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In ‘Fairycakes,’ the Woods Are Campy, Dark and Daft
Theater, Today

Douglas Carter Beane’s winky fantasia finds Pinocchio, Puck and other unlikely characters meeting cute in a storybook setting.

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A Spotlight on the Women Who Write the Plays
Opinion, Today

Women who write plays; Covid and the theater; attacks on health workers; why books are delayed.

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As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race
Theater, Yesterday

“The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton” are among those making changes as theaters reopen following the lengthy pandemic shutdown.

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Peter Scolari, ‘Newhart’ and ‘Girls’ Actor, Is Dead at 66
Arts, October 22

His first big break came as Tom Hanks’s co-star on the TV comedy “Bosom Buddies” in the early 1980s. He also worked on the stage, occasionally on Broadway.

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Chad Kimball Sues ‘Come From Away’ Over His Termination
Theater, October 22

The actor, who is Christian, said in an interview he was let go because of his religious beliefs. The show’s producers declined to comment.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings the Music of the Night Back to ‘Phantom’
Theater, October 22

After a long pandemic pause, “The Phantom of the Opera” is returning to Broadway with some help from its creator.

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Indian Film Is Being Adapted Into a Broadway Musical
Theater, October 22

“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” a popular Hindi-language movie from 1995, will debut during the 2022-23 season.

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‘Thoughts of a Colored Man,’ From University to Broadway
Theater, October 21

The playwright Keenan Scott II, the director Steve H. Broadnax III and others discuss how “a timeless piece” for Black actors has evolved over 15 years.

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More Economic Consequences of the Pandemic
New York, October 20

A $2.1 billion fund for undocumented workers runs out, and an ad campaign for tourists begins.

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For Sharon D Clarke, a ‘Big Sing’ and a Big Broadway Moment
Theater, October 20

The Olivier Award winner stars in “Caroline, or Change” in a role that pays tribute to “all Black women trying to make their way through this life.”

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As Borders Reopen, New York Wants Foreign Tourists Back, and Fast
New York, October 20

The city’s tourism marketing agency is starting a campaign in several countries to attract visitors after the long pandemic lockout.

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The Melancholy of Misspent Lives in ‘Autumn Royal’
Theater, October 19

The Irish Repertory Theater returns to live performances with a domestic tragicomedy by Kevin Barry.

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No Mask Required: The Joys and Fears of Seeing U.K. Theater Now
Theater, October 19

With mask wearing and proof of vaccination not legally required, it’s up to venues and audience members to make their own decisions about coronavirus safety.

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Live theater is back on Broadway, with new rituals joining the old ones.
Theater, October 19

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Broadway Is Back. Here’s What It’s Like for Theatergoers.
Theater, October 19

Seeing theater these days can involve waiting in lines to show proof of vaccination and getting rapid coronavirus tests for young children. Many fans seem undeterred.

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Billy Porter’s New Book Isn’t Just a Memoir; It’s a Testimony
Books, October 19

In his memoir “Unprotected,” Billy Porter recounts his lifelong struggle to heal the deep wounds buried under the sheen of his charismatic presence.

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‘Designing Women,’ With 30 Years of Pent-up Angst to Air
Theater, October 18

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s popular TV series comes to the stage with its sisterhood intact. But at times this revival feels a lot like a pretext to vent.

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In the Disturbing ‘Dana H.,’ Whose Voice Is It Anyway?
Theater, October 17

Deirdre O’Connell brilliantly lip-syncs the testimony of a woman abducted by a white supremacist in a play by Lucas Hnath.

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In ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ a Vivid Tale of Profit and Pain
Theater, October 14

The play, tracing the rise and fall of the fabled financiers, finally opens on Broadway after successful runs in London and at the Park Avenue Armory.

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On London Stages, Brevity Reigns Supreme
Theater, October 14

A new work by Caryl Churchill, the final installment in Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell saga and a Larry Kramer play deploy their running times with varied success.

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‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Preaches to the Choir
Theater, October 13

Keenan Scott II’s play, incorporating slam poetry, prose and songs, aspires to be a lyrical reckoning with Black life in America.

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Former ‘Hamilton’ Cast Member Files Discrimination Complaint Against Show
Theater, October 13

In the E.E.O.C. filing, the actor, who is nonbinary, describes being retaliated against after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room, among other claims. The show denies the allegations.

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‘By Heart’ Commits Community to Memory
Theater, October 13

In Tiago Rodrigues’s show, audience members learn a Shakespeare sonnet together — line by line, over and over.

