Olivia Rodrigo won best new artist at the Grammy awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Teenage pop phenom Olivia Rodrigo and R&B duo Silk Sonic dominated the major categories, and Jon Batiste won album of the year at the 64th annual (...)

Ariana DeBose ‘We’re just now getting to the place where I can be all the things that I am and still find opportunity. Photograph: Niko Tavernise

Now this is how you land. Steven Spielberg’s infectious take on West Side Story — a Broadway staple for 60 years — has already turbo-boosted the care(...)

West Side Story: Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo

When it was announced that Steven Spielberg was to “remake” the much-celebrated 1961 film of West Side Story, there was much rhetorical pondering of w(...)

 Stephen Sondheim in 1994:  One of Broadway’s songwriting titans, whose music and lyrics raised and reset the artistic standard for the American stage musical, he died at his home in Connecticut early on Friday, November 26th. He was 91. Photograph: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theatre evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights w(...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘Everything that’s good in Hamilton was inspired by seeing Rent by Jonathan Larson on my 17th birthday.’ Photograph: Getty Images

“On legacy, one of the main messages in Hamilton is: you don’t get a say,” Lin-Manuel Miranda explains. “All you get to do is make what you make, and (...)

Ben Platt’s age has come under scrutiny in reviews of Dear Evan Hansen.

Cinema and musical theatre have, for the last 50 years or so, been in and out of relationship counselling. The newer medium can’t quite decide how it (...)

Sir Ian McKellen whose long-anticipated return to the role of Hamlet has been set for June at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Is ageism the last great barrier in the arts industry? Just look at the hullabaloo surrounding the confirmation that, after Covid delays, Ian McKellen(...)

Professional singer Liz Ryan now runs Tea Dance Tunes from home. The National Concert Hall’s Tea Dance Tunes are lively, interactive online concerts of favourite songs and music for people living with dementia, their carers and families. Tea Dance Tunes continues weekly until December 16th. See nch.ie.

The ability of people to adapt their activities to an online format has been one of the most striking phenomena of the Covid-19 pandemic. And while mo(...)

Adam Driver. Photograph: Erik Tanner/New York Times

Adam Driver has resting sphinx face. I don’t say this because of his memorably unusual features, though a long nose, full lips, and paintbrush flick o(...)

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in Marriage Story

Most of Noah Baumbach’s latest film takes place amid awkward tension and polite unease. Charlie (Adam Driver), a theatre director, and Nicole (Scarlet(...)

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