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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Our Favorite Arts Photos of 2021 by Laura O’neill, Jolie Ruben and Jessie Wender

These are the pictures that defined an unpredictable year across the worlds of art, music, dance and performance.

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13 Seattle-area arts-and-culture events to look forward to in 2022 by Brendan Kiley, Michael Rietmulder, Moira Macdonald and Janet I. Tu

Fingers crossed and fervent wishes sent for the end of the pandemic, here are some of the arts-and-culture events we're looking forward to in the new year, from a Billie Eilish concert to na…

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Monday, December 27, 2021

Theatre, dance and comedy to book in 2022 – from Alan Partridge to Tennessee Williams by Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

Amy Adams makes her West End debut, immersive dance confronts mental health and Steve Coogan’s alter ego embarks on a rare live UK tour • Preview more cultural highlights of 2022 Continu…

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

The best theatre, comedy and dance of 2021 by Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

It was a year of revivals in every sense, as venues threw open their doors again. From fresh takes on classics to blazing new talents and shows that captured the current moment, our critics …

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Can theatres survive another Christmas of covid cancellations? by Presented By Nosheen Iqbal With Harriet Sherwood; Produced By Alex Atack, Georgina Quach and Rudi Zygadlo; Executive Producers Phil Maynard, Archie Bland and Mythili Rao

Theatres are battling to stay open as they contend with staff shortages and slumping tickets sales in what is usually their busiest time of year. For the cast of a pantomime in Corby, Northa…

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The Best (and Worst) Theater in Europe in 2021 by Matt Wolf, Laura Cappelle and A.j. Goldmann

The Times’s three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey apiece for the festive season.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Best Theater of 2021 by Jesse Green, Maya Phillips, Laura Collins-Hughes, Scott Heller, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli

Digital innovation continued this year, but experiencing plays in isolation grew tiring. Then came an in-person season as exciting as a child’s first fireworks.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Best Dance of 2021 by Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert and Siobhan Burke

A year of uncertainty was capped by a happy ending: a rush of performances this fall, including standouts by masters (Twyla Tharp) and breakout stars (LaTasha Barnes).

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Praise for Stephen Sondheim at ‘Company’ and ‘Assassins' by Matt Stevens, Sadiba Hasan and Julia Jacobs

“I would ask you to sit back and luxuriate in his extraordinary words and music,” the director John Doyle said before Friday’s performance of the “Assassins” revival.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

The Last Word: Stephen Sondheim by Matthew Orr, Mervyn Rothstein and Robin Stein

In a never before seen interview, Stephen Sondheim sat down with The New York Times in June 2008 to talk about his life, career and accomplishments.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Little Amal, a Refugee Puppet, Looks for Home by Alex Marshall, Carlotta Gall and Elisabetta Povoledo

In “The Walk,” a 12-foot tall, 9-year-old Syrian girl named Amal trekked from Turkey to Britain to find her mother. In a politically divided continent, were any minds changed?

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

S2 E2: Russell Tovey, actor by Grace Dent, Leah Green, Emma Roberts, Cathy Drysdale and Sami El-Enany

Next round to Grace’s dining room is the actor Russell Tovey. Over a bowl of his favourite childhood treat, he tells Grace about his upbringing in Essex, embarrassing acting scenes, reconn…

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Monday, September 27, 2021

For a Broadway Torn by a Pandemic, a Split-Personalities Tonys by Jesse Green, Elisabeth Vincentelli and James Poniewozik

The streaming part of the ceremony actually did a better job conveying the electricity of being in a theater than the CBS special billed as “Broadway’s Back!”

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The Best and Worst Moments of the Tony Awards by Jesse Green, Stella Bugbee, Maya Salam, Sarah Bahr and Nancy Coleman

Despite an evening split between streaming and TV, the message on Sunday night was clear: Broadway is back.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Finally! Get ready for a new season of culture by Presented By Nosheen Iqbal With Arifa Akbar, Ammar Kalia and Ben Beaumont-Thomas; Produced By Hannah Moore and Axel Kacoutié; Executive Producers Phil Maynard and Archie Bland

New albums, new TV series, and actual live shows – the culture taps might have run dry during the pandemic, but this autumn they are switching on again at last. Our critics give their pick…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Driving Ms Margolyes – A hilarious road trip through Europe in lockdown by Lucy Darwin, Noah Anderson, Annabel Kipnis, Elmaz Ekrem, Tony Sage, Phoebe Clothier, Noah Payne-Frank, Joseph Pierce and Charlie Phillips

