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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Broadway Revival of ‘Glass Menagerie,’ Starring Sally Field, to Close Early by Andrew R. Chow and Michael Paulson

Ms. Field was nominated for a Tony for her performance as Amanda Wingfield in the play, but reviews were mixed and ticket sales were underwhelming.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Yale Drama Series Prize Announces 2017 Winner by Andrew R. Chow

Jaqueline Goldfinger has been awarded $10,000 for her play “Bottle Fly.”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Sets Opening Night on Broadway by Andrew R. Chow

The play, based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, will land next April 22.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Conversations Between Warhol and Capote to Be Adapted Into a Play by Andrew R. Chow

“Warhol Capote,” based on exchanges between the two artists in the 1970s, will come to the American Repertory Theater in September.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Lincoln Center to Host Theater Festival for Autistic Audience by Andrew R. Chow

The Big Umbrella Festival, arriving in April 2018, hopes to make theater a safe space for children on the autism spectrum.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’ Is Coming to the Apollo by Andrew R. Chow

The work that won the National Book Award will be staged in a multimedia production in April 2018.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

‘Secret Life of Bees’ Part of Powerhouse’s Summer Season at Vassar by Andrew R. Chow

Lynn Nottage will write the book for a musical adaptation of “The Secret Life of Bees,” and Lisa Kron and Josh Radnor also have projects.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

‘Amazing Grace’ Is Heading to the Museum of the Bible in Washington by Andrew R. Chow

The former Broadway musical is to be the first production at the new museum.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Janeane Garofalo to Star on Broadway in ‘Marvin’s Room’ by Andrew R. Chow

Ms. Garofalo will star alongside Lili Taylor and Celia Weston in Scott McPherson’s play.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Ties Record for Most Olivier Nominations by Andrew R. Chow

“Cursed Child” earned 11 nominations, including best new play; “Groundhog Day” received eight nominations.

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Stephen Adly Guirgis to Return to the Stage at Dorset Theater Festival by Andrew R. Chow

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will star in David Mamet’s “American Buffalo.”

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Summertime Rockettes Show Is Suspended, Needing Work by Andrew R. Chow

The “New York Spectacular” has been postponed until 2018, according to the company that manages the troupe.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stephen Sondheim to Receive PEN Literary Award by Andrew R. Chow

The composer-lyricist will be the first musical artist to receive the award.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

TKTS Adds Permanent Lincoln Center Booth by Andrew R. Chow

The booth will sell discounted tickets to Broadway, Off Broadway and Lincoln Center performances.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BroadwayCon Resolves Dispute with Actors’ Equity Association by Andrew R. Chow

Singers will no longer perform in two sessions at the fan convention.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

BroadwayCon Faces Dispute With Actors’ Equity Association by Andrew R. Chow

The union is asking its members not to perform at BroadwayCon until an agreement is reached.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Lisa Kron Awarded Kleban Prize for Musical Theater by Andrew R. Chow

Daniel Zaitchik also won the award, which comes with $100,000.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

New York City Allocates $2 Million to Increase Diversity in Theater by Andrew R. Chow

The city’s Theater Subdistrict Council will provide funding for paid training and mentorship opportunities.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Boston’s Colonial Theater Gets New Ownership by Andrew R. Chow

The Ambassador Theater Group has acquired the 117-year-old theater, which is to reopen in 2018 after a multimillion renovation.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

‘Hester Street’ to Be Adapted for the Stage by Andrew R. Chow

The 1975 movie is being turned into a play by Sharyn Rothstein.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

‘Prince of Broadway’ Set for Broadway, Finally by Andrew R. Chow

After years of fits and starts, this project about the director and producer Harold Prince is to open next summer at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Performed Live From Richard Rodgers Theater by Andrew R. Chow

Regina Spector, Andra Day and members of the Roots performed songs from “Hamilton” a day before the album’s release.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Marianne Elliott to Direct Sondheim and Furth’s ‘Company,’ With a Gender Twist by Andrew R. Chow

As part of her theater company’s slate of offerings, the director will make the lead character of this 1970 musical a woman in a London staging.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

‘The Color Purple’ Is to Close in January by Andrew R. Chow

The well-received musical revival will shut its doors after a year of performances, with a national tour beginning next year.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Aleshea Harris Wins a Playwriting Prize for ‘Is God Is’ by Andrew R. Chow

Ms. Harris won the Relentless Award, which is awarded annually to a playwright in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Golden Girls’ Puppet Parody by Joshua Barone and Andrew R. Chow

A playwright claims that the current Off Broadway show was stolen when a creative partnership turned sour.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

National Theater of Scotland to Bring ‘Prudencia Hart’ to New York by Andrew R. Chow

The musical theater fable will arrive at the McKittrick Hotel in November.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

New Sarah Ruhl Play to Premiere at Lincoln Center by Andrew R. Chow

The playwright also will receive this year’s Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Theater Artists Protest Cancellation of Black Lives Matter Benefit by Andrew R. Chow

More than 50 people signed a letter condemning Feinstein’s/54 Below for canceling the concert event, “Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter.”

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

‘Something Rotten!’ to Close in January by Andrew R. Chow

The Elizabethan musical opened in April 2015 and was nominated for 10 Tony awards.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Charged Title. A Canceled Show. Now a Cal State Official Resigns. by Andrew R. Chow

Michele Roberge resigned after the administration of California State University, Long Beach, canceled a performance of “N*W*C,” which focuses on race.

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