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In ‘When It’s You,’ Isolation Has Consequences
Theater, Yesterday

The narrator of Courtney Baron’s playreacts with horror when she learns an ex-boyfriend is responsible for a mass shooting.

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Plays About the Art World? Not Sold
Theater, Yesterday

“Beneath the Gavel” gets some things right as it dramatizes an auction. But the subtleties of the art market remain beyond most writers’ skills.

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How to Get Cheap Tickets to Broadway Shows (Even ‘Hamilton’)
Theater, Yesterday

From lotteries to apps, there are several easy ways to score inexpensive tickets to a show. Even one about a certain former Treasury secretary.

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Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole and Broadway’s Friendliest Feud
Theater, Yesterday

They play the rival cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden in the new musical “War Paint.”

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In ‘Chess Match No. 5,’ the Words of John Cage, Deconstructed
Theater, March 28

The SITI Company’s opaque, mystifying play is built entirely from the composer’s quotations, arranged into an exploration of the artistic process.

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Janeane Garofalo to Star on Broadway in ‘Marvin’s Room’
Theater, March 28

Ms. Garofalo will star alongside Lili Taylor and Celia Weston in Scott McPherson’s play.

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John Leguizamo Turns Nutty Professor in ‘Latin History for Morons’
Theater, March 27

In this harshly funny performance piece, a stand-up artist translates thoughts about Latino history into hyperkinetic action.

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David Storey, Novelist and Playwright Lauded on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 83
Theater, March 27

Mr. Storey’s plays often reflected Britain’s class tensions but resonated with audiences around the world and with people of all backgrounds.

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An Industrial Hellscape With You at the Center
Theater, March 27

How a set designer conceived an evolving, revolving new look for “The Hairy Ape" at the Park Avenue Armory.

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‘Once on This Island’ Revival Sets Broadway Dates
Theater, March 27

This musical, which ran on Broadway in 1990, depicts a folk tale set in the Caribbean.

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‘Sweat’ Imagines the Local Bar as a Caldron
Theater, March 26

Lynn Nottage’s bracingly topical play explores the working-class anger and anxieties that put Donald J. Trump in the White House.

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‘Sam & Dede,’ 2 Giants Forming an Unlikely Bond
Theater, March 26

This play about Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant is based on fact and the imaginings of the playwright Gino Dilorio.

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From Trump to Grieg, a ‘Terrifying’ Soundscape
Theater, March 26

The sound designer Ben Williams talks about the sonic elements that inspired his work on the play “The Terrifying,” at the Abrons Arts Center.

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Emperor Jones, Fearsome and Fearful in a Roaring Revival
Theater, March 24

Irish Repertory Theater has brought back Ciaran O’Reilly’s revelatory production of O’Neill’s 1920 play, with an almost entirely new cast.

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A Nobel Laureate Takes On Trump in Her Latest Play
Theater, March 24

Excerpts from Elfriede Jelinek’s “On the Royal Road: The Burgher King,” a work inspired by the president, will be presented in New York on Monday.

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A Wheelchair on Broadway Isn’t Exploitation. It’s Progress.
Theater, March 24

Some people are calling Sam Gold’s “The Glass Menagerie” manipulative. I call it vital theater.

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Return of the Little Copter That Wowed in ‘Miss Saigon’
Theater, March 23

The singing scenery of “Miss Saigon” is back on Broadway, with political corrections and a newly proportioned cast.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Theater, March 23

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Encores! Serves a Bathtub Martini in ‘The New Yorkers’
Theater, March 23

Cole Porter’s lost musical from 1930 raises a glass to the giddy heyday of Prohibition and high (really high) society.

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In ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ It’s Murder, Strictly for Laughs
Theater, March 23

The three British actors behind this farcical mystery discuss the comedy and the thrill of possible injury in a performance.

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Well, Hello, Dollys!
Theater, March 22

Carol Channing originated the musical role of Dolly Levi and was considered irreplaceable. Now Bette Midler steps into a long line of her successors.

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Manhattan Theater Club Announces Two New Plays by Women
Theater, March 22

‘In the Body of the World’ and ‘Actually’ will be part of this theater’s 2017-18 season and part of the discussion about gender imbalance on Broadway.

