Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Service Advisory: ArtsBeat Is Finished. by Daniel McDermon

This is post No. 23,231 on the ArtsBeat blog. And it is the last one.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

New-York Historical Society Plans ‘Summer of Hamilton’ by Jennifer Schuessler

Over the July 4 weekend the New-York Historical Society will kick off its "Summer of Hamilton."

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Miller Theater Focuses on New, Old and Young Next Season by Michael Cooper

Seven composers from around the world will be featured in the theater's signature Composer Portraits series.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jude Law to Star in ‘Obsession’ on London Stage by Christopher D. Shea

The new play, based on the 1943 Luchino Visconti film, will show at the Barbican Center in London in 2017.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Better Than a ‘Hamilton’ Shout-Out? John Jay Manuscript Surfaces by Jennifer Schuessler

The long-missing manuscript of a Federalist Paper written by John Jay has been found at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Glenda Jackson to Play King Lear at the Old Vic by Christopher D. Shea

The actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson will star as King Lear at the Old Vic in London in its 2016-17 season.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

English National Opera Names New Artistic Director by Roslyn Suclas

The appointment of Daniel Kramer, an American theater and opera director with no experience running a major arts organization, to lead the troubled company was unexpected.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Signs Up Its Artistic Directors Through 2022 by Michael Cooper

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center extends the contracts of its artistic directors, David Finckel and Wu Han, through the 2021-2022 season.

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Met Opera Announces Some Replacements for Levine by Michael Cooper

With James Levine suffering health problems, the Metropolitan Opera names David Robertson and Sebastian Weigle as replacements for some performances.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Some Good Credit News for the Met Opera by Michael Cooper

Standard & Poor's affirmed the company’s "A” credit rating and revised its outlook to stable from negative.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Court Orders La Scala to Reinstate Dancer Who Spoke of Anorexia by Elisabetta Povoledo and Roslyn Sulcas

An Italian court last week upheld a 2014 appeal won by the dancer and ordered the theater to pay her back wages from her firing in February 2012 until she won that appeal.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

ArtsBeat: Ntozake Shange Archive Goes to Barnard by Jennifer Schuessler

“I came of age as a feminist and an artist at Barnard,” Ms. Shange said.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala to Have a Broadway Theme by Michael Cooper

Jazz at Lincoln Center will hold the "Jazz and Broadway" gala on May 9.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

‘Bright Star’ Shows Some Shine at Broadway Box Office by Erik Piepenburg

Nine shows earned more than $1 million apiece for the week ending April 3.

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Edinburgh Festival to Feature Shakespeare and a ‘Menagerie’ Return by Steven McElroy

Among the offerings: "Richard III" and a 1970s riff on "Twelfth Night."

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Holocaust Survivor Recalls ‘Brundibar,’ a Children’s Opera by Raphael Minder

The work from Terezin is being staged in Madrid, and a Holocaust survivor, Dagmar Lieblova, said: "'Brundibar' can now be used to remember the past in a way that children can understand. It …

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Judi Dench Wins Eighth Olivier Award in London by Christopher D. Shea

Ms. Dench won the best supporting actress award for her performance in “The Winter’s Tale,” produced by the Kenneth Branagh Theater Company.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to Continue Partnership by Michael Cooper

After this weekend's New York premiere of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” the two institutions will continue to team up to stage contemporary operas over the next few years.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Harris Theater in Chicago Names Brian Brooks as Its Choreographer by Michael Cooper

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance will spend $600,000 over three years to allow Mr. Brooks, its new choreographer in residence, to create works for several different dance companies.

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Wim Wenders to Direct an Opera for Berlin Company by Charly Wilder

Wim Wenders, the filmmaker, will direct Bizet's "Les Pêcheurs de Perles” for the Berlin’s Staatsoper.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ballez to Combine Two Classic Tales in Nontraditional Form by Joshua Barone

“Sleeping Beauty and the Beast” — created by Katy Pyle, artistic director of Ballez — reimagines Tchaikovsky’s 1890 ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” and the 18th-century fairy tale…

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

City Ballet Season to Feature Two Premieres by Women by Michael Cooper

New York City Ballet announced Thursday that it would focus on new and recent works next season, including world premieres by Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck, and after a notable absence of…

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Boston Lyric Opera Announces Itinerant 2016-17 Season by Michael Cooper

The company will mark its 40th anniversary by presenting four operas on four different Boston stages as it continues to search for a permanent home.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

English National Opera’s Music Director Resigns by Zachary Woolfe

Mark Wigglesworth will leave his position just months after starting.

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Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients Named for 2016 by Michael Cooper

The recipients of the grants — which are given to young musicians or chamber ensembles with the potential for major careers — are the violinists Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark and Sean Lee; Ja…

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Friday, March 18, 2016

English Opera Reaches Labor Deal With Chorus by Roslyn Sulcas

The deal with Equity, the musicians’ union, includes a pay cut and having chorus members move to nine-month contracts from yearlong ones.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Julie Kent to Lead Washington Ballet by Michael Cooper

Ms. Kent, a beloved ballerina who danced her final performance with American Ballet Theater last June, will succeed Septime Webre as artistic director in July.

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Opera and Punk Come Together in Conversation Series by Michael Cooper

Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson and Meredith Monk are among the artists who will appear as part of National Sawdust+.

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Soprano Gets Two More Turns at Met “Butterfly” by Michael Cooper

Ana María Martínez will sing the role on Feb. 27 and March 5.

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English National Opera’s Chorus Votes to Strike by Christopher Shea

Members of the chorus will stage a strike during the first act of the March 18 performance of Philip Glass's “Akhnaten.”

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