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A Racial Reckoning Is Underway in Theater. Where Is the Gender Reckoning?
Opinion, October 13

A major American theater planned to produce nine plays by men and one by a woman this season. Why did it take a male playwright to change that when women have flagged such inequities for years?

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Why David Hare Loves Oscar Wilde
Books, October 13

In this review of a biography by Matthew Sturgis, one playwright takes the measure of another.

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‘Letters of Suresh’ Review: Returning to the Fold
Theater, October 12

Rajiv Joseph’s new drama revisits the protagonist, and the metaphoric possibilities of origami, of his earlier play “Animals Out of Paper.”

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Cecily Strong to Make New York Theater Debut at the Shed
Theater, October 12

The “S.N.L.” star steps into a role originated by Lily Tomlin, and Claudia Rankine’s “Help” gets its pandemic-delayed world premiere in the new Shed season.

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Gavin Creel Lets His Imagination Run Wild With Gay Stories and House Music
Theater, October 12

The actor, singer and songwriter, whose new show is inspired by the Met, talks about finding clarity with Yung Pueblo and the spiritual aspects of Grape-Nuts.

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Neil LaBute Seeks ‘The Answer to Everything’ in Germany
Theater, October 12

The American playwright’s first new play since he parted ways with his theater in 2018 during the #MeToo movement finds a stage far from New York.

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Why ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ the Album Has Always Rocked
Theater, October 12

When I discovered the record, it felt like the bizarre offspring of my deepest, dorkiest passions: theater and dad rock.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at 50: What Was the Buzz?
Theater, October 12

The rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened on Broadway on Oct. 12, 1971, to protests, an irate composer — and sold-out shows.

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A Brief Introduction to Philosophy (Through a Certain Sex Act)
Magazine, October 12

For the comedian Jacqueline Novak, the embarrassing and uncomfortable are a gateway to the profound.

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‘Is This a Room’ Review: A Transcript Becomes a Thrilling Thriller
Theater, October 11

Beneath the dry words of an F.B.I. interview, a new play unearths a world of interior terror.

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Maryann Plunkett Says Goodbye to Her Lives in Rhinebeck
Theater, October 11

She has portrayed three characters over the course of the 12 plays in Richard Nelson’s “Rhinebeck Panorama.” A decade later, it’s time to move on.

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In ‘Chicken & Biscuits,’ a Sweet but Dated Comedic Recipe
Theater, October 10

Squabbling siblings, familiar stereotypes and a chorus of amens: A new play aims for the pleasures of Broadway’s traditional family sitcoms.

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First Up in La MaMa’s Return: Strange, Enchanting Puppetry
Theater, October 8

The daring Manhattan theater reopens this month with a gorgeous puppet festival, proving it has lost none of its nerve during the pandemic.

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Brooklyn Academy of Music Plans a New York-Focused Season
Arts, October 8

In its first full season since the start of the pandemic, the organization will feature a mix of new and familiar works in dance and theater.

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Cynthia Harris, the Mother on ‘Mad About You,’ Dies at 87
Arts, October 8

She was a familiar, sometimes meddling, presence on a hit ’90s sitcom about a pair of newlyweds. Earlier she won acclaim as Wallis Simpson, who inspired a king to abdicate.

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‘Lackawanna Blues’ Review: A Soulful Master Class in Storytelling
Theater, October 7

Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings his tender and vibrant autobiographical show to Broadway, honoring the woman who not only raised him but also kept a cast of misfits in line.

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From a Contemporary Drama Festival, Tales of Art and Survival
Theater, October 7

At Berlin’s FIND festival of new international drama, some plays tackle big themes while others reject being useful.

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The Flea Announces New Resident Company and a Focus on Black and Queer Artists
Theater, October 7

The Off Off Broadway theater, which ended programs for emerging artists in December, will return next year with a model that centers the work of underrepresented artists.

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For Sutton Foster, Crochet Is a Survival Tactic
Books, October 7

In her new book, “Hooked,” the Broadway and “Younger” actor opens up about how she collaged and cross-stitched her way out of anxiety and loss.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Arts, October 7

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

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‘Black No More’ to Land Off Broadway This Winter
Theater, October 6

The musical will feature the theatrical debut of the Roots’ Black Thought, who will be writing the music and lyrics and be in a lead role.

