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Saturday, November 19, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Cast’s Appeal to Pence Ignites Showdown With Trump by Patrick Healy

Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand an apology from the cast of “Hamilton,” which directly addressed Vice President-elect Mike Pence after a performance on Friday.

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Mike Pence Saw ‘Hamilton.’ The Cast Had Something to Say. by Christopher Mele and Patrick Healy

With the vice president-elect attending the show, the cast used the opportunity to make a statement emphasizing the need for the new presidential administration to work on behalf of all Amer…

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Lost in the Magic of London’s Theaters by Patrick Healy

London theater isn’t necessarily better, but its distinct pleasures and surprises can be thrilling, not least all of the acting royalty.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Christopher Shinn Returns With ‘An Opening in Time’ by Patrick Healy

After battling cancer, the playwright returns to the stage with a play he thought would be his last.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

News Analysis: ‘Hamilton’ and the Republican Hopefuls by Patrick Healy

Brash characters abound in the musical “Hamilton” and the Republican debate.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bernie Sanders Can Take Heart From a Broadway Champ by Patrick Healy

IF you want to support Senator Bernie Sanders for president but worry that he doesn’t have a shot against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, take heart from the Broadway…

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News Analysis: Bernie Sanders Can Take Heart From a Broadway Champ by Patrick Healy

An unlikely Tony winner could offer hope for the presidential candidate.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

‘Fun Home’ and ‘Curious Incident’ Top the Tonys by Michael Paulson and Patrick Healy

“Fun Home,” winner of the best musical, and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” best play, each collected five awards.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

'Red' Hot and Staying Cool by Patrick Healy

The much-praised London theater company Donmar Warehouse, despite the success of its "Red" on Broadway, does not plan to transfer plays willy-nilly to New York.

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Nonprofit Theaters Take On Bold Broadway Ventures This Fall by PATRICK HEALY

The Public Theater and Lincoln Center Theater, both nonprofits, are undertaking financially ambitious productions for the 2010-11 Broadway season.

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Late-Summer Slump Hits Broadway by PATRICK HEALY

Late summer Broadway box office earnings are down, especially at "The Addams Family" with Nathan Lane on vacation.

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Tony Awards Eligibility Calendar Has Broadway Worried by PATRICK HEALY

Tonys eligibility cutoff date is uncertain, leading to worries on Broadway

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N.E.A. Gives Grants to Five Theaters for New Plays by PATRICK HEALY

The grants, for $20,000 each, will go theaters in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Washington and Princeton, N.J.

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Off Off Off Broadway? Try Dublin by PATRICK HEALY

THE half-dozen cocktail tables on the sidewalk by Grogans Pub were mobbed with after-work, pint-packing patrons, but my companion that evening, the American actor Harris Yulin, promised that…

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Unlikely Path: Carrying Actors From Newcastle by PATRICK HEALY

Just as the miners portrayed in "The Pitmen Painters" never stray from their roots, the actors are themselves an unusual example of loyalty and collaboration.

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Soap Suds by Day, Political Drama by Night by PATRICK HEALY

The actress Florencia Lozano of “One Life to Live” has written “underneathmybed” — an Off Broadway play about Argentina’s “disappeared”…

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A Rock Impresario Gambles on ‘Spider-Man’ by PATRICK HEALY

Michael Cohl, the lead producer of the musical, is taking a risk on the most expensive show in Broadway history.

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Joe Mantello Will Act Again – For One Night by PATRICK HEALY

Joe Mantello to act again in a "Normal Heart" reading

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Second Chance for a Beast of Broadway by PATRICK HEALY

“La Bête,” a record-setting flop on Broadway in 1991 that was a hit in England the next year, is coming back, this time after being performed in London.

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‘Promises, Promises’ Will Close, but Questions Remain by PATRICK HEALY

The decision to close the show only nine months after opening is another reminder of the premium that producers put on star casting on Broadway — and the high costs and unpredictabilit…

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'Priscilla' Musical to Take Over 'West Side Story' Theater by PATRICK HEALY

"Priscilla Queen of the Desert," based on the 1994 movie about three Australian drag queens traveling by bus across the Outback, will begin preview performances at the Palace on Feb. 28, and…

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Producer Discusses the End of 'Promises, Promises' by PATRICK HEALY

Beth Williams said in a phone interview that the producers of the Broadway show "considered re-casting," but then decided against it.

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Kidman Coming Back to Broadway in 'Sweet Bird of Youth' by PATRICK HEALY

The revival of the Tennessee Williams play will be directed by David Cromer and is planned for the fall of 2011.

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'Promises, Promises' Will Close, but Questions Remain by PATRICK HEALY

Why would a hit show, which has grossed more than $25 million since opening in April, close shop?

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Lynn Nottage Awarded Steinberg Prize by PATRICK HEALY

The $200,000 Steinberg award for playwriting, the most lucrative prize in theater, will go to Lynn Nottage for her body of work.

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'Catch Me If You Can' Sets Broadway Opening Date by PATRICK HEALY

The addition of "Catch Me if You Can" to Broadway's 2010-11 schedule is also the clearest sign yet that "Love Never Dies" will not come to New York next spring as planned.

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Casting Announced for 'Merchant of Venice' on Broadway by PATRICK HEALY

Lily Rabe will reprise her acclaimed Central Park performance as Portia in this fall's Broadway transfer, but the play is also losing several actors who drew wide praise in the original prod…

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Baz Luhrmann to Bring 'Strictly Ballroom' to the Stage by PATRICK HEALY

Baz Luhrmann is moving forward on a long-intended stage musical adaptation of his first movie, "Strictly Ballroom," with hopes of bringing it to Broadway.

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