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Tumult After AIDS Fund-Raiser Supports Harvey Weinstein Production
Investigative, Today

A charity’s corporate governance is in question after it allowed proceeds from an auction to be used for a staging of “Finding Neverland.”

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‘KPOP’ Sings and Dances Its Way Through a Divided Culture
Culture, Yesterday

A new immersive musical set in a Korean hit factory moves to the beats of satire, soap opera and everything in between.

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Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright in an Unwelcoming Era, Dies at 87
Obits, Yesterday

Ms. Lamb’s works, staged at the Public Theater and elsewhere, often came under attack from male critics.

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A Silent ‘Macbeth’ in Manhattan, a Vodka-Charged One in Brooklyn
Culture, Yesterday

“Macbeth Muet” is a frolic through tragedy with puppetry, while “Makbet” is a darkly gregarious production (shots included).

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Making Eloquent Theater From Bleak Facts
Culture, Yesterday

Dorothée Munyaneza’s “Unwanted” takes testimony of political rape victims as the basis for a multilayered drama of music, speech and dance.

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They Can Act. But Can They Serve?
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

Getting in character for “The Last Match,” the cast gets a tennis lesson from a former pro before taking the stage.

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Tennis Onstage: Game, Set and Watch
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

Five plays that transported the drama and comedy of the game from the court to the theater.

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Amy Herzog’s New Play Mines the Personal and Political
Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

“Mary Jane” is a portrait of a mother’s relationship with her chronically ill young son. Carrie Coon of “The Leftovers” stars.

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Most Seen on Stage? Shakespeare the Character, Not the Playwright
Culture, September 21

The 2014 play “Shakespeare in Love” will be the most produced play in the country this season.

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A Little Italy Tradition, Hanging by a String
Metro, September 21

For the Feast of San Gennaro, a tradition of Sicilian puppetry is revived.

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Writing Rupert, Playing Murdoch, Making ‘Ink’
Culture, September 21

How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Weekend, September 21

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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A French Theater Impresario, Dressed for Excess
Weekend, September 21

In a visit to BAM, the stage director Olivier Py introduces his drag alter-ego and talks about plans for the Avignon Festival he runs.

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‘War Paint’ to Close on Broadway in December
Weekend, September 21

The musical starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will have its final show on Dec. 30 after 300 performances.

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A Tuscan Village Bares Its Soul on Stage, Again and Again
Foreign, September 21

For 50 years, residents have acted out the story of their lives, in a kind of collective self-analysis. This year, they pondered whether their village can survive.

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Minds in Meltdown, and a Risk-Taking Director Back on Form
Weekend, September 21

On the London stage, a portrait of a great British cinematographer falls flat — but a searing portrait of rural life soars.

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Forget Fan Fiction. In Nerdlesque, the Garters Come Off.
Culture, September 20

In this pop-culture twist on burlesque, performers put on tributes to movies and shows like “Doctor Who.” Not a fan? You can still admire the dancing.

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A Priceless Violin, a Cut-Rate Caper
Culture, September 20

Loosely inspired by a true story, Dan McCormick’s play “The Violin” follows a lost Stradivarius that falls into greedy hands.

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‘One Night Only,’ With Energy to Spare
Weekend, September 19

Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass explore friendship, competition and endurance in a show that mixes physical exertion and mischievous humor.

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Broadway Training, Gangnam Style
Arts & Leisure, September 19

Six actors in search of K-pop authenticity star in a new musical that looks at the entertainment factories that produce genre-busting superstars.

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The Playwright Lauren Yee Wins the Kesselring Prize
Culture, September 19

The writer of “In a Word” and “The Hatmaker’s Wife” will win $25,000 from the National Arts Club.

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In ‘Charm,’ Challenges Emily Post Never Dreamed Of
Culture, September 18

A transgender etiquette expert faces pupils who have bigger issues than what fork to use in Philip Dawkins’s new play.