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Adrian Lester Finally Arrives on Broadway, via Wall Street
Theater, October 6

The characters he plays are “a departure from how people perceive” them. He’s testing perceptions again as one of the famous banking brothers in “The Lehman Trilogy.”

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Aneesa Folds, Back on Broadway, Is Still Getting Used to This
Theater, October 6

Once a fan and now a pioneering female member of the hip-hop improv troupe Freestyle Love Supreme, she is “switching it up.”

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Their Downtown Hits Are Now Sharing a Broadway Stage
Theater, October 6

Tina Satter’s “Is This a Room” and Lucas Hnath’s “Dana H.” are performing in rotation at the Lyceum. They spoke about the significance of telling the true stories of living people.

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An Acclaimed Playwright on Masks and the Return to the Stage
Theater, October 4

Sarah Ruhl, after a long struggle living with Bell’s palsy, knows the feeling of being masked among the unmasked.

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A New ‘Pal Joey’ Is Broadway Bound
Theater, October 4

The show will be rewritten for a production set on the South Side of Chicago in the 1940s, directed by Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover.

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In ‘Six,’ All the Tudor Ladies Got Talent
Theater, October 3

The exuberant queenhood-is-powerful pageant about the wives of Henry VIII was shut down on opening night by the pandemic. Now it’s back, and it totally rules.

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‘The Nosebleed’ Review: ‘Who Here Hates Their Father?’
Theater, October 3

Aya Ogawa’s gentle, forthright reckoning of a play is a belated processing of the loss of a parent by a daughter who now has children of her own.

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‘Quizá se me recuerde como el Bond gruñón’: Daniel Craig le dice adiós al gran espía
en Español, October 3

Por fin, la estrella de la franquicia James Bond se despide del 007 con ‘Sin tiempo para morir’ (y se entera de su vida como meme).

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In ‘Never Let Go,’ a Solo Performer’s Heart Goes On
Theater, September 30

Michael Kinnan’s sendup of “Titanic” explores the liminal space between tribute and affectionate satire.

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Revisiting a Post-Apocalyptic Play in the Pandemic
Theater, September 30

Anne Washburn’s phantasmagoric “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” is getting a timely new run at Theater Wit in Chicago.

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Young Women Set the Tone for a Paris Theater Season
Theater, September 30

The directors staging the most ambitious premieres are all female millennials.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Daniel Craig
Movies, September 30

At long last, the star of the James Bond franchise bids farewell to 007 with “No Time to Die” (and learns for the first time about his life as an internet meme).

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Positive coronavirus cases halt ‘Aladdin’ a day after it reopens.
New York, September 29

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Positive Coronavirus Cases Halt ‘Aladdin’ a Day After It Reopened
Theater, September 29

The Broadway show had just returned to the stage on Tuesday with several understudies.

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It Wasn’t Just My Life on That Stage. So Was My Purpose.
Opinion, September 29

My memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” became more than just a book. It was an opportunity to reach and help more people.

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The World Expects Black Men to Make Themselves Smaller. My Brother Never Did.
Opinion, September 29

Even when I feel there is nothing more any of us can say about our collective grief for the fragility of Black life, there can be a way forward.

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Tracy Letts Brings Out the Long Knives in Short Plays
Theater, September 29

It takes 15 minutes or less in each segment of “Three Short Plays by Tracy Letts” for the bard of male moral decrepitude to skewer his subjects.

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Memo to Democrats: ‘Grow Up. Do Your Job.’
Opinion, September 29

Suggestions for Democrats in Congress; the return of live performances; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; an airline no-fly list; boys' struggles.

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Done With Bond, Daniel Craig Will Play Macbeth on Broadway
Theater, September 29

Ruth Negga will co-star as Lady Macbeth in a production directed by Sam Gold and scheduled to open next April.

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Onstage, ‘Designing Women’ Sheds the Shoulder Pads, Not Its Politics
Theater, September 29

The hit sitcom, which ended in 1993, is back as play, premiering in Arkansas. But how do its laughs land in our more pointed political landscape?

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Stop Spreading the News: The Case for a New York Without Tourists
Magazine, September 29

The city is mobilizing, once again, to sell visitors on a dream. But what if we just let New York be itself?

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Theater’s New Glass Menageries
T Magazine, September 28

Some of the most innovative set designers and directors are placing actors within transparent boxes, posing novel aesthetic questions in the process.

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Brian Cox Has No Sympathy for His Filthy-Rich Family on ‘Succession’
Interactive, September 28

“I’m not a capitalist. So I see the wealthy all finally getting hoisted by their own petard.”

