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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Culture, May 12

We explore consent on campus, catch up with Rachael Ray, learn how to survive our 40s, follow a housing lottery in San Francisco and more.

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Bikini Bottom by Way of Party City
Arts & Leisure, May 11

How the “SpongeBob” costume designer used found objects — and yes, sequins — to dress an eye-popping array of singing, dancing sea creatures.

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23 Dazzling Portraits of Tony Nominees
Arts & Leisure, May 10

We invited Broadway’s best to pose for us just 24 hours after they were nominated for theater’s most prestigious award. Needless to say, they were a happy bunch.

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Joshua Henry Does Whatever It Takes, in ‘Carousel’ and as a Father
Arts & Leisure, May 10

As the first black actor to play Billy Bigelow on Broadway, Mr. Henry is changing theater, while a newborn son is changing him.

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Loving and Hating the Broadway Season: Our Critics Could Have Argued All Night
Arts & Leisure, May 9

Disagreeing on classic musicals, agreeing on “The Band’s Visit,” and worried about a season when revivals outshone new plays.

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Tony Awards 2018: Who Will Win (and Who Should)
Arts & Leisure, May 9

Passionate agreement on best musical, but after that all bets are off.

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‘Harry Potter’ Director’s 5 Influences: Kate Bush, Tennessee Williams and More
Arts & Leisure, May 9

John Tiffany regularly makes magic on stage, never more than in the Tony-nominated show. But what made him?

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Actress Denise Gough Pays Homage to Bygone Angels
Styles, May 3

The Tony-nominated actress, who plays Harper Pitt in “Angels in America,” visits the AIDS Memorial Park, near the now-demolished St. Vincent’s Hospital.

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In a Slim Season, the Tonys Show Love to Brits, Classics and Sponges
Culture, May 1

Our chief critics offer reaction to the nominations, which were hard on jukebox musicals and “Frozen” but good to “My Fair Lady” and “Carousel.”

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2018 Tony Nominations: ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘SpongeBob’ Lead the Way
Culture, May 1

A pair of two-part productions, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and the revival of “Angels in America,” were also showered with affection.

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Tony Awards 2018: Full List of Nominations
Culture, May 1

The nominated shows, actors, designers and more.

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Tina Fey, Renée Fleming and Andrew Garfield on Their Tony Nominations
Culture, May 1

We checked in with some nominees to see how they’re feeling about being recognized.

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Tonys Honor a New York Times Theater Photographer
Culture, April 25

Sara Krulwich photographs about 100 plays, musicals and operas each year, and is generally the only photographer not on a show’s payroll allowed to shoot.