All stories by Sarah Bahr on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Cuomo Announces Pop-Up Performances Across New York by Sarah Bahr

“NY PopsUp” will kick off Feb. 20 and run through Labor Day.

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Monday, February 8, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries by Sarah Bahr

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

With a Beloved Cafe Threatened, Broadway Stars Put on a Show by Sarah Bahr

Fans in the theater world, including Matthew Broderick and Debra Messing, will appear in a Christmas Day telethon to try to save the West Bank Cafe.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New York City Cultural Groups Awarded More Than $47 Million in Grants by Sarah Bahr

The Department of Cultural Affairs announced Tuesday that more than 1,000 of the city’s cultural organizations would receive the funds.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

New Star of ‘The Prom’ Sees a Chance to Make L.G.B.T.Q. Characters Visible by Sarah Bahr

Like her character, Jo Ellen Pellman identifies as queer, and she is making her film debut in the Netflix musical alongside A-listers like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Longtime Board Chairman Steps Down at Apollo Theater by Sarah Bahr

Richard D. Parsons, the former Time Warner chief executive who led the Harlem nonprofit’s board for 19 years, will be succeeded by Charles Phillips.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone by Sarah Bahr

The Westchester Broadway Theater was one of the last remaining professional dinner theaters in the country.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Spike Lee’s Next Project: A Viagra Musical by Sarah Bahr

Lee and Kwame Kwei-Armah will write the movie musical, about the invention of the little blue pill, which will feature music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Stagehand Falls to His Death at the Winter Garden Theater by Sarah Bahr

The 54-year-old man fell from a ladder above the stage at the theater that most recently hosted “Beetlejuice.”

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Monday, October 19, 2020

New Musical by Weinstein Accuser Set for Screening by Sarah Bahr

“The Right Girl,” about a film executive who confronts sexual exploitation, was aimed for a live production. Instead, it was recorded by actors at home.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Adrienne Warren: ‘I Needed a Break’ by Sarah Bahr

After a grueling run and tumultuous summer, the Tony-nominated star of “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” relishes the time to heal.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Jake Gyllenhaal on His First Tony Nomination by Sarah Bahr

“I’m so deeply moved,” said the actor, who was nominated for best lead actor for his role in “Sea Wall/A Life” and was a producer for that show and “Slave Play.”

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mary-Louise Parker: ‘My Heart Is Aching’ for the Return of Live Theater by Sarah Bahr

The 56-year-old actress received her fourth Tony nomination for her role as a creative-writing professor grappling with a cancer diagnosis in “The Sound Inside.”

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Jeremy O. Harris, Author of ‘Slave Play,’ on the Show’s Record Haul by Sarah Bahr

Twelve nominations, including one for Best Play, is an encouraging sign: “It feels very invigorating that the community wants to have this conversation right now.”

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

SITI Company Announces Final Season by Sarah Bahr

After three decades, the noted experimental New York theater company will stop producing shows in 2022.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

White Actors and Directors Still Dominate Broadway Stages, Report Finds by Sarah Bahr

And just 20 percent of shows on New York stages were written by people of color in the 2017-18 season, a report says.

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Mellon Foundation to Provide $5 Million to Aid Black Theaters by Sarah Bahr

The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn will spearhead The Black Seed, a strategic plan that will offer grants to up to 50 theaters across the country.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

‘I Even Missed the Smell’: What It’s Like to Be Back at the Theater by Sarah Bahr

Ten voices from around the world reflect on performing in — and ushering and seeing — some of the first live shows since March.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Glenn Close to Headline Starry ‘Angels in America’ Benefit by Sarah Bahr

Laura Linney, Patti LuPone and Jeremy O. Harris will also feature in the digital performance of scenes from Tony Kushner’s two-part epic on Oct. 8.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists by Sarah Bahr

Creative professionals can receive $5,000 grants through the end of the year, thanks to additional funding by the Mellon Foundation and others.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bryan Fonseca, Independent Voice in Indianapolis Theater, Dies at 65 by Sarah Bahr

He directed unconventional works and championed diversity, both in the material he staged and in the actors performing it. He died of the coronavirus.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

New York City Center to Revive a Pair of Musicals About Black Lives by Sarah Bahr

“The Life” and “The Tap Dance Kid,” which focus on people of color in Manhattan, are planned for the 2020-2021 season of Encores!, the center’s popular series.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Fauci Says It Could Be a Year Before Theater Without Masks Feels Normal by Sarah Bahr

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a vaccine would need to exist for nearly a year before people might feel comfortable returning to theaters unmasked, which he said would likely be mid- to late 2021.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

T.S. Eliot’s Estate Donates ‘Cats’ Royalties to Brontë Museum by Sarah Bahr

A gift of 20,000 pounds will help sustain the Brontë Parsonage Museum, which is facing mounting losses because of the coronavirus.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Finds First Permanent Home by Sarah Bahr

Thanks to a donation of land, the staple of New York summer theater will move to a nearby location. Riverside views will remain.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

In Women’s Suffrage, a Spotlight for Unsung Pioneers by Sarah Bahr

Through articles, a book, a play and more, a Times special project commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment focuses on lesser-known women who were crucial to the fight.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Playwrights Horizons Details First Season Under New Leadership by Sarah Bahr

Though no dates are set, Adam Greenfield plans to present four plays, all directed by women, at the Off Broadway theater.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

How André Holland and Company Brought ‘Richard II’ to Radio by Sarah Bahr

What was meant to have opened Shakespeare in the Park’s season has found new life as a four-part audio play with resonance in the wake of Black Lives Matter.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

New List of Unproduced Plays Tallies Those Disrupted by Pandemic by Sarah Bahr

This year, the Kilroys collective turned a spotlight on work by female and transgender writers whose productions were canceled or postponed.

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