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Can a Play About Vaccines Be a Laughing Matter?
Theater, Today

At the privileged private school in “Eureka Day,” some parents refuse to give shots to their children. Then the mumps hits.

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How Do You Stage Disney’s ‘Hercules’? Invite Everyone
Theater, August 23

The world premiere adaptation of the 1997 animated film puts everyday New Yorkers — 117 of them — in the production at the Delacorte.

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The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt
New York, August 23

A recently discovered artifact shows the power and influence of Lillian Wald, who revolutionized social services in New York.

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Ethical Drama Wins Edinburgh Theater Prize
Arts, August 23

“Mouthpiece” by Kieran Hurley won $25,000 to fund a transfer from the Edinburgh Fringe to New York.

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6 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, August 22

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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‘#DateMe’ Review: Not Feeling a Love Connection
Theater, August 22

A frenzy of strained joke-making and audience participation overwhelms a promising exploration of romance in the internet age.

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‘Slava’s Snowshow’ to Storm Back to Broadway
Theater, August 22

The surrealist production filled with clowns and, yes, snow, joins the ranks of this season’s limited-run holiday shows.

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Rewriting the Rules of Drag in Paris
Theater, August 22

There is a cross-dressing show for everyone in the city, from traditional cabarets to RuPaul-inspired productions.

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A Nose by Any Other Name in a Hudson Valley ‘Cyrano’
Theater, August 21

Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers’s adaptation of “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival asks us not to take anything at face value.

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Tom Hiddleston on ‘Betrayal’ and the Art of Self-Protection
Theater, August 21

The screen and stage star is making his Broadway debut as the bottled-up husband wearing a “mask of control” in Harold Pinter’s romantic triangle.

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Tripping on Broadway: A New Musical Explores LSD Use by Cary Grant and More
Theater, August 20

The Lincoln Center Theater show is written by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, and will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck.

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San Francisco Theater Owners Settle Litigation
Theater, August 19

Robert Nederlander and Carole Shorenstein Hays can compete to program shows in their now separately operated playhouses.

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‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’ to Be Revived on Broadway
Theater, August 19

The Roundabout Theater Company productions each explore race in America.

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A ‘Soul Train’ Musical Sets Its Sights on Broadway
Theater, August 19

The production, inspired by the long-running television dance show, is aiming for a 2021 premiere.

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George Bernard Shaw’s 6-Hour ‘Beast’? She’s All In
Theater, August 19

A dancer turned director, Kimberley Rampersad is tackling “Man and Superman” at the Shaw Festival.

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Barry Manilow’s Original Musical Is (Finally) Making It to New York
Theater, August 16

After more than two decades and three out-of-town runs, “Harmony” is scheduled for early next year.

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A New Festival Shows Off Creators Ready to Launch
Theater, August 16

If the eclectic clutch of productions in its first week is any indication, the Rave Theater Festival is off to a promising start.

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In ‘Make Believe,’ Four Children Meet Their Inner Adults
Theater, August 15

Bess Wohl’s daring, mysterious new play is a comedy of underparenting and a tragedy of selfishness. Or is it the other way around?

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6 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, August 15

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Onstage in Edinburgh, the Mood Is Grim
Theater, August 15

Theatrical productions at the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe give the impression of a world coming apart at the seams.

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Who Calls the Shots on Broadway? She Does
Theater, August 14

Female producers, migrating from nonprofit theater and the entertainment industry, are bringing new skills and values to the commercial stage.

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‘How I Learned to Drive’ Is Finally Coming to Broadway. With Its Original Stars.
Theater, August 13

Mary-Louise Parker will reunite with her original co-star, David Morse, in the spring for the Broadway debut of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-winning play.

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Libraries’ Culture Pass Signs Up 70,000 in First Year
Arts, August 13

The Queens, Brooklyn and New York libraries’ initiative has partnered with 17 new cultural institutions since its inception, bringing the number of participants up to 50.

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Campbell Scott to Star in Broadway ‘Christmas Carol’
Theater, August 13

The film and TV actor will portray Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Dickens, which has been a London holiday hit since 2017.

