Storefronts Turned Stages for ‘Seven Deadly Sins’

A live theatrical event in the Meatpacking district, featuring several playwrights and sets by David Rockwell, “turns New York itself into the playhouse.”

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Primary Day in N.Y.C.: Where the Races Stand

The voting is over, but many races remain undecided. As absentee ballots and ranked-choice votes are processed, here’s the situation.

#adams-eric-l, #elections-city-councils, #elections-comptrollers, #elections-district-attorneys, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #ranked-choice-voting, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

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Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ Names British Producer, Kate Horton, to Replace Rudin

Kate Horton will become executive producer of the show, which stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. It is scheduled to begin performances on Dec. 20.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-reopenings, #diller-barry, #geffen-david, #horton-kate-theater-producer, #rudin-scott, #the-music-man-play, #theater

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Primary Day Is Finally Here

What to expect to see on your ballot, and how to navigate ranked-choice voting.

#broadway-inspirational-voices, #elections-mayors, #little-island-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #ranked-choice-voting, #theater

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Atlantic Theater Company Announces a Premiere-Packed Season

Five works will debut from August to April, including Sarah Silverman’s musical “The Bedwetter” and an adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Kimberly Akimbo.”

#anyanwu-ngozi, #atlantic-theater-co, #barron-clare, #lindsay-abaire-david, #silverman-sarah, #the-bedwetter-play, #theater

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Lisa Banes, ‘Gone Girl’ Actress, Dies at 65 After Hit-and-Run

Ms. Banes was a mainstay of the New York stage who also acted in films and on television. She died on Monday, 10 days after she was struck by a scooter as she was crossing a street in Manhattan.

#actors-and-actresses, #banes-lisa, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #deaths-obituaries, #manhattan-nyc, #the-niceties-play, #theater

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Karla Burns, Who Broke a ‘British Tonys’ Color Barrier, Dies at 66

Her Olivier Award was for her signature role as Queenie in “Show Boat,” a part that once earned a Tony nomination. She later lost her voice in surgery and fought to regain it.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #burns-karla-1954-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #mcdaniel-hattie, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

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Actors’ Equity and Producers Clear Major Hurdle to Touring Shows

Under the agreement that will pave the way to reopening the shows, touring company members will be required to be fully vaccinated.

#actors-equity-assn, #organized-labor, #theater

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They Fought to Make ‘In the Heights’ Both Dreamlike and Authentic

The creative team of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Jon M. Chu explain what it took to create a euphoric spectacle that stayed true to its cultural roots.

#chu-jon-m-1979, #hispanic-americans, #hudes-quiara-alegria, #in-the-heights-movie, #miranda-lin-manuel, #movies, #theater, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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Running the Show From the Kitchen Table

A cartoonist marvels as his wife juggles directing an Oregon theater, and their family, during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #portland-center-stage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #wolf-marissa

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How a Family Transformed the Look of European Theater

The Bibienas, the focus of an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, dominated Baroque theatrical design.

#architecture, #architecture-theater-and-fantasy-exhibit, #art, #bibiena-family, #bibiena-ferdinando-galli-1657-1743, #classical-music, #design, #europe, #morgan-librarymuseum, #theater

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The Story of a Famous Covid Widow

Amanda Kloots grieved in public when her husband Nick Cordero died. Now she is sharing the rest of her story in “Live Your Life.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #cordero-nick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #kloots-amanda, #live-your-life-my-story-of-loving-and-losing-nick-cordero-book, #social-media, #theater

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No Broadway Shows? No Problem. Walking Tours Fill a Void.

Tim Dolan of Broadway Up Close and his crew of tour guides are back on the sidewalks, catering to a growing number of visitors.

#broadway-up-close-walking-tours-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #dolan-tim-1985, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #walking

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Headliners and Headdresses Return to Las Vegas. Will Tourists Follow?

The first shows to reopen face a challenge: It is hard to draw audiences without tourists, but hard to draw tourists without shows.

