Catherine Love: In theatre, simple is often best
David Cromer's take on Our Town and Katie Mitchell's Cherry Orchard prove that, sometimes, nothing beats simplicity in the theatre
NYT Blog: Stepping Out
By Kate Kennedy
NYT REP member Kate Kennedy explains what it's like to step out on a West End stage and what they've learnt from their previews
Michael Coveney: National unveils Dorfman as RSC channels Downton Abbey
'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'
Catherine Love: My top theatre picks for autumn
A round-up of some of the best theatre on offer all over the country this October and November
Michael Coveney: Iggy pops into Peer Gynt, and Kenyon gives update on Barbican row
Pop meets Ibsen, while the Barbican's managing director reflects on the Exhibit B controversy
Notes from New York: Importing two dames, James Corden, and An American In Paris
By Bethany Rickwald
But fair's fair, so we're sending over Broadway hit Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Catherine Love: We need to make theatre more welcoming
'There are countless factors that discourage people from coming to the theatre'
Guest Blog: Lindsay Lohan - a cautionary tale of celebrity casting
By Dawn Farrow
'Our industry needs to take more responsibility when it comes to using celebrity names'
Catherine Love: Can everyone really get talking across cultures?
The upcoming Best of BE Festival and All Change offer two models for international cultural conversation