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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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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tony Kushner Plans a Trump Play, and a New ‘West Side Story’ by Joshua Barone

Mr. Kushner said in an interview with The Daily Beast that he was working on a play set two years before the 2016 election.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Young Vic Theater in London Unveils Its 2017-18 Season by Joshua Barone

A new play in the spirit of “Angels in America” and a revival of a work by Tarell Alvin McCraney of “Moonlight” are among the highlights.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Danny Boyle Assembles a Starry Cast for ‘The Children’s Monologues’ by Joshua Barone

Charlize Theron, James McAvoy and Ewan McGregor are among the participants in the production, which will be performed Nov. 13 at Carnegie Hall.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

‘The Cradle Will Rock’ Returns With Its Brazen Politics Intact by Joshua Barone

Opera Saratoga is staging Marc Blitzstein’s opera on its 80th anniversary, in a year when political messages onstage are under acute scrutiny.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Laurie Metcalf to Leave ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Joshua Barone

Ms. Metcalf, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the play on Broadway, will depart on July 23 and be replaced by the Tony winner Julie White.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Crossing the Line Festival Includes a Dancer’s Mini-Residency by Joshua Barone

The French Institute Alliance Française has unveiled its lineup for the 11th edition of the festival, which returns Sept. 6 through Oct. 15.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

‘Indecent’ to Remain Open on Broadway, Despite Closing Notice by Joshua Barone

The play, which won two Tony Awards and was set to close on June 25, will now be open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Is to Open Off Broadway at the New Group by Joshua Barone

The satirical musical, which was planned for Broadway more than 10 years ago but never arrived, will have its first proper New York run next season.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online by Joshua Barone

Playbills, posters and ephemera from the performing arts center’s history is now available through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive.

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Steven Pasquale, Set to Star in ‘Junk,’ Backs Out of ‘Brigadoon’ by Joshua Barone

The actor, who was cast in a new play by Ayad Akhtar, has left the musical “Brigadoon” over scheduling and will be replaced by Patrick Wilson.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Despite Tony Wins, ‘Indecent’ Announces Its Broadway Closing by Joshua Barone

Paula Vogel’s theater-history play, which was nominated for three awards and won two, will close June 25.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ to Close on Broadway by Joshua Barone

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which was nominated for three Tony Awards but won none of them, will close on June 25.

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‘Six Degrees of Separation’ Broadway Revival to Close Early by Joshua Barone

Despite a celebrity cast including Allison Janney, the play failed to catch on at the box office and will close on June 18.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants Musical to Open on Broadway by Joshua Barone

The musical, which features songs by a long roster including David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper and John Legend, will open this fall at the Palace Theater.

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Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ Musical Sets Broadway Opening by Joshua Barone

“Escape to Margaritaville,” which features new songs and past hits by Mr. Buffett, will begin performances at the Marquis Theater in February.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

A New Play by Lynn Nottage, and More, Coming Soon to the Public Theater by Joshua Barone

Next season, the theater is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its home on Lafayette Street. Here are some highlights.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Audible Creates $5 Million Fund for Emerging Playwrights by Joshua Barone

The audiobook giant announced that it would commission new one- or two-character audio plays, which would be released beginning later this year.

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Alanis Morissette Has Written a Musical Based on ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Joshua Barone

The new musical, with music and lyrics by Ms. Morissette and a book by Diablo Cody, is to be directed by Diane Paulus at the American Repertory Theater.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

‘Transparent,’ the Musical: Coming Soon? by Joshua Barone

Faith Soloway, a writer for the Amazon series who is the sister of its creator, will present the show “Should ‘Transparent’ Become a Musical?” at Joe’s Pub.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ivo van Hove and Pina Bausch Highlight BAM’s Next Wave Festival by Joshua Barone

The festival, which features 31 programs from Sept. 14 through Dec. 16, will be the penultimate one overseen by its founding director, Joseph V. Melillo.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

An Adventurous First Season for Skirball Center’s New Director by Joshua Barone

Jay Wegman, who left the Abrons Arts Center to lead Skirball last year, has unveiled an ambitious first season.

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‘The Red Shoes’ and ‘Brigadoon’: City Center’s New Season by Joshua Barone

A ballet by Matthew Bourne, a gala production of “Brigadoon” and the 25th anniversary of Encores! are among the highlights.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Terrence McNally and ‘Carmen Jones’: Classic Stage Company’s New Season by Joshua Barone

The Off Broadway theater’s 50th anniversary season is organized into three acts: Shakespeare, Americans and musical theater.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Rhinebeck Retreat Announces New Musicals for Development by Joshua Barone

This year’s class for the summer residency include 19 artists who will work on nine musicals.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A ‘Downton Abbey’ Star Is Coming to Broadway by Joshua Barone

Elizabeth McGovern will star in a revival of “Time and the Conways” at Roundabout Theater Company this fall.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alec Baldwin as Rex Tillerson? Yes, in This Play by Joshua Barone

The Public and National theaters plan to stage the documentary play “All the President’s Men?” for one night at the Town Hall.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance to Return to Broadway in ‘Farinelli and the King’ by Joshua Barone

The play, written by Claire van Kampen and also starring the countertenor Iestyn Davies, will open at the Belasco Theater in December.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New York Theater Workshop Unveils 2017-18 Season by Joshua Barone

The season, which includes five productions, opens with a play by Amy Herzog and a musical by the Bengsons, both directed by Anne Kauffman.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Highlights From Atlantic Theater Company’s 2017-18 Season by Joshua Barone

Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award-winning play “Hangmen,” and Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz’s musical “This Ain’t No Disco” are among the premieres.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Cate Blanchett to Star in ‘All About Eve’ in London by Joshua Barone

This stage version of the 1950 film, which will be adapted and directed by Ivo van Hove, is planned for the West End in spring 2018.

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