#casinos, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jillette-penn, #las-vegas-nev, #shutdowns-institutional, #teller, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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Bruce Springsteen Will Return to Broadway in June

“Springsteen on Broadway” opens on June 26 at the St. James Theater; audience members will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination to enter.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #jujamcyn-theaters, #pop-and-rock-music, #springsteen-on-broadway-play, #springsteen-bruce, #theater

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Made an Old Bookstore New

The century-old Drama Book Shop in Manhattan struggled for years. Then “Hamilton” happened.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #drama-book-shop-manhattan-ny, #kail-thomas, #korins-david, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #miranda-lin-manuel, #nederlander-james-l-1960, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater

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With ‘In the Heights,’ Anthony Ramos Finds Stardom on His Own Terms

Teachers urged him to cultivate a more ethnically ambiguous image. He refused, and now he’s having a breakout moment.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #hamilton-play, #hispanic-americans, #in-the-heights-movie, #movies, #ramos-anthony-1991, #television, #theater

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Some Venue Owners Get a Federal Lifeline. Others Are Told They’re Dead.

The first applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, offering $16 billion in federal aid, were approved.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bend-ore, #bowery-ballroom, #bridgeport-conn, #broadway-league, #carnegie-hall, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #mercury-lounge, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-ballet, #senate, #shuttered-venue-operators-grants, #small-business-administration, #social-security-administration, #stimulus-economic, #theater

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A Chance to Fix the Tonys, and So Many Things to Fix

It has been a tough year for Broadway. Now it’s time to get tough on the show that too often honors investors instead of achievers.

#television, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

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Times Event: Summer With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Shakespeare

As the theater world begins to rebuild after a long shutdown, we explore early signs of New York City’s renewed cultural life in the latest episode of “Offstage.”

#ali-saheem, #bioh-jocelyn, #hamilton-play, #in-the-heights-play, #merry-wives-play, #miranda-lin-manuel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #theater

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Digital Be Damned! Welcome to Shows You Can Touch and Feel.

Fuzzy puppet sheep. A light cutting through the haze. Hand-designed dreamscapes. There’s plenty to savor in the slow return of pixel-free theater.

#a-dozen-dreams-play, #blindness-play, #brookfield-place-manhattan-ny, #cell-theater-the, #daryl-roth-theater, #en-garde-arts, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city, #persou-play, #puppets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #twist-basil

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How to Apply for Rent Relief in New York

The state plans to distribute more than $2 billion in emergency rent relief. Here are some details on who is eligible and how to apply.

#landlords, #new-york-city, #nwandu-antoinette, #pass-over-play, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #theater

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Where Oscar Wilde Once Slept (in Prison Garb)

Activists are trying to preserve the prison he was sent to after his conviction for “indecency,” saying his life is an important part of Britain’s history.

#books-and-literature, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reading-england, #theater, #wilde-oscar

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Broadway’s Rebound Advances Again: ‘Pass Over’ Is to Start in August

The acclaimed drama by Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu is planning to start performances nearly a month before the big musicals begin.

#antoinette-chinonye-nwandu, #ebert-gabriel, #hill-jon-michael, #pass-over-play, #ross-matt, #theater

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For 40 Years, He Climbed Ev’ry Mountain for Rodgers & Hammerstein

Ted Chapin steps down as the head of the organization that makes sure you revisit “Oklahoma!” and keep hearing “The Sound of Music.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #carousel-play, #chapin-theodore-s, #content-type-personal-profile, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #hammerstein-oscar-ii, #music, #oklahoma-play, #rodgers-richard, #south-pacific-play, #the-king-and-i-play, #the-sound-of-music-play, #theater

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Does the Devil Wear Prada in Indiana?

Discovering Broadway, a nonprofit founded in 2019, has brought actors and writers to the state for weeklong retreats to workshop movies-turned-musicals.

#carmel-ind, #discovering-broadway-inc, #ever-after-play, #kirk-joel-theater-director, #mccollum-kevin, #the-devil-wears-prada-play, #theater

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He Came to Berlin to Change the World. Then the World Changed Berlin.

The Volksbühne theater’s longtime musical director Sir Henry arrived amid a post-Cold War artistic flowering in the city. The musician bemoans what followed.

