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Monday, May 25, 2015

'Promises, Promises' Will Close, but Questions Remain by PATRICK HEALY

Why would a hit show, which has grossed more than $25 million since opening in April, close shop?

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Lynn Nottage Awarded Steinberg Prize by PATRICK HEALY

The $200,000 Steinberg award for playwriting, the most lucrative prize in theater, will go to Lynn Nottage for her body of work.

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'Catch Me If You Can' Sets Broadway Opening Date by PATRICK HEALY

The addition of "Catch Me if You Can" to Broadway's 2010-11 schedule is also the clearest sign yet that "Love Never Dies" will not come to New York next spring as planned.

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Casting Announced for 'Merchant of Venice' on Broadway by PATRICK HEALY

Lily Rabe will reprise her acclaimed Central Park performance as Portia in this fall's Broadway transfer, but the play is also losing several actors who drew wide praise in the original prod…

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Baz Luhrmann to Bring 'Strictly Ballroom' to the Stage by PATRICK HEALY

Baz Luhrmann is moving forward on a long-intended stage musical adaptation of his first movie, "Strictly Ballroom," with hopes of bringing it to Broadway.

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Channing, Keach, Marvel Join Cast of Baitz Play at Lincoln Center by PATRICK HEALY

They will appear in "Other Desert Cities," with previews to start in December.

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Green Day Star Will Join 'American Idiot' by PATRICK HEALY

The frontman and lead guitarist of the rock band Green Day will step into the role of St. Jimmy in the Broadway musical.

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Creating a Musical Is the Best Revenge (or Catharsis) by PATRICK HEALY

The New York Musical Theater Festival, which starts on Monday, has a spate of intensely personal, memoir-style shows this year.

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Without Star, Often Broadway Shows Can’t Go On by PATRICK HEALY

Star actors have become such a crucial part of modern Broadway that when they exit a show, the production may end up closing from weak ticket sales.

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Creating a Musical Is the Best Revenge (or Catharsis) by PATRICK HEALY

The New York Musical Theater Festival, which starts on Monday, has a spate of intensely personal, memoir-style shows this year.

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Rocker Follows His Work Onto a Broadway Stage by PATRICK HEALY

Billie Joe Armstrong joins the Broadway cast of “American Idiot” for eight performances, making the show a hot ticket and Mr. Armstrong’s involvement in it without equal…

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More to the Story: A History of Gay America by PATRICK HEALY

In 1980, convinced that Ronald Reagan’s references to “the American people” were not intended to include gay citizens like him, Larry Kramer began writing a book called …

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Kennedy Center to Award Grants in Honor of Sondheim by PATRICK HEALY

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced on Tuesday that it would begin awarding $10,000 grants annually to inspirational teachers in the arts and a variety of the other …

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Michael Grandage Steps Down From Donmar Warehouse by PATRICK HEALY

Michael Grandage, who won the 2010 Tony Award for best director of a play for "Red," announced on Thursday evening that he will step down as artistic director of London's Donmar Warehouse.

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Previews for 'Women on the Verge' Delayed by PATRICK HEALY

The new Broadway musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" has delayed the start of preview performances for a second time.

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'Free Night of Theater' Returns by PATRICK HEALY

Thousands of free tickets to Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway shows are available for the taking through the month of October as part of New York City's third annual "Free Night of Theater"…

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'Love Never Dies' Will Not Come to Broadway This Spring by PATRICK HEALY

A spokesman for the production said on Friday morning that the show would not go on (at least for now).

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An Unlikely Tony Kushner World Premiere, Courtesy of NYU by PATRICK HEALY

NYU stages Tony Kushner play "Henry Box Brown" that had gone unproduced

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Billie Joe Armstrong Adds New Number to 'American Idiot' by PATRICK HEALY

For his final performance on Sunday night, Mr. Armstrong also composed a brief number that he played - and can be watcher here - after the curtain call.

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MCC Theater Plots Revenge for ‘Carrie’ by PATRICK HEALY

The original creative team behind one of Broadway’s most notorious flops is working toward a major production at the Lucille Lortel Theater during the 2011-12 season.
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A Little More 'Night Music' by PATRICK HEALY

Ms. Peters and Ms. Stritch are extending their runs in "A Little Night Music" on Broadway.

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Broadway Raises Money for Senator Gillibrand by PATRICK HEALY

Broadway luminaries hold a fund-raiser for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

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Nathan Lane May Play 'The Nance' by PATRICK HEALY

Mr. Lane is considering Douglas Carter Beane's new play, "The Nance," about a performer who played the role of the nance in burlesque shows in the early-20th century.

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Women on the Verge of a Big Broadway Gamble by PATRICK HEALY

In the new musical, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” the gazpacho is laced with Valium, the boyfriends are cads, and Patti LuPone is in full diva glory.

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Women on the Verge of a Big Broadway Gamble by PATRICK HEALY

In the new musical, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” the gazpacho is laced with Valium, the boyfriends are cads, and Patti LuPone is in full diva glory.

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Marathon-Length Shows Remain a Tough Sell by PATRICK HEALY

Hours-long, stamina-testing theatrical productions may be hot tickets Off Broadway this fall, with the critically acclaimed "Gatz" and the revival of "Angels in America" each clocking in at …

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Musicals Born on Broadway Cause Jitters by PATRICK HEALY

Four major musicals will open on Broadway without any out-of-town tryouts, an exciting yet frightening move by creators.

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'Memphis' Box Office Surpasses $1 Million Mark by PATRICK HEALY

"Memphis" grossed more than $1 million for the standard eight performances for the first time since previews began on Sept. 23, 2009.

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Glenn Close to Appear in 'The Normal Heart' by PATRICK HEALY

The major female role in Larry Kramer's "Normal Heart" has been filled for the starry Broadway reading that Joel Grey is directing Monday evening at the Walter Kerr Theater.

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A Theater Is Shuttered and The Shows Won't Go On by PATRICK HEALY

The Theaters at 45 Bleecker Street were padlocked and performances have been canceled for Thursday night, including for the two new Off Broadway productions running there, "The Deep Throat S…

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Actors' Equity Association Names Mary McColl New Executive Director by PATRICK HEALY

Ms. McColl will oversee the collective bargaining process for more than 30 national and regional contracts and act as the union's representative with other labor groups and government offici…

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