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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Head of Huntington Theater Company Resigns Amid Internal Strife by Julia Jacobs

Peter DuBois, who was artistic director at the Boston company for 12 years, said he hoped that his resignation would make room for more diversity.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

MacArthur Foundation Announces 21 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners by Julia Jacobs

The writer N. K. Jemisin and the playwright Larissa FastHorse are among the fellows recognized for their “exceptional creativity” with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000.

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MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Winners for 2020: The Full List by Julia Jacobs

The MacArthur fellowships are awarded for “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.” Below are this year’s fellows.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Theater Operator Sues Insurers That Denied It Coronavirus Payments by Julia Jacobs

Jujamcyn Theaters, the operator of five Broadway houses, asserts that it was wrongfully denied insurance coverage after the pandemic forced it to shut down.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

New York Theaters Open Up Lobbies for Racial Justice Protesters by Julia Jacobs

The Public Theater and Atlantic Theater Company are among those welcoming demonstrators into their buildings.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Poll Shows One Hurdle to Reopening Broadway: Fear of Jerks by Julia Jacobs

A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll found that theatergoers who are hesitant to return worry that the people around them won’t follow the rules.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Upstate Will Be First to Test New York’s Arts Appetite by Julia Jacobs

Under the governor’s reopening plan, theaters, museums and community art centers upstate will open well before city venues. Will visitors come?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tony Awards Postponed Amid Coronavirus Crisis by Julia Jacobs

The 74th annual ceremony and television broadcast won’t happen until Broadway reopens. How shows will be eligible remains to be determined.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Meets an Arena Full of Students by Julia Jacobs

Madison Square Garden opened its doors for the first time to a Broadway play, as well as to thousands of students from across the city. There were a few logistical hurdles.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘West Side Story’ Stalemate: Bernardo’s Staying. So Are Protesters. by Julia Jacobs

What is the proper punishment for #MeToo-era infractions? Demonstrators have been calling for Amar Ramasar’s removal from the cast because of his role in a photo-sharing scandal at City Ba…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In ‘Coal Country,’ Memories From a Mining Tragedy Live On by Julia Jacobs

A new documentary play at the Public Theater weaves together interviews from people whose lives were forever changed by the 2010 mining disaster in West Virginia.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Dancer Tries to Quell ‘West Side Story’ Controversy: ‘I Am Not a Victim’ by Julia Jacobs

Protesters have sought to remove Amar Ramasar from the musical over a photo-sharing scandal, but his girlfriend said she had forgiven him for sending explicit pictures of her.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Complaint Filed After Door Closes on Drag Performers With Down Syndrome by Julia Jacobs

A Republican congressional candidate declined to host the performers, questioning whether they could give their “full and informed consent.”

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

‘West Side Story’ Producers Announce Cast for Broadway Revival by Julia Jacobs

The production will include Isaac Powell of “Once on this Island” and the New York City Ballet star Amar Ramasar.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

‘Ink’ Spot: Rupert and Friends Catch Murdoch Play on Broadway by Julia Jacobs

The media mogul attended the Tony Award-nominated play with an entourage of past and present editors of the British tabloid depicted in it.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Teenagers Charged With Setting Fire to Shakespeare Theater in Connecticut by Julia Jacobs

The fire in January reduced the historic building, opened in 1955, to a smoldering mound of mangled steel.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Public Theater Sues Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel, Alleging Trademark Violation by Julia Jacobs

The lawsuit claims that by introducing entertainment like musical performances and theater, the Public hotel on the Lower East Side is sowing confusion.

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