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‘A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet’ Is Missing a Few Notes
Theater, September 27

In this new musical, a singer’s future hangs on one song, but entrusting it to an inexperienced songwriting team is not, perhaps, the shrewdest choice.

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‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ Will Come to Lincoln Center in March
Arts, September 27

The new production of the play, which won the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will mark the 125th anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s birth.

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And the Award for Best Actor in a Tux Goes to …
Style, September 27

If a Broadway return heralded by the 74th Tony Awards suggested it’s time to suit up again, the live show pointed to a dress code with very few don’ts.

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It’s His Party, and He’ll Cry if He Wants To
Style, September 27

“Slave Play” received a record number of nominations, though took home none. Still, Jeremy O. Harris found reasons to celebrate.

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For a Broadway Torn by a Pandemic, a Split-Personalities Tonys
Theater, September 27

The streaming part of the ceremony actually did a better job conveying the electricity of being in a theater than the CBS special billed as “Broadway’s Back!”

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The Best and Worst of the 74th Tony Awards
Theater, September 27

Despite an evening split between streaming and TV, the message on Sunday night was clear: Broadway is back.

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‘Slave Play’ Was Shut Out at the Tonys. But It’s Coming Back to Broadway.
Theater, September 27

The play, which had been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, will return to Broadway in November.

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Tony Awards: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ takes top musical honors, and ‘Slave Play’ is shut out.
Theater, September 27

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‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ wins best musical.
Theater, September 26

The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film scored 10 Tony Awards on Sunday, making it the night’s big winner.

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘The Inheritance’ Take Top Honors at Tony Awards
Theater, September 26

The ceremony, held for the first time in more than two years, honored shows that opened before the pandemic and tried to lure crowds back to Broadway.

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Read Daniel J. Watts’s spoken-word performance.
Theater, September 26

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‘The Inheritance’ wins best play, making Matthew López the first Latino writer to take home the award.
Theater, September 26

López’s drama, inspired by the novel “Howards End” by E.M. Forster, is a sprawling two-part play about gay culture in the wake of the AIDS epidemic.

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The ‘In Memoriam’ segment honors many lost lives. Here are some of them.
Theater, September 26

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The Tonys honored a set-builder, a publicist, a stage manager and a small theater.
Theater, September 26

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Chita Rivera returns to the stage where she opened ‘West Side Story’ 64 years ago.
Theater, September 26

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Graciela Daniele, choreographer and director, received the lifetime achievement award.
Theater, September 26

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‘A Soldier’s Play’ wins for best revival of a play.
Theater, September 26

Accepting the award, the director Kenny Leon said the names of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, two Black people killed by the police last year.

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A guide to the shows you can see now, or soon, and how to get tickets.
Theater, September 26

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Julie Halston received the Isabelle Stevenson Award for her work on pulmonary fibrosis.
Theater, September 26

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The Tony Awards concert is being hosted by ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr.
Theater, September 26

Odom, 40, won a Tony Award in 2016 for “Hamilton,” and this year was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work as both a performer and songwriter for the film “One Night in Miami.”

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Adrienne Warren wins her first Tony Award, for ‘Tina.’
Theater, September 26

Warren’s performance as Tina Turner, a role she originated in London and then again when the show opened in New York in 2019, has thrilled audiences.

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Aaron Tveit won a Tony Award for ‘Moulin Rouge!’
Theater, September 26

This year was the first time Tveit has been nominated, and the circumstances were unusual: he was the only person nominated in the category, best leading actor in a musical.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ wins best score. All of the nominees were plays.
Theater, September 26

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Lauren Patten, a showstopper in ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ wins a Tony as best featured actress in a musical.
Theater, September 26

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Lois Smith is the oldest performer to win a Tony.
Theater, September 26

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Before ‘Hamilton’ and ‘In the Heights,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda had ‘Freestyle Love Supreme.’
Theater, September 26

The show received a special Tony Award for creating something different: an improvised musical performance whipped up anew every night.

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‘American Utopia’ is receiving a special Tony. But what, exactly, is it?
Theater, September 26

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Danny Burstein wins his first Tony, for ‘Moulin Rouge!’
Theater, September 26

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Tonys Winners List: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Gets 10 Awards
Theater, September 26

Here are the winners of Sunday night’s Tony Awards.