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‘The Peculiar Patriot’ Puts Iron Bars Between Best Friends
Culture, September 18

The National Black Theater production of Liza Jessie Peterson’s monologue explores the personal and societal costs of mass incarceration.

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‘In the Blood’ and the Singular Talent of Suzan-Lori Parks
Culture, September 17

The play, about a single mother with five children, explores the dimensions of American sexual and societal guilt in a first-rate revival.

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In ‘Oh My Sweet Land,’ Dinner Is Served. Don’t Come Hungry.
Culture, September 17

Set in a real home, an unnamed woman cooks while she relates piercing tales about the horrors in Syria.

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Brenda Lewis, Versatile American Soprano, Is Dead at 96
Culture, September 16

A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.

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A Green Light Is Given, It’s True, for a Grown-Up Cindy Lou Who
Book Review, September 15

A federal judge has ruled that “Who’s Holiday!” doesn’t violate the copyright of the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

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The Ghosts and Rites of Pina Bausch
Culture, September 15

“Café Müller” and “The Rite of Spring,” presented by Bausch’s company at the Brooklyn Academy, feel haunted by Bausch’s death.

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Moisés Kaufman on Marrying Art and Life
Real Estate, September 15

For a playwright and director, sharing an apartment with a husband who’s also a collaborator can get a little messy.

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What I Love | Moisés Kaufman
Slideshow, September 15

When you’re a playwright and director who shares an apartment with a husband and collaborator, it isn’t always easy to draw a line between work and home.

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A Darker ‘Frozen,’ With Glints of Ice and Murk
Weekend, September 15

In its out-of-town tryout, the stage adaptation of the highest-grossing animated movie of all time offers delights and difficulties.

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He Puts Bill Maher on TV, and Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy on Stage
Arts & Leisure, September 15

Scott Carter, a longtime late-night producer, talks about the creative and spiritual journey that led him from the profane to the sacred.

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The Beasts Have Arrived, in a Yiddish ‘Rhinoceros’
Culture, September 14

The New Yiddish Rep production revisits Ionesco’s absurdist story about ordinary people seduced by fascist overtures.

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Calling All Broadway Songwriters (in High School)
Culture, September 14

High school composers can submit their musical theater songs for a chance to spend a weekend in workshops in New York.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Weekend, September 14

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Comically Currying the Boss’s Favor in ‘Enterprise’
Culture, September 14

This award-winning kinetic farce by Brian Parks squeezes 45 vignettes into an hour.

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Elevator Repair Service Tackles Shakespeare’s Problem Play
Arts & Leisure, September 14

The experimental theater company stages the Bard’s enigmatic “Measure for Measure” at the Public Theater.

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Reimagining ‘Peter Pan’ for the Lipitor Demographic
Culture, September 13

In Sarah Ruhl’s “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday,” five siblings face the loss of a parent, their own mortality and a fear of flying.

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J.P. Donleavy, Acclaimed Author of ‘The Ginger Man,’ Dies at 91
Culture, September 13

Mr. Donleavy’s first novel, which he called a celebration of “resolutely careless mayhem,” provoked controversy but came to be regarded as a classic.

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A Talent for Talentlessness in ‘Stairway to Stardom’
Weekend, September 13

This experimental show casts a deadpan eye on a kitschy 1980s public-access cult phenomenon.

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I Saw Myself in ‘Anastasia.’ And I Knew I Had to Leave Honduras.
Arts & Leisure, September 13

Alienated from his surroundings, an 11-year-old boy identified with an exiled cartoon princess. Thanks to a Broadway musical, he now has gotten to know her.

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John Lithgow Will Bring a One-Man Show to Broadway
Culture, September 13

“John Lithgow: Stories by Heart,” a meditation on storytelling and family, will begin Broadway previews in December.

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John Lithgow Will Bring a One-Man Show to Broadway
Culture, September 13

“John Lithgow: Stories by Heart,” a meditation on storytelling and family, will begin Broadway previews in December.