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Bachelorettes, Brawls and Body Cameras: A Night at the Theater in London
Theater, August 13

Some West End theaters are fitting staff members with recording devices to deal with alcohol-fueled bad behavior.

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On Adjacent Stages, Two Haunted Houses, Circa 1882 and 2019
Theater, August 12

A sumptuous Ibsen revival starring Uma Thurman and a knockout premiere by Adam Bock close the Williamstown season with a metaphysical “boo!”

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Hot Priests and Wayward Libidos Run Wild on London’s Stages
Theater, August 12

Andrew Scott, John Malkovich and Clive Owen are among the West End actors portraying men hopelessly in thrall to erotic impulses.

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‘Diana,’ a Musical, Is Heading to Broadway
Theater, August 12

The royal new musical with an American creative team will open at the Longacre Theater in March.

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‘The Lightning Thief’ to Open on Broadway in September
Theater, August 12

The popular Percy Jackson musical will have a limited run at Longacre Theater.

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Audible Shows by Margaret Trudeau and Diana Nyad Coming to New York
Theater, August 12

Mrs. Trudeau, the former first lady of Canada, and Ms. Nyad, the endurance swimmer, will perform in three-night limited engagements at the Minetta Lane Theater this fall.

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‘Sea Wall/A Life’ Review: Quiet Tragicomedies of Love and Loss
Theater, August 8

In a tender pair of monologues, Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal portray young fathers shaken out of complacency.

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In ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ Paradise by the LED Light
Theater, August 8

A post-apocalyptic Peter Pan story with book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman is a masterpiece of overstatement. But try not to sing along.

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10 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Arts, August 8

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Their Shows Flopped. Here’s What These 7 Actors Did Next.
Theater, August 8

With plays and musicals folding left and right, Broadway stars impart wisdom they gained when it happened to them.

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A Performance Artist Testing the Limits of Her Own Endurance
T Magazine, August 7

In deeply personal works such as the acclaimed “Bronx Gothic,” Okwui Okpokwasili explores ideas of cultural memory through poetry and visceral body-wringing choreography.

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The Restorative Power of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Theater, August 7

The trapezes disguised as bedding may encourage you to trip the enchanted glade with the frisky cast of this London production. Feel free.

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‘Fairview’: Watching a Play in Black and White
Theater, August 7

How does who you are affect how you see this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama? Two critics finally have the talk.

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People Flee in Times Square After Mistaking Noise for Gunshots
Video, August 7

The sound of a motorcycle backfiring was mistaken for gunfire, leading people to panic in Times Square on Tuesday night.

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Motorcycle Is Mistaken for Gunshots in Times Square, Causing Panic
New York, August 7

Frightened bystanders stormed at least one theater, while others cowered in bars.

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From Last Rites to Marriage Vows in ‘Filomena Marturano’
Theater, August 6

Resetting the Italian drama on an unnamed Caribbean island, Repertorio Español allows two rich performers to shine in a twisty romance.

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An Electrifying ‘Coriolanus,’ Addicted to War
Theater, August 5

Jonathan Cake finds the cracks in the macho surface of Shakespeare’s strangest tragic hero in Daniel Sullivan’s fiery production in Central Park.

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Barry Manilow Just Wanted to Write the Songs. He’s Still Singing Them.
Arts, August 5

Performing, in this case on Broadway, is a big chunk of the 76-year-old musician’s life, but he finds it torture. (Not that anyone would be able to tell.)

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Home Is No Haven in ‘Rinse, Repeat’
Theater, August 5

In Domenica Feraud’s potent drama, hard-driving parents don’t recognize the examples they set for a daughter with anorexia.

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‘Native Son’ Review: A Big Story Made Smaller
Theater, August 5

This fluid and nonlinear adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel is brisk, but its theatrics upstage its implications.

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In 3 Short Plays, the Art of Making Up and Breaking Up
Theater, August 4

The second program of “Summer Shorts 2019,” at 59E59 Theaters, is a patchy evening including a contribution by Neil LaBute.

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At These High-End Dinner Theaters, Classics Come With Crudités
Theater, August 4

An adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” makes a picnic of pentameter, and decadent dining accompanies William Blake in “The Devouring.”

