New York Times Arts

  1. Melissa McCarthy has broken through in Hollywood, but her success is viewed by studios as an anomaly. Danielle Macdonald hopes to flip the script.
  2. A recently surfaced original daguerreotype taken in 1843 of John Quincy Adams will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in October.
  3. The pop superstar gave blunt testimony in her case against a radio host in Denver, and provided a voice for others in similar situations.
  4. Mr. Moore has made President Trump the target of his ire in a Broadway show. On Tuesday, he bused his audience to Mr. Trump’s door.
  5. Stage adaptations of “Bat Out of Hell” and “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾” allow the middle-aged to retreat to the age of innocence.
  6. In more than 30 appearances, the future president tried out his talking points on a host who was among the first to treat him as a serious political thinker.
  7. The president said removing Confederate monuments was “changing history.” But historians say that monuments don’t always tell the story we think.
  8. Wayne McGregor’s new piece features computer-generated orbs moving in patterns above the dancers, whose physicality proves the most captivating.
  9. The 1986 film "Chief Zabu” finally gets its New York premiere some 30 years after its cryptic ads become a running gag on the TV show. What took so long?
  10. The playwright is preparing to return to the stage as an actor in “American Buffalo” at the Dorset Theater Festival.