Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New York Philharmonic's Top Executive Is Leaving

New York Philharmonic President Matthew VanBesien is leaving in May to become president of the University of Michigan’s University Musical Society.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

'The Color Purple' Ends Broadway Run

The Tony Award-winning revival of “The Color Purple” ended its Broadway engagement on a very green note, posting its highest-grossing sales in its final week.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Broadway Shows Set Weekly Record

Broadway shows set a weekly record by posting a combined $49.7 million in ticket sales for the period ended Jan. 1, according to the Broadway League, a trade group.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Busy Broadway Welcomes Standing-Room Patrons

With New York in tourist holiday mode, shows are so packed some theaters are offering standing-room tickets, an option that gives would-be attendees another way to get in the door.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Audience Behavior Makes Immersive Theater Highly Unpredictable

Producers of immersive theater, which encourages the audience to interact with the actors and sets, are accustomed to things getting out control.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Revival Set for 'Room Service,' Play Made Famous by Marx Brothers Film

Plans have been announced to produce a revival of “Room Service” on Broadway during the 2017-18 season. The play is best known for a 1938 film adaptation that starred the Marx Brothers.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Guggenheim Museum to Preview the Steve Jobs Opera

The Guggenheim Museum has plans for “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” a work about the late Apple executive that is set to be premiered by the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico this upcoming …

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'Jersey Boys' Musical Found Liable for Copyright Infringement

A federal jury determined that 10% of the show’s success is attributable to infringement of an unpublished autobiography of band member Tommy DeVito. The Broadway show has grossed more tha…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Star Power to 'The Hamilton Mixtape'

On ‘The Hamilton Mixtape,’ hip-hop, R&B and pop stars from Busta Rhymes to Kelly Clarkson cover or reinterpret tunes from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash musical.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Lincoln Center Shores Up Finances

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is refinancing about a third of its hefty debt load, as it readies for a planned $500 million renovation of the New York Philharmonic’s home venue at…

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Broadway Casts Offer Retailers a New Stage

Retailers looking to convey their brand identities are increasingly embedding themselves with master storytellers: Broadway shows.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Credit-Card Breach Hits Madison Square Garden, Radio City

Madison Square Garden Co., whose venues include New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, said hackers may have captured personal information on credit and debit car…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Music-Industry Veteran Humbled by Broadway

Music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola is making his first go as a lead producer on Broadway, helming ‘A Bronx Tale the Musical,’ based on a one-man show by Chazz Palminteri that became a …

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Training Tips for a Marathon Musical Performance

This Saturday, at the Met Cloisters, lovers of modern classical music can see the Calder Quartet giving a rare performance of Morton Feldman’s 1983 piece ‘String Quartet No. 2.’

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Backstage Buzz: Stage Greats on Page by Pia Catton

Books about Neil Simon and Eugene O’Neill are hitting the shelves, and more theater news: Bookish theater fans will have many pages to turn this fall, as two books about great American pla…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Reading 'War and Peace' as Broadway Homework

Some cast members read Tolstoy’s novel to prepare for ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.’

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dispute Over Broadway Musical Is Settled

Theater company and producers agree on credit for ‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.’

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Drama Brews Over Off-Broadway Wages

With their contract set to expire Sunday, actors are lobbying for more money, but off-Broadway theaters and producers say their offer is a significant increase.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

'Falsettos' Rings True on Broadway

Decades before ‘Modern Family,’ New York theater embraced ‘Falsettos,’ about a father who leaves his wife for his boyfriend. Now a revival puts this prescient musical in front of mod…

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Friday, October 21, 2016

The Public Is the Land of 'Plenty'

Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller and more at the Public Theater’s revival of ‘Plenty,’ starring Rachel Weisz.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'Hamilton' Hits Chicago with Karen Olivo as Angelica

‘Hamilton’ opens this week in Chicago, the first stage in an expansion hitting San Francisco, Los Angeles, D.C. and London

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Scene Changes, Now Part of the Show

‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses,’ now in previews at the Booth Theatre, takes its scene changes so seriously that director Josie Rourke hired a movement director to choreograph them.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Former Dancer Takes Ballet Past the Pointe

Choreographer Jessica Lang’s ‘Her Notes,’ commissioned by American Ballet Theatre, has its premiere Oct. 21 at the David H. Koch Theater.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Disney Will Share Broadway 'Frozen' Profits With Actors

The pre-emptive step promises to avoid one of the most contentious backstage issues when a show looks like a hit. ‘Hamilton’ cast members negotiated their profit-sharing deal well after …

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Channeling Change in the 'The Cherry Orchard'

In a new revival of the Chekhov classic, language, design and casting signal a world in transition.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Juilliard President to Step Down in 2018

Joseph Polisi, Juilliard’s longest-serving president, said he would step down from his position at the performing-arts school in 2018.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Musical Twin Sisters Beloved by Karl Lagerfeld and Beyoncé

Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, who perform as Ibeyi, have had a banner year: from singing at Chanel’s resort show in Havana to appearing in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

How One Show Casts a Wide Net

To assemble the cast for “The Front Page,” a Broadway revival opening Oct. 20, Nathan Lane, Jack O’Brien and Scott Rudin put their heads (and Rolodexes) together.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Tracking Two Broadway Shows: a Huge Hit and a Famous Flop

Broadway dreams crash and soar in two new documentaries at this year’s New York Film Festival: one celebrates the historic ‘Hamilton,’ while the other explores the bittersweet legacy o…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Broadway Seeks Box-Office Boost

Ticket sales are down, and theater leaders are hoping new shows will help grosses catch up.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Playwright Edward Albee Dead at 88

The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance” died at his home in Mont…

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