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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Word With: Taran Killam Assumes the Throne in ‘Hamilton’ by Dave Itzkoff

Post-“S.N.L.,” Mr. Killam is ready to become the perfectly blustery British monarch on Broadway.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

National Film Registry Adds ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Thelma and Louise’ by Dave Itzkoff

The Library of Congress announced its latest additions on Wednesday, which also include “The Breakfast Club,” “The Birds,” “East of Eden” and “Lost Horizon.”

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

For Jason Sudeikis, It’s Time to Seize the Stage in ‘Dead Poets Society’ by Dave Itzkoff

The former “S.N.L.” star plays John Keating in the stage version of “Dead Poets Society.” It’s the teacher made famous by Robin Williams in the movie.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Kvetch Their Way to Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

The two funnymen stroll around Times Square in character as their aged and cantankerous alter egos in “Oh, Hello on Broadway.”

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jason Sudeikis to Star in Stage Version of ‘Dead Poets Society’ by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Sudeikis will play John Keating, the inspiring teacher famously portrayed by Robin Williams in the 1989 film.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Laura Benanti on Her Transformation Into Melania Trump on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ - The New York Times by Dave Itzkoff

From the moment that an online journalist first called attention to the striking, word-for-word similarities between a speech given by Melania Trump on Monday night at the Republican Nationa…

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Laura Benanti on Her Transformation Into Melania Trump on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ by Dave Itzkoff

Ms. Benanti, a Broadway actress, entered the political satire arena when she appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to impersonate Ms. Trump.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

‘Oh, Hello on Broadway’ Brings Kibitzers to Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

This play featuring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as cranky, opinionated Upper West Siders will have a run at the Lyceum Theater beginning this fall.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A ‘Honeymoon Tour’ of Laughs From Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher by Dave Itzkoff

These newlywed comedians are performing on the same bill while staying at luxury resorts, an antidote to the traditional loneliness of the road.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

James Corden’s Goal: Tony Awards That Let Everyone in on the Joke by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Corden, who won a Tony in 2012, says he will focus on inclusiveness when hosting this year’s awards ceremony for Broadway theater.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on the Hard Work Behind ‘Bright Star’ on Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

The show, which will open at the Cort Theater, tells a sincere story and features a bluegrass band.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

For the Cast of ‘She Loves Me,’ It’s the Sweet Smell of a Revival by Dave Itzkoff

Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi and Gavin Creel talk about the return of a musical first presented on Broadway in 1963.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alan Rickman, Actor Known for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Die Hard,’ Dies at 69 by Dave Itzkoff and Katie Rogers

The British actor brought an erudite dignity to film roles like the nefarious mastermind of “Die Hard” and the dour master of potions in the “Harry Potter” series.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Alex Brightman Rides a ‘School of Rock’ Wave by Dave Itzkoff

At 28, the busy Mr. Brightman has found his signature role as loutish, lovable teacher in this play based on the 2003 hit movie.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

In ‘Oh, Hello,’ Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Have a Stage Senior Moment by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Kroll and Mr. Mulaney are riding a comic wave with their stereotypical characters in this bit, which has grown into an Off Broadway show.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lord, Baron, Rocker by Dave Itzkoff

His new musical, “School of Rock,” based on the film with Jack Black, opens on Dec. 6 on Broadway.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

ArtsBeat: Lloyd Webber Gives Green Light to School Performances of ‘School of Rock’ by Dave Itzkoff

Student groups will have the chance to perform the show beginning in January.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stephen Colbert’s First ‘Late Show’ Almost Didn’t Make It on Air by Dave Itzkoff

"I thought, if we actually make it to air, this will be a pretty good story," said the host on Wednesday night.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

‘Rocky Horror’ at Lincoln Center, With Headphones by Dave Itzkoff

Viewing of the 40-year-old cult film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” continues to evolve, with a “silent” screening in Damrosch Park.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, in a Gay Pride March Debut by Dave Itzkoff

The British actors, grand marshals and first-timers at New York’s parade on Sunday, reflect on the progress they’ve seen in their often parallel lives.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

ArtsBeat: John Cleese and Eric Idle to Hit the Road Together by Dave Itzkoff

The Monty Python comedians have not appeared as a duo before.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

ArtsBeat: Jerry Seinfeld Will Direct Colin Quinn in New Stage Show by Dave Itzkoff

“Colin Quinn The New York Story” will be adapted from the comic’s new book.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ArtsBeat: ‘School of Rock’ Plans Fall Opening on Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

The Andrew Lloyd Webber adaptation of “School of Rock” is to begin previews at the Winter Garden Theater on Nov. 9.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Share Early Version of ‘School of Rock’ by Dave Itzkoff

He is sending out an email invitation for special previews of the new musical at the Gramercy Theater.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Lo and Behold: Exhibition of Dylan's Art Will Include New Paintings by DAVE ITZKOFF

A Bob Dylan exhibition in Copenhagen will include 40 acrylic paintings and eight drawings created by the singer-songwriter specifically for the show.

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The Woman Who Was Cast in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' by DAVE ITZKOFF

The American film version of Stieg Larsson's novel has found its Lisbeth Salander.

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From 'Idol' to Broadway: Justin Guarini Joins 'Women on the Verge' Musical by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Guarini, the runner-up on the inaugural season of "American Idol," will play the son of Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell in the musical version of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous …

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Concert Organizers Say They're Not Responsible for Audience Attack on Singer by DAVE ITZKOFF

The organizers of the Gathering of the Juggalos festival said Tila Tequila "was made aware, in advance, of her unpopularity with many Juggalos at the Gathering, but she insisted on performin…

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Goodness Gracious: Jerry Lee Lewis Will Jam With Broadway's 'Million Dollar Quartet' by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Lewis, the last surviving member of the real-life quartet that also included Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, will attend the Broadway musical on Sept. 10.

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Surprise of a Salesman: Christopher Lloyd by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Lloyd brings his "Taxi" and "Back to the Future" sensibility to Arthur Miller's liked-but-not-well-liked everyman, in Weston, Vt.

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Sing Along With Yoko Ono! by DAVE ITZKOFF

ArtsBeat tries to provide a libretto.

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