Stage and Comedy


That classic, Falstaffian enigma of rallying for the greasy scalawag comes through in spades in Winters’ performance. It answers the question why Americans can’t get enough of that damned Jack Sparrow.

This image released by The O and M Co. shows Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos in "Here Lies Love," with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, at The Public Theater in New York. Byrne, the Talking Heads frontman went to the Philippines last week to add potential names to the English-based talent pool as he gears up to present the show in London this September. (AP Photo/The O and M Co., Joan Marcus)

“We think we might have some important slots filled, but we won’t know which they are until we see the London actors in the next few days,” Byrne wrote Wednesday in an email from the airport in Dubai en route to London.

This undated photo released by Lincoln Center Theater shows, from left, Bernard White, Tala Ashe and Nadine Malouf in a scene from "The Who & The What," a new play by Ayad Akhtar currently performing off-Broadway at LCT3's Claire Tow Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Theater, Erin Baiano)

Akhtar’s “The Who & The What” opened Monday night in an LCT3 production at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. Under crisp direction by Kimberly Senior, Akhtar’s vibrant culture-clash drama simmers with dry humor.