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His Idea for Fighting Terrorism? Funny Plays
Theater, March 22

The Belgian playwright Ismaël Saidi writes comic plays that tour France and Belgium, and offer a message of multicultural tolerance.

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Travel Ban Threatens a Lincoln Center Festival Play
Theater, March 22

The center is seeking visas for several artists with Syrian passports for Mohammad al-Attar’s “While I Was Waiting.”

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‘The Little Foxes’: A Reconsideration
Theater, March 22

Does Lillian Hellman rank alongside Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller?

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Two Female Playwrights Arrive on Broadway. What Took So Long?
Theater, March 22

Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel, both Pulitzer winners, will finally make their Broadway debuts this spring. What does that say about the plight of women writing for the stage?

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In ‘Spill,’ an Oil Disaster Seems Too Big for the Stage
Theater, March 21

An impassioned and overloaded documentary drama by Leigh Fondakowski explores the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010.

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Shakespeare Meets Black Power in ‘Caesar/X’
Theater, March 21

“Julius Caesar” and “X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation” illuminate each other as they run in repertory at the New Victory Theater.

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Instead of a ‘War Horse,’ This Time a Lost Cat Opens a Child’s Eyes
Theater, March 21

In “946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips,” Emma Rice directs a fanciful adaptation of another novel by Michael Morpurgo, the author of “War Horse.”

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John Leguizamo: The First Time I Faced a Hostile Audience (Kids)
Theater, March 21

The actor and writer talks about his early days, working with Off Center Theater, where he encountered young audiences eager to see characters like themselves.

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‘The Fantasticks’ Is Set to Close Off Broadway in June
Theater, March 21

The show is to have its final performance at the Jerry Orbach Theater on June 4; “The Crusade of Connor Stephens” will start previews there June 17.

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Plunging Into Polyamory With ‘How to Transcend a Happy Marriage’
Theater, March 20

Two long-married couples take a walk on the wild side in Sarah Ruhl’s comedy of lust, friendship and animal sacrifice.

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In ‘Pool Play 2.0,’ the Audience Is Welcome to Make a Splash
Theater, March 20

Featuring dance numbers, this buoyant daydream of a show is set in a pool on the East Side of Manhattan. Acoustics are a challenge.

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Robert Lepage on Family, Francophone Separatism and ‘887’
Theater, March 20

Looking backward and working on a smaller scale have helped the Canadian impresario find his place in the world.

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‘The Terrifying’ Has Paranoia and the Feeling Something’s Wrong
Theater, March 19

A monster devours your sense of security in this scream-filled Julia Jarcho evisceration of classic horror movies at Abrons Arts Center.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Season Includes a Same-Sex ‘Oklahoma!’
Theater, March 19

Among the festival’s 2018 offerings are a record five plays by women and a version of ‘Oklahoma!’ with same-sex couples in leading roles.

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Gender-Bending Debate Play ‘Her Opponent’ to Open Off Broadway
Arts, March 17

What if Trump and Clinton’s genders were swapped? Previews of the re-enactment of the 2016 debates will come to the Theater Center on Wednesday.

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Robert Lepage Goes Home Again in ‘887’
Theater, March 17

In his one-man show at the BAM Harvey Theater, Mr. Lepage reconstructs his childhood in 1960s Quebec City.

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A Scalding Take on Race in ‘White Guy on the Bus’
Theater, March 17

Robert Cuccioli and Danielle Leneé star in Bruce Graham’s play that provides an unflinching look at the black-white dynamic.

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The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity
Theater, March 17

The musical — a love story set during the Vietnam War — ignited a fierce debate over the casting of a white actor in a Eurasian role. Now, it’s back on Broadway.

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From Chorus to Lead in ‘Miss Saigon’
Video, March 17

When "Miss Saigon" first looked to Broadway in 1990, controversy erupted over the fact that a white man was portraying a lead role. Jon Jon Briones, who is Asian, was in the chorus then. Today, he is one of the show's stars.

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Becoming the Engineer
Video, March 17

When "Miss Saigon" first looked to Broadway in 1990, controversy erupted over the fact that a white man was portraying a lead role. Jon Jon Briones, who is Asian, was in the chorus then. Today, he is one of the show's stars.

