The journey of Daphne in Broadway’s “Some Like It Hot” mirrors the experience of their nonbinary portrayer J Harrison Ghee. “You have to free yourself to see yourself,” Ghee says.
Naveen Kumar is a culture writer and editor whose recent work also appears on them.us, Vox, and The Hollywood Reporter. He serves as theater critic for Towleroad and contributes reviews to Time Out New York. His arts features have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, and more.
An all-star rescue team is helping Jordan E. Cooper try to save “Ain’t No Mo’” from closure. Now Broadway must re-examine how it promotes shows by artists of color, Cooper says.
Jack Holden, a volunteer with much-cherished British LGBTQ charity Switchboard, was inspired to write his acclaimed play “Cruise” from the many calls for help and advice he took.
London’s West End is trying to bounce back with high-voltage, starry productions—“Cabaret,” “The Seagull,” “The Glass Menagerie,” and “All of Us”—in which women take center stage.
At a forum organized by the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, white theater industry leaders talked about, or often around, the practicalities of anti-racist learning and practices.
Broadway’s reckoning with racism began after George Floyd’s murder. Now, activists hope that actions taken in rehearsal rooms and productions will lead to institutional change.
The documentary “Giving Voice,” about teenagers competing in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, reminds us of the playwright's indelible legacy—and the power of theater.
Tony-nominated costume designer Dede Ayite is thinking deeply about how to create equity in theater. Her work also demonstrates the breadth and vibrancy of Black stories.