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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A Climate Opera Arrives in New York, With 21 Tons of Sand by Joshua Barone

“Sun & Sea (Marina),” an operatic installation that won the top prize at the Venice Biennale, is being staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

When Opera Livestreams Became Live Performances by Joshua Barone

This summer, three European productions, previously available to American audiences only online, were at last accessible in person.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Richard Nelson’s New Play Closes a Chapter of Theater History by Joshua Barone

“What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad” is the 12th and final installment in the quiet yet sweeping “Rhinebeck Panorama.”

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Review: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ Returns Home, Liberated by Joshua Barone

Barrie Kosky’s new production for the Berliner Ensemble, at the theater where the famous work premiered, knows where to break the rules.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

An Opera Screams for Human Dignity by Joshua Barone

Luigi Nono’s furiously political and prophetic “Intolleranza 1960” arrives at the Salzburg Festival.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

‘Myths and Hymns,’ a Theater Cult Favorite, Changes Shape Again by Joshua Barone

Adam Guettel’s genre-clashing song cycle has taken on many forms. The latest: a starry online mini-series.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Kurt Weill’s Path From Europe to Broadway Was a Straight Line by Joshua Barone

Weill’s early, Weimar-era works reveal the qualities that found a natural home in his golden age American musicals.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A New ‘Aida’ Lands in the Middle of France’s Culture Wars by Joshua Barone

The production, which examines the work’s colonial legacy, opened after the far right accused the Paris Opera of “antiracism gone mad.”

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Anne Washburn Just Wants Her Trump Play to Be Irrelevant by Joshua Barone

“Shipwreck,” a fantasia about white liberals and the president’s infamous dinner with James Comey, has been adapted into an audio play.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020 by Michael Paulson, Joshua Barone, Ben Sisario and Zachary Woolfe

Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

A Young Composer Takes On Opera’s Oldest Myth by Joshua Barone

Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl have adapted “Eurydice,” her play about the Orpheus story, for Los Angeles Opera. Next stop: New York.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

‘Cats’: What to Know Before You See It by Joshua Barone

Love it or hate it, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is one of the most popular of all time. Before the new movie adaptation comes out, catch up on its four-decade history.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

How to Spend the Holidays in New York City by Joshua Barone

A roundup of events in every borough, from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Manhattan to the annual Holiday Train Show in the Bronx.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Park Avenue Armory Unveils Its 2020 Season by Joshua Barone

Among the highlights are a commission for Bill T. Jones, a staging of Monteverdi by Pierre Audi, and Alex Lawther in “Hamlet.”

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Édouard Louis Would Like to Talk About Theater Now by Joshua Barone

The French wunderkind’s books have quickly become magnets for the stage. Adaptations of “History of Violence” and “The End of Eddy” will play New York simultaneously.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

What Generations of Gay Men Hand Down in ‘The Inheritance’ by Joshua Barone

The professional and personal have blurred for young cast members of Matthew Lopez’s play, which offers a communion with victims of the AIDS crisis.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Behind the Curtain at the Paris Opera by Joshua Barone

Built nearly 150 years ago, the over-the-top Palais Garnier has become part of the identity of Paris.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Coming to City Center: ‘Evita,’ ‘Swan Lake’ and a Rare Kurt Weill Musical by Joshua Barone

New York City Center has unveiled its 2019-20 season. Here are the highlights.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

BAM Reimagines the Next Wave Festival by Joshua Barone

David Binder, for his first festival as artistic director, has assembled a roster of Brooklyn Academy of Music newcomers.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

28 Portraits of This Year’s Tony Nominees by Celeste Sloman, Michael Paulson, Jolie Ruben and Joshua Barone

Why they act. What they’ve learned. And what they’ll remember.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Broadway Stars React to Their Tony Nominations by Joshua Barone and Elizabeth A. Harris

We spoke with five actors to see how they were feeling after hearing about their Tony Award nods.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Shed Is Finally Open. Here’s What You Need to Know. by Joshua Barone

We offer a guide to navigating the new arts center set amid the towers of Hudson Yards.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Exit Interview: Jeremy Pope Says Goodbye to ‘Choir Boy,’ and Hello to the Temptations by Joshua Barone

Without missing a beat, the 26-year-old actor is moving from one Broadway show to another — and leaving behind a role he has owned since 2013.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

At the Paris Opera, a Biblical Tale Told With Rothko and Children by Joshua Barone

The director Romeo Castellucci explains some of the striking imagery in his staging of Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio.”

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘DAU’ Has Finally Opened in Paris. Does It Live Up to the Hype? by Joshua Barone

The immersive experience, with its frequent problems yet mounting mystique, is beginning to court comparisons with the Fyre Festival.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Drama Book Shop Hosts Its Final Event Before Closing by Joshua Barone

On Friday, as the beloved store’s shelves approached emptiness before it relocates, it brought in the playwrights Annie Baker and Amy Herzog for a reading.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Shed, a Rare New Arts Center on the Hudson, Is Set to Open by Joshua Barone

For its first season, beginning in April, the Shed has commissioned more than a dozen exhibitions, performances and lectures across disciplines.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Holidays in New York City: An Event Guide by Joshua Barone

The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, a site-specific “Christmas Carol” and more concerts, plays and events this holiday season.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Park Avenue Armory Plans Premieres and Returns by Joshua Barone

The venue has announced its 2019 season, which will include a new play by Christopher Shinn, art by Hito Steyerl and concerts by Barbara Hannigan.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

How ‘A Chorus Line’ Veterans Pass It on to a New Generation by Joshua Barone

New York City Center’s gala production of the musical is being staged by Bob Avian and Baayork Lee, who have been with the show since its inception.

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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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