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Brothers Joined by Fate and Furniture in ‘The Price’
Theater, March 16

This ardently acted revival shows Arthur Miller’s 1968 play as a smaller, more stolid work than it wants to be — still just a little out of style.

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A Broadway Musical Brings Out Canadian Soft Power
Theater, March 16

“Come From Away,” set in Newfoundland, has attracted many displays of national pride, including from the lead Canadian, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Theater, March 16

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Can Superheroes Sing? The Flash and Supergirl Give It a Whirl
Arts, March 16

In “Duet,” the March 21 episode of “The Flash,” the two superheroes fall under the sway of a villain, the Music Meister, and fight back with songs.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford
Video, March 16

The actors joined us on Facebook Live to talk about their collaboration on the Broadway revival of the musical "Sunday in the Park With George."

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Justin Trudeau Brings Ivanka Trump to Broadway Show on Welcoming Outsiders
Theater, March 15

The Canadian prime minister, who has emphasized welcoming refugees, attended “Come From Away” with the president’s daughter in a pairing that was rich with symbolism.

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‘The Strangest,’ a Different Perspective on Camus’s Classic
Theater, March 15

The murdered Algerian remained anonymous in Albert Camus’s “The Stranger,” but this new play by Betty Shamieh reframes the point of view.

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‘Joan of Arc’ and the Monotony of Sainthood
Theater, March 15

In David Byrne’s inert new musical, France’s favorite saint storms England with power chords.

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‘Vanity Fair’ at the Pearl Theater Brings William Makepeace Thackeray to the Stage
Theater, March 15

Kate Hamill and Eric Tucker team up for another Off Broadway adaptation, this time taking on a novel of social satire.

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Edinburgh Festival to Feature Zinnie Harris Works and a New Alan Ayckbourn Play
Theater, March 15

The Edinburgh International Festival runs from Aug. 4 through Aug. 28 at various venues in that city.

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Tim Minchin Puts Emotion on Broadway. Just Don’t Call Him Sentimental.
Theater, March 15

The Australian composer and performer on his career and the music and lyrics he wrote for “Groundhog Day.”

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Songs Say What a Family Can’t in ‘Sundown, Yellow Moon’
Theater, March 14

Voices are seldom raised in Rachel Bonds’s beautifully acted play, and big, confrontational truths mostly remain unspoken.

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Steven Levenson: The First Time I Attended a Political Protest
Theater, March 14

The playwright Steven Levenson recalls how a Supreme Court decision awakened the activist inside him.

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In ‘The Gravedigger’s Lullaby,’ Death Is His Living
Theater, March 14

This Jeff Talbott play tells of the exhaustion a cemetery laborer encounters as he navigates his relationships at work and at home.

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A $5 ‘Snow Special’ for Dance, and Plenty of Theater Discounts
Arts, March 14

Check out the theater, dance and museum deals we found for snow-drenched tourists and families with cabin fever.

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For ‘Judas Iscariot,’ a Courtroom Drama of Epic Proportions
Theater, March 13

In Stephen Adly Guirgis’s play, directed by Estelle Parsons at La MaMa, Satan’s arrival unleashes magic.

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Big Dreams, Bright Ideas in ‘The Light Years’
Theater, March 13

The Debate Society’s leisurely and copiously detailed production contemplates two Chicago World’s Fairs, and everything in between.

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In ‘The Moors,’ Where Heathcliff Fears to Tread
Theater, March 13

This whimsical exploration of the world created by the writing of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë gets an alternately intriguing and irritating production.

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‘Come From Away,’ a Canadian Embrace on a Grim Day
Theater, March 12

This musical pushes emotional buttons as it portrays a town’s efforts to accommodate travelers whose planes were diverted to a Canadian town after the 9/11 attacks.

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‘Villa’ Dramatizes a Plot of Chilean Land With a Dark Past
Theater, March 12

In this play, three women try to figure out a suitable purpose for a site behind a former prison associated with Augusto Pinochet.

