Live cinema relays - opera's friend or foe?

The fast-growing trend of bringing opera to your local multiplex can only be a good thing. Can't it?

Catherine Love: Opening up the dialogue

What might theatre-makers have to gain from starting conversations with those who have differing points of view?

Michael Coveney: Donmar plays Globe in Tony Awards; Superstar cancels US tour; theatre goes al fresco

The Tonys, announced on Sunday, feature an impressive number of Brits; while Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar has had less success Stateside

Catherine Love: Shining a light on children's theatre

With the arts under threat in education, it is more important than ever to be making and discussing theatre for kids

Michael Coveney: Women fight back in opera and Shakespeare while Timothy Spall triumphs at Cannes

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has become the latest high-profile figure to air their views on the opera critics' comments about Tara Erraught's performance in Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne

Catherine Love: My top theatre picks for June

Theatre highlights around the country in the coming month include LIFT and the RSC's Midsummer Mischief

Michael Coveney: Mackintosh expands his portfolio as musicals leap forward into the past

The news that Cameron Mackintosh is purchasing the Victoria Palace and Ambassadors theatres is 'nothing but good'

Notes from New York: Looking forward to the Tonys, Drama Desks, and Father's Day with Lear
By Bethany Rickwald

Because New Yorkers have never met an award they didn't like

Guest Blog: 'Like Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo is an American classic'
By Bradley Rand Smith

Bradley Rand Smith, whose 1983 adaptation of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun is revived at Southwark Playhouse this week, says if the author was around today he would share a drink with Edward Snowden

The magic of Godspell lives on in one-off concert
By Jane Martin

Jesus and his adoring followers still cast a spell in this exuberant musical revival