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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom by Michael Cooper, Michael Paulson, Graham Bowley, Robin Pogrebin and Randy Kennedy

Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

In the Moment: Photographs From 2016 by Robin Pogrebin

Rapping, painting and lion-hugging. Here’s a look back at what happened in the arts in the past year.

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‘That Is So Fetch’: A ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Aims for Fall Run by Robin Pogrebin

The stage version of the 2004 movie will feature Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels and Jeff Richmond among the creative team.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Playwright Sues Dr. Seuss Enterprises After Complaint Led to Cancellation of Show by Robin Pogrebin

Matthew Lombardo argues that his play “Who’s Holiday!” does not infringe on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”; he seeks $130,000 in damages.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For Cultural Brooklyn, a Plan to Grow and Stay True by Robin Pogrebin

An artist-friendly blueprint called “Culture Forward” is meant to protect Downtown Brooklyn’s identity as an arts district amid sleek new towers.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Carmen Cusack Puts ‘Her Pain and Her Joy’ Into a Leading Broadway Role by Robin Pogrebin

The actress, who made her Broadway debut in March, can relate to the emotional struggles of the character she portrays.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

‘The Secret Life of the American Musical,’ by Jack Viertel by Robin Pogrebin

A longtime theater professional explains what makes musicals work..

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Studio in a School Expands Arts Education Nationwide by Robin Pogrebin

The new Studio Institute will bring visual arts programs to schools that serve low-income families.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Susan Feldman and St. Ann’s Warehouse Unveil a Permanent Home by Robin Pogrebin

Ms. Feldman, the institution’s artistic director, will unveil its first permanent home after a hard-earned renovation of the Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners for 2015 Are Announced by Robin Pogrebin

Ta-Nehesi Coates and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among 24 new MacArthur Foundation fellows receiving $625,000 over five years — no strings attached.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

‘Dames at Sea’ Embraces Those Happy Days and Corny Jokes by Robin Pogrebin

The musical, though popular in school theaters and regional theaters, prepares to open at the Helen Hayes Theater.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Harlem School of the Arts Names New President by Robin Pogrebin

Eric G. Pryor, most recently the executive director of the Center for Arts Education, will become the next president of the Harlem School of the Arts.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

BAM’s Karen Brooks Hopkins Steps Into New Role by Robin Pogrebin

Ms. Hopkins, who stepped down as president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music in June after 36 years, will begin a fellowship at the Mellon Foundation.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Immigrants' Oral Histories Going Online by ROBIN POGREBIN

More than 1,700 recordings of people who arrived at Ellis Island will be available.

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Panel Recommends Up to $100 Million for Arts Center at Ground Zero by ROBIN POGREBIN

The center's primary tenant is to be the Joyce Theater, which presents dance.

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Cue the Exterminators: Bedbugs at Lincoln Center by ROBIN POGREBIN

The pests were sighted in the dressing room of the David H. Koch Theater, the New York City Opera confirmed on Wednesday.

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New Jersey Arts Center Sets Real Estate Venture by ROBIN POGREBIN

Alan Cumming is having a busy fall, appearing in almost every episode of The Good Wife as scheming political operative Eli Gold, plus upcoming appearances in the film musical Burlesque and J…

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New Director for State Theater in New Brunswick by ROBIN POGREBIN

Mark W. Jones, the former executive director of the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., has been appointed president and chief executive of the State Theater in New Brunswick, N.J., the …

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Rebuilt Theater Opening Amid Debate by ROBIN POGREBIN

After a renovation project, New York University is reopening the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village.

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Sing of the Master Builder by Robin Pogrebin

A sneak peek at the budding musical “Robert Moses Astride New York,” in the company of Robert Caro, Moses’ biographer.

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Metropolitan Opera, Settling Lawsuit, Will Increase Wheelchair Access by Robin Pogrebin

The opera house was sued by the federal government.

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Landesman Comments on Theater by Robin Pogrebin

Mr. Landesman, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, addressed the problem of struggling theaters.

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Rocco Landesman Weighs in, Again, on Arts Organizations by Robin Pogrebin

"When I say that 'decreasing supply' has to be on the table when talking about the future of not-for-profit arts organizations, in no way do I mean that that is the only thing that should …

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Some Clues to Hasty Exit at the Public Theater by Robin Pogrebin

Clues about the departure of the executive director, Andrew D. Hamingson, point to anger about costly show transfers.

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New Artistic Director for Donmar Warehouse by Robin Pogrebin

Josie Rourke will take up the position on January 1, 2012, taking over for Michael Grandage.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Former Met Director Becomes Chairman of Hispanic Society Museum by Robin Pogrebin

Phillipe de Montebello is to become chairman of the Hispanic Society of America, whose museum holds one of the world's leading collections of art from Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lisa Howard on Her Latest Broadway Show, ‘It Shoulda Been You’ by Robin Pogrebin

Ms. Howard plays the sister of the bride in the new musical about a chaotic wedding, which opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on April 14.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

President of Harlem School of the Arts to Step Down by Robin Pogrebin

Yvette L. Campbell, who helped lead the school through financial challenges, will depart in June.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Faces to Watch: Heroes, Sidekicks, Cartoonists by Erik Piepenburg, Robin Pogrebin, Roslyn Sulcas and Alexis Soloski

The coming season brings exciting challenges for new artists working on and off Broadway.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

ArtsBeat: Lincoln Center Segal Awards Expand Field of Honorees by Robin Pogrebin

The Martin E. Segal Awards will be given to 11 rising artists this year, up from two in past years.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

‘Ballet 422,’ a Dance Documentary by Jody Lee Lipes by Robin Pogrebin

The documentary “Ballet 422,” directed by Jody Lee Lipes, follows the choreographer Justin Peck.

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