Broadway is back, but not in New York: “Hamilton,” “Frozen,” “Come From Away” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” are all safely up and running in Australia, and “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” is starting rehearsals there. Join Times theater reporter Michael Paulson and Australia bureau chief Damien Cave for an exploration of how the reopening is working, and what it means for New York and the West End.
Watch the cast of “Frozen” perform “Let It Go” from Sydney, and the “Come From Away” ensemble deliver a passionate rendition of “Me and the Sky”, from the stage of Her Majesty’s Theater in Melbourne.
Australia bureau chief Damien Cave will discuss performance and protocols with the Australian stars Jemma Rix, who plays Elsa in “Frozen,” and Gareth Reeves, who plays Harry Potter in “The Cursed Child,” as well as with American actor Sharriese Hamilton, who relocated to Australia to find work in “Come From Away.”
And we’ll talk about what it all means with some of the industry’s most innovative producers, including Carmen Pavlovic of “Moulin Rouge!,” Jeffrey Seller of “Hamilton” and Sue Frost of “Come From Away.”
Plus: we’ll hear from Australian theater lovers, some of whom you might recognize, and some of whom are just eager to see a show.
It’s all part of the next episode of Offstage, our series about theatermaking during the pandemic.
Technology has allowed us to examine the challenge of climate change from fresh angles and accelerate new solutions, many of which have the added benefit of improving public health. Measures to reduce carbon emissions from transport can improve air quality and reduce pollution. Carbon-friendly farming and agriculture can improve nutrition.
What is the role of technology in advancing our understanding of the intersection of climate and health? What scalable tech solutions are already in place? And are big tech missing vital opportunities within their portfolios of existing products and services? Join us on April 22 for the debate.
The fourth title selected for T Magazine’s book club, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith, tells the story of a young American grifter in Italy. Tom Ripley arrives in the fictional town of Mongibello with the assigned task of convincing Dickie Greenleaf, the son of a shipping magnate, to return to the States. Instead, Tom — seduced by the ease with which charming, wealthy Dickie is able to move through life — becomes his constant companion. But Tom’s fondness for and envy of his new friend grow to the point of obsession, and he soon raises the stakes of the confidence game he’s been playing all along.
On April 22, watch a virtual discussion about the book, featuring the writer Edmund White in conversation with T features director Thessaly La Force, that will address questions from readers. And, in the weeks leading up to the event, look for articles on “The Talented Mr. Ripley” at tmagazine.com. We hope you'll read along — and R.S.V.P. above.
Our dreams inspire an ever-expanding universe of creation — from comic books and movies to art and poetry. And in the right hands, they can even spark transformational change. What inspires us to dream big? To not only imagine a better world, but work to make it a reality?
Join The Times’s Veronica Chambers, as she investigates the mysterious alchemy of imagination — through conversation, verse, art and song.
See a reading from poet and university distinguished professor at Virginia Tech Nikki Giovanni. A performance from singer, actress and radio host Estelle. And a wide-ranging conversation with the director of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Peter Ramsey and the author N. K. Jemisin — all woven together with original animations from Reyna Noriega.
Then, sit in as The Times’s John Eligon talks with Brandon Dasent, Ashanti Scott and Thandiwe Abdullah — three bold young activists whose dreams of a more just and equitable society have inspired them to action.
It’s the inaugural episode of our yearlong series “Black History, Continued.” You can explore more about the series, including articles, interactive experiences and more here.
Come dream with us.