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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bachelorettes, Brawls and Body Cameras: A Night at the Theater in London by Alex Marshall

Some West End theaters are fitting staff members with recording devices to deal with alcohol-fueled bad behavior.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Panic in Times Square After Motorcycle Is Mistaken for Gunshots by Alex Marshall

Frightened bystanders stormed at least one theater, while others cowered in bars.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Writers Who Worked on Idris Elba Play Say They Have Been Erased by Alex Marshall

Two British playwrights said their work on “Tree,” a new work that will premiere at the Manchester International Festival, was not properly acknowledged.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

The ‘Les Misérables’ Revolving Stage Is Going. Fans Are in a Spin. by Alex Marshall

The original London production is closing this month after a 33-year run. When it returns, a well-loved feature won’t be there.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Volksbühne Theater in Berlin Names Artistic Director, Ending Leadership Crisis by Alex Marshall

René Pollesch, an acclaimed German playwright and director, will take over starting in 2021. His appointment ends a tumultuous few years for the institution.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nicholas Hytner Plans 2nd New Theater in London by Alex Marshall

The as-yet-unnamed venue is scheduled to open in King’s Cross in 2021. His most recent opened in Southeast London in 2017.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

‘The Inheritance’ Triumphs at Olivier Awards, and So Does a Gender-Swapping ‘Company’ by Alex Marshall

A six-and-a-half-hour play about the legacy of AIDS in New York won best new play at the British equivalent of the Tonys. “Company” and “Come From Away” were also successful.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Theater at the Forefront of Poland’s Culture Wars by Alex Marshall

The Powszechny Theater in Warsaw faced protests and acid attacks when it staged a play about the Catholic Church. Will its staging of “Mein Kampf” cause more uproar?

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

‘Company’ and ‘Come From Away’ Lead Olivier Award Nominations by Alex Marshall

The musicals are each up for nine awards in Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys. “The Inheritance” — a six-and-a-half hour play about the legacy of AIDS — has eight.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

John Malkovich to Play Harvey Weinstein-Like Character in West End by Alex Marshall

“Of course it might upset people who’ve experienced the kind of treatment that the play describes,” Malkovich told the BBC. “But what can I do about that?”

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Broadway ‘Mockingbird’ Precludes British ‘Mockingbird’ by Alex Marshall

A British production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” has been canceled after the producer Scott Rudin asserted his stage rights to the book.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

London’s Theaters Tackle the Big Issue: Ladies’ Bathrooms by Alex Marshall

Several West End theaters are about to start major refurbishments, partly to increase the number of toilets.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Barack Obama Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda on a ‘Hamilton’ Remix by Alex Marshall

The former president delivers part of George Washington’s farewell address on “One Last Time (44 Remix).”

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

After Strife in Berlin, Chris Dercon Is to Run the Grand Palais in Paris by Alex Marshall

The former head of Tate Modern had to resign from his last job after protests. France’s culture ministry said he will take over one of the country’s largest exhibition spaces.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Is Milo Rau Really the Most Controversial Director in Theater? by Alex Marshall

He has a manifesto. He puts jihadism onstage. He’s surrounded by scandal. But this much-acclaimed director says deep down he’s a conservative.

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National Theater in London Offers Glasses With Live Subtitles by Alex Marshall

To help those with hearing problems, speech is shown in real time on the lenses. The technology will be available free during the 2019 season.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Royal Opera House Gets a $66 Million Revamp by Alex Marshall

The almost-three-year renovation includes the 406-seat Linbury Theater, and more public spaces in the foyer.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ibsen Play Is Canceled in China After Audience Criticizes Government by Alex Marshall and Zoe Mou

A German theater company’s staging of the Henrik Ibsen play “An Enemy of the People” invited audience members to voice their complaints about society.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Prince Harry Joins ‘Hamilton’ Cast Onstage, and Breaks Into Song by Alex Marshall

Harry sang a line from the hit musical at the end of a charity performance in London on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Venice Film Festival to Feature the Coen Brothers, Damien Chazelle and Lady Gaga by Alex Marshall

The lineup of the festival’s 75th edition also includes premieres from Paul Greengrass, Orson Welles and Alfonso Cuarón.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Donmar Warehouse Names Michael Longhurst as Artistic Director by Alex Marshall

Mr. Longhurst will take up the post in March 2019. He replaces Josie Rourke, who was the first woman to run a major London theater.

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