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An Incisive Play About Hasidism, With Actors Who Lived It
N.Y. / Region, March 12

Five performers who separated from strict Hasidic enclaves are drawing on their pasts in the New Yiddish Repertory’s production of a 1907 work, “God of Vengeance.”

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From Stage Combat to Hudson Views
Real Estate, March 12

For B.H. Barry, staging fights began as a sideline to acting. Now it’s who he is — and how he got that nice penthouse.

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A Stage Fight Director’s Gentler Side
Video, March 12

African violets. A ukulele. “The first impression of me is a man of violence,” B.H. Barry said. But his home suggests otherwise. Step inside as part of our What I Love series.

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Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness
Fashion & Style, March 11

The actress, currently in “Sunset Boulevard,” and the former congressman discuss psychiatric disorders, addiction, challenging families and more.

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‘Groundhog Day’ Offers Repetition, Offers Repetition
Theater, March 10

Based on the 1993 Bill Murray film, the musical begins previews at the August Wilson Theater.

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Dismantling ‘The Glass Menagerie’
Theater, March 9

The director Sam Gold and his cast, led by an intrepid Sally Field, have deconstructed the Tennessee Williams classic. But don’t expect the pieces to be reassembled.

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‘Aging Magician,’ a Fable Complete With Complexities
Theater, March 9

This hybrid theatrical work, about a children’s book author and the story he hopes to finish, combines elements of opera, drama, puppet show and chorus.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Theater, March 9

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Beware, a Notorious Broadway Bomb Is Ticking Again
Theater, March 9

From the disco-era — “Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don’t You Ever Forget It!” — is getting a new turn in the spotlight at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Others on Black British Actors in American Roles
Movies, March 9

Mr. Jackson’s comments about the choice of Daniel Kaluuya for the film “Get Out” have revived questions about race and casting on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Using Shakespeare to Ease the Trauma of War
Theater, March 9

Stephan Wolfert’s one-man show, “Cry Havoc!,” explores a surprising psychic space where Shakespeare and military experience intersect.

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‘The Outer Space’ Is the Place, for an Unsettled Couple
Theater, March 8

This new song cycle by Ethan Lipton (“No Place to Go”) imagines a relocation to a spot across the solar system.

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What Do ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Amélie’ and ‘Great Comet’ Have in Common? Phillipa Soo
Theater, March 8

Three roles Ms. Soo helped originate will be on Broadway at the same time.

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5 Shows to See in New York When You Have Only an Hour
Theater, March 8

Visiting New York and crunched for time? Each of these shows will take an hour of your time, more or less.

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A Gay Nightclub Tragedy, Decades Before Orlando, in ‘The View UpStairs’
Theater, March 7

Max Vernon’s new musical sends a contemporary man back to 1973 and the UpStairs, a real New Orleans gay bar destroyed by arson.

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Blackburn Prize for Women Playwrights Goes to Clare Barron
Theater, March 6

Ms. Barron earned the annual prize — $25,000 and a signed print by Willem de Kooning — for her new play “Dance Nation,” about a preteen dance contest.

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Now That’s a Play I’d Like to See
Theater, March 6

For the New Group’s production of “Evening at the Talk House,” Monique Carboni designed original posters for 30 fictional shows that line the walls of a bar.

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‘Frontières Sans Frontières,’ Where Poverty Is Photogenic
Theater, March 6

Phillip Howze’s play, at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn, is an absurdist take on the cultural imperialism of tourists visiting a developing country.

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Ties Record for Most Olivier Nominations
Theater, March 6

“Cursed Child” earned 11 nominations, including best new play; “Groundhog Day” received eight nominations.

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A Loverly Revival: ‘My Fair Lady’ to Return to Broadway Next Year
Theater, March 6

The show, based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” will be at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, directed by Bartlett Sher, starting next March.

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Stephen Adly Guirgis to Return to the Stage at Dorset Theater Festival
Theater, March 6

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will star in David Mamet’s “American Buffalo.”

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Miriam Colón, 80, Actress and Founder of Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Dies
Movies, March 5

Among her many roles, Ms. Colón played Al Pacino’s Cuban mother in “Scarface.” She founded the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in 1967.

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Office Politics Stay Bloodless in ‘Dolphins and Sharks’
Theater, March 5

The struggle to get by in today’s economy is a tension central to this play by James Anthony Tyler from the Labyrinth Theater Company.

