NEW YORK — The cast of "To Kill a Mockingbird" ditched its somber Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called "primal."

Certain parts of Harriet Tubman’s story are well-known. For example, the fact that she led over 300 enslaved people to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Other facts about her life, like that she had temporal lobe epilepsy stemming from a head injury she suffered as a child, are lesser-known.

NEW YORK — “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” is not a play. Or that’s not what the breakthrough work was called by its author, Ntozake Shange. Her word was “choreopoem,” and any production of “For Colored Girls,” like the major revival now in previews a…

NEW YORK — A promising buzz of suspense stirs the opening moments of “The Wrong Man,” Ross Golan’s solemn new chamber musical, which opened Wednesday at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space in Manhattan. A lone, ominous whistle; a searchlight raking the darkness; a throng of tense-bodied m…

As part of the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s free performance series, dancers from the Trisha Brown Dance Company did “In Motion, In Place” on the rooftops surrounding Logan Circle. This will be followed by a week-long series of free outdoor performances. The company will continue the week-lo…

NEW YORK — The first day of rehearsal on Broadway usually goes like this: Circle up. Make introductions. Offer thanks, express optimism, maybe crack a joke. Clear the room of onlookers, and off you go.