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3 Generations Aching to Connect ‘On the Shore of the Wide World’
Culture, September 12

Simon Stephens’s play explores the dreams and disappointments in one working-class family.

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5 Shows That Sealed Peter Hall’s Stage Legacy
Culture, September 12

Recalling the original critical response to pathbreaking productions directed by the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Condola Rashad’s Next Role to Tackle: Joan of Arc
Culture, September 12

The Tony-nominated Ms. Rashad will star in “Saint Joan,” George Bernard Shaw’s classic play.

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Pina Bausch Company: ‘This Is Theater, and These Are Humans’
Culture, September 12

Three generations of Bausch dancers reflect on the company, whose emotionally driven style of dance theater retains its audience appeal.

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Peter Hall, British Theater Director and Founder of Royal Shakespeare Company, Dies at 86
Obits, September 12

A champion of playwrights and actors, he was also artistic director of Britain’s National Theater, from 1973 to 1988.

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In Berlin, an Iconic Theater Gets a New Leader. Cue the Protests.
Culture, September 12

After two years of sniping (and worse) from critics, Chris Dercon has finally taken the helm of Berlin’s Volksbühne theater.

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A Play With a Crude Name and a Powerfully Dark View
Culture, September 11

Suzan-Lori Parks’s Brechtian riff on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” returns to the stage with a new vitality.

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Robert Fairchild to Leave New York City Ballet
Culture, September 11

With acting and musical theater roles on the horizon, Mr. Fairchild, who starred in “An American in Paris,” said he felt he needed to choose a direction.

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Michael Friedman, a Man of Many Voices and a Gift for Prophecy
Culture, September 11

His versatility as a musical theater composer was matched by his emotional ardor and political shrewdness.

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Why George Bernard Shaw Had a Crush on Stalin
Op Ed, September 11

The radical playwright imagined a utopia ruled by a great leader who embodied Russia’s soul.

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Sexual Assault as Both History Lesson and Satire
Culture, September 10

The playwright Michael Yates Crowley mixes unlikely genres in “The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias.”

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Michael Friedman, Co-Creator of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ Dies at 41
Culture, September 10

A versatile, cerebral and witty composer and lyricist, Mr. Friedman had a particular fascination with politics, which informed much of his work.

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The Arts This Fall, in 42 Articles and 80,837 Words
Insider, September 8

The fall preview issue of the Arts & Leisure section is a labor of love that takes more than six months — and dozens of journalists — to put together.

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The New Season of Theater: Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond
Arts & Leisure, September 8

Creative adaptations abound, including Elevator Repair Service’s “Measure for Measure” and a musical of “The Honeymooners.” And don’t forget “Frozen.”

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‘Hamilton’ Delays London Opening and Ticket Buyers Aren’t Happy
Culture, September 8

Sixteen performances will be rescheduled, disappointing ticket holders from as far away as Oklahoma and Japan.

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Jerry Garcia Goes Off Broadway in ‘Red Roses, Green Gold’
Culture, September 8

A new musical at Minetta Lane Theater in Greenwich Village will feature music from Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter and other Grateful Dead members.

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Houston’s Alley Theater Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane
Culture, September 8

Houston’s Alley Theater, drenched and damaged by the recent hurricane, is rising above the floodwaters with plans to salvage its productions.

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Give My Regards to E Street: Imagining a Springsteen Musical
Arts & Leisure, September 8

Theater writers go down the shore with Harold and Kumar, Rosalita and Cynthia Erivo, with a side trip to the Stone Pony.

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Reinventing Shakespeare, According to the Gospel of Joseph Papp
Arts & Leisure, September 7

A new play about Papp, the founder of the Public Theater, sets the tone for a season of audacious interpretations of the Shakespeare canon.

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Will the Old Gay Play Have Something New to Say?
Arts & Leisure, September 7

A spate of revivals will allow audiences to consider what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what Bob Mackie has in the sequin drawer.

