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Friday, July 1, 2022

A Chameleon Flies From ‘The Blacklist’ to ‘The Kite Runner’ by Laura Zornosa

After nine seasons on the NBC series, Amir Arison is making his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s popular 2003 novel.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

‘Raisin in the Sun’ and ‘Harder They Come’ to Be Part of Public Theater Season by Laura Zornosa

Two new works by Suzan-Lori Parks will be included in a season that delves into “relationships between Black and white America.”

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Phylicia Rashad Wins Tony for Best Featured Actress for ‘Skeleton Crew’ by Laura Zornosa

“It’s wonderful to present humanity in its fullness and to feel it received,” said Rashad, who played the factory worker Faye.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

This High School Musical Teaches Confidence, Power and Team Work by Laura Zornosa

Step dance helps students at Brooklyn Transition Center focus and release excess energy — and it plays a starring role in their musical, “In the Stuy.”

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

18 Arts Organizations of Color Selected for National Initiative by Laura Zornosa

The Wallace Foundation will fund approximately $2 million to $3 million in support for each organization, spread across the country, over the next five years.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

K-Pop Star Luna to Make Broadway Debut in ‘KPOP’ the Musical by Laura Zornosa

The show, which had an Off Broadway run in 2017, will begin previews this fall at Circle in the Square Theater.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Warhol-mania: Why the Famed Pop Artist Is Everywhere Again by Laura Zornosa

Andy Warhol is currently the subject of a Netflix documentary series, an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and multiple theatrical works.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

11,000 Free Pairs of Shoes Will Dance Across New York by Laura Zornosa

The creative reuse center Materials for the Arts is working with the Joyce Theater and Karen Brooks Hopkins, the former BAM president, to distribute dance shoes at no cost.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

New York Artists in Need Can Apply for $1,000 a Month by Laura Zornosa

A $125 million program offering guaranteed income to 2,400 artists across New York State who can demonstrate financial need is now accepting applications.

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Friday, December 31, 2021

Under the Radar Theater Festival Canceled as Omicron Surges by Laura Zornosa

The Public Theater’s annual showcase for experimental work was the latest sign of the variant’s impact on live performance.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Hugh Jackman Announces He Has Covid-19 by Laura Zornosa

The show joins other productions that have been suspended, including the Temptations musical “Ain’t Too Proud,” which will close for good on Jan. 16.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A ‘Nutcracker’ Performance Is Canceled, as the Virus Halts Holiday Shows by Laura Zornosa

New York City Ballet canceled Tuesday night’s performance, and a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Carnegie Hall was called off.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

In 'Tick, Tick ... Boom!,' Robin de Jesús Showcases His Range by Laura Zornosa

In the film, this queer Puerto Rican actor gets to showcase his range, stepping into a more mature role as Michael.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tour the Old Steel Town at the Center of ‘Lackawanna Blues’ by Laura Zornosa and Malik Rainey

In his Broadway play, Ruben Santiago-Hudson revisits the Lackawanna, N.Y., of his youth. A lot has changed since the late 1950s and ’60s, reflected here in recent photographs of the area.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A Playwright Has a Message: Anti-Asian Hate Isn’t New by Laura Zornosa

Lionelle Hamanaka wrote “Covid Crime” to bring the conversation surrounding such attacks to her neighbors in Manhattan.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

‘Black No More’ to Land Off Broadway This Winter by Laura Zornosa

The musical will feature the theatrical debut of the Roots’ Black Thought, who will be writing the music and lyrics and be in a lead role.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

‘Wicked’ Returns With a Surprise Guest: Kristin Chenoweth by Laura Zornosa

The star, who originated the role of Glinda, helped welcome back the show, which has been seen by more than 60 million people in 100 cities around the world.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

JoJo Siwa to Have First Same-Sex ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Partner by Laura Zornosa

The “Dance Moms” alum and TikTok personality will join the ABC show as the first contestant to compete in a same-sex pairing.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

‘1, 2, 3 … Exhale Together’: Broadway Families, Reunited at Last by Laura Zornosa

Before the reopenings were the in-person reunions. And hugs. So many hugs. Here’s a look at some of the first emotional moments on the road back.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Is Jeremy O. Harris’s Play for ‘Gossip Girl’ Real? Now It Is. by Laura Zornosa

Joshua Safran’s “Gossip Girl” reboot filmed a scene from an imaginary work by the “Slave Play” playwright. Then the Public Theater commissioned it.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Museum of Broadway in Times Square Sets New Opening Date by Laura Zornosa

The first institution dedicated to the history of the Great White Way and the artistry of its shows and theaters plans to welcome visitors next summer.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

New Work by Suzan-Lori Parks to Be Part of Public Theater Season by Laura Zornosa

“The Visitor” and “cullud wattah,” two shows postponed by the pandemic, will get their premieres alongside works by James Ijames, Shaina Taub and Lloyd Suh.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

American Ballet Theater’s Executive Director Announces Her Departure by Laura Zornosa

Kara Medoff Barnett, who has held the post for the last five and a half years, will leave later this year.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Head of Classic Stage Company to Depart in 2022 by Laura Zornosa

The Tony Award-winning director John Doyle will leave after six years at the theater — but not before directing two musicals.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

17 New York Arts Organizations Are Among Those Receiving $30 Million by Laura Zornosa

The Queens Museum, Harlem Stage and 44 other groups were chosen to receive aid from Bloomberg Philanthropies for digital innovation.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

‘Waitress’ Is Returning to Broadway. So Is Sara Bareilles. by Laura Zornosa

The popular musical secured a limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theater this fall. The singer and songwriter will reprise her role for six weeks.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Diverse Dance Companies Get a Lift From a New Partner: MacKenzie Scott by Laura Zornosa

The philanthropist gave millions to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispánico, Dance Theater of Harlem and Urban Bush Women in her latest round of gifts.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Juneteenth: 7 Events for Celebrating the Holiday in New York by Laura Zornosa

On Saturday, many of the city’s cultural venues are holding performances and parties to mark the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

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