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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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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Unite for Science by Joshua Barone

The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

An Opera About Robert Moses Is Among the River to River Festival Highlights by Joshua Barone

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has unveiled its lineup for the 16th annual festival of dance, music, theater and visual art.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

‘House of Cards’ Stars Join ‘Julius Caesar’ at Shakespeare in the Park by Joshua Barone

Elizabeth Marvel and Corey Stoll are among the initial cast members announced for the Public Theater’s Central Park season this summer.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A Nobel Laureate Takes on Trump in Her Latest Play by Joshua Barone

Excerpts from Elfriede Jelinek’s “On the Royal Road: The Burgher King,” a work inspired by the president, will be presented in New York on Monday.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Kurt Weill: How Germany Finally Unearthed a National Treasure by Joshua Barone

With the help of the Weill Festival, the composer’s home country has slowly but surely restored the legacy of one of its musical heroes.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oscar Isaac and Keegan-Michael Key Will Star in ‘Hamlet’ at the Public Theater by Joshua Barone

The director Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, which has had a rocky road to fruition, will open in June.

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A ‘Hamlet’ With Oscar Isaac, Once Canceled, Will Run at the Public Theater by Joshua Barone

The director Sam Gold’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, which has had a rocky road to fruition, will open in June.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Big Apple Circus, Sold to the Highest Bidder, Will Return This Fall by Joshua Barone

The circus, which closed and filed for bankruptcy last year, was sold for $1.3 million and will reopen in time for its 40th anniversary.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ Will Return Off Broadway by Joshua Barone

The play, which won two Tony awards in 1983, will star Michael Urie in a revival at Second Stage Theater.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shopping for Chardonnay With the Queen of Wine-Soaked Cabaret by Joshua Barone

Bridget Everett, the actress and cabaret performer, returns to Joe’s Pub on Feb. 7 and 8 for her signature no-holds-barred show.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Roundabout Theater Announces 2 Premieres Off Broadway by Joshua Barone

New plays by Joshua Harmon and Lindsey Ferrentino will run at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theater next season.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

A First for Signature Theater’s Residency: Musical Theater by Joshua Barone

Dave Malloy, who wrote the book and score for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” and played Pierre, has received a Signature Theater residency.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tilt Kids Festival Returns With 8 Premieres by Joshua Barone

This event, a collaboration between the French Institute Alliance Française and Cultural Services, will run from March 4 through April 16.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

‘Hamilton’ Casts Its Next Lafayette and Jefferson by Joshua Barone

James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in “Aladdin,” will join the cast of “Hamilton” in mid-April.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ Musical Is Broadway Bound by Joshua Barone

“Escape From Margaritaville,” a musical written with new songs and classic hits, will go on tour before arriving in New York in spring 2018.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

MoMA PS1 Curator to Lead Performance Space 122 by Joshua Barone

Jenny Schlenzka, who has been hired as PS122’s first female artistic director, will take over in February.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Al Pacino and Judith Light to Star in Play About Tennessee Williams by Joshua Barone

Dotson Rader’s “God Looked Away” will open in February at the Pasadena Playhouse in California, ahead of a possible Broadway run.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center Unveils Spring 2017 Season by Joshua Barone

The season’s lineup includes premieres by the Hungarian theater troupe Bela Pinter and Company and the dancers Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney to Head Playwriting Program at Yale by Joshua Barone

Tarell Alvin McCraney, a Yale School of Drama graduate whose play is the basis of the celebrated film “Moonlight,” will return there

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