#berlin-germany, #classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #nijenhuis-john-henry-sir-henry, #theater, #volksbuhne

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A Writer’s One-Act Plays Debut, Continuing Her Resurrection

By staging Kathleen Collins’s rich psychological portraits of Black women, a theatrical group aims to enlighten, heal and inspire.

#black-people, #collins-kathleen-1942-88, #davis-eisa, #performance-space-new-york-manhattan-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #theater, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Onstage. A Nightmare Off It.

Shakespeare’s Globe survived Elizabethan plagues. Today’s version got through the coronavirus pandemic, but tough times lie ahead.

#a-midsummer-nights-dream-play, #globe-theater, #holmes-sean-theater-director, #london-england, #shakespeare-william, #theater, #theaters-buildings

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Mike Faist Isn’t Sure About This Whole Acting Thing

“I can’t tell if I hate acting or if I love it too much,” he said ahead of the debut of the Amazon series “Panic.” Coming soon, a major role in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” For now, he’s going to Ohio.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #dear-evan-hansen-play, #faist-mike, #movies, #panic-tv-program, #television, #theater, #west-side-story-movie

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Samuel E. Wright, the Voice of Sebastian in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Dies at 72

Mr. Wright also worked on Broadway, earning a Tony nomination as Mufasa in the original cast of “The Lion King.”

#kiss-the-girl-song, #samuel-e-wright, #the-lion-king-play, #the-little-mermaid-movie, #theater, #under-the-sea-song

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Broadway’s Tony Awards, Delayed by Pandemic, Set for September

Most of the prizes will be announced on the Paramount+ streaming service, followed by a starry concert celebrating Broadway on CBS television.

#american-theater-wing, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #broadway-league, #cbs-corporation, #new-york-city, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

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‘Myths and Hymns,’ a Theater Cult Favorite, Changes Shape Again

Adam Guettel’s genre-clashing song cycle has taken on many forms. The latest: a starry online mini-series.

#guettel-adam, #mastervoices, #myths-and-hymns-play, #ohara-kelli, #sperling-ted, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Taiwan Was a Covid Haven for Performers. Then Cases Flared.

One of the few places where performances continued steadily for much of the pandemic has had to shut down theaters just as they are reopening elsewhere.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #disease-rates, #music, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #theater

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A ‘Hamilton’ Star Discovers Lunatic Comedy With ‘Girls5eva’

Renée Elise Goldsberry plays a delusional diva reuniting a girl group in a music biz satire executive produced by Tina Fey. It’s her midcareer moment.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #girls5eva-tv-program, #goldsberry-renee-elise, #hamilton-play, #television, #theater, #women-and-girls

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Broadway Restart Accelerates as ‘Hadestown’ Plans Its Return

This Tony Award-winning musical has chosen the earliest reopening date of any thus far: The curtain is to go up on Sept. 2.

#broadway-league, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hadestown-play, #theater

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Three Dramas Explore the Margins of the Digital Form

Talking dogs, green screen thrillers and gold turtles: Online productions, intended as a stopgap, are testing the boundaries of what makes theater theater.

#alliance-theater, #baryshnikov-arts-center, #blow-tei, #booth-susan-v, #data-play, #libby-matthew-playwright, #ma-yi-theater-co, #mcelroy-sean-1978, #pena-ralph-b, #royal-osiris-karaoke-ensemble, #the-sprezzaturameron-play, #theater, #vancouver-play

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The Return of Live Theater

As productions and festivals reopen this summer, it will be nice to experience some drama outside of our own.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #theater

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Their Fascination With ‘Real Housewives’ Is Anything but Fake

A cadre of Yale drama graduates have followed up a first streaming hit with “This American Wife,” a reality-blurring look at the long-running reality TV franchise.

#breslin-michael-playwright, #fake-friends-theater-co, #foley-patrick-m-actor, #harris-jeremy-o, #pelsue-rory, #powell-jakeem-dante, #real-housewives-tv-program, #reality-television, #theater, #this-american-wife-play

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Billy Porter Reveals He Has Been H.I.V. Positive for 14 Years

The actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he had feared disclosing it would give “another way for people to discriminate against me in an already discriminatory profession.”

