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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tonys Benefit Event Postponed Amid Unrest by Peter Libbey

Broadway.com delayed its “Show of Shows,” set to air Sunday online, in solidarity with those “in the fight for equality and unity” after George Floyd’s death, the site said.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

John Legend, Memorial Day Events and More Livestreaming This Week by Peter Libbey

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for in coming days, and when to tune in.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Margaret Atwood Reads Fables: Livestreaming Today by Peter Libbey

Appointment viewing is back. Find out which online events to look for today, and when to tune in.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

No Stage? No Problem. Playwrights Horizons Debuts a Series of Audio Plays. by Peter Libbey

The podcast series features world premieres by the playwrights Robert O’Hara, Heather Christian, Lucas Hnath and Jeremy O. Harris, among others.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

New York Events at Smaller Venues Go On by Peter Libbey and Lauren Messman

Some places have decided to remain open: movies and theater for smaller audiences, galleries by appointment, comedy clubs, jazz, zoos and the Statue of Liberty.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Finalists for Clive Barnes Awards Announced by Peter Libbey

Aran Bell and Roman Mejia among the nominees in the dance category. Sophia Anne Caruso and three actors new to Broadway are competing for the theater prize.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Hometown Exhibition Will Showcase August Wilson’s Process by Peter Libbey

The show will open in the late fall at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Riz Ahmed and Kahlil Joseph Among New Faces in BAM’s New Season by Peter Libbey

Favorites like Reggie Wilson and Steve Reich will also appear at the arts center in Fort Greene.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2019 by Sara Aridi and Peter Libbey

At their best, the artists who died this year could make us see the world in new ways — even as they made us laugh and cry. Here is a tribute to some of them, in their own words.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Cage Cunningham Fellowship Puts a Spotlight on Light by Peter Libbey

Jennifer Tipton, a lighting designer who works in dance, theater and opera, is this year’s recipient of the award from the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Coming to N.Y.U. Skirball: De Keersmaeker, ‘Apollon’ and Kafka by Peter Libbey

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, the Wooster Group and Toshiki Okada lead the roster of dance and theater artists.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Survey of Most Produced Plays Shows Diversity by Peter Libbey

Works by Lauren Gunderson, Lauren Yee and Larissa FastHorse see multiple productions, while “Bright Star” proves a popular musical.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hal Prince, Through the Archives of The Times by Peter Libbey

The Broadway director and producer was a mainstay in the pages of The New York Times.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Abrons Arts Center’s Coming Season to Explore Difficult Topics by Peter Libbey

The 2019-2020 slate includes performance pieces that deal with blackface, environmental destruction and colonialism.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Sarah Silverman Has Written a Musical by Peter Libbey

Atlantic Theater Company will host the world premiere of “The Bedwetter,” based on her 2010 memoir, along with a new play by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Daniel Fish’s ‘White Noise’ Set for American Debut by Peter Libbey

The fall season at N.Y.U. Skirball Center will also include 10 interdisciplinary performance works by artists like John Kelly and Mette Ingvartsen.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

How Do You Build a Giant Glass Box? Very Carefully by Peter Libbey

A team of workers spent Friday at the Park Avenue Armory putting together the centerpiece of the set for “The Lehman Trilogy,” an 800-square-foot transparent cube.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

JACK Arts Venue Finds a New Home and Some New Leadership by Peter Libbey

This space, in Brooklyn, plans to move into new quarters by midsummer. JACK also will have a new full-time co-director, Jordana De La Cruz.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to Play Macbeth Onstage at the Geffen Playhouse by Peter Libbey

Mr. Coster-Waldau, known for playing Jaime Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” is no stranger to the bloody side of feudal politics.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

‘Fairview’ Will Return to the New York Stage by Peter Libbey

Theater for a New Audience will present Jackie Sibblies Drury’s shape-shifting play, which had its premiere at Soho Rep.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

‘American Son’ Play Starring Kerry Washington Will Be Adapted by Netflix by Peter Libbey

Ms. Washington said on “The Tonight Show” on Monday that the Netflix version will “kind of be this movie-play hybrid event.”

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Martin Luther King Day: 4 Ways to Honor His Legacy by Peter Libbey

An art exhibition, a play and more events that will help you commemorate the civil rights leader.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Artists We Lost in 2018, in Their Words by Sara Aridi and Peter Libbey

Quotes from notable actors, musicians, writers and dancers who made us laugh and cry and look at the world in new, myriad ways.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Aims to Update Southern Canon by Peter Libbey

The company will commission 22 plays, with more than half set to go to female playwrights and playwrights of color, its artistic director said.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dianne Wiest Is a Boulder, but Not for Halloween by Peter Libbey

The star is revisiting her role in Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” at Madison Square Park, in a costume by Arlene Shechet, whose art is on display there.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

This Season’s Most Produced Play: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Peter Libbey

Lucas Hnath’s Ibsen sequel will be seen at 27 theaters, and work by women is dramatically represented on American Theater magazine’s annual tally.

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‘Who Will Remember Her, Once She is Buried?’ by Peter Libbey

In plays like “Intractable Woman,” about a murdered investigative journalist, Stefano Massini seeks to create a “biopsy of reality.”

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

How Next Wave Is It? Joseph V. Melillo Picks His Kind of Show From His Final Program by Peter Libbey

From circus to Sophocles, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s executive producer leaves his mark.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Financial Saga ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Is Headed to New York by Peter Libbey

Stefano Massini’s play about the Lehman brothers earned acclaim in London and will make its North American debut at the Park Avenue Armory in March.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 Festival Albertine to Explore Democracy and Its Future by Peter Libbey

Masha Gessen has organized six panels on the theme of reimagining democracy that cover topics like “A Post-Work World.”

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus Win Horton Foote Prize for Plays by Peter Libbey

Ms. Yee won the outstanding new American play award for “Cambodian Rock Band,” and Ms. Backhaus’s “India Pale Ale” won promising new American play.

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