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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Patricia Morison, 103, Dies; Broadway’s First Kate to Be Kissed by David Belcher

After failing to hit it big as a Hollywood actress, Ms. Morison became a star of the musical stage in “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The King and I.”

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

With ‘Les Blancs,’ Yael Farber Resurrects a Rebuke of Colonialism by David Belcher

The South African director brings a new production of “Les Blancs,” an unfinished play by Lorraine Hansberry, to the National Theater in London.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Front Row Center: Singing Shakespeare, 400 Years After His Death by David Belcher

As theater companies prepare to go all out in 2016 to commemorate the anniversary, opera companies are doing the same, to honor his vast contribution to their art.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

‘Funny Girl’ Secures Transfer to West End, Before It Even Opens by David Belcher

The Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of the show, starring Sheridan Smith, will run at the Savoy Theater starting April 9.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ArtsBeat: Glenn Close to Play Norma Desmond Again in a ‘Sunset Boulevard’ in London by David Belcher

Glenn Close will star in a semi-staged version of “Sunset Boulevard” in London.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

In Rediscovered Osborne Play, Glimpse of Angry Young Writer by DAVID BELCHER

“Personal Enemy,” a rediscovered play written in 1953 by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton about a gay American teenager, is being staged in New York.

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Singer for Whom the Hard Knocks Were All Gifts by DAVID BELCHER

Baby Jane Dexter discusses her life as she begins “The Real World,” a new show at the Metropolitan Room.

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Archive of the American Songbook Finds a New Home in the Heartland by DAVID BELCHER

The singer and pianist Michael Feinstein will establish a new museum for his impressive collection of American music memorabilia at an arts center in Indiana.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Elizabeth Wilson, a Character Actress of Stage, Screen and TV, Dies at 94 by David Belcher

Ms. Wilson, a Tony Award winner who appeared in the films “The Graduate” and “9 to 5,” specialized in supporting roles that were often meaty but rarely glamorous.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

‘Death of a Salesman’ Opens New Season for Royal Shakespeare Company by David Belcher

For the Royal Shakespeare Company, that battered soul at the center of “Death of a Salesman” is akin to the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragic characters.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

'Dance of the Vampires' Is Alive in Paris by David Belcher

Roman Polanski discusses why he’s excited by the Parisian production of his musical “Dance of the Vampires.”

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Yuri Lyubimov, Experimental Director of the Russian Stage, Is Dead at 97 by David Belcher

Mr. Lyubimov, who founded the experimental Taganka Theater in Moscow in 1964, led productions that once prompted the Soviet government to send him into exile.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Musical or Opera? Stage Companies Are Drawing on Both Art Forms by David Belcher

Many works being staged at opera houses are considered hybrids of operas and musicals as box office intake sags and producers strive to lure bigger audiences.    

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tori Amos Hopes Her First Musical Is Bleak Enough by David Belcher

Five years in the making and set to open in London, Tori Amos’s first musical, “The Light Princess,” features a heroine whose grief sends her skyward.    

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fighting Shakespeare’s Wars on ‘Henry VI’ Battlefields by David Belcher

London’s Globe Theater is staging daylong performances of Shakespeare’s trilogy at medieval sites where the dramas took place during the Wars of the Roses.    

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IHT Rendezvous: See the Play, Don’t Miss the Program by David Belcher

One of the pleasures and privileges of theatergoing in London — in addition to those little wooden spoonlets that come with the interval ice cream – is the beauty of the printed theater …

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