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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

‘Rocktopia’ and ‘Home for the Holidays’ to Hit Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

“Rocktopia,” created by the Broadway actor and Trans-Siberian Orchestra member Rob Evan, will mix classical and rock songs at the Broadway Theater.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to Hold Digital Ticket Lottery by Andrew R. Chow

For every performance of Bruce Springsteen’s solo Broadway show, 26 tickets will be available for $75 each.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ayad Akhtar and Lucas Hnath Win Steinberg Awards by Andrew R. Chow

They will receive $50,000 each for the award, which is given to rising American playwrights.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

‘War Paint’ to Close on Broadway in December by Andrew R. Chow

The musical starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will have its final show on Dec. 30 after 30 performances.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Playwright Lauren Yee Wins the Kesselring Prize by Andrew R. Chow

The writer of “In a Word” and “The Hatmaker’s Wife” will win $25,000 from the National Arts Club.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Calling All Broadway Songwriters (in High School) by Andrew R. Chow

High school composers can submit their musical theater songs for a chance to spend a weekend in workshops in New York.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

John Lithgow Will Bring a One-Man Show to Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

“John Lithgow: Stories by Heart,” a meditation on storytelling and family, will begin Broadway previews in December.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Condola Rashad’s Next Role on Broadway: Joan of Arc by Andrew R. Chow

The Tony-nominated Ms. Rashad will star in ‘Saint Joan,’ Bernard Shaw’s classic play.

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Shirin Neshat and Mikhail Baryshnikov Among Praemium Imperiale Winners by Andrew R. Chow

Also awarded for lifetime achievement were El Anatsui, Rafael Moneo and Youssou N’Dour.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

FringeNYC Will Return in 2018, in a Smaller Version by Andrew R. Chow

After taking a year off, the New York International Fringe Festival will come back next October as it continues to look for a permanent home.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tom Stoppard’s ‘Travesties’ Will Return to Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The play is transferring from London and so will the star Tom Hollander.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

‘Bandstand’ to Close Next Month on Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The post-World War II swing musical will close after 166 performances.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

A New Adrienne Kennedy Play Will Be Staged Next Year by Andrew R. Chow

Ms. Kennedy’s “He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box” will be part of a Theater for a New Audience season that also includes two Shakespeare productions.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Soho Rep Will Return to Its Longtime Theater With Two New Plays by Andrew R. Chow

The theater company will present world premieres by Aleshea Harris and Jackie Sibblies Drury.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mandy Patinkin to Star in ‘The Great Comet’ by Andrew R. Chow

Mr. Patinkin, a Tony winner, will return to Broadway in a role that was previously played by Josh Groban.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

La MaMa to Host Belarus Free Theater Next Season by Andrew R. Chow

La MaMa has announced its 56th season, which includes a visit from Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot, and a Tennessee Williams production.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Royal Shakespeare Company to Monitor Heart Rates at ‘Titus Andronicus’ by Andrew R. Chow

The theater company hopes to discover whether audiences are similarly affected at live plays versus cinema screenings.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Los Angeles Collective Honors Plays by Women of Color by Andrew R. Chow

The Kilroys published a fourth annual list of new plays by women deemed to be worthy of production.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Yiddish Theater Plans an Immigration Arts Summit by Andrew R. Chow

The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, a downtown cultural mainstay, will bring together an array of arts groups for a two-day festival.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cyndi Lauper Is to Write the Music for the Broadway-Bound ‘Working Girl’ by Andrew R. Chow

Ms. Lauper, who wrote the score for “Kinky Boots” and contributed to “SpongeBob” for Broadway, will take on the adaptation of the 1988 film.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Paula Vogel to Host Free Playwriting Workshop by Andrew R. Chow

The workshop will be on May 22 at the Vineyard Theater in New York, and will be open to the first 30 people who sign up.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Broadway Revival of ‘Glass Menagerie,’ Starring Sally Field, to Close Early by Andrew R. Chow and Michael Paulson

Ms. Field was nominated for a Tony for her performance as Amanda Wingfield in the play, but reviews were mixed and ticket sales were underwhelming.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Yale Drama Series Prize Announces 2017 Winner by Andrew R. Chow

Jaqueline Goldfinger has been awarded $10,000 for her play “Bottle Fly.”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Sets Opening Night on Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The play, based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, will land next April 22.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Conversations Between Warhol and Capote to Be Adapted Into a Play by Andrew R. Chow

“Warhol Capote,” based on exchanges between the two artists in the 1970s, will come to the American Repertory Theater in September.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Lincoln Center to Host Theater Festival for Autistic Audience by Andrew R. Chow

The Big Umbrella Festival, arriving in April 2018, hopes to make theater a safe space for children on the autism spectrum.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’ Is Coming to the Apollo by Andrew R. Chow

The work that won the National Book Award will be staged in a multimedia production in April 2018.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

‘Secret Life of Bees’ Part of Powerhouse’s Summer Season at Vassar by Andrew R. Chow

Lynn Nottage will write the book for a musical adaptation of “The Secret Life of Bees,” and Lisa Kron and Josh Radnor also have projects.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

‘Amazing Grace’ Is Heading to the Museum of the Bible in Washington by Andrew R. Chow

The former Broadway musical is to be the first production at the new museum.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Janeane Garofalo to Star on Broadway in ‘Marvin’s Room’ by Andrew R. Chow

Ms. Garofalo will star alongside Lili Taylor and Celia Weston in Scott McPherson’s play.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Ties Record for Most Olivier Nominations by Andrew R. Chow

“Cursed Child” earned 11 nominations, including best new play; “Groundhog Day” received eight nominations.

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