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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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Broadway Stars Belt It Out in the Boroughs

Initiative brings free musical theater to underserved neighborhoods in New York City.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Met Opera Steers Clear of Red Ink

Despite a record low in paid attendance last season, the Metropolitan Opera is on track to balance its budget for the second year in a row, company officials said.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Alvin Ailey Funds an Expansion

Helped by a $24 million bond issue, the company will add more than 10,000 square feet to its West 55th Street headquarters.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dance Company Will Pay Homage to Fallen Artist

Adel Euro, a hip-hop-obsessed dancer in Iraq, died in the July suicide-bomb attack on Baghdad. Battery Dance Festival in Tribeca will pay tribute on Sunday to a dance career that might have …

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Cirque du Soleil Retools 'Paramour' on the Fly

In an unusual move for a Broadway show already three months into its run, ‘Paramour’ will go dark for four days. Changes are being made to its dramatic and choreographic elements.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

The Fringe Festival's Hot-Button Theater

This year’s entries deal with gun control, policing and student debt, many using parody or satire

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Friday, August 5, 2016

'Frozen' Director Is Left Out in the Cold

Disney’s stage version of “Frozen” is letting go of its director Alex Timbers, a sought-after theater director whose eclectic productions include the irreverent “Bloody Bloody Andrew…

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Signature Founder Took Playwrights One Year at a Time

James Houghton, the founder of the Signature Theatre who died this week, was an advocate for the work of living playwrights.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

'Cats,' in Yet Another Life, Gets Both Purrs and Hisses

She loved ‘Cats’ in the ‘80s. He hated it. Two Wall Street Journal editors attend the new production together to see whether their divergent opinions have changed.

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Broadway Plays It Again...and Then Again

Producers are investing in a known quantity, restaging plays and musicals on Broadway within a decade or less of their previous runs.

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'Cats' People Who Love Their Dogs

Despite their feline roles, some of the cast members lean more canine.

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A Day in the Life of Jordan Roth

As one of the most powerful men in theater, this Broadway mogul does business his way.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Meryl Streep: A League of Her Own

In her next film, Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears, Meryl Streep gives full-throated life to an eccentric socialite and self-styled diva—and her uproarious off-key singi…

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Ballerina Follows Her Parents' Leaps, Jumps and Steps

When the National Ballet of Canada’s Hannah Fischer takes the lead role in Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ next week, it will be a family homecoming of sorts: her parent…

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Monday, July 18, 2016

TV Dance Contestants Find Their Footing on Broadway

More than a dozen contestants—including three winners—of Fox’s competitive show “So You Think You Can Dance” have landed on Broadway; several are onstage now in “Hamilton,” “…

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Trisha Brown Dance Company Choreographs Its Future

The board of the Trisha Brown Dance Company is taking steps to ensure the artistic legacy of its namesake is not lost to future generations.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Broadway Ticket Sales See a Summer Slowdown

A total of 29 Broadway shows grossed $24.8 million in the week that ended Sunday, about 4% less than the previous week, according to data from the Broadway League.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes Last Bow in 'Hamilton'

John Kerry, Spike Lee and Jennifer Lopez joined legions of fans who came out in full force to honor the creator of the hit Broadway musical on his last night performing in the show.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Like Its Main Character, 'Waitress' Achieves Redemption

Defying critics, the Broadway musical has played to full houses since opening in April.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Musical Moments in a Purple Maze

A purple maze is the centerpiece of ‘You Are Here,’ a conceptual art event that runs through Monday at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens and was hatched by the New York art collect…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New York Theater's Admired Outlier

Playwright Israel Horovitz, who became a significant voice in contemporary drama mostly away from New York, has returned to the city with ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes,’ his first producti…

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

City Theaters Go Dark in Summer Shakeout

This week, producers announced a flurry of closing dates for musicals, most surprisingly ‘Shuffle Along.’ Meanwhile, the winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, ‘The Humans,’ is…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

A Young Dancer Searches for Her Juliet

The American Ballet Theatre’s Isabella Boylston will dance the part in a new production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

In Summer, the City's Best Dance Isn't in the City

New York City may be a global epicenter of dance, but in summertime, many emerging and established talents of ballet, contemporary, tap and hip hop head to greener pastures.

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'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Confirms His Departure

Starting July 11, Javier Muñoz, Mr. Miranda’s alternate on the hit Broadway show, will step full-time into the lead role.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

After Orlando, the Tonys Rescripted

Acceptance speeches were rewritten and silver ribbons of support were improvised as Broadway’s big day turned somber.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Amid Tragedy, the Tonys Go On

As expected, ‘Hamilton’ has made a strong showing early on, winning awards for best book, best director, as well as for featured actor and actress.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Broadway Looks for a Boost From Tony Awards

‘Hamilton’ could raise viewership for the CBS broadcast, which might help overall box-office sales.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Back on Stage: A 'Lost' Marx Brothers Musical

No score or book could ever be found for ‘I’ll Say She Is,’ the comedy troupe’s 1924 Broadway debut. But that didn’t stop actor and Marx Brothers aficionado Noah Diamond from re-cr…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Behind 'Hamilton's Moves, a Man Inspired by 'The Matrix'

Andy Blankenbuehler, nominated for a Tony for “Hamilton,” is now busy with the coming revival of “Cats,” part of a wave of choreographers changing Broadway’s approach to dance.

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