In the Wings - NBC New York

We take you onstage, backstage, and behind the scenes of Broadway

Monday, Jul 31, 2017

Course of True Love Runs Amok in Central Park 'Dream'

Course of True Love Runs Amok in Central Park 'Dream'<br />

Lear deBessonet's lush, conventional staging of Shakespeare's popular comic romance features some of Broadway's biggest stars. No politics, but plenty of strong walls .. and wills.

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017

The Public's 'Hamlet' Has an A-List Star ... and Lasagna

The Public's 'Hamlet' Has an A-List Star ... and Lasagna

Oscar Isaac ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens") and Sam Gold ("Fun Home") collaborate on a modernized "Hamlet" that plays to all the senses. Sometimes confusing, but never dull.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017

John Leguizamo Breaks Down 'Latin History for Morons'

John Leguizamo Breaks Down 'Latin History for Morons'

The Colombian-American actor and standup embarks on a search to find a Latin hero for his son's school project, in an irreverent new show at The Public.

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

'Sweat,' at The Public, Exposes Waning American Dream

'Sweat,' at The Public, Exposes Waning American Dream

Playwright Lynn Nottage ("Ruined") returns with a drama about friends working on the line of a factory floor in Reading, Pennsylvania. Timely, well-told and exceptionally frustrating -- because it illustrates...

Monday, Oct 24, 2016

A Resistance Heroine Tries to Find Purpose in 'Plenty'

A Resistance Heroine Tries to Find Purpose in 'Plenty'<br />

Rachel Weisz dazzles in a rare revival of “Plenty,” about a female agent whose dissatisfying post-war life drives her slowly mad -- but she would have been helped by a more coherently directed and designed...

Monday, Jul 18, 2016

Review: Daniel Radcliffe Confronts 'Privacy' Issues

Review: Daniel Radcliffe Confronts 'Privacy' Issues

An actor forced to draw personal boundaries from an early age is cast as an anonymous writer wondering how much of his life belongs online. An entertaining and ultimately disquieting comic-thriller.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Review: Janet McTeer, Cush Jumbo Lead "Shrew" in Central Park

Review: Janet McTeer, Cush Jumbo Lead "Shrew" in Central Park

The first production of The Public's summer Shakespeare season, directed by a veteran of all-female stagings, throws into relief the silly ways men behave.

Friday, Mar 18, 2016

Transgender Documentary 'Southern Comfort' Reborn in New Musical

Transgender Documentary 'Southern Comfort' Reborn in New Musical

Kate Davis’s 2001 award-winning documentary becomes a touching musical at The Public Theater.

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Shakespeare in the Park’s 2016 Season Set

Shakespeare in the Park’s 2016 Season Set

"The Good Wife" star Cush Jumbo will lead an all-female "Taming of the Shrew" in The Public's annual free Shakespeare series.

Monday, Mar 30, 2015

The Five Borough Shakespeare Tour

The Five Borough Shakespeare Tour

The Public Theater will expand its Mobile Shakespeare Unit to until a spring tour of ‘Macbeth.’

Top Stories
Another Round of Snow Headed for Tri-State
Another Round of Snow Headed for Tri-State

Less than a week after the season's first snowflakes, another blanket of the white stuff is headed for the tri-state.

14th Street Closing to Cars During L Train Closure: MTA, DOT
14th Street Closing to Cars During L Train Closure: MTA, DOT

When the L train shuts down for its major rehabilitation project in 2019, riders will have new options to get around, including expanded service on other subway lines, a special direct ferry and new bus service...

Couple Transforms Wedding Day into Massive Fundraiser
Couple Transforms Wedding Day into Massive Fundraiser

A young couple from Chicago's suburbs prepares to turn their wedding day into something completely unexpected.

3 Women Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape: Report
3 Women Accuse Russell Simmons of Rape: Report

Three women have told The New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics...

GOP Says It's Got a Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year
GOP Says It's Got a Deal on Taxes; Cuts Coming for Next Year

Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald...

NYC School Locked Down After Kid Reports Possible Gun
NYC School Locked Down After Kid Reports Possible Gun

Frantic parents surrounded a Brooklyn high school Wednesday after a student reported seeing someone with a gun and a lockdown was ordered at the school.