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Friday, February 16, 2018

‘Unmasked,’ a Musical Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, to Open at Playhouse in N.J. by Peter Libbey

The production, created by Richard Curtis and John Doyle, will feature new songs by the composer and some of his most well-known.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Topicality and Risk in Next Playwrights Horizons Season by Peter Libbey

The Off Broadway theater will present works by Craig Lucas and Halley Feiffer, as well as the first major New York showings for Larissa FastHorse and Tori Sampson.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Williamstown Theater Festival Announces Its 2018 Season by Peter Libbey

Matthew Broderick, Mary-Louise Parker and Tavi Gevinson will appear this summer in plays by Douglas Carter Beane, Adam Rapp and Carson McCullers.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Rhea Perlman Replaces Rosie O’Donnell in Off Broadway Role by Peter Libbey

Ms. Perlman will assume Ms. O’Donnell’s part in the New Group production of David Rabe’s “Good for Otto.”

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Monday, January 22, 2018

At Shakespeare in the Park, Everyday New Yorkers Will Take the Stage by Peter Libbey

For the first time, a production from Public Works, the Public Theater’s participatory theater program, will be part of the free summer shows in Central Park.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Actors Company Theater Set to Close This Year by Peter Libbey

“Three Wise Guys” will be the final production for the Actors Company Theater.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Curran in San Francisco Gets Go-Go’s Musical Before Broadway by Peter Libbey

The Curran Theater in San Francisco will host “Head Over Heels” from April 10 to May 6 to start off the theater’s first full season after being renovated.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

3 Promising Musical Theater Writers Receive $100,000 Prizes by Peter Libbey

This year’s Kleban Prizes go to Alan Schmuckler, Amanda Yesnowitz, and Christian Duhamel.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Five Festivals for the Open-Minded Theater and Dance Lover by Peter Libbey

These showcases tend to highlight the experimental and the offbeat.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

‘Hamilton’ Leads a Strong Week on Broadway by Peter Libbey

The 32 plays and musicals currently on Broadway brought in $35,796,213 between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24, almost $5 million more than last year.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Gracie Gardner Wins Prize for Play With Unprintable Title by Peter Libbey

Her new play “P____ Sludge,” which won the 2017 Relentless Award, tells the story of a woman who menstruates crude oil.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017 by Andrew R. Chow and Peter Libbey

Artists who died this year left behind gripping scenes, profound turns of phrase, unforgettable melodies and plenty of laughter. We pay tribute to a few of the most notable — through their…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Theater Professionals Can Seek Mediation in Sexual Harassment Cases by Peter Libbey

The actress Marin Ireland and the lawyer Norman Siegel announced a six-month pilot project to offer the confidential service to the theater community.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

‘The Season of Womyn’ Is Coming to the Flea Theater by Peter Libbey

The nonprofit theater in TriBeCa will offer three world premieres in its coming season, starting with a new play by Steph Del Rosso on Jan. 22.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Celebrating Barbara Cook’s Life With Songs and Stories by Peter Libbey

“A Tribute to Barbara Cook” will honor her life and work with a night of songs, stories and speeches on Dec. 18. Ms. Cook died this year at age 89.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Israel Horovitz Plays Canceled After Sexual Misconduct Accusations by Peter Libbey

Two theaters pulled plays from their schedules after The New York Times reported the accusations of nine women.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Bruce Springsteen’s Tenure on Broadway Has Been Extended by Peter Libbey

The singer’s sold-out solo show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” was extended from Feb. 28 through June 30, 2018.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Bound for Broadway at 50 by Peter Libbey

A landmark play about gay life returns to the stage, this time on Broadway.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Rock, Reminiscence and Sci-Fi Will Be Part of Under the Radar Festival by Peter Libbey

The January event is notable for introducing works outside the theatrical mainstream.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Rosie O’Donnell Joins Cast of David Rabe Play by Peter Libbey

She will perform alongside Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and F. Murray Abraham in the New Group production of “Good for Otto.”

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stratford Festival in Ontario Gets Record Donation by Peter Libbey

The pledge of 10 million Canadian dollars, or about $7.8 million, is intended to help pay for a new theater space for the annual festival.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

LuPone Surgery Forces ‘War Paint’ to Announce Early Closing by Peter Libbey

The musical, about dueling cosmetics executives, will wrap up on Nov. 5.

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