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Broadway has received hundreds of millions in federal funding to help it survive.
Theater, September 26

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The acting prizes could go to several first-time Tony winners.
Theater, September 26

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Keep an eye on the play categories for some drama.
Theater, September 26

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The nominees for best musical are all jukebox shows.
Theater, September 26

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Snubbed ‘Lightning Thief’ leaves a vacuum in some categories.
Theater, September 26

Stars came out smiling on the Tony Awards red carpet.
Theater, September 26

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Audra McDonald has six Tonys. Tonight she’s hosting the awards ceremony.
Theater, September 26

She has won more competitive Tony Awards than any other performer, and tonight, when she is a nominee for the ninth time, she is presiding over the awards ceremony.

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The Winter Garden Theater has been home to horses and ‘Cats.’
Theater, September 26

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ arrives with 15 Tony nominations, but also intensifying controversy.
Theater, September 26

The musical, featuring Alanis Morissette songs, is planning to resume performances on Broadway next month.

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The road back hasn’t been an easy one.
Theater, September 26

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The pandemic and Broadway’s shutdown delayed the awards.
Theater, September 26

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The Tonys are back. Here’s what to expect and how to watch the show.
Theater, September 26

This year’s Tony Awards are taking place, live and in-person, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. concert on CBS.

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Mark Morris Dance Group Debuts ‘Water’ in Its Element
Arts, September 26

Also on the bill for this free outdoor program is the choreographer’s U.S. premiere of “Quad,” a wordless television play by Samuel Beckett.

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Bobby Zarem, ‘Superflack’ and Maker of Stars, Dies at 84
Obituaries, September 26

As a spirited impresario of public relations, he promoted entertainers, films and the “I Love New York” tourism campaign.

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Tony Awards: What to Expect Tonight
Theater, September 26

Most of the awards are being streamed at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. musical theater concert (including three big prizes) broadcast on CBS.

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Sounds and Styles Playfully Collide in ‘Only an Octave Apart’
Theater, September 25

This show brings together two convention-inverting artists: the cabaret star Justin Vivian Bond and the opera singer Anthony Roth Costanzo.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend
Interactive, September 24

Broadway is back and so too are the Tony Awards. Here’s more on the ceremony and other recommendations for the weekend.

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Broadway’s Biggest Shows Open 🎭
Interactive, September 15

The longest shutdown in Broadway history is over. Eight shows are now running, for audiences that must be vaccinated and masked.

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On the Scene: ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ 🎸
Interactive, June 28

On Saturday night, New York City reached a milestone with “Springsteen on Broadway,” the first full-length event for a paying audience on Broadway since March 12, 2020.

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Broadway Shows Announce Reopening Plans
Interactive, May 11

This morning, three of the biggest recent hits on Broadway — “Hamilton,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked” — announced plans to resume performances on Sept. 14.

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A First Look at Lincoln Center’s Outdoor Spaces
Interactive, May 6

I visited the new outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces at Lincoln Center where there will be all kinds of art this summer.

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What Happens to Aspiring Actors When Hollywood Is Closed?
Interactive, April 23

They came to L.A. with a dream, but then came the pandemic.

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Reanimating ‘Cabaret,’ One Frame at a Time
Interactive, April 14

A first look at extraordinary images from the groundbreaking 1966 musical turns Broadway history into something that’s (literally) moving.

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What Happens to Theaters When They're Closed?
Interactive, April 9

A peek inside the performance spaces shuttered during the pandemic.

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Sawing Someone in Half Never Gets Old. Even at 100.
Interactive, January 29

The classic illusion is still with us, a century after its first performance.

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A Big List of Podcasts for Little Kids
Interactive, January 21

To keep your little ones occupied, look no further than the world of podcasts. Here are a few ideas for kids ages 2 to 6.

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This Year’s Standout Moments in the Arts
Interactive, December 29

Though museums, theaters and galleries were closed, and concerts and festivals canceled, many artists continued creating indelible work.

Our Critics’ Top Picks of 2020
Interactive, December 11

The great film, TV, performance, art and books that emerged in a not-so-great year.

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Miss Live Theater? You’re Not Alone.
Interactive, October 15

We miss theater. And we know you do too. So we asked you to share some memories with us.

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Performing in a Pandemic
Interactive, September 23

Most professional theater in America has been shut down since March. So how did this production of “Godspell” come together?

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The Creative Circles Defining the Culture
Interactive, April 13

Whether united by outlook or identity, happenstance or choice, these communities have shaped the worlds of art, fashion, film and more.

