Special Reports

91-Year-Old Bye Bye Birdie Scribe Lee Adams: Notes From a Musical-Theater Lifetime
Adams looks back on his storied career, which includes writing the legendary theme song to "All in the Family."
You Can't Stop the Beat! How Orchestras of Hamilton, Allegiance, and More Got Their Sound
Meet the orchestrators behind some of the newest musicals on Broadway and uncover the facts about this mysterious profession.
A Perfect Arrangement of Communists and Gays
Atlanta-based playwright Topher Payne makes his New York City debut with a play about the Lavender Scare of the 1950s.
World Wrestling Entertainment: Earth's Most Successful Traveling Theater
Two former WWE writers speak with TheaterMania about their time with the world's wildest road show.
How the Women's Voices Theater Festival Is Paving the Way for Gender Parity
The women of the festival share their thoughts — and their diverse voices.
9 Broadway Debuts We Can't Wait to See This Fall
From George Takei to Ana Villafañe, these are the performers who are about to set New York aflame.
11 Shows You Should See Off-Broadway This Fall
Evangelical Christians, steampunk inventors, and David Bowie: Here's a list of the not-to-be-missed shows opening off-Broadway.
5 Times Audience Behavior Was Worse Than It Is Right Now
Patrons may be bringing their phones to the theater, but at least they're leaving the vegetables at home.