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Monday, June 10, 2019

Tony Awards red carpet: Dresses to impress, and the men wore them well by Maya Salam

NEW YORK — Billy Porter has been shutting down red carpets all year, cutting through seas of traditional gowns and tuxes in gender-bending, head-turning garments. In January, he owned the …

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Ali Stroker Accepts Tony in a Wheelchair, Making History by Maya Salam

“This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her role as Ado Annie in “Oklahoma!.”

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards Red Carpet: Dresses to Impress, and the Men Wore Them Well by Maya Salam

Billy Porter continued to challenge gender norms at high-profile events by wearing a gown to Sunday night’s awards show. And this time, he wasn’t alone.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

With Tony for ‘The Band’s Visit,’ Ari’el Stachel Embraces His Roots by Maya Salam

Mr. Stachel, who said he once concealed his Middle Eastern background, thanked the musical’s creators for telling a “story about Arabs and Israelis getting along.”

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Parkland Drama Teacher Accepts Award at Tonys: ‘We All Have a Common Energy’ by Maya Salam

At Radio City Music Hall, Melody Herzfeld said that receiving the excellence in theater education prize was a “defining moment” in her life.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Rita Moreno Recycles Her 1962 Oscars Gown at the 2018 Oscars by Maya Salam

Unlike the first time, the EGOT winner accessorized the gown heavily, wearing a black headband, a collar necklace, a chunky bracelet and earrings.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Protesters Outside ‘Julius Caesar’ in Central Park, and Laughs Inside by Emily Palmer and Maya Salam

Just a day after the “Shakespeare in the Park” play was interrupted by protesters who rushed on stage, a few demonstrators picketed, and the production was adjusted to address the episod…

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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