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Katrina Lenk Can Quietly Break Your Heart
Arts & Leisure, September 7

Ms. Lenk, who will reprise her role in “The Band’s Visit” on Broadway, has mastered the art of delivering equal emotional weight in song or in silence.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Weekend, September 7

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Novella Nelson, 78, Dies; Brought Authority to Myriad Roles
Obits, September 7

An actress whose face was more familiar than her name, Ms. Nelson was seen onstage, in movies and on television for a half-century.

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‘Angels in America’ Is Returning to Broadway With Nathan Lane
Weekend, September 7

Andrew Garfield and Denise Gough will join Mr. Lane in the pair of acclaimed plays by Tony Kushner on Broadway next year.

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Tomorrow’s Marquee Names, Now in the Making
Arts & Leisure, September 6

Unknown talents — some joining high-profile projects like “Mean Girls,” others creating brand-new work — will soon brighten New York theater.

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Elizabeth McGovern of ‘Downton Abbey’ Plays a Bad Mom This Time
Arts & Leisure, September 6

The actress is back to starring as an Edwardian matriarch in “Time and the Conways,” which begins performances on Sept. 14 in New York.

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In ‘Charolais,’ Competing With His Mother and His Cow
Weekend, September 6

Noni Stapleton wrote and stars in a solo show about an Irishwoman unsettled by life on the farm.

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Taking On Wall Street’s Church of Big Money
Arts & Leisure, September 6

With “Junk,” the Pulitzer-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar examines financial chicanery in the 1980s — and how it shaped the blind worship of affluence today.

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The ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Is Coming to Broadway in March
Culture, September 6

Tina Fey has written the musical’s book based on her screenplay for the 2004 film, keeping the same basic storyline but updating it to the present day.

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‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ Is Closing on Broadway
Culture, September 6

Although it is closing early, the play, which opened April 27, has enjoyed a longer run than many other nonmusical productions.

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Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Culture, September 5

Victor Garber will join Ms. Peters, playing the man she fancies, Horace Vandergelder. They will begin performances on Jan. 20.

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Fringe Festival? Not This Summer. Fringe Spirit? Definitely.
Culture, September 5

A plantation-set adaptation of “The Cherry Orchard” and a scatological monologue are visceral reminders of theater’s power to unsettle.

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In ‘Spettacolo,’ a Tuscan Town Where All the World’s a Stage
Culture, September 5

A documentary about Monticchiello in Italy, where each year the residents put on a play about their most urgent concerns.

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On a Break
Games, September 4

Michelle Kenney goes out a chorus girl and comes back a star, ably assisted by Jeff Chen.

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‘As You Like It’ Creates a Sanctuary City in Central Park
Culture, September 4

This free production from Public Works includes more than 200 amateur performers and looks as diverse, busy and vital as New York City itself.

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Stodgy No More? The Shaw Festival is Full of Surprises
Culture, September 4

Under a new artistic director, one of the biggest stage festivals in North America is experimenting with pop-up shows and audience interaction. Of course, “Saint Joan” is on the bill, too.

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Dating 6 Men at 68: The Woman Behind the Musical ‘Curvy Widow’
Culture, September 3

Bobby Goldman, who wrote the book for the new show, is having a ball talking about sex.

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‘Great Comet’ in 360: Goodbye, My Gypsy Lovers
Video, September 3

“Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” closes on Broadway today. In 360, here is an onstage perspective of “Balaga,” one of the most rousing numbers in the show.

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In Kelly Devine’s Apartment, Even the Furniture Has to Audition
Real Estate, September 1

For the choreographer of “Come From Away” and “Escape to Margaritaville,” designing a home requires as much care as putting on a Broadway show.

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A Well-Choreographed Apartment
Slideshow, September 1

For Kelly Devine, the choreographer of “Come From Away” and “Escape to Margaritaville,” furnishing a home requires as much care as putting on a Broadway show.

