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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Dance Theater of Harlem Names a New Artistic Director by Julia Jacobs

The choreographer Robert Garland will take over next year, succeeding Virginia Johnson, who was appointed by Arthur Mitchell, the company’s co-founder.

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

At Lincoln Center, Addicted to Swing and Back on the Dance Floor by Julia Jacobs, Rachel Sherman and Evelyn Freja

After a pandemic hiatus, dancing under the stars has returned, uniting old friends and acquaintances.

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Lea Michele Is Well Aware That the Pressure Is On by Julia Jacobs

She’s landed her dream role in “Funny Girl.” Now she’s tasked with rescuing the faltering Broadway show and proving that she is not the person she once was.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Joyce Theater Names a New Programming Director by Julia Jacobs

Danni Gee, a former Alvin Ailey dancer and SummerStage festival curator, will program the dance-dedicated Joyce Theater.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Julie Benko Was the ‘Funny Girl’ No One Had Heard of, Until Now by Julia Jacobs

The actress, who covered for Beanie Feldstein, gets the part to herself for the next month, and Broadway fans are thrilled for her.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

The Knights of Medieval Times Will Carry Union Cards With Their Lances by Julia Jacobs

The horsemen, courtiers, stablehands and other performers at ye olde New Jersey tourist attraction formed a new kind of medieval guild when they voted to unionize.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Ballet Theater Promotes Several Dancers, Including 3 to Principal by Julia Jacobs

Catherine Hurlin and Roman Zhurbin will join the company’s highest rank, as will Daniel Camargo, who first started performing with the company last month.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Lea Michele to Star in ‘Funny Girl’ After Beanie Feldstein’s Departure by Julia Jacobs

The former “Glee” star will share the stage with Tovah Feldshuh, who will replace Jane Lynch as Fanny Brice’s mother, starting Sept. 6.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Beanie Feldstein to Depart ‘Funny Girl’ Earlier Than Expected by Julia Jacobs

The actress announced on Instagram that she would be leaving the musical at the end of July, two months earlier than previously announced.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Little Amal, a Refugee Puppet Who Traveled Europe, Will Visit New York by Julia Jacobs

Last year, the 12-foot-tall Syrian girl trekked from Turkey to Britain to find her mother. This fall, she’ll visit all five boroughs.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Jennifer Hudson Becomes an EGOT as Co-Producer of ‘A Strange Loop’ by Julia Jacobs

The singer and actress was added as a producer of the show as it transitioned to Broadway.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Amar Ramasar Leaves City Ballet, but Plans to Keep Balanchine Close by Julia Jacobs and Rachel Sherman

The ballet star discusses what’s next in his first interview since he won his job with the company back after a nude photo sharing scandal.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

David Threlfall on ‘Hangmen’ and his last Tony nomination, 40 years ago. by Julia Jacobs

The actor had been hankering to get back to Broadway after last appearing there in the 1990s. “Hangmen,” for which he received a Tony nomination, gave him that chance.

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Performing a Comedy About Abortion, Watching the Supreme Court by Julia Jacobs

Alison Leiby had just performed her show “Oh God, a Show About Abortion” when she learned of the leaked draft opinion showing that the court could be on the verge of overturning Roe v. W…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

A Dancer’s Farewell, Not as Choreographed by Julia Jacobs and Zachary Small

Abi Stafford Lillo left City Ballet amid a family feud and a dispute over whether a choreographer had body-shamed her or she lacked the strength to dance her final role.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

How ‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Beat Broadway at the Grammys by Julia Jacobs

With their award for “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” two musical theater newcomers won against veterans like Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

The Flea Theater, Experimenting Again, Walks a New Tightrope by Julia Jacobs

Back from the brink of extinction, the Off Off Broadway fixture is testing a new structure that gives artists the autonomy they demanded.

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

New York City Ballet Promotes Three Men to Principal Dancers by Julia Jacobs

Harrison Ball, Jovani Furlan and Peter Walker were elevated to replace a trio of retiring — or soon to retire — dancers.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Joaquina Kalukango Isn’t Afraid to Speak Up Anymore by Julia Jacobs

Before leading her first Broadway musical in “Paradise Square,” she had long deferred to others in the rehearsal room — until she realized how much she has to share.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Jacob’s Pillow Announces Lineup for 2022 Season by Julia Jacobs

The influential dance festival is returning to its indoor theater after the pandemic complicated the last two seasons.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Not Off the Rack: This Year’s Bespoke ‘Nutcracker’ at City Ballet by Julia Jacobs

After the pandemic pause, nearly 130 costumes had to be remade for a cast that’s older and taller. Built in? Ways to adjust them back down in size.

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Praise for Stephen Sondheim at ‘Company’ and ‘Assassins' by Matt Stevens, Sadiba Hasan and Julia Jacobs

“I would ask you to sit back and luxuriate in his extraordinary words and music,” the director John Doyle said before Friday’s performance of the “Assassins” revival.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim Tributes Pour In From Stars by Scott Heller and Julia Jacobs

Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others mourned and celebrated the essential composer and lyricist, who died at 91.

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Monday, November 8, 2021

‘I Think We’re Cousins?’: ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Performers Realize Link by Julia Jacobs

A post in a family Facebook group led an actor and a musician in the Broadway musical to discover that they are distant cousins.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

City Ballet Promotes Dancers Amid Veteran Departures by Julia Jacobs

Unity Phelan and Indiana Woodward will become principal dancers, helping to fill a gap left by an unusually high number of retirements.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Tony for Best Musical by Julia Jacobs

The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film scored 10 Tony Awards on Sunday, making it the night’s big winner.

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'The Inheritance' Wins Best Play at the Tony Awards by Julia Jacobs

Lopez’s drama, inspired by the novel “Howards End” by E.M. Forster, is a sprawling two-part play about gay culture in the wake of the AIDS epidemic.

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'A Soldier's Play' Wins for Best Revival of a Play by Julia Jacobs

Accepting the award, the director Kenny Leon said the names of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, two Black people killed by the police last year.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

'Hamilton' Reopens on Broadway to Giddy Crowds by Julia Jacobs

Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage and Al Roker revs up the crowd on a night of Broadway reopenings.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Makes an Appearance at 'Hamilton' by Julia Jacobs

Setting the mood for the evening, the show’s creator joined fans on the street to celebrate the return of Broadway.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

New York City Ballet Taps Diana Taylor to Lead Its Board by Julia Jacobs

A finance leader and Michael R. Bloomberg’s partner, Ms. Taylor is the first woman to chair the company’s board.

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