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Thursday, October 1, 2020

White Actors and Directors Still Dominate Broadway Stages, Report Finds by Sarah Bahr

And just 20 percent of shows on New York stages were written by people of color in the 2017-18 season, a report says.

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Mellon Foundation to Provide $5 Million to Aid Black Theaters by Sarah Bahr

The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn will spearhead The Black Seed, a strategic plan that will offer grants to up to 50 theaters across the country.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

‘I Even Missed the Smell’: What It’s Like to Be Back at the Theater by Sarah Bahr

Ten voices from around the world reflect on performing in — and ushering and seeing — some of the first live shows since March.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Glenn Close to Headline Starry ‘Angels in America’ Benefit by Sarah Bahr

Laura Linney, Patti LuPone and Jeremy O. Harris will also feature in the digital performance of scenes from Tony Kushner’s two-part epic on Oct. 8.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists by Sarah Bahr

Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bryan Fonseca, Independent Voice in Indianapolis Theater, Dies at 65 by Sarah Bahr

He directed unconventional works and championed diversity, both in the material he staged and in the actors performing it. He died of the coronavirus.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

New York City Center to Revive a Pair of Musicals About Black Lives by Sarah Bahr

“The Life” and “The Tap Dance Kid,” which focus on people of color in Manhattan, are planned for the 2020-2021 season of Encores!, the center’s popular series.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Fauci Says It Could Be a Year Before Theater Without Masks Feels Normal by Sarah Bahr

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a vaccine would need to exist for nearly a year before people might feel comfortable returning to theaters unmasked, which he said would likely be mid- to late 2021.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

T.S. Eliot’s Estate Donates ‘Cats’ Royalties to Brontë Museum by Sarah Bahr

A gift of 20,000 pounds will help sustain the Brontë Parsonage Museum, which is facing mounting losses because of the coronavirus.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Finds First Permanent Home by Sarah Bahr

Thanks to a donation of land, the staple of New York summer theater will move to a nearby location. Riverside views will remain.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

In Women’s Suffrage, a Spotlight for Unsung Pioneers by Sarah Bahr

Through articles, a book, a play and more, a Times special project commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment focuses on lesser-known women who were crucial to the fight.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Playwrights Horizons Details First Season Under New Leadership by Sarah Bahr

Though no dates are set, Adam Greenfield plans to present four plays, all directed by women, at the Off Broadway theater.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

How André Holland and Company Brought ‘Richard II’ to Radio by Sarah Bahr

What was meant to have opened Shakespeare in the Park’s season has found new life as a four-part audio play with resonance in the wake of Black Lives Matter.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

New List of Unproduced Plays Tallies Those Disrupted by Pandemic by Sarah Bahr

This year, the Kilroys collective turned a spotlight on work by female and transgender writers whose productions were canceled or postponed.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Performances by Sarah Bahr

All of New York City’s major classical music institutions will be closed at least until the end of 2020.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Challenged by A.L.S., Rebecca Luker Is ‘Proud I Can Still Sing’ by Sarah Bahr

The Broadway soprano can no longer walk. But by propping herself up on the arms of her wheelchair, she can deliver a song. And on Wednesday night, she will.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Discount Me In: How I Saw 30 Shows on a Student Budget by Sarah Bahr

A summer stage binge reminded one young journalist of the power of great storytelling, and that cheap tickets are out there if you know where to look.

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