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Friday, June 16, 2023

L.A.’s Center Theater Group Lays Off Staff and Halts Work on One Stage by Adam Nagourney

With box office revenues, subscriptions and donations all down since the pandemic, the theater said it would pause production on one of its three stages, the Mark Taper Forum.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Does Broadway Need Another ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Musical? Pat Benatar Says Yes by Adam Nagourney

After competing ideas and a cease-and-desist order, “Invincible — The Musical” arrives onstage. Just don’t call it a jukebox musical.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Singing, and Signing, Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ in Los Angeles by Adam Nagourney

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Deaf West Theater are working on an innovative production conceived for both hearing and deaf operagoers.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

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

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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Monday, November 15, 2021

If Remote Work Empties Downtowns, Can Theaters Fill Their Seats? by Adam Nagourney

Since the pandemic, San Francisco has embraced work-from-home policies. Now venues and concert halls are wondering if weeknight audiences are thing of the past.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A Theater in a California Canyon Becomes an Oasis Once Again by Adam Nagourney

Created by blacklisted actors during the Red Scare, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, a picturesque outdoor theater, is drawing audiences in the pandemic.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

‘Chicago’ Polishes Its Razzle-Dazzle Right Until Showtime by Adam Nagourney

The long-running revival, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, hopes the tourists it has long relied on return in big numbers.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Goodbye, Dolly: With Their Bids, Fans Hold Onto Carol Channing by Adam Nagourney

Awards and autographs, costumes and wigs have recently been sold at auction. Even the glamorous red gown from “Hello, Dolly!” found a home.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

California Theaters, Facing a Shaky Future, to Get $50 Million in Aid by Adam Nagourney

Gov. Gavin Newsom and fellow Democrats responded to strong lobbying from small nonprofit theaters to support their reopening.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Emerging From Covid, Small Theaters in Los Angeles Face a New Challenge by Adam Nagourney

A state law threatens to drive up labor costs for the city’s hand-to-mouth small theater scene as it tries to emerge from the pandemic.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Headliners and headdresses return to Las Vegas. Will tourists follow? by Adam Nagourney

The stakes could not be higher as the Las Vegas Strip tries to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic, and the first crop of shows faces a challenging reality: It is hard to open shows witho…

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

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

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Smiley’s Martin Luther King Stage Show Scuttled in Wake of Misconduct Allegations by Adam Nagourney

The production company canceled a 40-city tour scheduled to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

13 Quit Board of San Diego Opera by Adam Nagourney

Karen Cohn, the president of the board, led a contingent of 13 board members in resigning.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Holland Taylor Plays Ann Richards, Former Texas Governor by Adam Nagourney

“Ann,” a solo show written by and starring Holland Taylor, is part of a resurgence of interest in Ann W. Richards, the former governor of Texas.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Safety Valve for Inmates, the Arts, Fades in California by Adam Nagourney

Inmates act out their anger and fear on stage in the only two prison arts programs left in California, where most such programs have disappeared in budget cuts.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards