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Monday, May 25, 2015

Surprise of a Salesman: Christopher Lloyd by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Lloyd brings his "Taxi" and "Back to the Future" sensibility to Arthur Miller's liked-but-not-well-liked everyman, in Weston, Vt.

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Sing Along With Yoko Ono! by DAVE ITZKOFF

ArtsBeat tries to provide a libretto.

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Reality, Comedy and Politics Mix in New 'Dancing With the Stars' Lineup by DAVE ITZKOFF

The contestants for the coming season include Florence Henderson, Mike (The Situation) Sorrentino of "Jersey Shore" and Bristol Palin.

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'Cool It,' Film Rival to 'An Inconvenient Truth,' Gets a U.S. Distributor by DAVE ITZKOFF

The documentary is adapted from the writing of Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish statistician who has argued against what he believes are extreme and alarmist scenarios presented by other environmenta…

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From Mickey to Murakami: Kaikai and Kiki to Join Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by DAVE ITZKOFF

Takashi Murakami's superflat characters about 40 feet long when their balloon incarnations are completed, and about three stories tall when filled with helium.

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40 Years After 'MASH,' Gould Reflects on an Era by DAVE ITZKOFF

A special showing in New York on Saturday will end with a question-and-answer session with some of the stars of "MASH" and the widow of the director, Robert Altman.

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Kazan Documentary, With Scorsese Pedigree, Will Come to TV, DVD and Theaters by DAVE ITZKOFF

<"A Letter to Elia," a documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones, will be shown as part of PBS's "American Masters" series and released in a DVD boxed set of Elia Kazan movies.>

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Rock ’n’ Roll’s Killer Meets Broadway’s by DAVE ITZKOFF

Levi Kreis, who plays Jerry Lee Lewis in the Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” has a meeting with the real-life rock ’n’ roll legend.

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'Fiddler' Up His Sleeve: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Wedding Surprise by DAVE ITZKOFF

The "In the Heights" creator and all-around mensch shares a musical number from his post-nuptial party.

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The Little Things: It's (Almost) the Stephen Sondheim Theater by DAVE ITZKOFF

Marquee punctuation tomorrow, lettering tonight.

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British Artists Protest a Possible Cut in Government Funds by DAVE ITZKOFF

Britain's coalition government has proposed a budget that could cut arts spending by as much as 25 percent, which artists say could have "a crippling effect."

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Two Killers, No Filler: Jerry Lee Lewis Performs With 'Million Dollar Quartet' by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Lewis performs "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" with his Broadway counterpart, Levi Kreis.

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'Elf' Completes Broadway Casting Well Ahead of Christmas by DAVE ITZKOFF

The holiday-themed musical will star Sebastian Arcelus as the oversize North Pole denizen originally played by Will Ferrell in the 2003 film.

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Cirque du Soleil Unveils New Radio City Show by DAVE ITZKOFF

The $50 million production will return to the time-tested Cirque brand of acrobatic spectacle, following the failure of the vaudeville-style "Banana Shpeel."

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The Beast Eyes Broadway: 'King Kong' to Take New York Again by DAVE ITZKOFF

Global Creatures, the Australian production company behind animatronic touring shows like "Walking With Dinosaurs," is aiming to bring a "King Kong" stage musical to Broadway as soon as 2013.

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Sondheim and Company Christen the Stephen Sondheim Theater by DAVE ITZKOFF

Surrounded by friends, colleagues and fans, Mr. Sondheim said he was "thrilled but deeply embarrassed" by the honor of having a Broadway theater named for him.

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Cloris Leachman Finds 'Raising Hope' Really, Really, Really Funny. (Really.) by DAVE ITZKOFF

Ms. Leachman, the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Young Frankenstein" star, talks about her new Fox sitcom and laughs. A lot.

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Jack McBrayer Joins Anniversary Reading of 'The Normal Heart' by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. McBrayer, a star of NBC's "30 Rock," will be making his Broadway debut in the reading of the Larry Kramer play.

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Sondheim and Kushner on Bill for Public Theater's New Speaker Series by DAVE ITZKOFF

The Public Forum, a program of lectures by and conversations with prominent writers and theater artists, will begin this fall.

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Amid Labor Dispute, Jackson Says He Could Move 'Hobbit' Film to Europe by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Jackson wrote that it felt "as if we have a large Aussie cousin kicking sand in our eyes" after an Australian actors' union protested against his use of nonunion actors on "The Hobbit."

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Ode to Billie Joe: Green Day Frontman Makes His Broadway Debut by DAVE ITZKOFF

Were you in the house at the St. James Theater on Tuesday when Billie Joe Armstrong began his "American Idiot" run?

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Joel Grey Joins 'Anything Goes' Revival by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Grey, the "Cabaret" and "Wicked" star, will play Moonface Martin in Roundabout Theater Company's production of the Cole Porter musical.

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He Still Wants to Rock: Dee Snider Joins 'Rock of Ages' by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Snider, the Twisted Sister front man and reality television star, will enter the cast of the Broadway musical for an 11-week run.

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In Concert, U2 Spins a New 'Spider-Man' Song by DAVE ITZKOFF

"Boy Falls From the Sky," which U2 performed in concert on Sunday, is a song that Bono and the Edge created for the Broadway musical "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark."

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Actor's Injury Attributed to Misfiring of Prop Pistol by DAVE ITZKOFF

The theater said performances of "Passion" would resume Thursday after David Birrell was injured during Saturday's matinee.

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'Sister Act' Gets a Broadway Home by DAVE ITZKOFF

The musical will be presented at the Broadway Theater, with previews to begin on March 24 and an opening night of April 20.

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'Glee': You've Got to Have Faith (Unless You Don't Want To) by DAVE ITZKOFF

A possible vision in a grilled cheese sandwich leads to an exploration of the characters' faith and religious beliefs.

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Best School Day Ever: Johnny Depp Comes to Class by DAVE ITZKOFF

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star warned a 9-year-old student that a mutiny against her teachers might get her into trouble.

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