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An Onstage Wedding Brings a Broadway Happy Ending to Life
Theater, August 4

During the curtain call for “The Prom,” a show that celebrates inclusivity, a lesbian couple exchanged their marriage vows.

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Close the Curtain on ‘Miss Saigon’
Opinion, August 3

Why is a musical that perpetuates a Western fantasy of Asians as small, weak and effeminate people still so popular?

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Hal Prince Saved the Musical
Opinion, August 3

The great Broadway legend who died this week revitalized a beloved art form.

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The Week in Arts: Dancing Around Graves, Beach Read Flicks and ‘GLOW’
Arts, August 3

Highlights include Alvin Baltrop’s photos, Coriolanus in the park, Oshun in concert and music by five female Iranian composers.

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Remembering Hal Prince: 12 Broadway Luminaries Share Their Stories
Theater, August 2

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Patti LuPone and others recall memorable moments with the longtime director and producer who died this week.

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Venice Has a Biennale for Theater, Too
Theater, August 2

Despite a history stretching to 1934, it feels like a David to the art exhibition’s Goliath. But its program is all the better for that.

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Fueling the Hong Kong Protests: A World of Pop-Culture Memes
World, August 2

The protest movement’s cultural touchstones include Japanese anime, “The Hunger Games” and “Les Misérables.”

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7 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Theater, August 1

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Divorced. Beheaded. Broadway.
Theater, August 1

“Six,” a British pop musical about the guess-how-many wives of Henry VIII, will open early next year.

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At Salzburg Festival, a Thrilling Provocation and a Promise Unfulfilled
Theater, August 1

Thomas Ostermeier’s new production of “Youth Without God” is the centerpiece of the drama offerings at this year’s event.

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My Summer With Hal
Theater, July 31

As a lowly apprentice on a notorious flop, I got to see how the “Dark Prince” achieved his effects and cut his losses.

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Hal Prince, Through the Archives of The Times
Theater, July 31

The Broadway director and producer was a mainstay in the pages of The New York Times.

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‘Two’s a Crowd’ Review: Rita Rudner in a Sitcom With Songs
Theater, July 31

This new “comedy musical” is lesser material than she deserves, but Ms. Rudner delivers an innocuously pleasant evening.

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‘Cabaret,’ ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and More: Hal Prince’s Hits Transformed Broadway
Theater, July 31

When Mr. Prince died on Wednesday at age 91, he left behind several lifetimes’ worth of directing and producing successes.

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Motherhood Masters Dysfunction in ‘Little Gem’
Theater, July 31

In Elaine Murphy’s play, three women from one Dublin family tell a slice-of-life story through interwoven, interlocking monologues.

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Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Reaper of Tonys, Dies at 91
Theater, July 31

Mr. Prince helped bring to life a stunning lineup of shows: “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd,” and Broadway’s longest-running spectacle, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

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The Last Word: Harold Prince
Video, July 31

In a never-before-seen interview, the legendary Broadway producer Harold Prince sat down with The New York Times in 2008 to talk about his life, career and accomplishments.

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Men Who Aren’t Afraid of Tears
Theater, July 31

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge grapple with love, grief and vulnerability in “Sea Wall/A Life,” paired one-act plays on Broadway.

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Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life
Well, July 31

The Visible Ink program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center gives patients and caregivers a way to explore life after cancer.

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At This Theater Festival, Death Crouches in the Wings
Theater, July 30

Bereavement and self-destruction stalk the plays in Series A of this year’s Summer Shorts Festival in New York.

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Dancing Boys and a Bloodthirsty Plant Sidle Up to Shakespeare
Theater, July 29

Better known for its classics, the Stratford Festival has long presented fine-tuned versions of Broadway musicals. This year: “Billy Elliot” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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He Once Shilled for ‘Shogun.’ Then ‘Hamilton’ Came Along.
Theater, July 29

Sam Rudy is leaving show business — and New York City — after 40 years as a theater publicist.

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The Week in Arts: Wendy Whelan Dances; April Matthis Is at Bat
Arts, July 27

Five female composers, “Four Weddings and a Funeral” a passel of posters protesting apartheid and Off!