Bette Davis and Thelma Ritter in “All About Eve”. Margo Channing, played by Davis,  is among the most divine monsters in the history of cinema (1950). Photograph: 20th Century Fox

Throughout Joseph L Mankiewicz’s indestructible All About Eve the characters, denizens of the New York stage, maintain clenched disdain for Hollywood.(...)

Beautiful cleverly uses the set up of the hit factory to give us a wider range of songs from the era. Photograph: Johan Persson/

In the Playhouse theatre in Edinburgh, the curtain lifts on the Carole King biographical musical Beautiful. We meet a triumphant King, played by Bront(...)

Honor takes one look at our tent-slash-tipi and I know exactly what’s going through her mind. It’s the exact same thing that’s going through mine. (...)

Evita

Evita Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin **** This sumptuous production of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most renowned musicals dishes up e(...)

Nominated: Fiona Shaw, Colm Tóibín and Deborah Warner, with Pinhead, a vulture that appears in The Testament of Mary, which is up for the best-play Tony. Photograph: Joshua Bright/The New York Times

Some day, anthropologists from New Guinea will arrive to study what must be the world’s most peculiar cultural institution: the Broadway theatr(...)