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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Once Is Not Enough for These Broadway Fans by Scott Heller

Readers share their own theatergoing binges in response to the “repeat attenders” who’ve seen their favorite musical 25 times — and counting.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2019 by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Scott Heller and Margaret Lyons

Swinging lights. Broadway beefs. Words of wisdom. And a restroom serenade. If only some of the highlights were on TV.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

How to Watch the Tony Awards and What You Need to Know by Scott Heller and Michael Paulson

When and how to watch Broadway’s biggest celebration, plus the best New York Times journalism on the nominees and contests.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

What You Need to Know Before the Tony Awards by Scott Heller and Michael Paulson

When and how to watch Broadway’s biggest celebration, plus the best New York Times journalism on the nominees and contests.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

What Do You Want From Your Local Theater? Readers Respond by Scott Heller

Wishing for challenge, boldness, new work, intimacy, a friendly welcome — and inexpensive parking.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Plays by Tracy Letts and Bess Wohl Headed to Broadway by Scott Heller

A revival of Richard Greenberg’s baseball comedy “Take Me Out” will also be part of Second Stage Theater’s 2019-20 season.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Extending the Stage With Technology by Scott Heller

A brief sampling of productions that use augmented reality, smartphone mapping and motion capture, blurring the line between the live and the virtual.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Faye Dunaway Is Slated to Play Katharine Hepburn on Broadway by Scott Heller

A producer announced that one Oscar-winning actress will play another in Matthew Lombardo’s “Tea at Five.”

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6 Attention-Getting Off Broadway Shows Are Back for Encores by Scott Heller

Return engagements mean second chances to see acclaimed productions, like “School Girls” and “Happy Birthday, Wanda June,” that got away.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Can Critics Learn to Love the Jukebox Musical? by Jesse Green, Ben Brantley, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Scott Heller

They are often Broadway sensations, but jukebox musicals rarely get good reviews. We invited our critics to stop snarking and tell us what they want.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Sightseeing for History (With a Few Selfies Along the Way) by Scott Heller

What the stage director Lileana Blain-Cruz saw in New Orleans and how it informs her production of “The House That Will Not Stand.”

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Monday, June 11, 2018

The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2018 by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Scott Heller and Joshua Barone

A look at the most memorable moments from this year’s ceremony celebrating Broadway.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Andrew Garfield and Stephen Spinella Trade Emails on Their Famed ‘Angels in America’ Role by Scott Heller

The two actors, who have never met, share insights on understanding the character of Prior Walter and how to maintain the stamina to play him.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Is Closing on Broadway by Scott Heller

The Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical will wrap up July 1, but promises to tour nationally in 2019.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Loving and Hating the Broadway Season: Our Critics Could Have Argued All Night by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green and Scott Heller

Disagreeing on classic musicals, agreeing on “The Band’s Visit,” and worried about a season when revivals outshone new plays.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Best (and Worst) of the 2017 Tony Awards by Erik Piepenburg and Scott Heller

Bette Midler didn’t sing, but talked (and talked). Russians partied in the aisles. And Ben Platt’s heartfelt speech was one of the most inspiring moments.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

It’s Groundhog Day! Time to Put On That Costume (Again) by Scott Heller and Jolie Ruben

A team of dressers works in darkness to help the musical’s cast make 300 costume changes, fat suits and hats included.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gifts for the Discerning Theater Fan by Ben Brantley and Scott Heller

Simon McBurney’s hypnotic one-man show or Cate Blanchett’s daredevil acting? There are also cast albums like “Bright Star” and “A New Brain.”

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

‘Anastasia’ Musical Sets Broadway Opening by Scott Heller

The romantic mystery of a girl who may be a 20th century Russian princess will open April 24, 2017, at the Broadhurst Theater.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

‘The Glass Menagerie’ Heads Back to Broadway, With Sally Field by Scott Heller

Joe Mantello and Finn Wittrock will also star in Tennessee Williams’s 1944 drama, which will be directed by Sam Gold and start showing on Feb. 14.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

‘Guards at the Taj’ Wins Obie Awards by Scott Heller

Rajiv Joseph’s drama about humble sentries in 17th-century India was named the best new American play.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Aside, Where the Real Tony Competition Lies by Michael Paulson, Scott Heller and Charles Isherwood

A New York Times theater critic, the theater reporter and the theater editor discuss how the awards derby shapes up from here.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Lynn Nottage Wins Blackburn Prize for ‘Sweat’ by Scott Heller

The prize for "Sweat," the acclaimed drama about deindustrialization in a working-class city in Pennsylvania, includes a $25,000 check.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ArtsBeat: ‘The Humans’ Sets Broadway Opening Date by Scott Heller

Stephen Karam’s family drama will begin performances Jan. 23 at the Helen Hayes Theater.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

ArtsBeat: ‘Hughie,’ With Forest Whitaker, Announces Broadway Opening Date by Scott Heller

A revival of Eugene O’Neill’s two-character drama will begin performances in February.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ArtsBeat: Steve Martin-Edie Brickell Musical ‘Bright Star’ Sets Broadway Opening by Scott Heller

“Bright Star,” which had its premiere in San Diego, will play the Kennedy Center before Broadway.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

ArtsBeat: With Kelsey Grammer Still Away, ‘Neverland’ Finds a New Hook by Scott Heller

Terrence Mann will assume the role in the Broadway musical at the end of September.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ArtsBeat: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Sets Broadway Closing Date by Scott Heller

The musical will have played for more than 500 performances when it closes on Sept. 13.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

10 Shows to Watch for at This Year’s New York Fringe Festival by Steven McElroy, Erik Piepenburg and Scott Heller

“Elaine Stritch: Still Here,” “Exact Change” and “Naked Hamilton” are among the shows in this year’s FringeNYC, which opens on Friday.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

ArtsBeat: Frank Langella Will Return to Broadway in ‘The Father’ by Scott Heller

Florian Zeller’s play has earned acclaim in France and England.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ArtsBeat: Matthew Broderick Cast in ‘Sylvia'; Alex Sharp to Leave ‘Curious Incident’ by Scott Heller

Mr. Broderick will play a dog owner suffering a midlife crisis in A.R. Gurney’s play.

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