Friday, April 19, 2024

Loving Him Meant Facing My Greatest Fear by Chloé Cooper Jones

Living with a disability, I shielded myself from dance. Then I met him.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Review: In ‘Suffs,’ the Thrill of the Vote and How She Got It by Jesse Green

Shaina Taub’s new Broadway musical about Alice Paul and the fight for women’s suffrage is smart and noble and a bit like a rally.

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‘Gun & Powder’ Review: Twin Vigilantes Stake Claim to the American West by Naveen Kumar

The musical traces the story of Black twin sisters who pass as white, and exact their own form of justice for the crime of slavery, in the 19th-century Texas.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

‘The Wiz’ Review: A Black Classic Returns to Broadway by Maya Phillips

Almost 50 years after it debuted, this classic Black take on “The Wizard of Oz” tries to update its original formula.

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Marian Zazeela, an Artist of Light and Design, Dies at 83 by Walker Mimms

She pivoted from painting to lighting exhibitions, performance art, graphic design and minimalist music, performed with her husband, the composer La Monte Young.

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Abe Koogler’s New Play Is an Ode to Intense Culinary Experiences by Rachel Sherman

In “Staff Meal,” in previews at Playwrights Horizons, a restaurant becomes a refuge as the world ends.

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Review: Limbs Hook Onto Limbs as Bodies Endlessly Intertwine by Brian Seibert

The Sydney Dance Company’s “ab [intra]” at the Joyce Theater is impressive but chilly.

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‘Agreement’ and ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come!,’ Two Irish Imports by Laura Collins-Hughes

“Agreement,” at Irish Arts Center, and “Philadelphia, Here I Come!,” at Irish Repertory Theater, have a timeless feel, rooted in their eras and resonant in ours.

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Video Games Are a Playwright’s Muse, Not Her Hobby by Eric Grode

In Bekah Brunstetter’s new play “The Game,” women withhold sex from their partners who are obsessed with a Fortnite-like game. Her previous work includes “The Oregon Trail.”

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Review: In ‘Sally & Tom,’ Plantation Scandal Meets Backstage Farce by Jesse Green

The 30-year relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson is the basis for Suzan-Lori Parks’s hilarious and harrowing nesting doll of a play.

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FKA twigs Dances Martha Graham: ‘This Is Art in Its Truest Form’ by Gia Kourlas

Once a young bunhead, the acclaimed musical artist is taking the stage with the Martha Graham Dance Company. For her, this is holy grail territory.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Ushio Amagatsu, Japanese Dancer Who Popularized Butoh, Dies at 74 by Alex Williams

He brought worldwide attention to a radical yet elemental form of contemporary dance that emerged in the wake of wartime destruction.

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In City Ballet’s Coming Season, New Works and Earlier Curtain Times by Rachel Sherman

New York City Ballet will present a mix of old and new works, including premieres by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Caili Quan, and introduce fewer intermissions.

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2024 Olivier Awards: The Snubs and Surprises by Houman Barekat, Matt Wolf and Alex Marshall

Our theater critics and a reporter discuss the big winner — “Sunset Boulevard” — and the rest of the honorees at Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys.

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At Harlem Stage, Bringing Downtown Dance Uptown by Brian Seibert

As Harlem Stage’s E-Moves dance series turns 25, Bill T. Jones and other major choreographers discuss its impact on Black dance in New York.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Review: It’s No Sunday in the Park With ‘Lempicka’ by Jesse Green

A musical about the groundbreaking Art Deco painter is vocally thrilling but historically a blur.

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‘Sunset Boulevard,’ Heading to Broadway, Wins Big at Olivier Awards by Alex Marshall

The musical, which stars Nicole Scherzinger, won seven awards at Britain’s version of the Tonys. And Sarah Snook won best actress for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

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Lincoln’s Murder Is Often Re-enacted, but Not at Ford’s Theater by Rebecca J. Ritzel

The theater says that allowing the assassination to be recreated there would undermine the gravity and significance of Abraham Lincoln’s death.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Review: In ‘Symphony of Rats’ Revival, a Darkness Goes Underexplored by Jason Zinoman

The Wooster Group’s staging of Richard Foreman’s play operates like a delightful love letter from one giant of experimental theater to another.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Review: Dance Theater of Harlem Is in New (and Capable) Hands by Gia Kourlas

The company performed its first New York City Center season under the direction of Robert Garland in a program including George Balanchine’s “Pas de Dix.”

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‘Player Kings’ Review: Ian McKellen’s Juicy Assignment as Falstaff by Matt Wolf

In Robert Icke’s adaptation of Parts 1 and 2 of “Henry IV,” the veteran stage actor’s performance belies his age.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Review: In ‘The Outsiders,’ a New Song for the Young Misfits by Jesse Green

The classic coming-of-age novel has become a compelling, if imperfect, musical about have-not teenagers in a have-it-all world.

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There’s a Bright Spot in New York Theater. It’s Not Where You Think. by Michael Paulson

Commercial Off Broadway, a long-dormant sector of the city’s theater economy, is having a banner season. But can it last?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Huey Lewis Lost His Hearing. That Didn’t Stop Him From Making a Musical. by Dave Itzkoff

“The Heart of Rock and Roll,” a Broadway show built around the songs of Huey Lewis and the News, has given the singer a reason to “get out of bed.”

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It’s April on Broadway. This Man Wants to Sell You on a Show. by Sarah Bahr

Rick Miramontez, a veteran theater press agent, is gearing up for the craziest stretch of the Broadway season.

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Beth Gill’s Autobiographical ‘Nail Biter’ Gets a New York City Premiere by Gia Kourlas

In “Nail Biter,” a New York City premiere, this exacting choreographer explores her ballet roots and how to be in her body now.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Trevor Griffiths, Marxist Writer for Stage and Screen, Dies at 88 by Matt Wolf

For him, “art played a particular role in social change,” the director Mehmet Ergen said. “Everything was political.”

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Nonprofit Theaters Are in Trouble. Lawmakers Are Proposing Help. by Michael Paulson

Proposed legislation would allocate $1 billion annually for an industry coping with rising expenses and smaller audiences.

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Downtown Los Angeles Places Another Big Bet on the Arts by Robin Pogrebin

The pandemic was tough on city centers and cultural institutions. What does that mean for Los Angeles, whose downtown depends on the arts?

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Dianne McIntyre, 77, Dances at New Apollo Stages by Gia Kourlas

The choreographer Dianne McIntyre presents “In the Same Tongue,” a dance she calls “an artistic history of myself,” at the new Apollo Stages at the Victoria Theater.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

‘Eureka Day’ and Sondheim Revue Join Broadway’s Next Season by Michael Paulson

Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga will star in Sondheim’s “Old Friends” in Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway season, which also includes “Eureka Day.”

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards