Catherine Love: Do more theatres mean more choice for theatregoers?
There are pros and cons to the ever-increasing variation of performance spaces
Michael Coveney: Scottsboro Boys hold forth and Des Barrit gets down
Our chief critic spends time with the Scottsboro Boys, attends a star-studded birthday bash and shares memories of the late Lynda Bellingham
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'
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'
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Overheard at the theatre: Some of the funniest audience comments First look at Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss and more in rehearsals for The Vote
Test your theatre knowledge: Musical theatre DEF
Matt Trueman: 'Classics no longer guarantee box office success'
Confessions of a Box Office Manager: When the show must not go on
Gypsy cast recording featuring Imelda Staunton now on sale