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Thursday, February 23, 2017

A ‘Hamlet’ With Oscar Isaac, Once Canceled, Will Run at the Public Theater by Joshua Barone

The director Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, which has had a rocky road to fruition, will open in June.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Big Apple Circus, Sold to the Highest Bidder, Will Return This Fall by Joshua Barone

The circus, which closed and filed for bankruptcy last year, was sold for $1.3 million and will reopen in time for its 40th anniversary.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ Will Return Off Broadway by Joshua Barone

The play, which won two Tony awards in 1983, will star Michael Urie in a revival at Second Stage Theater.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shopping for Chardonnay With the Queen of Wine-Soaked Cabaret by Joshua Barone

Bridget Everett, the actress and cabaret performer, returns to Joe’s Pub on Feb. 7 and 8 for her signature no-holds-barred show.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Roundabout Theater Announces 2 Premieres Off Broadway by Joshua Barone

New plays by Joshua Harmon and Lindsey Ferrentino will run at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theater next season.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

A First for Signature Theater’s Residency: Musical Theater by Joshua Barone

Dave Malloy, who wrote the book and score for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” and played Pierre, has received a Signature Theater residency.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tilt Kids Festival Returns With 8 Premieres by Joshua Barone

This event, a collaboration between the French Institute Alliance Française and Cultural Services, will run from March 4 through April 16.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

‘Hamilton’ Casts Its Next Lafayette and Jefferson by Joshua Barone

James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in “Aladdin,” will join the cast of “Hamilton” in mid-April.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ Musical Is Broadway Bound by Joshua Barone

“Escape From Margaritaville,” a musical written with new songs and classic hits, will go on tour before arriving in New York in spring 2018.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

MoMA PS1 Curator to Lead Performance Space 122 by Joshua Barone

Jenny Schlenzka, who has been hired as PS122’s first female artistic director, will take over in February.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Sherlock’ and Carrie Fisher’s ‘Wishful Drinking’ by Joshua Barone

Rejoice: After three years away, “Sherlock” is back. And “Wishful Drinking,” Carrie Fisher’s cathartic one-woman Broadway show, is on HBO.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Al Pacino and Judith Light to Star in Play About Tennessee Williams by Joshua Barone

Dotson Rader’s “God Looked Away” will open in February at the Pasadena Playhouse in California, ahead of a possible Broadway run.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center Unveils Spring 2017 Season by Joshua Barone

The season’s lineup includes premieres by the Hungarian theater troupe Bela Pinter and Company and the dancers Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney to Head Playwriting Program at Yale by Joshua Barone

Tarell Alvin McCraney, a Yale School of Drama graduate whose play is the basis of the celebrated film “Moonlight,” will return there

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Arena Stage Unveils a 25-Play History of the United States by Joshua Barone

“Power Plays,” a new initiative, will commission and develop 25 plays — one for each decade of American history — over the next 10 years.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Eugene O’Neill in a Drill Hall: Park Avenue Armory’s New Season by Joshua Barone

The first season at the armory programmed by its new artistic director, Pierre Audi, also includes works by Ai Weiwei and Pierre Boulez.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Clive Barnes Award Nominees Include Stars of ‘Spamilton’ by Joshua Barone

Winners of this annual prize, which honors young artists in theater and dance, will be announced on Jan. 9.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tech-Minded Performances Are Coming to the Coil Festival by Joshua Barone

The lineup for the 2017 edition of Performance Space 122’s annual event includes virtual reality, multimedia theater and robot-aided dance.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BAM Unveils Its Winter/Spring Season by Joshua Barone

Highlights include a production of the Tony-winning black comedy “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” directed by Garry Hynes in her Brooklyn Academy of Music debut.

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Public Theater Takes Its Under the Radar Festival to a Warship by Joshua Barone

The 13th annual festival includes “Blueprint Specials,” a musical performed at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Golden Girls’ Puppet Parody by Joshua Barone and Andrew R. Chow

A playwright claims that the current Off Broadway show was stolen when a creative partnership turned sour.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

An Orphaned Play Finds a New Home at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater by Joshua Barone

“My Name Is Gideon,” a production by All for One Theater that was canceled with the abrupt closure of Soho Rep’s theater, is back on.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ to Open on Broadway by Joshua Barone

The play, by Lucas Hnath, follows Henrik Ibsen’s heroine Nora Helmer after she leaves her husband and children; Sam Gold will direct.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Louis C.K., Bruce Springsteen and More at ‘Stand Up for Heroes’ by Joshua Barone

The event, which benefits wounded veterans, returns to Madison Square Garden on Nov. 1 as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

‘God of Vengeance’ to Be Revived by New Yiddish Rep by Joshua Barone

The play, which had its premiere in 1907, initially courted controversy with its depiction of homosexuality.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Cirque du Soleil Bends Broadway Norms to Revamp ‘Paramour’ by Joshua Barone

Cirque du Soleil has canceled four performances beginning Aug. 22 to rework the musical’s plot and acrobatics.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

La MaMa Announces an Eclectic and International 55th Season by Joshua Barone

Productions for the coming year include a revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s play “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” directed by Estelle Parsons.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Director Pulls ‘Hamlet’ From Theater for a New Audience by Joshua Barone

In an unusual artistic rift, Sam Gold is seeking instead to stage the play at the Public Theater, with Oscar Isaac still starring.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Artistic Director Moves from Abrons to Skirball Center by Joshua Barone

Jay Wegman, artistic director of Abrons Arts Center, will leave to join N.Y.U.’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts as its senior director.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes His Final Bows in ‘Hamilton’ by Joshua Barone

Mr. Miranda, who played the title character, shared his moment with the other departing cast members, including Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Art by Jan Brady? Wally Cleaver? Lando Calrissian? See It Off Broadway by Joshua Barone

The set of “Out of the Mouths of Babes,” featuring works by film and TV stars, is New York’s newest art gallery.

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