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Monday, May 7, 2018

‘Gatz’ and Other Long Works Will Come to N.Y.U. Skirball by Andrew R. Chow

The word-for-word adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” will come to the Skirball Center, as well as a 24-hour performance piece, “Mount Olympus.”

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

19th-Century Playbills to Be Restored and Digitized by Andrew R. Chow

A grant to the Museum of the City of New York will allow for the conservation of hundreds of theatrical broadsides.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Will Tour North America by Andrew R. Chow

The London production, which had two sold-out runs in 2016 and 2017, will begin performances in fall 2019.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘The Child in Time’ by Andrew R. Chow

John Legend steps into the sandals of Jesus. And Benedict Cumberbatch stars in a new movie about grief and loss.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Bringing the World of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Briefly, to Stage by Andrew R. Chow

Mr. Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” which began as a personal address to his son, is being adapted for a communal performance at the Apollo Theater.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harlem School of the Arts Announces Conservatory-Level Summer Theater Program by Andrew R. Chow

Students will be taught by professionals from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art in this new summer program.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

ABC Pulls ‘black-ish’ Episode Over ‘Creative Differences’ by Andrew R. Chow

An episode that included a debate on athletes kneeling during the national anthem was shelved before it aired.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Shed’s 1st Season Welcomes a Concert Series From Steve McQueen and Quincy Jones by Andrew R. Chow

The Hudson Yards venue will feature programming across disciplines and include other luminaries from music, art, dance and theater.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Brown Will Cover Tuition for Acting and Directing M.F.A. Program by Andrew R. Chow

The university announced it will provide scholarships in order to promote diversity in its theater program.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Rarely Heard Jonathan Larson Works Will Be Performed at 54 Below by Andrew R. Chow

A concert of deep cuts by Mr. Larson, who died at 35 after creating “Rent,” will be staged in October.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Study Finds Increasing Diversity on Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The Asian American Performers Action Coalition found that in the 2015-16 season, 35 percent of all roles went to minority actors — up from 30 percent the year before.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Broadway Tops Its Biggest Week Ever by Andrew R. Chow

Thanks to star power and soaring ticket prices, Broadway brought in $50.3 million at the box office last week.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017 by Andrew R. Chow and Peter Libbey

Artists who died this year left behind gripping scenes, profound turns of phrase, unforgettable melodies and plenty of laughter. We pay tribute to a few of the most notable — through their…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Donna Summer Musical Heads to Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The jukebox musical will arrive in April, with three actresses playing the disco star.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Chrissy Metz Will Make Her Stage Debut in ‘Fat Pig’ by Andrew R. Chow

The Emmy-nominated actress from “This is Us” has been cast in an updated version of Neil LaBute’s play.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

‘M. Butterfly’ Will Close This Sunday on Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The revival, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen, failed to draw an audience and will end its run even earlier than expected.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Armie Hammer Will Star in ‘Straight White Men’ on Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The critically acclaimed show written by Young Jean Lee will be the first work by an Asian-American female playwright on Broadway.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

‘Hamilton’ Sets Grosses Record in Huge Week for Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

Many shows, like “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Come From Away,” set grosses records over the Thanksgiving week.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

59E59 Theaters’ New Season: Finding Laughs in Death and Sexism by Andrew R. Chow

The season will feature a project from the Civilians and a depiction of the Battle of the Sexes.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The Soul Train Awards and a Bruce Springsteen Film by Andrew R. Chow

Erykah Badu hosts the Soul Train Awards. And Sandra Bullock fights for survival in space in “Gravity.”

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to Close on Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The show, starring Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, opened in April with high hopes after a London production was retooled.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

‘The Humans’ to Start National Tour Next Month by Andrew R. Chow

The Tony-winning play about a middle-class family will stop in 13 cities around the country.

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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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