Alexandra Silber’s father died when she was just 18 — the same age as Fiddler‘s Hodel when she leaves her dad at a train station. Silber’s new novel, After Anatevka, tells the rest of Hodel’s story.
Albee died in 2016, and in his will he asked that all his incomplete manuscripts be destroyed — including a play that was supposed to open off-Broadway.
George Orwell’s dystopia returned to bestseller lists after the inauguration. “It’s quite something to bring it to New York now, in this political climate,” says adaptation co-author Duncan Macmillan.
This week, we talk about the superhero smash Wonder Woman, and we talk about Dear Evan Hansen, Oslo and some of the other big winners from Sunday night’s Tonys.
A new musical seeks to present a different side of the emperor, known best for fiddling while Rome burned. But some historians object to what they see as the commercialization of Roman heritage.