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The Little Theater That Could
Metropolitan, September 1

The survival of 13th Street Repertory Company, a relic from Greenwich Village’s bohemian past, depends on the survival of its 100-year-old doyenne.

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‘Company’ Helps Take Those Dog Days of Summer for a Walk
Arts & Leisure, September 1

The busy summer theater season in the Berkshires is almost over, but Barrington Stage Company extended its production of “Company” through Sept. 10.

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5 Shows to See if You’re in New York in September
Culture, August 31

Group weddings, Korean pop, a superannuated Peter Pan and a transgender Emily Post are among the promising theatrical experiences of September.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Weekend, August 31

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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The Flea, an Off Off Broadway Fixture, Opens New Theater in TriBeCa
Weekend, August 31

The move is a bold step for an unpretentious company, especially because it is situated in one of Manhattan’s pricier neighborhoods.

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A Tupac Musical Gets a Second Chance
Arts & Leisure, August 31

An Atlanta theater still believes in “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” which makes use of the rapper’s songbook but stumbled on Broadway in 2014.

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In ‘Inanimate,’ a Forbidden Love Dares to Speak Its Name
Weekend, August 30

Nick Robideau’s sly new comedy at the Flea considers the pain and pleasures of objectophilia in small-town Massachusetts.

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Eavesdropping on Warhol and Capote
Arts & Leisure, August 30

A playwright mines drama from 80 hours of taped chatter between the artist and the writer.

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The Kitchen Is Her Stage. (It Could Actually Be Your Kitchen.)
Arts & Leisure, August 30

For “Oh My Sweet Land,” Amir Nizar Zuabi’s one-woman play, Nadine Malouf will make fragrant kibbe while recounting stories of displacement in the Middle East.

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A Mystery Ball Where the Illuminati Have Cloven Hooves
Styles, August 30

Thirty partygoers board a bus bound for secret location and an immersive theater piece featuring a banquet, a naked swim and a plea for animal rights.

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Race, Money and Broadway: How ‘Great Comet’ Burned Out
Culture, August 29

A bold musical adaptation of Tolstoy drew 12 Tony nominations and strong crowds. But casting decisions and financial concerns have doomed the show.

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Bernard Pomerance, Who Wrote ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 76
Obits, August 29

Mr. Pomerance won a Tony Award in 1979 for his play about a deformed man who became a celebrity in Victorian England.

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To Play Transgender, Sandra Caldwell Had to Open Up About Who She Is
Theater, August 28

For the first time in her career, Ms. Caldwell will perform as an openly transgender woman, in a part that tracks closely with her own life.

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For ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2,’ the Second Time’s Also a Charm
Theater, August 28

The arrival of new cast members confirms just how good Lucas Hnath’s play is.

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Timothée Chalamet, of ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Fame
T Magazine, August 28

Timothée Chalamet, star of one of the year’s most moving love stories, in plaids and corduroy with an urban flair.

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‘If Only’ Links Lincoln to an Unlikely Match
Theater, August 27

Watching Thomas Klingenstein’s new play about interracial love is like viewing a sepia-tone tableau.

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Ireland in Four Dimensions, by a Pioneering Playwright
Theater, August 25

With “The Suitcase Under the Bed,” the Mint Theater Company presents one-acts by Teresa Deevy, a proto-feminist finally receiving her due.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Parody Is Opening Off Broadway This Fall
Theater, August 25

This is the latest parody musical — from Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon — that riffs on a pop-culture phenomenon.

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A Prince’s Broadway Kingdom is Scattered to the Winds
Theater, August 24

“Prince of Broadway,” an anthology musical of shows overseen by the mighty Harold Prince, travels aimlessly through the decades.

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Play About Marc Chagall Wins Edinburgh Theater Prize
Arts, August 25

‘The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk’ has been awarded a prize at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will now travel to New York.

Harold Prince, the Prince of Broadway
Video, August 24

Rediscover the award-winning work of Harold Prince in his show “Prince of Broadway,” a musical retrospective of his life and career.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Theater, August 24

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.