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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Novella Nelson, 78, Dies; Brought Authority to Myriad Roles by Richard Sandomir

An actress whose face was more familiar than her name, Ms. Nelson was seen onstage, in movies and on television for a half-century.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Glenne Headly, a Versatile and Scene-Stealing Actress, Dies at 62 by Richard Sandomir

After Ms. Headly‘s career took shape with the Steppenwolf theater group, she appeared in Hollywood films like “Dick Tracy” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

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Friday, May 19, 2017

William Brohn, Who Made Broadway Orchestras Sing, Dies at 84 by Richard Sandomir

“The central focus for you is to help the composer say what he wants to say,” Mr. Brohn said of his work as an orchestrator.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Michael Bogdanov, Shakespearean Stage Director, Dies at 78 by Richard Sandomir

Mr. Bogdanov also directed plays by Molière, Goethe, Chekhov, Gogol and Dylan Thomas, as well as musicals and operas. But a contemporary play nearly put him in jail.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Max Ferrá, a Trailblazer for Latino Theater, Dies at 79 by Richard Sandomir

The Cuban-born Mr. Ferrá was the first artistic director of the Intar Hispanic American Arts Center, an Off Broadway theater company that nurtures Latino playwrights.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

George S. Irving, Tony Winner and Voice of Heat Miser, Dies at 94 by Richard Sandomir

The actor appeared in many musicals and plays, and was a spokesman for White Owl cigars.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dick Latessa, Winner of a Tony for ‘Hairspray,’ Dies at 87 by Richard Sandomir

Mr. Latessa appeared in several Broadway shows — like “Follies,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Damn Yankees” — as well as on television and in films.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Eddie George Leaps to ‘Chicago’ From the N.F.L. by Richard Sandomir

Mr. George’s turn as Billy Flynn is a major step in his second act far from pro football.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ArtsBeat: Tough, Ribald Anne Meara Is Recalled at Tribute by Richard Sandomir

Family members Jerry, Amy and Ben Stiller recall Anne Meara, who died in May.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Calling Plays on a Broadway Gridiron by RICHARD SANDOMIR

Dan Lauria plays a legendary football coach in “Lombardi,” a play coming to Broadway. The N.F.L. is one of its producers.

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Calling Plays on a Broadway Gridiron by RICHARD SANDOMIR

Dan Lauria plays a legendary football coach in “Lombardi,” a play coming to Broadway. The N.F.L. is one of its producers.

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Hoop Dreams Next for 'Lombardi' Producers: A Larry Bird-Magic Johnson Play by Richard Sandomir

"Lombardi" producers aim to create a play about rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Broadway Play to Focus on Yankees - NYTimes.com by Richard Sandomir

Harry H. Frazee, the Broadway producer and Boston Red Sox owner who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1919, might have appreciated this: a play about the Yankees is headed to Broadway, perhap…

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

He Is 56, and Short, but Stars at 3 Positions by Richard Sandomir

Onstage at the Longacre Theater, Peter Scolari is in “Magic/Bird,” slipping in and out of characters, changing in and out of blazers, pullovers, warm-up suits and sneakers, and moving in…

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Peter Scolari Has 3 Big Roles in ‘Magic/Bird’ by Richard Sandomir

Peter Scolari, the actor known for “Bosom Buddies,” plays Red Auerbach, Pat Riley and Jerry Buss in the Broadway show about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

‘Magic/Bird,’ a Play About Magic Johnson and Larry Bird by Richard Sandomir

“Magic/Bird” traces the history of the rivalry and eventual friendship between the basketball superstars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

ArtsBeat: Hoop Dreams Next for 'Lombardi' Producers: A Larry Bird-Magic Johnson Play by Richard Sandomir

The play, planned for a spring 2012 opening, will follow the players' parallel careers from 1979 to the 1992 Olympic Dream Team.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hoop Dreams Next for 'Lombardi' Producers: A Larry Bird-Magic Johnson Play by Richard Sandomir

"Lombardi" producers aim to create a play about rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

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