Michael Coveney: Bob Hoskins remembered with fringe benefits, as I Can't Sing! flops and I battle the Bard

In his new weekly blog, our chief critic remembers a screen legend and reflects on the closure of Harry Hill's X Factor musical

Rags provides riches in one-off West End concert
By Jane Martin

Jane Martin reports on a charity concert staging of this rousing tribute to the early US immigrants who shaped modern music

Catherine Love: Musical matters

Love it or hate it, is there a limit to what subject matter the musical form can be used to tackle?

Michael Coveney: On Stratford and Siracusa, Am-Dram, live music and Tommy Cooper

Our chief critic reflects on a busy week for the RSC, plus looks at a new ITV drama and the use of live music in theatre

Notes From New York: Idina Menzel, Daniel Radcliffe, and more celebrate a season of openings
By Bethany Rickwald

Plus, catch up on Drama Desk Awards host and Tony winner Laura Benanti's very busy spring.

Catherine Love: The joy of discovery

Sticking with the tried and tested might have its benefits, but a week at the National Student Drama Festival demonstrates the thrill of uncovering new talent

Guest Blog: 'Fringe theatre is experiencing a boom'
By Eleanor Turney

Eleanor Turney of A Younger Theatre explains how next month's Incoming festival will help elevate a new generation of theatremakers

Michael Coveney: From Bennett to Buffini - the ascension of the Queen on the London stage

From Prunella Scales to Helen Mirren, our chief critic takes a look at Her Majesty's many theatrical incarnations

Catherine Love: Theatre puppetry - not just for kids

It's easy to dismiss popular art forms, but puppetry has proven itself to be about far more than children's entertainment and easy laughs

Glenn Meads: Oliviers 2014 - a view from the armchair

WhatsOnStage North West editor Glenn Meads watches the Olivier Awards from the comfort of his living room and assesses ITV's coverage