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How the 2005 Revival of ‘Sweeney Todd’ Inspired a New Wave in Theater
Interactive, April 13

A minimalist staging by John Doyle of the tale of the barber of Fleet Street emphasized the raw talents of its cast.

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Why ‘Hair’ Has Endured
Interactive, April 13

An appreciation of the 1967 love-rock musical, which, against the odds, won over audiences across the world.

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‘Cartography’ Hops Around a Fractured World Map
Culture, January 12

This documentary show, created to teach young audiences about the experiences of refugees, focuses on optimism and hope, perhaps to a fault.

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How to Leave TV for ‘Tootsie’? Get a Role in ‘Tootsie’ on TV
Culture, November 1

When Sarah Stiles bowed out of the series “Get Shorty” to take a role on Broadway in “Tootsie,” the TV show explained the exit with a story line based on her experience.

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In Chicago’s Vibrant Theater Scene, Two Tales of One City
Culture, June 7

A huge new literary adaptation and a tiny old melodrama both find a place in a healthy cultural ecosystem.

12 Performers Show What It Takes to Make It in New York
Interactive, May 30

Watch a dozen great performers at work, from an opera singer and a subway dancer to Princess Nokia and Kelli O’Hara.

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An Actor’s Life Story Grounds ‘Jack &’ With ‘The Cotillion’
Culture, April 18

Kaneza Schaal’s experimental theater work has three sections and is paired with an installation featuring paintings and videos of the show’s inspirations.

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‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Criticizes Capitalism, at $2,000 a Seat
Metropolitan, April 18

A sold-out play casts the investment bank as the villain, but lets the plutocrat audience off easy.

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On the London Stage, ‘Top Girls’ and a Grande Dame
Culture, April 18

Maggie Smith tackles an impressive one-woman show at the Bridge Theater, and a British classic of the 1980s gets a new lease on life at the National.

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The Metamorphosis of ‘Hadestown,’ From Cool to Gorgeous
Culture, April 17

After a downtown stop, a concept album based on Greek myths has become a full-scale Broadway entertainment.

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San Francisco’s Big-Hatted ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to Close After 45 Years
Culture, April 17

This treasured San Francisco staple is renowned as much for its spectacularly sculptural headgear as its content.

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In ‘All Our Children,’ Moral Authority Wades Into Nazi Germany
Culture, April 17

Stephen Unwin’s play, set in Germany in 1941, explores the reluctant evil perpetrated by people who think of themselves as good.

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Daniel Kramer Quits at English National Opera
Culture, April 17

The company’s artistic director resigned, just two weeks after he announced his second season.

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In ‘Socrates,’ a Brainy Tribute to a Prickly Provocateur
Culture, April 16

Michael Stuhlbarg is sublime in the title role of Tim Blake Nelson’s admiring but overlong play, presented as part of the Onassis Festival.

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In ‘17 Border Crossings,’ Some Areas Are Left Unexplored
Culture, April 15

Thaddeus Phillips’s genial show retreats every time things get sticky or uncomfortable.

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Georgia Engel, Gentle-Voiced ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress, Is Dead at 70
Obits, April 15

After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.

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Toxic Men Get All the Attention. But Not in These Plays.
Culture, April 15

Theater encourages empathy, yet it sometimes seems women on stage get very little of it. That’s changing.

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The Modern Music Man: He Plays 70 Instruments and Video Games, Too
Culture, April 14

Just 28, Charlie Rosen has been working on Broadway for a decade, but his interests are as varied as the instruments he plays.

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The Playboy Club in 2019: Show Tunes and an Identity Crisis
Weekend, April 11

Entertainment for all: On Mondays the club hosts Playboy Live!, a showcase for Broadway talent.

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A Mixed Bag of New Plays in Berlin
Weekend, April 11

The Schaubühne’s FIND Festival showcases new theater from around the world, from Brussels to Santiago, Chile, and Montreal to Barcelona, Spain.

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Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Case Against Australian Newspaper Publisher
Foreign, April 11

The actor said two front-page articles in 2017 wrongly accused him of sexually harassing a female co-star during a Sydney theater production. He was awarded over $600,000 in initial damages.

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Puppets and Power Make for a Marvelous ‘Menagerie’
Culture, April 8

The latest play from the Mad Ones finds the seeds of momentous social change in a 1979 focus group about a kids’ television show.

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Teenagers Charged With Setting Fire to Shakespeare Theater in Connecticut
Express, April 8

The fire in January reduced the historic building, opened in 1955, to a smoldering mound of mangled steel.