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Goodbye Yellow Lycra: See Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ Looks Up Close

Jun 17, 2019 • 4:22 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The costume designer Julian Day didn’t simply copy the star’s outfits over the years (or those glasses — dozens of pairs were crafted for the …

‘Oh! Calcutta!’ at 50: Still Naked After All These Years

Jun 17, 2019 • 3:27 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

John Lennon and Sam Shepard wrote sketches. The cast was unclothed. And it went on to a two-decade Broadway run. An oral history of one of theater’s …

What 7 Visitors (and One Guard) Cherished on MoMA’s Closing Day

Jun 17, 2019 • 3:06 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

They were drawn to the Big M’s: Monet, Matisse, Miró, and …

Review: A One-Act Marathon Anchored by the Armageddon

Jun 17, 2019 • 3:00 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Plays in this Ensemble Studio Theater series include stories of the Second Coming told seven ways and two women in search of a hot …

Debra Messing Will Star in ‘Birthday Candles’ on Broadway

Jun 17, 2019 • 3:00 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The Roundabout Theater Company production, which follows a woman’s long life, marks the playwright Noah Haidle’s Broadway …

In ‘A Sand Book,’ Ariana Reines Finds Ecstasy in Chaos

Jun 17, 2019 • 2:56 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The writing in Reines’s new collection is queer and raunchy, raw and occult and vulnerable as she moves between worlds in search of the divine and the …

Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded.

Jun 17, 2019 • 2:23 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The director, an unabashed emperor of extravagance, forgot what he once knew: Opera can be deep …

Comics That Capture the City in All Its Human and Physical Messiness

Jun 17, 2019 • 1:42 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

In her Graphic Content column, Hillary Chute looks at new works from Mark Alan Stamaty and Jaime Hernandez that each grapple with urban …

A Literary Detective Returns to Find Trouble in the Country Club Set

Jun 17, 2019 • 1:37 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Human trafficking lies somewhere beneath the polite socializing in Kate Atkinson’s latest Jackson Brodie mystery, “Big …

‘Hillary and Clinton’ to End Broadway Run Early

Jun 17, 2019 • 12:58 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Lucas Hnath’s play about a familiar-sounding power couple will wrap up on June …

Bill Cosby’s Father’s Day Tweet Using ‘America’s Dad’ Yields Outrage

Jun 17, 2019 • 12:06 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

The entertainer, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault, asked to send out the message for the holiday, his spokesman …

When Gloria Vanderbilt Reviewed ‘Harriet the Spy’

Jun 17, 2019 • 11:53 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

For a brief period in the mid-1960s, the author, artist and fashion designer was a children’s book critic for The …

The Baltimore Symphony, Seeking Cuts, Locks Out Its Musicians

Jun 17, 2019 • 11:40 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The orchestra wants to give its musicians fewer weeks of work. The players say that will affect …

Gretchen Bender’s Video Art Predicted the Bleak Future of Mass Media

Jun 17, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET Culture The Nation  

Hannah Stamler A retrospective of her art looks at the Pandora's box television unleashed and how we continue to reckon with the effects of an …

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Das Boot’ and ‘Grand Hotel’

Jun 17, 2019 • 1:00 AM ET Culture The New York Times  

The “Das Boot” TV adaptation is on Hulu. And “Grand Hotel” premieres on …

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Creatures of Want

Jun 16, 2019 • 10:00 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

If things were tense and difficult for the Monterey Five before, they just got …

#MeToo Work at Art Basel Offers Cautionary Tale About Political Art

Jun 16, 2019 • 5:40 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Andrea Bowers removed part of her installation after complaints — but her piece raises questions about who can tell intimate …

Review: Rebooting ‘Das Boot,’ on Land and Sea

Jun 16, 2019 • 2:43 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

A new Hulu series revives the popular World War II submarine saga, with some …

‘Men in Black: International’ Leads a Parade of Slumping Sequels

Jun 16, 2019 • 1:54 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Warner Bros.’s “Shaft” sequel also disappointed this …

Review: In ‘Pathetic,’ a Retelling of Racine, Love Hurts

Jun 16, 2019 • 12:20 PM ET Culture The New York Times  

Julia Jarcho’s new play is a squirmy, sinister meditation on female desire, with a whiff of ancient …