Cities and States Are Easing Covid Rules. Should the Arts Follow?

Cultural institutions face tough decisions: Is it safe to drop mask and vaccine requirements, and would doing so be more likely to lure audiences back or keep them away?

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Los Angeles Is Changing. Can a Flagship Theater Keep Up?

Navigating the pandemic and a shift in leadership, the Center Theater Group is trying to get back its old audience, and find a new one, while rethinking its mission and programming.

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You’re New Here, Aren’t You? Digital Theater’s Unexpected Upside

Companies and venues that put work online are finding big, new and younger audiences — but little revenue.

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You’re New Here, Aren’t You? Digital Theater’s Unexpected Upside

Companies and venues that put work online are finding big, new and younger audiences — but little revenue.

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When Political Theater Ditches the Disguises of Fiction

Four new shows are part of a movement to engage more directly in the debates of our times — sometimes even stealing the script.

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There’ll Be a Theater Season. But How and Where and When?

Announcing stage productions, and timing, has become a matter of wishful thinking, guesswork and experimentation. Case in point: the no-show plan.

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