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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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Friday, August 24, 2018

Wildfire Smoke Disrupts Oregon Shakespeare Festival by Peter Libbey

Air-quality concerns have cost the theater festival about $2 million in ticket sales and led to cancellations of free outdoor performances.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Aasif Mandvi’s One-Man Show Will Return to New York by Peter Libbey

“Sakina’s Restaurant,” which originally ran in 1998, will play at the Minetta Lane Theater in October. A Patti Smith show is also in the new lineup.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Revamped Fringe Festival Returns to New York by Peter Libbey

The New York International Fringe Festival will be split into two, with one slate in Manhattan and a “bring your own venue” slate in the other boroughs.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Chocolate Factory Unveils Final Season in Its Current Home by Peter Libbey

The season — with work by Melanie Maar, Miguel Gutierrez and Niall Jones — is focused on creative process, ahead of a move to a new facility in 2020.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abrons Arts Center to Celebrate a Milestone With Political Work by Peter Libbey

Craig Peterson, the artistic director of the center, says the new season will focus how local issues on the Lower East Side mirror national concerns.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trump Has Yet to Award the National Arts Medals for 2016 by Peter Libbey

Other presidents have dawdled, too, but President Trump is the first to go this long without awarding national medals in the arts and humanities.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Poetry and Puppets Are Part of La MaMa’s Coming Season by Peter Libbey

Several world premieres are part of the 2018-19 season at La Mama Experimental Theater Club, which won the 2018 regional theater Tony Award.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

4 New Works Announced in New Group’s 2018-19 Season by Peter Libbey

They include a musical version of Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless,” Edie Falco’s turn as a Democratic political operative and a new play by Jesse Eisenberg.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Full List of 2018 Tony Award Winners by Peter Libbey

These are the winners of the 72nd annual Tony Awards.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Kerry Washington Is Going From the Beltway to Broadway by Peter Libbey

Ms. Washington and Steven Pasquale will star in the Broadway debut of Christopher Demos-Brown’s “American Son,” beginning in October.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Parkland Drama Teacher Will Receive Tonys’ Education Award by Peter Libbey

Melody Herzfeld, a survivor of the school shooting in Florida, will be given an excellence in theater education award from the Tonys and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

‘Hair Live!’ Is Coming to NBC in 2019 by Peter Libbey

The live telecast version of the musical will follow “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which aired in April and starred John Legend and Sara Bareilles.

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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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