recording the Company cast album was infamously hellish. This cult favorite doc captured it all.

George Bush is only for now

Look around, look around: Hamilton is coming to Disney+ on July 3

Sunday’s virtual Sondheim concert was the most cathartic experience of quarantine so far

The 2020 Tonys are officially postponed

For 24 hours, watch amazing actors perform on Instagram

All Broadway shows will close for a month due to coronavirus

Staging West Side Story in 2020 is an act of hubris. Ivo van Hove’s production shows why.

Ruth Negga’s moody, smoky Hamlet is a study in vulnerability 

How Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill tries to reinvent the jukebox musical

How Stephen Adly Guirgis writes some of the best dialogue in American theater

The movie Cats doesn’t even know what the musical Cats is about

How Cats made Andrew Lloyd Webber the king of the Broadway spectacle

These days, we roll our eyes at Cats. But from the moment it opened, it was a smash.

Reckoning with Slave Play, the most controversial show on Broadway

Meet the man adapting your favorite childhood book

Taylor Swift’s “Beautiful Ghosts” might be the best part of the Cats movie

Cats’ new trailer is here. It’s very Cats.

How Heroes of the Fourth Turning, about Catholic intellectuals, became one of fall’s buzziest plays

Broadway director Harold Prince left an unparalleled legacy of masterworks

The first Cats trailer is finally here. We were not prepared.

To bring in new fans, opera companies are leaving the opera house and heading to the catacombs

The new Oklahoma! is a sexy, shocking revival for our times

Jane Eyre is a startlingly modern heroine. A new ballet shows why.

The 2019 Tonys were a damp end to one of the most exciting Broadway seasons in ages

Hadestown’s casting directors explain how they built its Tony-nominated ensemble

The new Broadway musical Hadestown has all the makings of a cult hit

What the Constitution Means to Me lets teen girls inject hope into democracy. It’s great.

82-year-old Glenda Jackson’s King Lear is towering. But she can’t rescue a bungled show.

2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview is the most productively uncomfortable play I’ve ever seen

Meet the high school debaters performing on Broadway

“The Pussy Grabber Plays” puts the stories of Trump’s accusers onstage

Cirque du Soleil and the neuroscience of awe