Our chief critic spends time with the Scottsboro Boys, attends a star-studded birthday bash and shares memories of the late Lynda Bellingham
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
'What's happened over recent years at the Royal Court, the Birmingham Rep, Chichester and now the National has been spectacular'
Pop meets Ibsen, while the Barbican's managing director reflects on the Exhibit B controversy
But fair's fair, so we're sending over Broadway hit Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
'There are countless factors that discourage people from coming to the theatre'
'Our industry needs to take more responsibility when it comes to using celebrity names'
'Lohan has already been gleefully pre-judged in some quarters'