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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A 100-Dance Merce Cunningham Celebration Is Coming to BAM by Joshua Barone

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced its winter-spring season, which will also feature Mark Morris, Ivo van Hove and Bryce Dessner.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Critic’s Notebook: The Trouble With Bernstein’s Broadway in the Concert Hall by Joshua Barone

Recent concert stagings of “West Side Story” and “On the Town” show the pitfalls — and solutions — for symphonic performances of these musicals.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

5 Ways to Celebrate Pride Away From the Mainstream by Joshua Barone

NYC Pride can easily overwhelm even the most extroverted people. Here are five ways to take part away from the crowds.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2018 by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Scott Heller and Joshua Barone

A look at the most memorable moments from this year’s ceremony celebrating Broadway.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tonys Red Carpet: What Music Gets You Ready for the Stage? by Joshua Barone

At this year’s Tony Awards red carpet, we asked current and former nominees what they listen to before shows. Here’s what they said.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

‘Carmen Jones’ Is Back, and Its Director Knows What You’re Thinking by Joshua Barone

John Doyle’s Tony Award-winning style lends itself to working across racial boundaries, and breathing new life into a largely forgotten classic featuring an all-black cast.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival by Joshua Barone

This fall’s music, theater and dance performances will be the last ones overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, an impresario at the institution since 1983.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

City Center’s 75th Anniversary: ‘A Chorus Line,’ Balanchine and Broadway by Joshua Barone

The performing arts center plans to assemble some of the world’s top ballet companies and performers for its ambitious 2018-19 season.

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Alanis Morissette Made the Most Woke Musical. Isn’t It Ironic? by Joshua Barone

The stage version of “Jagged Little Pill” sets a story steeped in hot-button issues like opiate addition and gender identity to the singer’s raw 1995 album.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

23 Dazzling Portraits of Tony Nominees by Jesse Dittmar, Michael Paulson, Jolie Ruben and Joshua Barone

We invited Broadway’s best to pose for us just 24 hours after they were nominated for theater’s most prestigious award. Needless to say, they were a happy bunch.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jessica Hecht to Star in a New Play by Calvin Trillin by Joshua Barone

“About Alice” is part of the coming season at Theater for a New Audience, which also includes European imports and “Julius Caesar.”

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

From Aristophanes to Hitchcock, Celebrating Birds and Culture by Joshua Barone

Here are five highlights to see from “Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes,” a citywide festival featuring a range of cultural events.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

An Uptown Artistic Director Moves Downtown by Joshua Barone

Lili Chopra, a creative force behind festivals at the French Institute Alliance Française, will be a leader of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

5 Things We Learned From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New Memoir by Joshua Barone

“Unmasked,” a 500-page doorstop out this week, tells rich stories about the projects he never made — and the childhood feline that inspired “Cats.”

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Friday, January 12, 2018

City Center to Honor Michael Friedman by Joshua Barone

The theater’s Off-Center series, which Mr. Friedman led until his death last year, will stage his 2003 musical “Gone Missing” in July.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ars Nova Finds a New Theater in Greenwich Village by Joshua Barone

The Off Broadway company will keep its home in Hell’s Kitchen, but will use the Greenwich House Theater as its primary venue beginning in early 2019.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Lena Hall Plans an Ambitious Tribute to Her Favorite Musicians by Joshua Barone

The “Hedwig” actress will pay homage to David Bowie, Radiohead and many others as part of “Obsessed,” a project involving a new EP each month in 2018.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Capturing the Short, Glamorous Life of a Forgotten Broadway Lyricist by Joshua Barone

Howard Pollack on writing “The Ballad of John Latouche,” the first biography to explore the cult figure’s prolific career.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Guide to Holiday Events in New York City by Joshua Barone

Christmas stalwarts like the Rockettes’ Radio City show, participatory events including a festive caroling walk, and even a dose of Taylor Mac’s wild cabaret.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Jerry Springer and Mozart: Guggenheim Unveils Works and Process Season by Joshua Barone

Highlights from the series include previews of “Jerry Springer — The Opera” and a new staging of Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte” with Kelli O’Hara.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Clive Barnes Award Winner and Nominees Are Announced by Joshua Barone

Gemma Bond, the ballet dancer and choreographer, is the winner of this year’s dance award. Theater winners will be announced on Jan. 8.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2018 Season by Joshua Barone

Its vast drill hall will host productions by artists including Ivo van Hove, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and William Kentridge.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Eugene O’Neill and Meredith Monk, in BAM’s New Season by Joshua Barone

Among the highlights of the winter-spring season is a production of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Hear a Newly Found Kurt Weill Song That Surprised Experts by Joshua Barone

“Lied vom weissen Käse” (“Song of the White Cheese”), which Weill wrote for a musical revue in 1931, was recently discovered in a Berlin archive.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Performance Space 122 to Return to Its East Village Home by Joshua Barone

The downtown hub of innovative performance said it would inaugurate its newly renovated space with the 13th and final edition of the Coil festival.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Abrons Arts Center Season Includes a Parody of an Albee Classic by Joshua Barone

Elevator Repair Service, the innovative theater company, will stage an irreverent play inspired by “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’ to Close on Broadway by Joshua Barone

The musical, which had more Tony nominations than any other show last season, has struggled to overcome the recent casting controversy.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Peek at New John Adams Opera in Guggenheim’s Performance Series by Joshua Barone

The museum has announced the fall season for its series Works & Process, which provides insights into the creation of music, dance and theater.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Slight Drop in ‘The Great Comet’ Ticket Sales Amid Casting Uproar by Joshua Barone

The Broadway musical has been in a bit of a box office slump since Josh Groban left. Now its producers are trying to rebound.

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Critics for The New York Times on Sam Shepard’s Plays, Books and Movies by Joshua Barone

Excerpts from reviews of theater, book and film works by Mr. Shepard, who is dead at age 73.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

BAM and Lumberyard Create New Dance Residencies by Joshua Barone

Three artists were chosen for what the Brooklyn Academy of Music says is its first formal relationship with a residency partner.

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