Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Little Island Unveils Free Monthlong Festival With Over 450 Artists by Julia Jacobs

The festival, which runs from Aug. 11 to Sept. 5, features a flurry of music, dance, and comedy performances from both established and emerging artists.

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The Joyce Returns, With a Typically Eclectic Dance Menu by Marina Harss

The season features 18 companies, including some, like Malpaso from Cuba, whose shows were canceled last year.

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‘Can I Actually Sing?’ Meet New York City Ballet’s Songbird by Gia Kourlas

During the pandemic Clara Miller stretched beyond dance to find another artistic voice.

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City Ballet Dancer Caught in Texting Scandal Will Retire by Javier C. Hernández

Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer who was denounced by colleagues for sharing vulgar texts, will leave the company in May.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Elliot Lawrence, Award-Winning Conductor, Dies at 96 by Richard Sandomir

He led a big band, conducted on Broadway, collected Emmys and for nearly 50 years led the orchestra on the annual Tony Awards broadcast.

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American Ballet Theater’s Executive Director Announces Her Departure by Laura Zornosa

Kara Medoff Barnett, who has held the post for the last five and a half years, will leave later this year.

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Williamstown Theater Festival Tries to Weather the Storms by Maya Phillips

The annual summer festival in Massachusetts has tried to adapt amid the pandemic and calls for more diversity onstage.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Review: In ‘You Are Here,’ Dancing and Splashing at Lincoln Center by Gia Kourlas

A selection of New Yorkers reflecting on their pandemic experiences became part of this piece, conceived and choreographed by Andrea Miller.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Positive Coronavirus Test Halts Shakespeare in the Park for Third Night by Sarah Bahr

“Merry Wives,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, had already pushed back its opening night by nearly two weeks after an injury to its leading man.

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A Vogue Legend, Still Enlarging Circles of Pleasure by Brian Seibert

Archie Burnett, dancer, teacher and a father of the House of Ninja, has a show at Jacob’s Pillow. With his cast, “it’s like a family love affair.”

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ Review: Shakespeare, With a Hint of Celine Dion by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The Drilling Company returns to live theater with this slapdash tragicomedy about two cousins who fall for the same woman.

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Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago Names New Artistic Directors by Julia Jacobs

Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis, both ensemble members, will be the first pair to lead the company in its history.

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‘Ailey’ Review: A Poetic Look at the Man Behind the Dances by Gia Kourlas

Jamila Wignot explores the life of Alvin Ailey in a new documentary that brings a choreographer to life through movement and words.

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Avignon Festival Forges Ahead, Despite Virus Restrictions by Laura Cappelle

The French theater festival’s Fringe offering is giving some respite from the pandemic, even as new rules to stop coronavirus transmission are making it harder to get to the shows.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

American Ballet Theater to Return to Lincoln Center in October by Peter Libbey

The full-length ballet “Giselle” will open the company’s season at the David H. Koch Theater Oct. 20.

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Review: Unearthing the Late Curiosities of Tennessee Williams by Laura Collins-Hughes

“Hilton Als Presents,” from New York Theater Workshop, features three of the playwright’s overlooked and often disparaged works.

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Theater to Stream: ‘The Wolves,’ and More Archival Treasures by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Productions from the National Theater in Britain, a project from Billy Porter and a Yiddish musical celebration are among the highlights.

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Goodbye, Dolly: With Their Bids, Fans Hold Onto Carol Channing by Adam Nagourney

Awards and autographs, costumes and wigs have recently been sold at auction. Even the glamorous red gown from “Hello, Dolly!” found a home.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Part of a Seismic Shift in Ballet, Hope Muir Takes on a Major Role by Roslyn Sulcas

The National Ballet of Canada’s newly named artistic director discusses her vision for diversity, accessibility and transparency in dance.

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Carol Easton, Biographer of Arts Figures, Dies at 87 by Sam Roberts

Curious about creativity, she chronicled the lives of Agnes de Mille, Jacqueline du Pré, Samuel Goldwyn and Stan Kenton.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber Delays ‘Cinderella’ Musical in West End by Sarah Bahr

The composer and producer blamed Britain’s coronavirus restrictions for the delay.

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Head of Classic Stage Company to Depart in 2022 by Laura Zornosa

The Tony Award-winning director John Doyle will leave after six years at the theater — but not before directing two musicals.

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Historic Cherry Lane Theater Sold for $11 Million by Sarah Bahr

The Lucille Lortel Theater Foundation, which has managed the 97-year-old theater for the past decade, will take over the building in Greenwich Village.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Review: Endorphins Fuel an Awakening in ‘Endure’ by Laura Collins-Hughes

A solo show about a marathoner rebuilding her life takes its audience on a 5K through Central Park. Running is optional, our critic insists.

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Can I Go to See This Show? Must I Wear a Mask? It Depends. by Matt Stevens

Vaccination and mask requirements vary by venue. It’s a weird pandemic summer for the performing arts.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way by Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario and Robin Pogrebin

The arts scene, from Broadway and nightclubs to museums and concert halls, is coming back to life after the pandemic shutdown. Getting it right will be vital to the city’s comeback.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Always Leave Them Smiling: The Art of Al Hirschfeld by Bruce McCall

In a new biography, Ellen Stern brings the great Broadway caricaturist to life.

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Ford and Mellon Foundations Expand Initiative for Disabled Artists by Sarah Bahr

The foundations are adding $5 million to the Disability Futures program, which will continue through 2025 with two more classes of 20 fellows each.

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Rattlestick Theater Focuses on Social Change in New Season by Sarah Bahr

The theater will produce three plays in an ambitious 2021-22 season, but it has also committed to a five-day workweek and reforms that prioritize artists.

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Aunts Is Back, Turning City Blocks Into Dance Floors by Gia Kourlas

This creative performance experiment presents a roving adventure through space with Aunts Goes Public!

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Following Theater Graduates Who Were Left Without a Stage by Michael Paulson

The Times’s theater reporter tracked drama students who emerged from a well-regarded North Carolina conservatory into a world with performance on pause.

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