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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company Season to Feature Isabelle Huppert by Peter Libbey

The French actress will star in a play by Florian Zeller on a roster that also includes a musical based on “The Secret Life of Bees.”

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Second Stage Season Brings World Premieres and a First by Peter Libbey

Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men,” the first Broadway production of a play by an Asian-American female playwright, will start the season in June.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: Full List of Nominations by Peter Libbey

The nominated shows, actors, designers and more.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

When ‘Hair’ Opened on Broadway, It Courted Controversy From the Start by Peter Libbey

When the rock musical opened on Broadway in April 1968, our critic called it the first “in some time to have the authentic voice of today.”

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

‘Riverdale’ Brings Broadway to the Small Screen With ‘Carrie: The Musical’ by Peter Libbey

The teen drama’s musical episode, which airs Wednesday, is part of a tradition of television shows dipping into musical theater.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Novels by Kazuo Ishiguro and Zadie Smith Are Adapted for Stage by Peter Libbey

“The Remains of the Day” will have its debut in Northampton, England, in February, and “White Teeth” will take its first bow in London in October.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Elaine May Returning to Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan Play by Peter Libbey

“The Waverly Gallery” will feature Michael Cera and Lucas Hedges along with Ms. May, who has not appeared on Broadway in more than 50 years.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New York Theater Workshop Unveils 2018-19 Season by Peter Libbey

Works by Anna Deavere Smith, Martyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, Jeremy O. Harris and Madeleine George are slated to run.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Leah Nanako Winkler Is Awarded the 2018 Yale Drama Series Prize by Peter Libbey

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar chose Ms. Nanako Winkler’s play “God Said This” from more than 1,600 submissions.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano to Star in ‘True West’ on Broadway by Peter Libbey

Roundabout Theater Company announced Tuesday that its new production of “True West” will begin previews in December at the American Airlines Theater.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Curses! And Why They Work So Well Onstage (Sometimes) by Peter Libbey

Playwrights talk about how to use profanities for maximum effect — and how they can backfire.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces Its Upcoming Season by Peter Libbey

Three plays about contemporary America will be staged during the 2018-19 season, including a double bill of Samuel D. Hunter’s “Lewiston” and “Clarkston.”

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘Torch Song’ Set to Return to Its Original Broadway Home by Peter Libbey

The revival of Harvey Fierstein’s multipart play about the life of a drag performer will open at the Helen Hayes Theater in November.

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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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