At the height of Europe’s spring Covid wave in 2021, the filmmaker Lucy Darwin offered to drive the actor and national treasure Miriam Margolyes from her home in Italy to London so that sh…

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

How Indonesian Young Creative Workers in Yogyakarta Stay Productive Amid the Pandemic by Oki Rahadianto Sutopo, Annisa R Beta, Arian Utomo, Gregorius Ragil Wibawanto, and Novi Kurnia

Danastri Rizqi Nabilah, a filmmaker from Yogyakarta – a city in Indonesia known for its education and art – has no choice but to sell snacks after losing up to 40% of her income during t…

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021 by Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage Continue reading...

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Friday, August 13, 2021

We Used Performing Arts to Map Out Gender Violence in Sierra Leone. What We Found by Aisha Fofana Ibrahim, Helen Shutt and Laura S. Martin

It’s been more than two years since Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency over sexual and gender-based violence. The declaration followed a public outcry over a spate of high-profile …

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Friday, August 6, 2021

The First Play Returning to Broadway Is Doing Things Differently by Dodai Stewart, Michael Paulson, Anna Martin, Tracy Mumford, Theo Balcomb, Phyllis Fletcher, Wendy Dorr and Corey Schreppel

The playwright Antoinette Nwandu is making her Broadway debut with “Pass Over” — and trying to change long-held precedents in the process.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way by Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario and Robin Pogrebin

Culture is part of the lifeblood of New York — a magnet for visitors and residents alike that will play a key role if the city is to remain vital. There are signs of hope everywhere, as va…

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As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way by Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario and Robin Pogrebin

The arts scene, from Broadway and nightclubs to museums and concert halls, is coming back to life after the pandemic shutdown. Getting it right will be vital to the city’s comeback.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

‘In the Heights’ y el colorismo: lo que se pierde cuando se borra a los afrolatinos by Maira Garcia, Sandra E. Garcia, Isabelia Herrera, Concepción De León, Maya Phillips and A.o. Scott

La película, ambientada en un barrio neoyorquino conocido como la Pequeña República Dominicana, no incluyó a latinos de piel oscura en los papeles principales. Críticos y reporteros del…

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Monday, June 21, 2021

‘In the Heights’ and Colorism: What Is Lost When Afro-Latinos Are Erased by Maira Garcia, Sandra E. Garcia, Isabelia Herrera, Concepción De León, Maya Phillips and A.O. Scott

The film, set in a New York neighborhood known as the Little Dominican Republic, didn’t cast dark-skinned Latinos in lead roles. Our writers discuss how that absence reverberates.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Watch David Hare read new satirical poem about Boris Johnson – video by David Hare, Noah Payne-Frank and Charlie Phillips

Playwright David Hare has written a new poem, Agony Uncle, about Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis. Written in the tradition of 18th century satire, the poem castigates the…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

'I got a job on a fishing trawler' – Covid: one year on, stars of music and theatre look back by Dave Simpson , Imogen Tilden, Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

In the second of our two-parter, rock stars, roadies, actors, dancers, composers and comics describe how their lives have been transformed without live shows – and imagine what now lies ah…

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Night New York's Theaters, Museums and Concert Halls Shut Down by Michael Paulson, Julia Jacobs and Jason Farago

Chocolate fountains, Debbie Harry and an artist’s swan song cut short. We gathered scenes from the New York City cultural landscape in the last moments before lockdown.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture by Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza Macdonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist Interviews By Ben Beaumont-Thomas

Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown There have been many notable nightclubs in film his…

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Carlos Acosta: ‘There’s a danger we’ll lose a whole generation of young dancers’ by Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

The Cuban star talks about his battle to lift spirits at the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the film he has made to rally performers as their stages stay dark When Carlos Acosta, considered one…

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Seattle restaurants and arts and culture institutions are hoping for a big boost in latest round of COVID-19 relief by Paul Roberts, Tan Vinh, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

Tucked inside Congress’ latest round of small-business relief is some rare good news for restaurants, hotels and the performing arts — sectors that have been especially hard hit by COVID…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Cash for Cate? Struggling arts groups offer donors online access to stars by Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

As Zoom fatigue sets in, organisations are seeking creative ways to bring art to patrons to keep them – and their wallets – engaged A concert from your favourite opera singer, delivered …

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