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Justin Trudeau to Attend the Broadway Musical ‘Come From Away’
Theater, March 4

The production, written by Canadians, is about a town in Newfoundland that embraced air travelers who were stranded there after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Gay Histories, Close Enough to Touch. (But Don’t.)
Theater, March 3

Theater companies are resurrecting gay history by taking the axiom “you had to be there” literally in new immersive shows.

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Little Miss Sunshine Trips Into a Slasher Film in ‘All the Fine Boys’
Theater, March 3

Abigail Breslin stars as a love-struck teenager in this play written and directed by Erica Schmidt.

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In ‘Significant Other,’ the Gay Best Friend Is the Odd Man Out
Theater, March 2

Joshua Harmon’s comedy, at the Booth Theater, tells of a gay man’s turmoil as he watches wedding bells break up his gang of gal pals.

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What’s New in NYC Theater
Theater, March 2

Previews, openings and some last-chance picks.

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Who’s That on the Grill in ‘Barbecue’?
Theater, March 2

Sean Higgins, the designer of artwork for the play “Barbecue,” is a vegetarian who knows how to make a meaty poster.

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‘Bull in a China Shop’ Finds a Revolution in One Woman
Theater, March 2

The play, by Bryna Turner, is inspired by letters between Mary Woolley, a president of Mount Holyoke College, and Jeannette Marks.

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In Ken Ludwig’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ a Dead Man and a Writer on the Rails
Theater, March 2

Mr. Ludwig is bringing a famous Agatha Christie mystery to the stage at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, N.J.

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Chicago Theaters Cultivate Night Life Offstage
Travel, March 2

The city’s strong theater community is increasingly keeping its audiences fed and watered in-house.

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A ‘Sweeney Todd’ That Gets Into Your Face
Theater, March 1

This musical about a demonic barber could be more penetrating, but still respects the original story’s depiction of madness.

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Mark Ruffalo, the Actor’s Activist, Is Back on Broadway in ‘The Price’
Theater, March 1

After an 11-year absence, garnering Oscar nods and leading protests, Mr. Ruffalo returns to Broadway in Arthur Miller’s least-produced play.

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Ethan Lipton: Have Rocket, Will Travel
Theater, March 1

Mr. Lipton teams up with Leigh Silverman to bring “The Outer Space” to Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.

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Theater of War Director Named New York City Artist in Residence
Theater, March 1

Brian Doerries, the director of Theater of War, will use classic texts to explore violence, trauma and community at free events at 60 locations around the city

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5 Must-See Shows if You’re in New York This Month
Theater, March 1

March brings a set of rivalrous blue-collar workers, a resentful stoker on an ocean liner and, oh yes, one very angry barber.

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‘Nibbler,’ About the Sweet Horrors of Youth
Theater, February 28

Ken Urban’s play blends many genres, including science fiction, sex farce and musical, in this Amoralists production about growing up in New Jersey.

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In ‘The Skin of Our Teeth,’ the End of the World as We Know It
Theater, February 28

The Theater for a New Audience’s revival of Thornton Wilder’s apocalyptic comedy feels surprisingly appropriate for a world threatened by climate issues and packed with refugees.

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In ‘Linda,’ the Lures and Snares of Leaning In
Theater, February 28

Contemporary womanhood has its challenges, and this play explores many of them, like sexual harassment, eating disorders, Ophelia complexes and more.

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Gay Bars and Broadway: They Go Together
Style, February 28

Amid a theater boom, bars in Hell’s Kitchen and elsewhere are hosting colorful events with singalongs, drop-ins and drag queens doing musical numbers.

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Rejected Gems Are the Stars of This Manhattan Variety Show
Fashion & Style, February 28

“Dead Darlings,” a monthly gathering in Greenwich Village brings together writers and artists to share what ended up on the cutting-room floor.

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New Comedy Festival to Feature Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart
Arts, February 28

Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen and more will also perform, at the first Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco.

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Premieres and a Sarah Ruhl Play Coming From Playwrights Horizons
Theater, February 28

Ms. Ruhl’s latest play, “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday,” will open the season.