A Broadway Show Comes Back to Life

One theater production’s journey back to the stage after the longest and costliest shutdown in New York theater’s history.

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Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

Determined to reopen, crews are dusting off spotlights, dancers are relearning steps, and everyone is testing, testing, testing as theater seeks to rebound from the devastating pandemic.

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Without Box Office or Streaming Numbers, Hollywood Finds It Tough to Plan

With box office numbers way down in the pandemic and streaming numbers hard to come by, the film industry is often unable to determine whether a movie is a hit or a miss.

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Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen

To address Black artists’ concerns, the pact calls for forgoing all-white creative teams, renaming theaters for Black artists and establishing diversity rules for the Tonys.

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Yes, the Owner of a Movie Theater Chain Feels Bad for Me

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy during the pandemic, but its founder, Tim League, is still bullish on the future of moviegoing.

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‘The Opposite of Airlines’: When Larger Audiences Require Fewer Seats

Yes, the comfy chair. The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco put in roomier seats just in time to try to lure audiences back from the couches they got used to during the shutdown.

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Anthony Barajas of TikTok Dies After Shooting at Movie Theater

Anthony Barajas, who was popular on TikTok, and Rylee Goodrich were each shot in the head at a theater in Corona, Calif., in what the district attorney said was an unprovoked attack.

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Broadway, Awaiting Crowds’ Return, Will Get More Wheelchair Access

Jujamcyn Theaters, which operates five theaters on Broadway, had been accused by federal prosecutors in Manhattan of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Sorry, We Aren’t Going Back to the Movies

The pandemic forced Hollywood to fully embrace the home-theater experience, leaving struggling cine in the dust.

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Strong Opening for ‘Fast & Furious’ Film Suggests Movie Crowd Is Back

“F9: The Fast Saga,” the ninth installment of the franchise, is expected to earn $68 million this weekend, a respectable box-office result even by prepandemic standards.

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‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

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Hit Hard by Pandemic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to Merge

By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.

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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.

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Can the Summer Box Office Save Movie Theaters?

A return to cinemas isn’t a sure thing.

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New York’s Concert Scene Gets a Lavish New Addition: Brooklyn Made

The 500-capacity live venue in Bushwick will offer unique perks to musicians who play there, including a private pool and use of a loft apartment.

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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.

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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.

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New York Is Reopening Sooner Rather Than Later

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set May 19 as the date for allowing shops, theaters, restaurants and museums to operate at nearly full capacity.

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New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing ahead with May 19 reopening plans, and the subway will return to 24-hour service.

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Hollywood Journalist Prepares for a Surreal Oscar Night

A Times journalist gives a sneak preview of the Academy Awards on Sunday and offers insights on a changing film industry.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood: Movies Won’t Be the Same Without the ArcLight

For the director Gina Prince-Bythewood, seeing her movie premiere there or just a poster for it on display was a sign that her work mattered. News of the closure hit hard.

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Cinerama Dome in Hollywood Won’t Reopen After Pandemic

ArcLight Cinemas owned 16 theaters and more than 300 screens, including the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

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Movie theater chain in Los Angeles, forced to close by the pandemic, will not reopen.

The company owned 16 theaters and more than 300 screens.

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Movie Theaters See Relief in Covid Stimulus Package

The marquee reads: “see you on the other side.” For Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, the other side may finally be in sight.

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In the Latin Quarter, Paris’s Intellectual Heartbeat Grows Fainter

The closing of beloved bookstores is the latest in a series of blows to the neighborhood’s cultural vibrancy, a long decline accelerated by the pandemic.

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Should the American Theater Take French Lessons?

Arts workers are protesting closings and occupying playhouses all over France. On Broadway, that drama has yet to open.

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‘Welcome Back!’: Movie Theaters Reopen in New York City

For the first time in almost a year, New Yorkers were allowed in front of the big screen again. There were reminders of the pandemic everywhere, but many moviegoers were undeterred.

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Lincoln Center Will Head Outside Its Closed Theaters to Perform

Officials announced plans to create 10 outdoor spaces for pandemic-era performances and rehearsals, and to work with blood drives and food banks.

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New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

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What’s a Dance Theater Without an Audience?

A food pantry or a place to vote — or a place to make dance with different expectations: “What we’ve taken off the table is the pressure of the result.”

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How New York’s Small Cinemas Are Hanging On

Despite the continued shutdown of the city’s movie houses, indie theaters just may survive: They are less reliant on Hollywood and have a loyal audience.

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New Safety Standards for Moviegoing as U.S. Theaters Reopen

The nation’s major multiplex chains are selling tickets again, and they have announced uniform health protocols to make patrons feel safer.

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Italy’s Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry

A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.

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With Movie Theaters Closed, Marquees Go Viral

As businesses across the country remain shuttered, movie theater marquees offer jokes and advice to those wandering by.

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Movie Theaters Are on the Brink. Can Wine and Cheese Save Them?

The industry faces an existential threat from the coronavirus and streaming. Maybe it can innovate its way out of trouble.

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Was That a Cough? Going Back to the Movies in Texas

A few movie theaters in Texas opened on Saturday, early experiments in back-to-normal living after a long coronavirus lockdown.

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