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #hollywood-reporter, #porter-billy, #pose-tv-program, #television, #theater

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Drama Book Shop, Backed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, to Open in June

The quirky bookstore, which sells scripts and other theater-related work, was acquired by a team of “Hamilton” alumni after years of struggle.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-reopenings, #drama-book-shop-manhattan-ny, #kail-thomas, #korins-david, #manhattan-nyc, #miranda-lin-manuel, #nederlander-james-l-1960, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seller-jeffrey, #shopping-and-retail, #theater

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The West End’s Comeback: London Theater Reopens

London’s theater scene re-emerged with “The Mousetrap,” Agatha Christie’s long-running murder mystery, which has changed little from its debut in 1952, let alone from before the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #london-england, #st-martins-theater, #the-mousetrap-play, #theater

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As Broadway Plans Its Return, ‘Hamilton’ Will Require Vaccines Backstage

With 23 shows setting Broadway reopening dates, audiences can expect full crowds, masks and flexible ticketing policies. But not lower prices.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #disney-walt-theatrical-productions, #hamilton-play, #new-york-city, #schumacher-thomas, #seller-jeffrey, #stone-david-1966, #the-lion-king-play, #theater, #wicked-play

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Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.

#boston-marathon, #burning-man-festival, #cannes-international-film-festival, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #edinburgh-international-festival, #festivals, #french-open-tennis, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-international-auto-show, #olympic-games-2020, #tennis, #theater, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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Theater to Stream: Stars Gather for ‘Miscast’ and More

Other highlights include a new show by Kristina Wong, Joshua Harmon’s “Bad Jews” and “Broadway by the Year.”

#bad-jews-play, #broadway-by-the-year, #by-experience, #chichester-festival-theater, #colt-coeur, #crave-play, #harmon-joshua, #kane-sarah, #kbb-gmbh-theatertreffen, #l-a-theater-works, #lincoln-center-theater, #mcc-theater-company, #miscast, #play-perview-web-site, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-importance-of-being-earnest-play, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wong-kristina, #young-vic-theater-company

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What to Know About Vaccinations for Children 12 to 15 in N.Y.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus shot could be cleared for the younger age group as soon as Thursday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city, #pfizer-inc, #theater, #timms-henry, #vaccination-and-immunization

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For West End’s Return, Cleansing Spirits and an Aching for Change

On May 17, after two failed tries, London’s theaters hope to reopen for good. Meet a director, a producer, an actor and a costumer, nervously raring to go.

#burns-nica, #everybodys-talking-about-jamie-play, #hudson-holt-janet, #nimax-theatres-ltd, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rickson-ian, #the-mousetrap-play, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #thomas-noah, #walden-play

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When Covid Dropped the Curtain on Broadway Actors, TV Kept the Lights On

New and returning TV series like “The Gilded Age” and “The Good Fight” have been a lifeline for celebrated theater actors during the pandemic. Will TV, or theater, ever look the same?

#actors-and-actresses, #baranski-christine, #benton-denee-1992, #de-shields-andre, #gevinson-tavi, #king-michelle-screenwriter, #king-robert-screenwriter, #mcdonald-audra, #nixon-cynthia, #ohara-kelli, #pasquale-steven, #patinkin-mandy, #star-darren, #theater

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Norman Lloyd, Veteran Hollywood Hyphenate, Is Dead at 106

In his long career as an actor, producer and director, he worked with some of the best-known names in show business, even if his own was barely recognized.

#actors-and-actresses, #alfred-hitchcock-presents-tv-program, #deaths-obituaries, #movies, #norman-lloyd-1914-2021, #saboteur-movie, #st-elsewhere-tv-program, #theater

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A Surprising First Live Show, in the Hometown I Once Fled

Back in Honduras for the first time in a decade, a critic finds hopefulness in a city’s cultural ferment — including an energetic theater troupe.

#casa-del-teatro-memorias, #honduras, #la-ciudad-oscura-play, #theater

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