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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

5 Shows to See in New York When You Only Have an Hour by Erik Piepenburg

Visiting New York and crunched for time? Each of these shows will take an hour of your time, more or less.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Now That’s a Play I’d Like to See by Erik Piepenburg

For the New Group’s production of “Evening at the Talk House,” Monique Carboni designed original posters for 30 fictional shows that line the walls of a bar.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Gay Histories, Close Enough to Touch. (But Don’t.) by Erik Piepenburg

Theater companies are resurrecting gay history by taking the axiom “you had to be there” literally in new immersive shows.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Behind the Poster: Who’s That on the Grill in ‘Barbecue’? by Erik Piepenburg

Sean Higgins, the designer of artwork for the play “Barbecue,” is a vegetarian who knows how to make a meaty poster.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Behind the Poster: Tears or Laughter? For This Play’s Poster, It’s Your Call by Erik Piepenburg

How a photo shoot for a theater poster promoting the drama “Baby Screams Miracle” became an emotionally raw experience.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

When Gun Violence Takes Center Stage by Alexis Soloski and Erik Piepenburg

Three writers talk about representing gun violence onstage and their own experiences with firearms.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Inside the ‘Jitney’ Set: Picturing Pittsburgh Onstage by Erik Piepenburg

This August Wilson show takes place in 1977 in the city’s Hill District. Among the highlights: Pirates memorabilia, Iron City beer and classic cars.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Hudson Theater Is Back on Broadway by Erik Piepenburg

The Hudson Theater, one of Broadway’s oldest, has been renovated and is reopening to a revival of “Sunday in the Park With George,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Fans and Phantoms Galore at BroadwayCon by Erik Piepenburg

Thousands of theater fans, many dressed as their favorite characters from Broadway shows, descended on the Javits Center for a weekend of fan fun.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Poster Perfect: The Art of James McMullan by Erik Piepenburg

Mr. McMullan unearths some of his never-before-seen theater posters to demonstrate how he created each work, from early studies to final versions.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Watch Patti LuPone Play a Rabbi on ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ by Erik Piepenburg

An exclusive musical number from the popular CW comedy featuring the Tony-winning Ms. LuPone and the Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Behind the Poster: Selling Shakespeare With a Nod to the 1960s by Erik Piepenburg

Liss Couch-Edwards, the marketing and graphic design coordinator at Hartford Stage, talks about how she created the post for ‘The Comedy of Errors.’

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August Wilson on Broadway: A History by Erik Piepenburg

A look back at review of the playwright's works in The New York Times.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Well, You Can’t Wear Orange All the Time by Erik Piepenburg

Two actresses from “Orange Is the New Black,” Dascha Polanco and Selenis Leyva, are starring in the play “Tell Hector I Miss Him” at Atlantic Theater.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Whitney Houston, Cher, Tina Turner and Donna Summer: The Musicals by Erik Piepenburg

With shows about these divas in the works — and one now onstage in a full production — it will be as if the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s never ended.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

After Thousands of Broadway Performances, 5 Shows Take Their Bows by Erik Piepenburg

A peek at the long runs of the closing shows “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Color Purple,” “Something Rotten!,” “Matilda the Musical” and “Jersey Boys.”

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Monday, December 12, 2016

8 Holiday Shows for Various Tastes by Erik Piepenburg

Our guide to affordable shows for almost anyone, from I-can’t-get-enough-tinsel traditionalists to Santa-is-for-suckers holiday haters.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

An Unbendable Golda Meir, Onstage and in Vinyl by Erik Piepenburg

An interview with the designer of a Golda Meir action figure that’s being given away as part of benefit performances of the play “Golda’s Balcony” in New York.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Behind the Poster: Mom’s a Corpse. Dad Looks Mad. At Least the Light Is Nice. by Erik Piepenburg

The artist Gabe Leonard talks about a painting he created for a poster promoting the Los Angeles production of the play “Mom’s Dead.”

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to Master an Accent by Erik Piepenburg

Listen as the actress Sarah Jones offers tips to help you sound like someone else.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

6 Family Shows to See if You’re in New York for Thanksgiving by Erik Piepenburg

The Rockettes are great, but there are plenty of other shows to keep the entire family entertained all weekend.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

6 Plays That Reckon With an Anxious America by Erik Piepenburg

Coastal elites missed the Trump Revolution. Maybe they should have gone to the theater more.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Pasek and Paul Primer by Erik Piepenburg and Michael Paulson

A look at this duo’s songwriting, told through videos.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Slashers, Zombies, Demons and Other Good Company by Erik Piepenburg

A roundup of events and films for Halloween weekend.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

A Word With: Lorenzo Lamas Will Fly You to the Grand Canyon (After He’s Sung) by Erik Piepenburg

Mr. Lamas, now in “The Fantasticks,” talks about his life in and out of show business and what brought him back to the stage.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

They Write Plays for a Living. But How’s Their Handwriting? by Erik Piepenburg

We gave handwriting samples from five playwrights to a graphologist. Here’s what she saw, and how the writers reacted.

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Where to See Celebrities Onstage This Fall by Erik Piepenburg

Our guide to some of the TV, film and pop stars appearing in plays and musicals in New York.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Daphne Rubin-Vega Sings a Song From ‘Miss You Like Hell’ by Erik Piepenburg

An exclusive video featuring a number from the new musical by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown, opening this month at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings ‘Hamilton’ Flavor to ‘S.N.L.’ by Erik Piepenburg

The composer hosted “Saturday Night Live,” using his opening monologue to rap about the presidential election.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

6 Shows for Under 5 Hamiltons by Erik Piepenburg

Six theater tickets that won’t break the bank.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Behind the Poster: Making Manhood in ‘The Hairy Ape’ by Erik Piepenburg

An illustration by Miguel Covarrubias underlines themes of masculinity in Eugene O’Neill’s play.

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